WrestleMania Record - 6-11
Highlights - Won Heavyweight Title 1x (12), Headliner 6x (11,12,14,20,22,26), More Great Matches at WrestleMania than anybody
You don't get the moniker "Mr. WrestleMania", without earning it, and Shawn Michaels has more than done that. And, just to think, at the beginning of the new millennium it appeared that his career was over, and he'd be nowhere near the top of this list.
But, he did, and the second-half of his career produce more than a handful of classic matches on greatest stage in Professional Wrestling.
Michaels first three WrestleMania matches would be as a member of the Rockers, going 1-2. His first singles match came at Mania 8, a victory over Tito Santana, ariba.
Of course his break out performance came at WrestleMania 10, going up against Razor Ramon for the Intercontinental Title. For the first time in WrestleMania history it would be contested for in a ladder match. Both proceeded to dish out moves no one had seen on a National level, Ramon coming out victorious.
A year later, Michaels headlined his first WrestleMania, challenging Diesel for the WWF Heavyweight Championship at Mania 11. He'd come up short that night, but another year later, a different result played out.
Riding the momentum of the "boy hood dream", Michaels was set to challenge Bret Hart in a one hour "Iron Man" match in the Main Event of WrestleMania 12. An hour later, the two were still in a deadlock, neither man scoring a pin fall. A five minute overtime was added, and one "Sweet Chin Music" later, Michaels had achieved his dream.
What appeared to be his last match happened in the Main Event of WrestleMania 14, where he'd lose to "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. It would be five years before Michaels returned to WrestleMania.
The man to meet his return was Chris Jericho, and the two would steal the show at WrestleMania 19, Michaels winning his Mania comeback match.
At WrestleMania 20, Michaels was back in the title hunt, in the Main Event, Michael was up against Chris Benoit and Champion HHH, Michaels wasn't victorious that night, but it was the best match of the night. Two in a row.
For WrestleMania 21, Michaels took on Kurt Angle, stop, you already know where this is going. He'd lose again, but had the match of the year in the process. Three in a row.
WrestleMania 22 broke the streak, but he had a very entertaining match with a 60 year-old Vince McMahon.
His last Title match at WrestleMania came at Mania 23. Taking on Champion John Cena, Michaels was unable to gain one more run with the gold.
WrestleMania 24 saw Michaels carry another geriatric to a great match. In what should have been Ric Flair's last match, Michaels gave Flair a match that anyone would be proud to call their last.
Finally, over the last two WrestleMania's, Michaels had two all-time classics with the Undertaker. The first at WrestleMania 25 was the match of the year. In Michaels second effort at ending the streak, he put his career on the line. In another match of the night, Michaels career was ended.
To tally it up, that's nine times the "Showstopper”, had the best match at WrestleMania.