In the world of wrestling, one of the favorite discussions of wrestling fans is dream matches. Fans love to talk about dream matches between different types of wrestlers from different eras and different companies, viz. WWE.
However, it’s not just the fans who have dream matches, but also the wrestlers themselves have a certain group of wrestlers they want to work with. They can be their inspirations or a fellow fighter they have a lot of respect for. Getting a personal dream match is difficult for a fighter, but many times his wish comes true.
10 Bray Wyatt vs. Undertaker – WWE WrestleMania 31
The Undertaker is one of the most influential and iconic figures in wrestling history. Therefore, it is not a surprise that the dream opponent of many fighters was The Undertaker. One of those fighters was Bray Wyatt.
Both Wyatt and Undertaker have a dark character that helped Wyatt land his dream partner quickly, as he faced ‘Taker at WrestleMania 31, not even two years after Bray Wyatt’s character debuted on the main roster of the wwe. Even though the match didn’t go very well and Wyatt lost, he was more than happy to take on his childhood hero.
9 Drew McIntyre vs. Goldberg – WWE Royal Rumble 2021
Drew McIntyre’s career in WWE has been a roller coaster. From being proclaimed future World Champion by Vince McMahon on SmackDown in 2009, to being released by that same owner in 2014, McIntyre had seen it all.
However, McIntyre turned around and eventually won the WWE Championship in 2020. One of the opponents he defended his title against was Goldberg at Royal Rumble 2021. McIntyre revealed in an interview before the event that he used to play Goldberg. in video games when he was 13 years old, and it was his dream for a long time.
8 Bobby Lashley vs. Brock Lesnar – WWE Royal Rumble 2022
Ever since Bobby Lashley came on the scene, comparisons have been drawn between him and Brock Lesnar. Both fighters have had incredible physiques throughout their careers, and both have also spent time in MMA. Lashley has wanted this match for a long time.
Since returning to WWE in 2018, he has discussed his intentions to face Lesnar in many interviews. WWE finally decided to bless Lashley and all the fans as they booked a match between Lashley and Lesnar at Royal Rumble 2022. The two faced each other again at Crown Jewel 2022. However, they haven’t had the perfect match that fans have been waiting for. for.
7 Becky Lynch vs. Lita – WWE Elimination Chamber 2022
Becky Lynch grew up in a time when women’s wrestling was not given as much importance as it is today. Lita is among the wrestlers who wrestled in that era and set the stage for the eventual “evolution of women”.
Becky was a huge fan of Lita and was inspired by her to become a wrestler. Lynch got the chance to fight his childhood hero at Elimination Chamber 2022. Lynch was very happy with the match and felt a lot of emotions when he got it.
6 Kevin Owens vs. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin – WWE WrestleMania 38 Night One
This is the match that was most unlikely to happen on this list. Steve Austin had to retire from professional wrestling earlier than expected in 2003, due to injuries. Although his career was cut short, Austin had inspired many people during his time.
One of those fighters was Kevin Owens, which is not surprising since Owens’ character is very similar to Austin. Furthermore, he also started using Stunner as a finisher in 2019. Owens got his wish out of nowhere, when Austin returned to the ring to fight him at WrestleMania 38. Although Owens lost the match, it was definitely one of the highlights. of his career, which he will never forget.
5 AJ Styles vs. Edge – WWE WrestleMania 38 Night Two
Edge is a legend of the business and many fighters wanted to face him. However, Edge was forced to retire in 2011 due to neck problems, and many potential dream matches seemed impossible. Fans paired Edge with different wrestlers in imaginary settings and wanted him back.
Edge finally returned to wrestling in 2020. One of the wrestlers who wanted to face Edge very desperately was AJ Styles. Styles expressed his desire to face Edge in multiple interviews. In fact, WWE also teased the match as there was an interaction between the two at Royal Rumble 2020. Styles finally got his wish at WrestleMania 38. They also had a match at WrestleMania Backlash.
4 Darby Allin vs. Jeff Hardy – AEW Dynamite 05/11/2022
Jeff Hardy vs. Darby Allin was a very obvious dream match that people wanted to see, due to the similarities between the two fighters. Jeff Hardy’s AEW run is not as good as expected, but one of the positives of the run was that we got the dream match against Darby.
Darby revealed in an interview that he admired Jeff Hardy in his childhood, and that it was a dream of his to face Jeff. He didn’t expect his dream match to happen so quickly, as he faced Jeff in a match in 2022. Facing Jeff was definitely one of the highlights of Darby Allin’s career thus far.
3 Eddie Kingston vs. Jun Akiyama – AEW Full Gear 2022 – Zero Hour
Another AEW match on the list is one that occurred last year between Eddie Kingston and Jun Akiyama. Akiyama has been a Kingston hero for a long time, and a match with him was Kingston’s dream.
Kingston had been trying to get the match for several years. He was happy even after facing off against one of Akiyama’s students, Konosuke Takeshita. He finally got the match with his hero at the AEW Full Gear 2022 pre-show, where he defeated Jun Akiyama.
2 Austin theory vs. John Cena – WWE WrestleMania 39
John Cena is another very influential figure in wrestling history and is the dream opponent for many wrestlers. However, due to his busy schedule these days, he rarely wrestles in WWE, and only the very lucky get to take on Cena.
One lucky wrestler who got that opportunity at WrestleMania 39 is Austin Theory. Theory has claimed that he modeled his life after John Cena. Theory is among the most exciting young talents today, and this matchup with Cena is a big point in his career.
1 Finn Bálor vs. Edge – WWE WrestleMania 39
As mentioned above, there were several fighters who wanted to take on Edge. Another name that managed to fulfill his wish is Finn Balor. Edge and Balor were initially part of the Doomsday faction, but Balor betrayed Edge along with Damien Priest and Rhea Ripley.
In the midst of their feud, Balor talked about a possible pairing with Edge in an interview. He said that he was dying for a match with Edge. Balor got his wish when it was announced that he would face the Rated-R Superstar in a Hell in a Cell Match at WrestleMania 39.