#1 Vince McMahon and Bret Hart
Vince McMahon was at the heart of one of the most controversial moments in the history of WWE at Survivor Series 1997.
Heading into the event, WCW-bound Bret Hart thought he was going to lose against Shawn Michaels via disqualification in front of his adoring fans in Canada, meaning he would retain the WWE Championship.
“The Hitman” had refused to drop the title against Michaels in Montreal after his long-term rival made it clear that he would not be prepared to lose to Hart in the same way if the roles were reversed.
This led Vince McMahon to change the finish of the Survivor Series main event, with referee Earl Hebner being told to award the victory (and WWE Championship) to Michaels when he locked in the sharpshooter on Hart.
A furious Hart knocked Vince McMahon completely out cold backstage and the two men were not on speaking terms for several years.
In 2020, Hart said in an interview with ESPN that his relationship with Vince McMahon got back on track after the WWE Chairman phoned him in hospital following his stroke in 2002.