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Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind (WWF 09/22/96)

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:00 pm
by SammyJ_D
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Re: Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind (WWF 09/22/96)

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:15 pm
by BillThompson
Probably Shawn's shining moment as a singles worker, or maybe the one Diesel match. Either way, he's great here as he buys into everything Mankind wants to do, and the match is pretty brilliant as a result. Shawn feels like a real wrestler here, not a caricature of Vince's wet dreams. He's working hard, he seems scared of Mankind by a certain point, and he paces his bumps so that they carry more meaning. Mankind is great too, but the more I watch this the more credit I give Shawn.

Re: Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind (WWF 09/22/96)

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:36 pm
by Alan4L
a match that I appreciate more every time I see it. The worked Shawn tantrum spot is one of the greatest things he's ever done - loved how he let Mick totally guzzle him (taking him down with a choke hold if I remember right). Also love the flying off the chair Sweet Chin Music - completely crazy!