Thursday, April 09, 2009

Was The Undertaker-Shawn Michaels Match The Best Ever?

Many people are wondering if The Undertaker’s win over Shawn Michaels this past Sunday at Wrestlemania XXV was the best ‘Mania match ever?

Hmmm, it’s a good question. I like to let things breathe a little bit, but the match certainly stands out for me. It’s hard to say what is the greatest. I would say there are a handful of matches that stand out as great ones. But to declare one particular match as the best one is too difficult.

Some of my favorite matches though are Owen-Bret Hart at Wrestlemania X; Ricky Steamboat against Randy Savage at WM III; Hulk Hogan-Andre the Giant WM III; Bret Hart-Roddy Piper WM VIII; Brock Lesnar-Kurt Angle XIX; Chris Jericho-Shawn Michaels WM XIX and any of the three Steve Austin-The Rock ‘mania bouts. But there are so many more.

A good match has more than just good wrestling; it’s the build, the atmosphere and the chemistry between the two.

For example, the staredown at the beginning of the match between The Rock and Hulk Hogan at WM XVIII gave anyone with a pulse goosebumps. Those two gave the match that special feeling.

Bret vs. Owen was a great scientific match, while Hogan-Andre was successful because of the build and the two combatants’ resumes.

Having said all of that, The Undertaker versus Shawn Michaels made WM XXV. I can’t wait to watch it again!

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