The WWE has had its share of epic feuds since its early years. The addition of divas and love triangles have only made these feuds more volatile, while also adding extra elements of competitiveness and rages of jealousy to the ring. There have been several good love triangles that have helped add more controversy and substance to feuds, while also enhancing even the best storylines in the WWE.
These often bitter expertly scripted love triangles have added some intrigue from everything to episodes of Raw to even the big WrestleMania events. For many of the divas, these love triangles have helped them to gain more notoriety and, in some cases, jump start their careers. Love triangles have been used to help promote major matches, change faces into heels and add more explosiveness to feuds. Many of the best feuds in the WWE have been the result of love triangles that have gone bad.
The following ten love triangles vary in their intensity, but have each played a major role in forging the history of the WWE. The stars that have been involved, the stories that have been developed and the publicity that they have all received, have added more value to the entertainment that is offered to fans of the WWE. The wrestling might last a few minutes, but a good love triangle can last for a few years.
10 Undertaker, Edge and Vickie Guerrero
The Undertaker and Edge had one of the more underrated feuds in WWE history. The feud started when Edge took advantage of The Undertaker after he was punished by big Mark Henry. Edge used his Money in the Bank briefcase to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship from a helpless Undertaker in 2007. Since that time, a feud developed between the two that eventually landed Vickie Guerrero right in the middle.
9 John Cena, Dolph Zigler and AJ Lee
AJ Lee burst upon the scene as the most manipulative diva of modern times, beginning with her infatuation with Daniel Bryan in 2011. After an epic love triangle feud with Daniel Bryan and CM Punk, this triangle started to develop thanks in large part to Vickie Guerrero. Shortly after leaving Daniel Bryan hanging at the alter and becoming the general manager of Raw, AJ was accused by Vickie Guerrero of fraternizing with John Cena.
8 Rick Rude, Jake Roberts and Cheryl Roberts
"Ravishing" Rick Rude thought he was the sexiest man alive throughout his wrestling career. He was a great talker and was able to to use his conversational skills to win the attention of the ladies in the crowd. In one of his routines, he would have Bobby Heenan pick a woman from the audience that he would kiss following each one of his victories. On one occasion, Rude was unaware of the story line that brought Cheryl Roberts down to the ring.
7 The Miz, Sheamus and Maryse
When the relationship of The Miz and Maryse was falling apart, Maryse fell in love with Sheamus. Maryse couldn't hide her enjoyment of being with Sheamus and this started a feud between the two men. The Miz thought he had a solution for settling the score when he proposed that they face each other at WWE Extreme Rules in a match up for Maryse. Maryse, however, was not about to be a trophy for the taking.
6 Chris Jericho, Christian and Trish Stratus
Shortly after Trish Stratus got into the WWE, she became involved with an affair with Vince McMahon that helped jump start her career. In 2003, Stratus became involved with Chris Jericho in a storyline that led to her involvement in a Battle of The Sexes match with Lita against Jericho and Christian at Armageddon. Stratus was upset with Jericho after overhearing him make a bet to Christian about who would sleep with their woman first (Christian was involved with Lita at the time).
5 Triple H, Kurt Angle and Stephanie McMahon
Near the end of 2000, a love triangle was started between Triple H, Kurt Angle and Stephanie McMahon. At Unforgiven, Triple H defeated Angle with a Pedigree following interference by Stephanie McMahon who had delivered a low blow that stunned Angle just seconds before. McMahon later went on to become Angle's manager and got injured following Angle's No Mercy match with The Rock. After Angle defeated The Rock for the WWE Championship, she was victimized by a Rock Bottom move administered by an angry Rock.
4 Matt Hardy, Kane and Lita
Lita had an alliance with Matt Hardy and the Hardy Boyz tag team that went back for many years. The love triangle with Hardy and Kane really got going in 2004 when Kane started to repeatedly assault Hardy in an effort to get Lita's attention. At one point during an episode of Raw, Lita revealed that she was pregnant which led to an attempted marriage proposal by Hardy. Kane interrupted the proposal and insisted that the baby was his. A couple of months later, things got even more out of hand as the storyline revealed that the baby was in fact Kane's.
3 Daniel Bryan, CM Punk and AJ Lee
The relationship between AJ Lee and Daniel Bryan pretty much ended after the now famous 18 second match at WrestleMania XXVIII between Bryan and Sheamus. The World Heavyweight Championship match never had a chance to get going as Sheamus took advantage of Daniel Bryan as he was busy getting distracted by a good luck kiss from AJ. Bryan blamed AJ for the loss and ended their relationship.
2 Matt Hardy, Edge and Lita
This particular love triangle was famous for being much more than a WWE storyline. Matt Hardy and Lita were in a long standing off-screen relationship when an affair between Edge and Lita was revealed. The real-life drama became newsworthy for fans of the WWE and quickly became part of a storyline until Hardy was released by the WWE. Lita and Edge continued their relationship and fan outrage over Hardy's release eventually led to him being re-signed by the WWE.
1 Hulk Hogan, Macho Man and Miss Elizabeth
Miss Elizabeth managed to break up a long-standing relationship between Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan back in 1988-1989. This love triangle was epic in that it involved two of the biggest WWE superstars of that time. Elizabeth started gaining her fame as the manager of Savage back in 1985. She played a part in several of Savage's feuds, but the major love triangle that developed into a storyline, involved herself, Savage and Hogan.
Elizabeth started her involvement with Hogan when she became the manager of the Hogan-Savage tag team, The Mega Powers. Elizabeth then started accompanying Hogan to his matches and that started to anger the jealous Savage. Animosity started to develop between Savage and Hogan that spilled over to the ring. This triangle was used to help build up the match between Hogan and Savage at WrestleMania V. Elizabeth disrupted the match several times and was eventually prevented from being at ringside. Following the loss to Hogan, along with the loss of his Heavyweight Championship Belt, Savage left Elizabeth for another diva, Sensational Sherri.
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