Wrestling is Awesome XXV: Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Michaels

Posted on July 8, 2013


I don’t know if I can truly refer to anything as my favourite match of all time. There are so many wonderful bouts in the history of wrestling, it is impossible to focus on just one. Heck, sometimes the greatest matches aren’t all that technically good, it is more about the story, the context, the moment. One such match that manages to take all of these elements and create something truly magical, was the very first meeting between Kurt Angle and Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 21.It was a dream match for many, and during this time the Brand Extension still meant something, so it was a unique match that gave WrestleMania even more grandeur.

I could talk about this match for all of eternity. It is pitch perfect from beginning to end. It is crafted with so much talent, experience and damn well love that you are totally involved from beginning to end. Neither guy came out of it looking weak, it had the finish that a match of this calibre deserved, and it completely stole the show. Maybe it is my favourite match. Enjoy.

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