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5 dream matches WWE teased but never delivered

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Punk and Austin
Punk and Austin

Ever since professional wrestling came into being, fans have been treated with a string of legendary feuds, storylines, and matches by various promotions. The biggest difference between an actual sport and Sports Entertainment is that you would never get to see someone like Mohammad Ali take on Mike Tyson in a battle of the generations.

On the other hand, in WWE, fans actually got to see possibly the greatest Superstar of all time, Hulk Hogan, take on another all-time great, The Rock, at The Grandest Stage Of Them All.

Over the course of the past several decades, wrestling fans have witnessed tons of dream matches, notably Hulk Hogan vs The Rock, The Rock vs Cena, Hogan vs Ric Flair, and many more. This isn't always the case though, and there have been multiple instances where even though WWE teased a dream match that fans couldn't wait to see, they didn't deliver on the tease and the match remained a pipe dream for the fans. Let's look at five of these instances.

Also read: 5 times Vince McMahon abruptly canceled a Superstar's push

#5. Brock Lesnar vs Batista

Brock Lesnar and Batista
Brock Lesnar and Batista

Back in 2014, "The Animal" Batista made his long-awaited return to WWE and ended up winning the Royal Rumble match in front of a rowdy crowd that wasn't thrilled with the win one bit.

WWE messed up big time that night by not inserting the red-hot Daniel Bryan in the free-for-all. The next night on Raw, Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar interrupted Batista and Randy Orton.

Heyman suggested Brad Maddox a dream match between The Beast and The Animal, as Brock and Batista stared at each other with cold, calculating eyes. Unfortunately, nothing came out of the segment. Lesnar broke The Undertaker's streak at WrestleMania 30, while Batista tapped out to Daniel Bryan in the main event of the night.

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