10 Terrible Wrestling Matches Everybody Loves

Those wrestling matches that are so damn bad... they're actually pretty darn good.

Shawn Michaels Hulk Hogan

The art of professional wrestling is hugely subjective.

What one fan may absolutely adore seeing go down in the middle of a squared-circle, another will more than likely utterly detest with every fibre of their being.

But in the case of the following collection of widely and often justifiably crapped on showdowns, it's pretty safe to assume that just about anyone who has ever taken in a wrestling contest will agree on these bouts being up there with the very worst ever to go down in-between the ropes.

However, just because they wholeheartedly suck for a whole host of varying reasons, doesn't mean there isn't some joy to be found in the terribleness. In fact, once you look past the surface level dreadful story being told, clunky physicality on show, or a just plain ol' painful botched conclusion, there's actually a lot to love about what you'd be forgiven for classing as some of the all-time worst matches in wrestling history.

So, from lacklustre clashes of the titans going on to become arguably one of the most iconic match-ups in the history of the business, to gimmicky grudge matches that were so horrendous you had no choice but to surrender to the madness, these are those simply atrocious battles that somehow earned a soft spot in many a fans' hearts.

10. Bret Hart Vs. Vince McMahon (WrestleMania XXVI)

Shawn Michaels Hulk Hogan

No one in their right mind was expecting an in-ring clinic with this one by any means.

After the infamous events of Montreal all those years ago, fans simply wanted to take in the visual of a returning Bret "The Hitman" Hart getting some physical revenge on Vince McMahon after screwing him on his way out of WWE back in 1997.

And, though the actual content of said beat down wasn't exactly inspired, with Mr. McMahon simply running around like a scared weasel before getting repeatedly knocked silly by the Hart family at ringside and a weapon-wielding Hitman throughout the No Holds Barred fight, it did at least feel rather therapeutic.

Another WrestleMania classic to add to Bret's collection, this was not. It never needed to be, though.

Thanks largely to the fact Hart was forbidden from bumping on the back of his lawsuit with Lloyd's of London, a match nobody genuinely thought would ever be brought into existence, never mind on The Grandest Stage, was always destined to turn into a plodding, drawn out, one-sided ass kicking.

But, you'd be lying if you said you didn't thoroughly enjoy the sight of good ol' Bret finally getting the visual last laugh over Vinnie Mac under the bright light's of his greatest creation.


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