SOUTHEAST REGION MATCHUP #4
#1 SEED: BRET HART VS. OWEN HART (WRESTLEMANIA X)
Whole match: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pdDHLnTL4Q
Owen Hart had hung around as a jobber for a few years in the WWF, just a generic babyface who was pushed as the Bret Hart’s little brother. In Survivor Series 1994, the Hart brothers took on Jerry Lawler
Shawn Michaels and his knights of the squared circle. Owen was the only one to get eliminated; he blamed Bret and tempers flared. They had a fight but made up, and they decided to team up to try to win the tag titles. At the Royal Rumble, they lost to the Quebecers when Bret Hart could not continue in the match, infuriating Owen to the point that he kicked Bret’s leg out of his leg. This match was the result.
This match, which opened WrestleMania X, is an all-time classic. It is in the race for Bret Hart’s finest match, which obviously says a lot.
#8 SEED: SHAWN MICHAELS V. CHRIS JERICHO (WRESTLEMANIA XIX)
Whole match: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xInuy8TbNGo
In kayfabe, Jericho said that as a young man he idolized Michaels and that the greatest compliment that he got was being called “the next Shawn Michaels.” He said he once wanted to be just like him, but didn’t anymore. Jericho had gotten to pick his number at the Royal Rumble, and picked #2 so he could face off against Michaels who was #1. With Christian’s help he eliminated HBK from the Rumble, and this feud built from there.
This was the first Shawn Michaels WrestleMania match in five years since HBK dropped the title to Steve Austin at WrestleMania XIV. Jericho vs. Michaels features fantastic ringwork and is one of the many amazing matches that Michaels put on after his return from serious injury.
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