Is there anymore I can say about the Heartbreak Kid, the Showstopper, Mr. Wrestlemania and the best professional wrestler of our generation?
Involved with my recent artistic series, this is and it correlates to the same result every time.
Michaels was an artist in that ring. Every skill needed to survive and succeed in professional wrestling, he excelled at and set the bar high each and every time he stood on that mat. That was his playground, and he loved every appearance.
It wasn't for the spotlight, but much more for the love of the sport. From his first match to his last match, Michaels wrestled it like it was his last. What was even scarier, is a few times, it certainly could have been.
Just like Edge and Stone Cold, he battled through diversity and came out on top.
I'm not intending this to be a sob story and make everyone feel the emotion through this piece. My purpose for this article is to pay tribute to a man who gave it his all.
Against Undertaker, he made a match look like a dance. It didn't matter who you put in front of Michaels, he brought out the best in that opponent.
Michaels will be talked about for the rest of wrestling's existence, and that's because he cared about his craft more than most. When fans are disputing the best of all time, a few names pop into my head.
Undertaker, Edge, Triple H, The Rock, Bret Hart, Dusty Rhodes, Jimmy "Supafly" Snuka, Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels rounds out my list.
Sure, Randy Orton and John Cena as well as many others have won more championships. One thing that HBK had more than them, was emotion, determination and passion.
Shawn Michaels is the Heartbreak Kid.
Shawn Michaels is the Showstopper.
Shawn Michaels is Mr. Wrestlemania.
I`ll go out there and give you a show like you`ve never seen. Why? .. Because I can!