Shawn Michaels is undoubtedly one of the most controversial superstars in WWE history. HBK decided to retire from wrestling last year after beating The Undertaker and Kane at Crown Jewel together with his friend Triple H. Michaels is a four-time world champion, having held the WWF Championship three times and WWE's World Heavyweight Championship once.
He is also a two-time Royal Rumble winner (and the first man to win the match as the number one entrant), the first WWF Grand Slam Champion and the fourth WWF Triple Crown Champion, as well as a two time WWE Hall of Fame (2011 as singles wrestler and 2019 as part of D-Generation X).
In an interview with ComicBook.com, Shawn recalled a match against Shelton Benjamin in 2005: “It’s one of those ones that it’s lightning in a bottle, that’s the timing and everything else is just so perfect.
Because again, you can do that same thing but if the timing isn’t perfect, it doesn’t quite stand the test of time like that one does. That’s one of those moments where everything comes together, and it certainly does not hurt that you have got unbelievably stellar athletes like Shelton doing all of the heavy lifting in that type of stuff.
I’m the guy that got to win, but I will always argue that he is the guy that did the majority of the work in that particular instance. I have to thank him for that”.