Can You Match The Pro Wrestler To His Archenemy?

Robin Tyler

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About This Quiz

From the first golden age of wrestling in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s, every hero needed a villain! You see, not every hero could come out on top in each and every fight. 

Although the popularity of the sport dropped in the 1970s, cable TV helped it rise from the ashes in the 1980s with the World Wrestling Federation, in particular, snapping up all the promising talent. And the crowds flocked to see these new heroes and the villains (or heels as they are called in the wrestling world) fight it out for glory. 

And so, some of the greatest feuds were born. 

One of the most popular wrestlers of the time, fueled by his special brand of MANIA was a popular target for the villains of the wrestling world. Time and time again he would defeat them as he became one of the most well-known wrestlers to enter the squared circle.

Twists and turns were the order of the day, with some villains becoming the good guys and popular good guys turning evil! And so, as wrestling's popularity exploded, we spectators watched in earnest to see who would win the next feud. 

Do you remember them all? Could you match a wrestling superstar with his archenemy?

Let's see! 1,2,3! 

Who was one of Hulk Hogan's archenemies?

Born André René Roussimoff, this '80s wrestling superstar stood 7 feet 4 inches tall and weighed 520 pounds. He wrestled all around the world but made a name for himself in the World Wrestling Federation. Andre had a beef with many wrestlers but perhaps most famously with Hulk Hogan.

Dusty Rhode's archenemy has a career spanning 40 years. Who is he?

One of the most respected wrestlers in the world, Ric Flair's career encompasses 40 years in the squared circle. He is a 16-time world champion. During his career, Flair has had many archenemies including Dusty Rhodes. Flair won his first NWA World Heavyweight Championship by beating Dusty and their feud grew from there.

Back in the day, who was one of Randy Savage's archenemies?

Born Allen Coage in 1943, Bad News Brown was actually a US Olympian in 1976 in Judo where he won a bronze medal. After competing in a number of different wrestling associations in the 1980s, he joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1988 where his loner persona was respected as he always fought to the very end. Brown had a number of feuds but most notably with then-WWF champion "Macho Man" Randy Savage.

Who is another archenemy of Hulk Hogan?

Born Ray Washington Traylor Jr, Big Boss Man was a successful wrestler whose career grew when he joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1988. He went on to hold their Hardcore Championship on four occasions. Taylor died in 2004 from a heart attack at the age of 41. The Boss Man had a massive feud upon his arrival in the WWF, against Hulk Hogan.

Who was another archenemy of Randy Savage?

Wayne Farris, popularly known as the Honky Tonk Man, was a professional wrestler starting in 1977. He was most popular during his time with the WWF, where he was the Intercontinental Champion between 1987 and 1988. Honky's greatest feud was with "Macho Man' Randy Savage in the mid-'80s.

Who is the Iron Sheikh's archenemy?

Born in Tehran in 1942, Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, better known as the Iron Sheikh, had a colorful wrestling career which saw him crowned WWF Champion in 1983. He is considered one of the best villains in wrestling history. One of his finishing moves was the Camel Clutch, a submission hold. The Sheik and Sgt. Slaughter had one of the baddest feuds in the WWF, thanks to the backgrounds of their wrestling personas.

Who was an archenemy of the Ultimate Warrior?

'Macho Man' Randy Savage (Randy Poffo) was renowned professional wrestler during the 1980s. He held both the World Wrestling Federation Intercontinental Championship belt and the Heavyweight Championship belt during his career. With a long career like Savage had, feuds came thick and fast. Perhaps his most remembered is with the then-WWF champion, The Ultimate Warrior in 1989, one he eventually lost, before going into retirement.

Who was Sgt. Slaughter's archenemy?

Professional wrestler Robert Remus or Sgt. Slaughter as he was known started his career in the early '70s. During the '80s, he moved between the WWF, National Wrestling Alliance and the American Wrestling Association. Sgt. Slaughter and the Iron Sheik had one of the baddest feuds in the WWF, thanks to the backgrounds of their wrestling personas.

Who is the archenemy of Rocky Johnson?

Born Wayde Douglas Bowles, Rocky Johnson started his professional wrestling career in 1964. In the early '80s, he was part of the WWF roster and became Tag Team champion with Tony Atlas in 1983, the first African American pair to hold the title. Johnson is the father of wrestler and actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Johnson feuded often during his career but perhaps his most remembered is with Jerry Lawler when he first started out in the NWA.

Who is the archenemy of the Barbarian?

Born Sione Havea Vailahi, The Barbarian is a professional wrestler from Tonga who performed for Jim Crockett Promotions and the WWF in the 1980s. As part of The Powers of Pain tag team, Barbarian and his partner, Warlord, feuded with the Road Warriors.

Who was Bam Bam Bigelow's nemesis?

