Few men in history have influenced professional wrestling more than The Heartbreak Kid. Shawn MichaelsMichaels’ first run came as part of the Midnight Rockers tag team with Marty Jannetty. This two of him performed a double-team aerial move rarely seen outside of Mexico. Along with his longtime rival Bret Hart, Sean led a change of style.
Sean’s partnership with Triple H and Chyna helped usher in the Attitude Era in earnest, with DX becoming a major player in the Monday Night Wars. After losing his four-year career to injury, Shawn rejoined his WWE and, despite the changes in his personal life, is the same “fans have known and loved.” It was a show stopper. Sean was a great wrestler with an uncanny ability to perfectly balance both making a match look like a contest and the showmanship needed to connect with the fans. Here are some of his wrestling spots that show why Shawn Michaels is widely considered the greatest of all time.
9/9 vs Ric Flair (WrestleMania 24)
Wrestling is as much about what happens between movements as it is about the movements themselves, and Sean understood that all too well. was selected as the man who would end the
The pace of the match was slow, but both the men’s actions and reactions told the story they wanted to tell and added to the drama. By the time they said the line, “I’m sorry, I love you,” the two men had built up such emotions in the match that fans felt the pain of Michaels ending Flair’s match…career.
8/9 Vs Razor Ramon – (Ladder Match – SummerSlam 1995)
The first ladder match between Razor Ramon and HBK became legendary, with promotional clips often released. wrestlemania every year. The second match was completely different, and not just because the face and heel dynamics were swapped. Both men were instructed to have wrestling matches around ladders rather than using them as weapons.
This has led to so much creativity. His one of the best spots occurred early in the match. Rather than landing on his apron in the ring, Michaels went out over the ropes and was slammed into the corner, instantly leveling up the intensity of the match.
7/9 Royal Rumble Match (Royal Rumble 1995)
in 1995 royal rumble At the event, the British Bulldog and Michaels were the last two to start the Royal Rumble match in 1st and 2nd place. Sean appeared to be over after Bulldog dropped him to the top rope.
However, HBK managed to catch the top rope and keep one foot off the floor. This spot really established the rule that “two feet must touch the floor”.
6/9 Vs The Undertaker (Hell In The Cell Match – Bad Blood: In Your House 1997)
The first Hell in the Cell was contested between Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker and is mostly remembered for Kane’s debut. The first look at the impressive brother of destruction was a big point, but the match itself is a hugely underrated classic.
Midway through the match, Michaels roped Undertaker, who ran off and backdropped Michaels from the top rope onto the cameraman. At the time, the scene looked like a flop, but it was a way to open the cage door and treat the cameraman. I was able to remove the fight from.
5/9 vs Shelton Benjamin (Raw May 2nd, 2005)
The superkick was one of the best finishing moves in the business, although it is overused and unmarketed by wrestlers today.The kick was marketed as a finisher and could be hit from anywhere. This resulted in some impressive superkick finishes in the match, with Shawn’s Sweet Chin Music hitting Shelton Benjamin.
Shelton jumped off the top rope to perform a springboard maneuver, but with perfect timing, Sean hit Benjamin with a finisher mid-flight, sending the fans in attendance into a frenzy.
4/9 VS Humanity (In Your House 10: Mind Games 1996)
Shawn Michaels entered this match as a champion, but played an underdog role, touting the insecurities instilled by humanity’s characters. This put both men out quickly and gave the match a unique start.
Mankind lifted the padding from the arena floor, exposing the concrete underneath. Michaels dropkicked Mankind through the crash mat and repeatedly jumped onto Mankind that was underneath it. Mankind escaped from the top of his rope just in time to the receiving end of his crossbody flying.
3/9 vs Stone Cold Steve Austin (WrestleMania 14)
the main event of wrestlemania 14 WWE Champion Michaels cemented Austin as “the man” in a great match against rising star Steve Austin. Unknown to fans, this will be Michaels’ last game in four years. royal rumble.
Sean was in so much pain that his DX running mate, Triple H, allegedly had to help Michaels dress up.
2/9 vs Bret Hart (Iron Man match – WrestleMania 12)
60-minute draws were common in professional wrestling, but few young fans watched 60-minute matches WrestleMania 12 It came. Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels wrestled a 60-minute Ironman match without either falling once. Sweet chin music ensued, securing the world title victory for Michaels.
Sales and timing are what make this spot special. Both men crawl around the ring on their hands and knees, selling fatigue between kicks.
1/9 Triple H (DX) vs Vince McMahon and Shane McMahon
The 2000s rehash of DX was nothing more than a parody of DX that ushered in the Attitude era, but that’s not to say it wasn’t without its bright spots. The best match DX of the PG era has arrived summer slam In 2006, DX faced Vince and Shane McMahon in tag team action.
At the conclusion of the match, Shane went coast-to-coast with a perfectly timed, prone Triple H, coming from outside the camera shot and Shane delivering a superkick in flight.