Shawn Michaels Discusses His Favorite WrestleMania Moments

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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  • Jim

    Michaels is a totally different person than he was just 10 years ago. He’s changed alot, for the better, and you can hear it almost everytime he gives an interview. Its like he appreciates everything alot more now than what he did before.

  • AJG316

    You could ask Shawn michaels abut his favorite wrestlemania moments or matches but to this day he has never mentioned his match w/ cena on that very subject COINCIDENCE I THINK NOT

    • Daniel Robertson.

      5 move cena?

  • Maz

    It’s not HBK in real life, he admitted it on
    Interview that he has always been shy with girls.
    He ended up marrying one of the nitro girls from WCW after just 2 weeks of dating

  • Patrick

    Idk where everyone else or HBK would rank his wrestlemania matches as far as hype and history (taker and flair) or skill and performance (y2j and HHH/Benoit). But HBK vs Angle has to be his most under rated WM match of all time.

  • Ricky Valdez

    Did Shawn just say that he doesn’t no if he ever wrestled a perfect match, are you kidding me, he amazed pretty much everytime he wrestled in a big match. He is the only wrestler that I can use the word greatness when I think of him.

  • Vin Sidious

    HBK v. Angle at WM 21 was amazing. Possibly my favorite match of all time. It definitely does not come up enough in conversation of greatestmatches.