Despite all of the others in the conversation, Michaels stands tall above the rest.
He has certainly earned the praise with hard work, a career resurgence, and a fierce legion of fans that repeatedly make sure his Mania matches win Match of the Year Honors year after year, sometimes deserving (against Hart, Taker, and Angle), and sometimes laughably unworthy (against McMahon).
He carried a flabby Ric Flair, who frankly had no business being in the ring with anyone anymore, to an epic finish in his ‘retirement match,’ and made the ladder match mainstream against Razor Ramon at Wrestlemania X.
Even on the losing end, Michaels always comes out the better, and this year should be no different.
He has competed in six World Title Matches and 9 of his PWI Match of the Year wins have come on the grandest stage of them all.
No one will ever be able to come close to scratching the surface of his accomplishments, and despite my initial skepticism, Mr. WrestleMania might be the greatest title he has ever worn.