6. Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle, WrestleMania XXI
Location: Los Angeles
Storyline: An old-fashioned grudge match to settle a simple argument: Who's the better wrestler?
Winner: Kurt Angle, via ankle lock at 27:25
The match itself is a slow boil, with some crisp mat wrestling to start. It really picks up, however, once Michaels takes it to the floor with a flying cross body. From there, the two legends put on a clinic—high work rate, deft counters, and masterful storytelling—with a hot finish that'll make you forget the whole thing is, you know, fake.