Location: Orlando, Fla.
Storyline: Wanting one last WrestleMania Moment, the legendary “Nature Boy” challenged Michaels.
Winner: Shawn Michaels, via “Sweet Chin Music” super kick at 20:23
It must be stated: Flair's robe is tremendous. The match isn't a technical masterpiece and there's a glaring botch during a bridge sequence but this is emotional storytelling at its best. It's straight out of an old Western: Michaels doesn't want to end his friend's career but realizes he had to do what he came to do. He tells Flair, “I'm sorry. I love you,” kicks him in the head and sends him into TNA, err, retirement.
18. Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair, WrestleMania XXIV