Tuesday, March 6, 2012

25 Days Until Wrestlemania 28

It is now twenty five days and counting until Wrestlemania 28. The huge match between the Rock vs. John Cena, a year in a making April 1st 2012 in Miami. Also, The Undertaker puts his Wrestlemania undefeated streak right on the line against Triple H. Can the Undertaker go 20-0 or will Triple H break the streak inside Hell in a Cell with Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee? Plus we'll find out who the best in the world is at WWE Wrestlemania 28, when Chris Jericho takes on the WWE Champion CM Punk. The 2012 Royal Rumble winner Sheamus takes on Daniel Bryan for the World Heavyweight Title and Cody Rhodes puts the WWE Intercontinental Title on the line against The Big Show. That is your WWE Wrestlemania 28 Card to this point.

25 Days Until WWE Wrestlemania 28

Shawn Michaels we have been looking at some of his most classic matches at Wrestlemania. Throughout the entire history of WWE, Shawn Michaels has been called Mr. Wrestlemania. Yet the Heart Break Kid would fight another great competitor at Wrestlemania 21, a man who was considered to be one of the greatest stars in WWE in years. That man being Kurt Angle. The stage was being set for these two men at WWE Wrestlemania 21 on April 3rd 2005.

The first time these two came face to face in the 2005 WWE Royal Rumble. Shawn Michaels eliminated Kurt Angle and Angle retaliated by beating up the Heartbreak Kid. It was a savage beating to say the least. Kurt Angle would set the stage, he would do everything that Shawn Michaels woudl do. He had a match with the old Rockers team mate of HBK, Marty Jannetty, that was so good that it got Marty a deal with WWE, at least for a short time. Kurt Angle also brought out the old manager of Shawn Michaels from back the day, Sensational Sherri and sang their own variety of the old theme song of the Heartbreak Kid's Theme Song "Sexy Kurt". Then Kurt Angle beat up Sherri and put her in the Ankle Lock. Chivalry is dead.

WWE Wrestlemania 21, it happened between Kurt Angle and Shawn Michaels. And it was another banner Wrestlemania performance from Shawn Michaels. As for Kurt Angle...this match began a good portion of the fanbase to turn on Kurt Angle and pick apart his work. And to a lesser extent Shawn Michaels as well. To be fair, the degrade of Kurt Angle really didn't start until about 2006 and he does have his moments of good wrestling.

And this was a great match, even if their match later that year at Vengeance 2005 might have been a bit better. But Kurt Angle and Shawn Michaels stole the show at Wrestlemania 21, with the match of the evening. After some back and forth action, Kurt Angle slapped on the deadly heel hook Ankle Lock and tapped out Shawn Michaels. Kurt Angle was your winner and he was set up for a huge feud with John Cena, the next big superstar in WWE(remember when John Cena getting pushed down our throats in WWE was something new and fresh?) Yet Shawn Michaels would have many more matches.

Three years later, Shawn Michaels took on another one of the all time greats in wrestling history and as Shawn Michaels week continues(or more like Shawn Michaels nine days). We have 25 Days and Counting to WWE Wrestlemania 28.

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