Bret Hart called himself "The Best There Is, The Best There Was and The Best There Ever Will Be," but Chris Jericho believes that title belongs to another star.
"[Shawn Michaels] is better than 75 percent of the roster...in my opinion, the best ever," Jericho said (via Wrestling Inc's Robert Gunier). "So even though he was coming back [at the time], he was great. And he has one match with Triple H, but this was his first WrestleMania back and it might have been the first program since the Triple H program, and it was never supposed to be."
Jericho was referencing Michaels' return at SummerSlam 2002.
His career appeared to be over after he suffered a back injury at the 1998 Royal Rumble. Instead, he came back and bolstered his legacy by continuing to deliver excellent matches at a stage when most wrestlers begin slowing down.
Jericho had an opportunity to face off with Michaels at WrestleMania, losing to The Heartbreak Kid at WrestleMania XIX in 2003.
Ask 10 different wrestling fans who they believe to be the greatest of all time, and you're likely to get 10 different answers. But few can argue Michaels doesn't warrant a place in the conversation.