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WrestleMania Rewind : WrestleMania 26 - Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker

Modified 24 Feb 2015

The granddaddy of them all, WrestleMania is just about a month away. The anticipation for the extravaganza is sky high among the WWE Universe. And since the pay-per-view is richer than Richie rich when it comes to history, we have decided to take a look back at some of the best WrestleMania matches with this latest series.Every professional wrestling fan will have a lot of stories to tell and the match between Shawn Michaels and Undertaker at WrestleMania 26 gave them a new addition to the list.Following up their showdown that happened in WrestleMania 25 was next to impossible but despite the pressure, the legends gave out yet another stand out performance in the University of Phoenix Stadium. Here is a look at how Michaels and Taker stole the show once again at Mania. 

#1 The Buildup

At the 2009 Slammy awards, the Michaels vs. Undertaker bout at WrestleMania 25 was chosen as the best math of the year and during the acceptance speech, Michaels challenger Taker into a rematch.

Taker was the reigning World Heavyweight champion back then and refused to let Michaels have a rematch. What followed as some sheer brilliance from the creative team. Michaels became desperate to get a rematch and he did everything he could to lure in the Phenom.

Michaels had two chances to get a title shot at Mania at Royal Rumble and Elimination chamber qualifiers respectively but he failed in both of them, which then led to an outburst against referees and SmackDown GM Teddy Long.

After seeing his last hope slipping away, Michaels did the unthinkable. Michaels sneaked into the Elimination chamber match and cost Undertaker his title. This forced the Phenom to change his decision and he accepted the rematch offer. But Taker had one demand.

If Michaels wanted a rematch, he had to put his career on the line. Michaels accepted and a Career vs. Streak match was booked for WrestleMania 26. 

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Published 23 Feb 2015, 23:58 IST
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