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Captured World Title: March 31, 1996
Captured Tag Title: Aug. 28, 1994 (with Diesel)
Captured Intercontinental title: Oct. 27, 1992
Captured European / Hardcore Title: Sept. 20, 1997 (European)
Number one had to be Shawn Michaels. Not only was he the first grand-slam champion, but is one of the best wrestlers of all-time.
Shawn debuted in the WWE in 1988 with Marty Jannetty, forming The Rockers. They brought speed and agility to the tag division. Although they would be one of the most popular teams in history, they never officially won tag-team gold.
Shawn would break away from Jannetty, by throwing him through the window of The Barber Shop.
Shawn's career as a singles wrestler had begun, and he never looked back.
It is no secret that Shawn was a troublemaker and one of the biggest backstage politicians, but he was so incredibly talented that the WWE just had to deal with it.
Shawn would go on to achieve almost every accolade the WWE had to offer. The only prize he never won was the King of the Ring, but really did he need a crown for the world to know that he was wrestling royalty.
Michaels is an icon in the world of wrestling. No man deserved more to be the first grand-slam champion than he did.
Michaels always remained faithful to the WWE, never leaving them to work for another company. His loyalty to the WWE is something that is very rare in pro wrestling.
Michaels no longer wrestles, but he still makes appearances for WWE from time to time. His most recent appearance came as the referee for the Hell in a Cell match this past Sunday at WrestleMania XXVIII. The match itself was amazing, but Michaels made it unforgettable. The anguish he was feeling during that match was felt by every fan watching.
No matter how much time passes by, Shawn will always be in the conversation of who is the best wrestler of all-time.
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I look forward to reading your comments. Who is too high or too low on the list? Comment below and let me know what you think.
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