Those of you who read the blog back in late March/early April might remember that "Shawn Michaels: A Retrospective" appeared in Future projects. John and I were both supposed to write it together. Unfortunately, for a number of reasons, we were never able to get around to it. Part of it was poor planning on my part, I was 99.9% sure that HBK was set to retire at Wrestlemania, and we should have started writing the retrospective earlier, so we could immediately put it up once the Michaels Era came to an end. Part of the blame also falls on John, since he was supposed to write the biography (kayfabe and real life) section of the Retrospective, but he got busy and couldn't write it. With better planning and less procrastination, we should have been able to put up the Retrospective, but we didn't. Now, it's time to corrrrrrrrrect that mistake, and I will be doing it by posting great matches, promos, and moments from Shawn Michaels' legendary career. How long will this go on? Till, I run out of material about The Heartbreak Kid, and that won't be for the foreseeable future. Michaels has contributed so many great memories to wrestling fans everywhere, I don't think a single (albeit massive one) wouldn't really have done him justice, so this might work out better in the long run.
I think I jumped the gun a bit by posting The Rockers vs The Hart Foundation as Michaels' first foray into the WWE. That gives the impression that The Rockers were immediately put into a program with oen of the top tag teams in the WWF. Before they got to that level, The Rockers competed in a series of excellent matches with the BrainBusters (Anderson and Tully Blanchard). Their matches drew rave reviews, and really showed the WWE brasss what they had in The Rockers. One of the those great matches took place in MSG, and here it is.
Last but not least, I want to thank JD and Steam (over on Wackbag) for helping me compile the list of matches and promos that are going to be posted here in the future.