Shawn Michaels Vs. El Matador (Wrestlemania VIII)
I'll admit it, I've always been a bit of a Shawn Michaels fan. Even despite him splitting up the sensational Rockers (Marty Jannetty's career never really did recover) Michaels has carried a charismatic presence that not only helped change the face of wrestling but continues to be felt in the
El Matador, perhaps better known as Tito Santana, is no stranger to the ring either with an impressive run as the Intercontinental Champion in the mid-80s which also led to a long-standing feud with "Macho Man" Randy Savage culminating in a series of hard fought no disqualification matches. After the feud with Savage ended, Santana struggled through the late 80s before re-emerging as El Matador with his first appearance being this very match.
According to Wikipedia, Santana "holds the unique distinction of appearing in the first nine Wrestlemanias," a merit carried by only one other wrestler... Hulk Hogan.