Most of the time in WWE, a match ends with a conclusive winner. However, there have been times when a good match ended in a draw, leaving the match without a definitive winner.
This has left a lot of fans disappointed and ruined what was a good match. However, WWE does it to further the story between the wrestlers and to protect them from a loss.
This has led to rematches, where in the end, a clear winner was eventually found. Here are ten times a WWE match ended in a draw.
#10. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Kane vs The Undertaker – WWE In Your House: Breakdown
At WWE In Your House: Breakdown in 1998, Stone Cold Steve Austin had the odds stacked against him when he was forced to defend his WWE Championship in a triple threat match against Undertaker and Kane.
Even though Austin was technically in a triple threat match against the two demonic brothers, Kane and ‘Taker were not allowed to pin each other. The duo delivered a double chokeslam on Stone Cold and they pinned him at the same time for a three count.
Even though The Deadman and Kane won the match, the title was vacated and it was later held up for the tournament at Survivor Series in 1998 which The Rock won.
#9. Shawn Michaels vs The British Bulldog – In Your House 8: Beware Of Dog
WWE In Your House: Beware of Dog was a very interesting PPV. A power outage in the arena caused the pay-per-view feed to cut out halfway through the show but it came back just in time for the main event between Shawn Michaels and The British Bulldog.
It was a wild match and the referee took a bump as well. In the end, Michaels nailed a German suplex on Bulldog but Mike Chioda, who was the replacement referee, and original referee Earl Hebner, counted each competitor’s shoulders down for the three count, ending the match in a draw.
As per the rules, Michals retained the title.
#8. 1994 Royal Rumble match
There has only been one draw in the history of the Royal Rumble match and that took place in 1994 when Bret Hart and Lex Luger eliminated each other at the same time to win the match.
While this usually leads to the match being restarted, both men instead got singles matches against then WWE Champion Yokozuna at WrestleMania 10. The Hitman defeated Yokozuna at ‘Mania to capture his second WWE Championship.
#7. The Undertaker vs Kurt Angle – WWE SmackDown 2002
Kurt Angle and The Undertaker had an amazing encounter at No Way Out in 2006, which many people know of, but they also had a great match back on the July 4th episode of SmackDown in 2002.
Controversially, The Olympic Gold Medalist made Undertaker tap out to a triangle choke but coincidentally, Angle’s shoulders were pinned to the mat for the three count.
This would be the closest that The Deadman ever came to losing via submission in his career but the draw made it so that he still never lost by submission.
#6. Shawn Michaels vs Triple H – Royal Rumble 2004
Michaels took on his best friend Triple H in a Last Man Standing match where the latter’s World Heavyweight Title was on the line.
After HBK hit The Game with the Sweet Chin Music, neither men were able to answer the 10 count and as a result, the match was declared a draw. However, since Triple H was champion, he retained his title but lost it to the late Chris Benoit at WrestleMania XX.
#5. Kurt Angle vs Shawn Michaels – WWE RAW Homecoming (2005)
Shawn Michaels’ Iron Man matches are known for ending in controversy. Not only did his match with Bret Hart at WrestleMania XII originally ended with a 0-0 draw, but this third clash with Kurt Angle ended similarly.
The Heart Break Kid managed to escape an ankle lock submission to hit Angle with a Sweet Chin Music but when he went for the cover, the time limit expired, leaving their match record at 1-1-1. Michaels won the final bout in 2006, but this match was more interesting.
#4. Triple H vs Shawn Michaels – WWE RAW (December 29, 2003)
As you can probably tell by now, Shawn Michaels has been involved in a lot of draws in WWE. He had another awesome match with his fellow Degeneration X member Triple H on an episode of Monday Night RAW in 2003. The match was good, but the finish was a bit surprising.
Eric Bischoff, who was Raw’s General Manager, was hell-bent on making sure that HHH retained his title, and he saw an opportunity when HBK had a pinfall on The Game but since his shoulders were down too, Bischoff announced it was a draw, making Triple H retain his title in the process.
#3. Becky Lynch vs Sasha Banks – WWE RAW (February 29, 2016)
Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch faced each other in a number one contender match for Charlotte Flair’s Divas Championship on an episode of Raw in 2016, but the match ended with Banks and Lynch’s shoulders down on the canvas from a sunset flip off the top rope.
Since the match ended in a draw, both of them faced Charlotte for the title in a triple threat match at WrestleMania 32. The three wrestlers put on a solid match but Flair went on to become the first WWE (RAW) Women’s Champion.
#2. Samoa Joe vs Ricochet – WWE RAW (September 2, 2019)
The King of the Ring tournament made a comeback in 2019, and several interesting matches took place in the tournament. In the quarterfinals, Ricochet faced Samoa Joe on RAW, but the match ended in a draw after Joe caught Ricochet with a Coquina Clutch on the top rope, and the two fell to the mat with both of their shoulders down for the three count.
The two advanced to the semi-finals where they took on Baron Corbin in a triple threat match.
#1. CM Punk vs John Cena – Night Of Champions 2012
In one of the best rivalries of the decade, CM Punk and John Cena had many classic matches from 2012 to 2013 from Raws to PPVs. Their match at Night Of Champions in 2012 ended in a draw.
While the match was entertaining, the outcome, however, disappointed fans. Cena hit Punk with a German suplex from the top but as he covered him, the referee counted both their shoulders down for the three count.