Greatest Wrestler Ever: Shawn Michaels

Adrian StaehleSenior Analyst IJuly 15, 2009

It started with 64 wrestlers and ended with the Heart Break Kid, Shawn Michaels standing alone.

It was one-sided victory as Shawn Michaels won the percentage 67.6% to Bret Hart's 32.4%, and in the single voting HBK beat Hart 11-9. Shawn Michaels, in B/R Wrestling Community, will be dubbed "Greatest Wrestler Ever," like it or not.

This is why he is the Greatest Wrestler Ever and a recap from last article:


Shawn Michaels

Shawn Michaels is the "Heart Break Kid," the "Show-stopper," the "Headliner," the "Main Event," the "Icon," and, most importantly, "Mr. WrestleMania" himself. He is arguably the greatest wrestler in history.

Shawn has made a career out of how he says, "Kicking your teeth right down your throat."

Michaels is arguably the greatest wrestler, entertainer, and to me "Commissioner." You can say he has the best finisher, is one of the best talkers, and greatest WWE Superstar.

He carried the load of a company which it could have felt like the world when WCW was beating WWE back in 1995-97. He did something not any other wrestler could do, Shawn stuck with the company when his friends were leaving and carried that company on his back and to me made it better than WCW was.

Shawn making his return after leaving after WrestleMania 14 and returning in 2002 at SummerSlam was a highlight in my life because it marked a great return of Shawn Michaels and the moments he has left after risking injury again to come back and done what he has done is amazing.

Shawn Michaels career will be 25 years in the making on Oct. 16, 2009.

Shawn is a four time Tag Team Champion with Marty Jannetty with the AWA and NWA Tag titles, he has one the Texas Tag and World title, and in the WWE he has one four Tag Team titles, three Intercontinental titles, one European title, three WWE Championship titles, and one World Heavyweight title.

He also is a two-time Royal Rumble winner, in '95 and '96, the fourth Triple Crown Winner, the first Grand Slam winner, and he holds the record for most Slammy Award wins in 1996 with six wins. He also won two in '97 and Match of the Year in 2008 with Ric Flair.

Shawn, on top of all that, has  had, from Pro Wrestling Illustrated, nine Match of the Year  awards: 1993-1996 and 2004-2008; and it might be 10 after his match with the Undertaker at WrestleMania 25. PWI has also had him in Feud of the Year in 2008 with Chris Jericho, Most Popular Wrestler back-to-back in 1995 and 96, ranked No. 1 in 1996, No. 10 in PWI Years in 2003, and is No. 33 with Marty Jannetty in Top 100 Tag Teams of the PWI Years in 2003.

Shawn, for Wrestler Observer Newsletter, has be named Top Babyface in 1996. He was given Feud of the Year twice, once in 2004 with Triple H and Chris Benoit and again in 2008 with Chris Jericho. He has won Match of the Year for his two Ladder matches in 1994 and 2008 against Razor Ramon and Chris Jericho respectively. He has a Tag Team of the Year award with Marty Jannetty in 1989.

He was voted into the Wrestler Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 2003.

Shawn has done so much in the ring, but out of the ring is where he has really won the battle. This is because of his past he lived and then becoming a born-again Christian. What he has done for his church and the younger kids he talks to also improves his case.

I want to thank everyone for voting the last few months, I appreciate it so much and Thank You. This was one major project I worked on when I first got here and it paid off.

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