At the end of the day, chemistry is what it’s all about. No matter how talented you are, sometimes the chemistry is just not there in the ring. Sting and DDP are a classic example of this. During an episode of Table for 3 on the WWE Network, the two wrestlers laughed about their inability to work a decent match with one another. Despite their lack of chemistry in the ring, the two got along famously outside of it.
The same cannot be said for the wrestlers on this list. These wrestlers simply had no chemistry in the ring, nor did they outside of it. Triple H and Goldberg are another notable example of this. Putting one over the other was extremely painful for both, so much so that following their program, they refused to work with one another again. Goldberg actually blames his failed run with the company on Triple H. This certainly wasn’t the only time two talented wrestlers hated working together, though. Let us now begin to check out 12 more opponents that hated working together. Enjoy!
12 CM Punk and Ryback: In-Ring Blunders
11 Chris Jericho and Goldberg: Bill’s Ego Trip
10 William Regal and Bill Goldberg: Wrestler Versus Football Guy
9 Melina and Candice Michelle: Blog Fight
8 Rick Rude and Ultimate Warrior: Ring Rust
7 Andre the Giant and Kamala: Gun Threat
6 Kevin Nash and Roddy Piper: Drunk with Power
5 Alberto Del Rio and The Original Sin Cara: Mexican Heat
4 Randy Orton and Mr. Kennedy: The Career Killer
3 Big Show and The Great Khali: Move Stealing
2 Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior: Battle of the Egos
1 Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart: Best in Show
Despite these two being the most talented superstars at the time (and perhaps in wrestling history), the two simply did not enjoy working together. Instead of focusing on putting on great matches, the rivalry eventually drew into bitterness between the two and became a battle of the egos. Problems began to arise following the epic “Iron Man Match” between the two at WrestleMania XXII. Following the match, Michaels yelled at the referee telling him to tell Bret to get out of the ring so he can celebrate. Things also got physical between the two backstage. During a promo shoot, Shawn used the term “Sunny Days” when talking about Bret Hart (he was referencing Bret’s alleged affair with Sunny). Bret was said to be very upset following the promo, so much so that he did not speak to Shawn for the next upcoming weeks. Finally, a few weeks later Bret decided to start talking to Shawn again, but Michaels wasn’t having any of it, saying, “oh now you decide to talk to me? No thanks.” This comment reportedly set Bret off, and according to Jim Cornette, Jerry Lawler (who was in the bathroom at the time) ran out of the bathroom in order to stop the fight (bottomless). Following the brawl, Michaels threatened to leave the business claiming it was an unsafe work environment.
Ultimately things only got worse, especially with the introduction of DX. Michaels would fire some harsh shots at Bret quite often, leading many to believe half the things Michaels and Bret were saying was an actual shoot. Following the “Montreal Screw Job”, the two would never lock horns again and only make peace over a decade later.
Sources: bleacherreport.com, nypost.com, uproxx.com, thesportster.com
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