3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
There have been a number of Shawn Michaels dvds in the last few years, but as we approach the 30th anniversary of Wrestlemania, here's a dvd with the entire catalogue of Shawn Michaels matches from the annual WWE spectacular, the event that Michaels made his name at. It's easy to see why they picked Shawn Michaels as the feature superstar as there are some absolute classic matches included here:
All matches are:
Wrestlemania 5 - The Rockers vs Twin Towers (Akeem and Big Boss Man) from when Shawn teamed up with Marty Jannety early in his WWE career. Not the best of starts for the dvd here, than goodness you can press 'skip'
Wrestlemania 6 - The Rockers vs Orient Express.
Wrestlemania 7 - The Rockers vs Haku and Barbarian.
Wrestlemania 8 - Shawn Michaels vs Tito Santana - Shawn is now the sexy boy HBK, playing the cocky arrogant heel which really made his name in the WWE
Wrestlemania 9 - Shawn Michaels vs Tatanka - a forgettable encounter - go on, can YOU remember what happens?
Wrestlemania 10 - Shawn Michaels vs Razor Ramon - ladder match - the one that will feature everytime, an absolute classic that's unbelievably 20 years ago
Wrestlemania 11 - Shawn Michaels vs Diesel - The former bodyguard for HBK is the WWE champion in one of the poorest years for WWE, and on this disc alone so far the win loss record for Shawn is a tad embarrassing
Wrestlemania 12 - Shawn Michaels vs Bret Hart - Shawn takes on the man who would become his number one enemy in an hour long Iron Man match. This is the one that starts to cement his Wrestlemania monicker, but if you know the outcome then you may not want to sit through an hour match
Wrestlemania 14 - Shawn Michaels vs Stone Cold Steve Austin - the final match for a few years for the once again heel HBK in his first D-Generation X guise. Iron Mike Tyson sends Shawn on his way for the next 5 years.
Wrestlemania 19 - Shawn Michaels vs Chris Jericho - Shawn is back and against one of the big stars of the new millennium, a classic encounter
Wrestlemania 21 - Shawn Michaels vs Kurt Angle - possibly the best match on the whole disc, I actually prefer Angle more than HBK
Wrestlemania 22 - Shawn Michaels vs Mr McMahon - No Holds Barred - definitley a mix of good vs evil here
Wrestlemania 23 - Shawn Michaels vs John Cena
Wrestlemania 24 - Shawn Michaels vs Ric Flair - Shawn brings out the best of the nature boy in his wwe retirement bout - emotional at the time
Wrestlemania 25 - Shawn Michaels vs Undertaker - Not sure anyone expected this match to be as good as it was but is regarded as one of the best Mania matches in history - needs to be seen if you've never seen it before.
Wrestlemania 26 - Shawn Michaels vs Undertaker - HBKs final WWE match and a retread of the classic from the previous year which, though not just as good, is still a great match for two veterans.
So, to sum up, if you've got any of these on other dvds you may not feel the need to buy this, but there are certainly a handful of classics that rank as some of the best matches in the entire WWE history and prove that Shawn Michaels deserves to be called Mr Wrestlemania
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 22 March 2014
As my headline puts it Wrestlemania just isnt the same without Shawn Michaels, Undertaker may have "The Streak" at Wrestlemania but how many of those 21 matches can you really say were great matches or ones to remember? A large majority of HBK matches at Wrestlemania are simply instant classics.
A great collection of matches, of course its missing that Triple Threat Match at Wrestlemania 20 with HBK vs Triple H vs Chris Benoit but if you want to watch that im sure that match is on youtube somewhere, and Shawn Michaels one on one Wrestlemania matches are better in my honest opinion.
Its great to see some insight before the matches by Shawn Michaels, if you already have the 2 Shawn Michaels DVD's (Heartbreak and Triumph, My Journey) you will definitely need to add this to your collection.