George Gray, or the One-Man Gang, started wrestling in 1977. In 1987, he moved to the ever-growing WWF. In 1989, he changed his name to Akeem, the African Dream before leaving the franchise in 1990. His start in the WWF saw him feud with Bam Bam Bigelow among others.

Who is an archenemy of Jake 'The Snake' Roberts?

Ted DiBiase, or The Million Dollar Man, participated in a number of different wrestling promotions. He returned to the WWF in 1987 with his signature finishing move, The Million Dollar Dream. He feuded with a few WWF wrestlers but perhaps most notably with Jake 'The Snake' Roberts.

Who was an archenemy of Andre the Giant?

Big John Studd's (John William Minton) wrestling career started in the early 1970s. By the time the '80s came along, he was well established and moved to the ever popular WWF. Here, he had an ongoing feud with Andre the Giant. He died in 1995 from cancer, aged just 47.

Who was Bret Hart's archenemy?

Bret 'The Hitman' Hart, a member of the fabled Hart family of wrestlers started his career in the mid-1970s with Stampede Wrestling. By the mid-1980s he had caught the attention of the WWF and moved stables. He became extremely popular in the WWF and became a multiple champion in the early '90s. Hart's greatest feud was with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin that lasted through 1996 and 1997.

Who is the archenemy of Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka?

Born James Wiley Smith, Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka's wrestling career began in the late '60s. During the '80s he fought in both the WWF and the American Wrestling Association. His signature finishing move was the Superfly Splash. Strangely enough, Tommy Dreamer, the first man to survive this finishing move, became Snuka's greatest feud.

Who was Bam Bam Bigelow's archenemy?

At 6 feet 4 inches and weighing 390 pounds, Scott Charles Bigelow or Bam Bam was a massive unit. He started in the wrestling scene mid-'80s, quickly progressing to the ever-growing WWF. More stable changes followed in the '90s. Bigelow died in 2007, aged just 45, from a drug overdose. During his career, Bigelow had many feuds, but most notably with One Man Gang.

Who another of Andre the Giant's archenemies?

Terry Bollea is known under many different stage names, of which the most famous is Hulk Hogan. He was extremely popular during the '80s and is the only wrestler ever to pick up and body slam Andre the Giant, which happened during their notable feud.

Who is one of Ric Flair's nemeses?

Virgil Riley Runnels Jr. or "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes proved a popular wrestler in the 1980s. He was known for his excellent oratory skills and brilliant personality. Rhodes, after losing the NWA World Heavyweight Championship to Ric Flair, had an ongoing feud with the new champion from that point on.

Who is an archenemy of the Honky Tonk Man?

Aurelian Smith Jr or Jake 'The Snake' Roberts to the wrestling fraternity spent much of the '80s terrorizing his opponents with his pet snakes. He signature finishing move, the DDT is one of the most recognizable moves in wrestling. Roberts is semi-retired but did return to the WWF in 2014. Roberts had many career feuds but perhaps most notably with the Honky Tonk Man in the 1980s.

Who is one of Hillbilly Jim's nemeses?

With his trademark brown floppy hat, James Morris or HIllbilly Jim was one of WWF's most popular wrestlers in the mid- to late '80s. His finishing move was the Bear Hug. Jim's only real feud was with Mr. Fuji, with the pair participating in a number of tuxedo matches.

Who is one of the archenemies of Harley Race?

Although his name may sound gimmicky, Harley Race wrestled under his birth name. This legend started wrestling in 1960 and by the '80s was a grizzled veteran plying his trade in a number of wrestling franchises. One of his signature finishing moves was the diving headbutt, something he tried against Hulk Hogan. Race missed and the pair feuded often afterward because of this.

Who is Mr. Perfect's archenemy?

Professional wrestler Curt Henning went by the stage name of Mr. Perfect, which he received later in the '80s while wrestling in the WWF. He went on to become a two-time Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion for that franchise. Henning's most remembered feud was with a brief one with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin in the mid-1990s.

The Warlord famously had two archenemies. What were they called?

In the 1980s Terry Scott Szopinski or The Warlord as he was known, wrestled for both Jim Crockett Promotions and the WWF. He was forced to retire in 1996 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor accident. As part of The Powers of Pain tag team, Warlord and his partner, Barbarian , feuded with the Road Warriors.

Who was King Kong Bundy's nemesis?

6 foot 4 inches tall and over 450 pounds in weight, King Kong Bundy (Christopher Alan Pallies) had the perfect build for wrestling. He was a popular villain in the WWF during the late '80s and even defeated Hulk Hogan. Together with Big John Studd, Bundy often feud with tag team, The Machines which included Andre the Giant.

Who is the archenemy of Brutus Beefcake?

Ed Leslie, wresting name Brutus Beefcake was a regular performer in WWF for much of the '80s. He formed a formidable tag team partnership with Greg "The Hammer" Valentine called The Dream Team. After the pair split, they feuded for some time.

