The official WWE website has excerpts up from the WrestleMania XXVIII issue of WWE Magazine in which Shawn Michaels discusses his favorite WrestleMania moments, including matches with Chris Jericho, Ric Flair, and The Undertaker. He discusses his match with Ric Flair at WrestleMania XXIV in the excerpt below:
“Everything in that match, emotionally, for Ric [Flair] and me was genuine. So it’s fitting that I actually didn’t go quite as far as I wanted to [when I went for the moonsault to the outside] and ended up breaking my ribs on the table. It changed things for the viewer. If, just for a moment, you can make the audience feel genuine emotion, that’s the key to what we do. And that makes all the difference in the world.”
Michaels discusses his first WrestleMania match with The Undertaker at WrestleMania 25 in the excerpt below:
“To fully appreciate these matches, you have to understand that there was simply a moment in time when people who made the decisions in WWE thought Undertaker and I would never wrestle. He’s too big and ominous, and I’m too small and flaky. And so, for it to come down to him and me being the guys who were the cornerstone of WWE for two decades, that was pretty cool. I don’t know if I’ve ever wrestled a perfect match, but that one in Houston came pretty darn close. It worked—and I couldn’t think of a better Superstar to have done that with.”
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