#WWE own #VinceMcMahon is an individual with specific tastes and is well known for having his pet peeves whether it’s wrestlers referring to championships as straps or announcers using verboten terms such as “feud” or even “wrestler.” With a boss that finicky, you can be certain Vince is equally adamant about having things go a certain way in the ring. As a result, here are 11 matches that made Mr. McMahon mad!


Number 11. Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose TLC 2018:
The Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins feud turned out to be a disappointment, largely due to the poor way it was booked and to the surprise of many, including Vince McMahon, the match between “The Kingslayer” and “The Lunatic Fringe” at 2018’s TLC event turned out to be a dog. […]

Number 10. Diesel vs. the British Bulldog (In Your House IV: The Great White North):
Remember the WWF’s In Your House pay-per-views? The shows that only ran two hours and cost less than traditional pay-per-views such as WrestleMania and Survivor Series? The series of events that the WWF promoted by giving away a real house? […]

Number 9. Rhyno vs. Tajiri House Show 2003:
Wrestling fans have often joked that if something happens at a house show, it doesn’t really happen. Not the case here as Rhyno was wrestling Tajiri and they failed to meet Vince’s standards, with a furious McMahon coming out and actually ending the match after the fans’ “Boring” chants angered him. […]

Number 8. Royal Rumble 2005:
2005 was a big year for both Batista and John Cena, with both men’s careers about to jump into the main event. First however, the WWE had to determine who would win the 2005 Royal Rumble and go on to WrestleMania XXII for a world championship bout. While Batista was supposed to go over John Cena at the battle royal, things didn’t work out that way as both men accidentally eliminated each other simultaneously. As fans wondered whether they were seeing a replay of 1994’s Rumble, which was booked to end in a tie between Lex Luger and Bret Hart, […]

Number 7. Mickie James vs. Trish Stratus WrestleMania XXII:
Take two fantastic workers (Mickie James and Trish Stratus for those of you not paying attention) and work a storyline of Mickie, an obsessed fan pursuing WWE Women’s Champion Trish and you have what seems like the formula for an engaging match. As sometimes happens though, things just didn’t click this time around and James made the situation worse during her WrestleMania debut with an impromptu move that enraged Mr. McMahon […]

Number 6. Chris Jericho vs. Batista Cage Match RAW Nov. 3, 2008:
The WWE isn’t afraid to feature cage matches on their weekly television, but they are concerned with wrestlers blading, something Chris Jericho and Batista found out during their November 3, 2008 cage match on RAW. World Heavyweight Champion Batista thought blood would make the match more exciting so he risked a fine by blading during the match.[…]

Number 5. Jeri-Show vs. Legacy Night of Champions 2009:
The WWE likes to start an event with a fast-paced match to get the crowd warmed up and a tag team match often fits the bill. Regrettably, the opening match of Jeri-Show (aka Chris Jericho and the Big Show) vs. Legacy (Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr.) […]

Number 4. CM Punk vs. Jerry “The King” Lawler (RAW 2012):
When Mr. McMahon says no blood, he means it. Nonetheless, that didn’t stop CM Punk from cutting himself open during his 2012 cage match against Jerry “The King” Lawler on RAW. […]

Number 3. Nakamura vs. Cena SmackDown 1 Aug. 2017:
One bad bump is all it takes to get on Vinnie Mac’s bad side, particularly when the bump happens to McMahon’s golden goose, John Cena. During the August 1, 2017 SmackDown bout between Shinsuke Nakamura and John Cena when Nakamura hit a wicked back suplex on the Cenation leader, dropping John on his head and visibly stunning him. […]

Number 2. Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho Wrestlemania 33:
During an episode of the WWE Network series WWE 365, Owens recalled:
“Nine years ago for WrestleMania 24, I was sitting in the crowd way up there in the bleachers. To come back nine years later to be a focal point of WrestleMania with Chris Jericho, who we actually saw perform at WrestleMania 24… […]

Number 1. Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair (WrestleMania VIII):
WrestleMania VIII saw NWA legend “Nature Boy” Ric Flair step into the “Showcase of the Immortals” with the WWF Championship around his waist. The well-hyped title defense against Randy “Macho Man” Savage featured Flair playing mind games against the always hot-headed Savage […]

Bonus: War Games
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention a match that many members of the WWE Universe have longed to see happening—WarGames. The reason, according to Bruce Prichard on his Something to Wrestle With podcast, is the following […]