Wrestlemania 25: Its Hell Getting Into Heaven, HBK Will Be No Exception

Thomas YungContributor IMarch 25, 2009

NEW YORK - MARCH 28:  Wrestler Shawn Michaels speaks at the press conference held by Battle of the Billionaires to announce details of Wrestlemania 23 at Trump Tower on March 28, 2007 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

The Undertaker will be facing the Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels, in a match of heaven and hell proportion in order to retain his perfect win record on the grandest stage of them all, WrestleMania for the seventeenth year.


Many superstars have tried but inevitably failed to reach heaven against the Phenom in WrestleMania. Notably Triple H, Ric Flair, Kane, Randy Orton, and Batista just to name a few.


Shawn Michaels is the only superstar who has a chance to end the 16-0 streak simply because the Undertaker has never defeated HBK while the Heartbreak Kid holds two victories over the Phenom.


The two victories by HBK over the Undertaker were won on the Taker’s “home court” notably in a Casket Match and a Hell in a Cell match.


Statistically in the win loss column with HBK vs. Undertaker, Shawn Michaels edges out Taker 2:0. But it would be pointless to talk statistics here against the Undertaker since he holds the most important statistic in WrestleMania of all with a 100 percent win record the sixteen times he had participated in the annual extravaganza.


Shawn Michaels name will be inscribed on the seventeenth tombstone at the Undertaker’s graveyard, but HBK can still hold his head up high knowing he is joining a group of legends and future Hall of Famers on the Undertaker’s list of fallen heroes.


The Showstopper does have the credentials to put a dent on the Taker’s perfect record, but to bet against the Deadman in WrestleMania would be the biggest mistake of them all.