Thursday, March 1, 2012

30 Days Until Wrestlemania 28: The Wrestlemania 10 Ladder Matchh

We are 31 days and counting until Wrestlemania 28 with the huge main event between the Rock and John Cena April 1st 2012 in Miami Florida. The Undertaker's storied winning streak is on the line when he enters Hell in a Cell against Triple H. Also we will find out who the best in the world is, with the WWE Champion CM Punk defends against Chris Jericho. And last but certainly not least, we will have an epic encounter for the World Heavyweight Title, when Daniel Bryan defends against Sheamus.

30 Days until Wrestlemania 28

Let's talk about one of the great matches in Wrestlemania history. The battle between Shawn Michaels and Scott "Razor Ramon" Hall. The Ladder Match to declare an undisputed WWF Intercontinental Champion at WWF Wrestlemania X at Madison Square Garden on March 20th 1994.

Sometimes the worst of circumstances can bore something great. Shawn Michaels was in the middle of a good run as WWF Intercontinental Champion in the summer of 1993 but he failed a drug test. There is also a rumor that he had been poking around WCW, so he was suspended to put him in line, but that is unfounded. Razor Ramon who was off a successful babyface turn, stepped right into the ring and took the WWF Intercontinental Title, winning a 20  man battle royal.

A couple months later, Shawn Michaels returned with his own belt, claiming that he was an undisputed match. Therefore the first televised Ladder Match in WWF/E history was made between Razor Ramon and Shawn Michaels. The thing about this match is that it did not rely on the overblown stunt shows of future Ladder Match. It was very simple, but it worked, it told a good story. Razor Ramon managed to outmaneuver Shawn Michaels in an environment that suited him. Shawn's bodyguard Diesel was sent to the back and Razor managed to knock Michaels off of a ladder, causing him to get tangled into the ropes.

Say what you want about the Kliq but they had good matches all of the time. This was pretty much a huge notch in cementing Shawn Michaels as Mr. Wrestlemania. He lost the match but he stole the show.

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