10 Dream WCW/WWE matches we got on Free TV
No Way Out 2002.
One of the most notorious factions in Pro Wrestling history, nWo, made its debut in Vince McMahon's WWE. Weeks later, The Rock and Hollywood Hulk Hogan met in a legit dream match in front of a wild crowd at WrestleMania 18. The arrival of nWo in WWE allowed Mr. McMahon to give us a bunch of dream matches that fans never thought they would ever get to witness.
Although The Rock vs Hogan deservingly took place at 'Mania, there have been several instances in the past when companies gave away dream matches on free television. Let's look at ten of these bouts.
(Note: Some of these matches, although regarded as dream bouts at present, were far from being fantasy matchups at the time they aired because of the Superstars not being as popular as they went on to become in the later stages of their careers)
#10 Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Ric Flair, Raw
Austin got into a feud with Ric Flair after Flair made a mistake while officiating a match between The Undertaker and Austin at Backlash 2002, and awarding the bout to Taker even though Austin's foot was on the rope.
This led to both men competing inside the squared circle on Monday Night Raw in June 2002. Austin ended up bagging a win over Flair with a thunderous Stunner. These two men had competed before in WCW.
#9 CM Punk vs Daniel Bryan, Raw
Possibly two of the biggest indie stars of all time, CM Punk and Daniel Bryan faced off in a match on an episode of Raw in January 2012, in what was a treat for the fans.
The match ended with a DQ as Chris Jericho interrupted the bout in the end, much to the crowd's dismay.