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Shawn Michaels names his top 4 wrestlers of all time

A common topic of conversation among wrestling fans is the composition of wrestling’s Mount Rushmore, with various names being thrown around. Hailed as one of the greatest in-ring competitors of all time, Shawn Michaels shared his personal Mount Rushmore of wrestling.

In an interview with “The Schmo,” Shawn Michaels’ choices, which may surprise some, reflect Michaels’ deep knowledge of the sport and its history. Michaels’ Mount Rushmore of wrestling includes Ric Flair, Terry Funk, Wahoo McDaniel and a choice between Harley Race and Nick Bockwinkel.

For my Mount Rushmore it’s probably Ric Flair, Terry Funk, Wahoo McDaniel, and then it’ll be a battle between Harley Race and Nick Bockwinkel.

However, Michaels acknowledged that his selections may vary depending on his mood, highlighting the different aspects of the wrestling world that each of these legends represents. He described Harley Race as “a little bit rougher” and Nick Bockwinkel as “more of a technical wrestler,” highlighting the influence of his mood on his choices.

Harley was a little rougher, Nick was more, as they call it, a technical wrestler, so it all depends on my mood that particular night.

It’s worth noting that all five wrestlers mentioned by Michaels have been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, and Michaels himself has shared the ring with some of them. For example, Michaels had several matches with Flair, culminating in their WrestleMania 24 retirement match for Flair. Additionally, Michaels crossed paths with Wahoo McDaniel and Nick Bockwinkel in the AWA, underscoring his personal bond with these wrestling icons.

Which feud with fellow WWE Hall of Famer does Shawn Michaels think is the most underrated?

Shawn Michaels said his feud with fellow WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley was one of his most underrated. Michaels talked about his match with Foley, who played the character Mankind, at the WWE In Your House: Mind Games PPV and how he wished they had the chance to do more together.

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