Date: 3/31/1996
Location: Anaheim, Calif.
Storyline: Michaels won the Royal Rumble to become No. 1 contender.
Winner: Shawn Michaels 1-0 via Sweet Chin Music super kick at 61:52
Michaels and Hart seriously detested each other in real life but gelled in the ring. This match is a bit slow for some people but makes sense within the storyline: Both guys were so evenly matched they went 60 minutes without a fall. After the time limit expired, WWF President Gorilla Monsoon ordered sudden death overtime and Michaels scored the quick pin. Afterwards, Hart sulked off, planting seeds for his heel turn at WrestleMania XIII.