10 best WrestleMania matches of Shawn Michaels
When you think of WrestleMania, you think of The Undertaker, the two just go hand in hand. Although the 21-2 streak is iconic, he is still not the greatest performer in history of WrestleMania. That accolade goes to the Heart Break Kid, Shawn Michaels.
Throughout the 90's and 2000's, almost every time Shawn Michaels stepped in the ring at WrestleMania, he put on the best and most talked about match of the night, living up to his nickname 'The Showstopper'. Here we look at the 10 best WrestleMania matches of Shawn Michaels.
#10 Shawn Michaels vs John Cena - WrestleMania 23
This was a WrestleMania classic that almost didn't happen. Allegedly WWE's plan dating back to 2005 was to have John Cena and Triple H face each other one-on-one on at least two, or probably three WrestleManias, a la The Rock vs Stone Cold Steve Austin. During a match between D-Generation X and Rated RKO at New Year's Revolution 2007, Triple H suffered legitimate torn right quadriceps and was thankfully replaced by his DX partner Shawn Michaels.
Michaels and Cena tore the house down for almost 30 minutes. Cena was booed loudly, Shawn cheered, Shawn drew blood, Shawn dodged, ducked, dipped, dove, they slugged it out, with a number of reversals and a whole lot more. It may take two to tango, but Shawn really went out of his way to help Cena look great here.