What tag team was the bane of the British Bulldog's career?

Davey Boy Smith, better known as the British Bulldog, proved to be a popular foreign import into the WWF in the '80s. He died in 1999, aged just 39, after suffering a heart attack. Together with tag team partner The Dynamite Kid, the Bulldog feuded with another tag team The Hart Foundation.

Who was an archenemy of Ravishin' Rick Rude?

Another wrestler who died early (aged just 40), Ravishin' Rick Rude wrestled for four different franchises in the '80s, ending with the WWF. Sadly, he died from heart failure in 1999. Rude had a feud with the Ultimate Warrior in the late 1980s.

Who was Hercules' archenemy?

Raymond Fernandez, stage name of Hercules, was a popular WWF wrestler from the mid-'80s. He even fought for Hulk Hogan's World Heavyweight title, although he lost. In the late '80s, Hercules had an ongoing feud with Ted Dibaise, the Million Dollar Man.

Who was an archenemy of George "The Animal" Steele?

Born William James Myers, George "The Animal" Steele wrested in the WWF franchise in the 1980s. Steele's signature finishing move was the jumping splash. Steele had a massive feud with "Macho Man" Randy Savage in the mid-1980s.

Who is the archenemy of Nikolai Volkoff?

Josip Nikolai Peruzović, better known as Nikolai Volkoff, was often the villain of the piece during his wrestling career in the 1980s. He tagged with another villainous character, the Iron Sheik, to win the Tag Team Championship in the mid-1980s. Volkoff, because of the Russian character he portrayed, feuded with many WWF stars including Corporal Kirchner.

Who was one of "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan's nemeses?

"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan proved to be extremely popular, thanks to his ever-present American flag. He was the winner of the first ever Royal Rumble in 1988. Duggan had multiple feuds in his time in the WWF, including one with Andre the Giant.

Who is the archenemy of the Model?

Richard Vigneault, known by his wrestling name of Rick Martel, wrestled for both the WWF and the American Wrestling Association during the 1980s. In the early '80s, he was a Tag Team Champion in the WWF. During the late '80s, under the nickname, "The Model" Martel was involved in a massive feud with Jake 'The Snake' Roberts.

Who was one of Bob Backlund's archenemies?

Two-time heavyweight champion Bob Backlund was extremely successful during the 1980s. His signature move was the cross-faced chicken wing! Early in Backlund's career, he feuded for three years with Ken Patera.

Which duo menaced the Dynamite Kid?

Thomas Billington, the Dynamite Kid, wrestled for three franchises during the 1980s including four years at the WWF. He formed part of the tag team, the British Bulldogs. Together with tag team partner The British Bulldog, the Dynamite Kid feuded with another tag team, The Hart Foundation.

Who was the Junkyard Dog's archenemy?

Sylvester Ritter, the Junkyard Dog wrestled both for the NWA and WWF during the 1980s. He proved to be extremely popular. After multiple feuds in the NWA, Junkyard Dog feuded with King Harley Race in the late '80s in the WWF.

Who is the archenemy "Rowdy" Roddy Piper?

Born Roderick George Toombs in Canada in 1954, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper made use of his Scottish heritage to build his wrestling persona. He always came to the ring accompanied by bagpipe music and wearing a kilt. Piper was extremely popular in the 1980s, particularly in the WWF. He died in 2015. Perhaps his most notable feud was against another WWF superstar, Hulk Hogan.

Who is the archenemy of this pro wrestler?

One of the most popular wrestlers of the 1980s, the Ultimate Warrior (James Brian Hellwig) built his name in WCW before moving to the WWF in 1987 where he went on to become the Intercontinental Champion and World Heavyweight Champion. Warrior's most impressive feud was with Andre the Giant in the WWF. Warrior scored numerous wins against Andre which resulted an opposing teams match where Warrior again beat Andre.

Who is one of Shawn Michaels' archenemies?

Shawn Michaels began his wrestling career in the 1980s, becoming extremely popular in the WWF from the middle of the decade as part of the tag team, "The Rockers." He went on to win many accolades in the 1990s. On his return to WWF in 2002, Michaels had a three-year feud with Triple H.

Who was the primary archenemy of The Undertaker?

One of the most recognized wrestlers in the world, The Undertaker started out his career in the late 1980s and went on to become one of the greatest athletes in the sport. Undertaker's best feud was against his brother, Kane. A series of epic clashes, in which Kane got the upper hand before Undertaker eventually winning, had the wrestling audience enthralled.

Who were two of Dino Bravo's archenemies?

A stalwart of the World Wrestling Federation in the mid- to late 1980's, Dino Bravo, born Adolfo Bresciano, was generally cast as a villain. He was murdered in 1993, aged just 44. Bravo's greatest feud was as a tag team (with Earthquake). The two took on Hulk Hogan and Tugboat in a feud that proved to be fairly lengthy.

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