Welcome to Crossbody of Work, a show where we break down a wrestler’s career through five of their biggest matches.

It is part two of our three-part Shawn Michaels series. This episode covers Shawn’s run at the top of the company in the late nineties, his early retirement, and the beginning of his 2000’s comeback. We look at matches against Vader & Undertaker, as well as HBK passing the torch to Stone Cold at Wrestlemania 14. From his comeback, we look at his title win in the first elimination chamber and a rivalry match against Triple H. On top of all these matches, Evan & Javier also talk about: 

  • HBK being Undertaker’s greatest rival
  • Ranking the best spinebusters & elbow drops
  • The sauce versus the juice
  • Vader being underrated

And a lot more.

Listen to the podcast here, and check out the links to the matches below.

Match One:

Shawn Michaels (c) vs Vader – WWF Championship – Summerslam 1996
Link to the match here.

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Match Two:

Shawn Michaels (c) vs The Undertaker – WWF Championship Casket match – Royal Rumble 1998
Link to the match here.

Match Three:

Shawn Michaels (c) vs “Stone Cold” Steve Austin – WWF Championship – Wrestlemania 14
Link to the match here.

Match Four:

Shawn Michaels vs Triple H (c) vs Rob Van Dam vs Kane vs Booker T vs Chris Jericho – World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber match – Survivor Series 2002
Link to the match here.

Match Five:

Shawn Michaels (c) vs Triple H – World Heavyweight Championship 3 Stages of Hell match – Armageddon 2002
Link to the match here.

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