WWE Mark Madness 2013: Shawn Michaels, CM Punk, Y2J and Taker Make Up Final Four

Alfred KonuwaFeatured ColumnistMarch 22, 2013

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The Final Four is set as Chris Jericho continues his giant-killing run to the championship.  Coming off consecutive victories against leaders of the WWE's first two eras, Jericho will now have a tricky matchup against Shawn Michaels, who continues to be dominant. 

After a 78-22 victory over The Rock, Michaels—the last remaining No. 1 seed—may meet his match in the white-hot Y2J. 

Michaels and Y2J famously feuded in 2008 for the World Heavyweight Championship.  The feud, and the matches, were universally lauded by fans and critics.  

CM Punk continues to ride his Internet bounce with another impressive victory, this time over Ric Flair.  Surely, few will be able to successfully argue that CM Punk has a superior legacy to a 16-time former world champion. But such a wild upset adds character to what has been a wild tournament.

Oddly enough, Punk's Final Four opponent is also his WrestleMania 29 opponent in The Undertaker.  Coming off a tight victory over No. 1 seed Stone Cold Steve Austin, Taker will enter this matchup as a slight favorite. 

This will be CM Punk's second consecutive Final Four appearance.  The former WWE champion is now within striking distance of being the only two-time winner of Mark Madness.  Accomplishing this feat would truly cement CM Punk as a message-board Messiah. 

Register and VOTE! Final Four voting is underway until Saturday, March 23 at midnight ET, 9 p.m. PT! 

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