Shawn Michaels: My Journey DVD Review

WWE Home Video’s newest DVD release is Shawn Michaels: My Journey, a celebration of his twenty five years in the business.  The 3-disc set makes up 20 of his greatest matches that clocks in just over nine hours of footage.

I’m not that familiar with Shawn Michaels work over the past decade. I stopped watching wrestling in the mid 90s. I enjoyed his role in the Rockers, and his matches with Bret Hart were classic. As a casual fan the most interesting part of this set is the Shawn Michaels interview with Michael Cole who discusses her early days with Marty Janetty of the Rockers, to his reigns as WWE Champion, and of course his role in the Degeneration X. It was interesting to hear about his start in the AWA and how that led to his role in the WWE. Shawn’s honesty on working with Hulk Hogan was fascinating. Over the past ten years, wrestling has become more honest about things. In the early days wrestlers would never be seen as themselves. Calling out Hogan as difficult to work with is refreshing.

I enjoyed hearing Shawn’s take on his career and watching his “greatest” matches.  Supposedly Shawn just ended his wrestling career this year at WrestleMania 26.  Shawn put his career on the line if he couldn’t break the Undertakers WrestleMania win streak (18 – 0).  Shawn lost to the Undertaker, and is officially “retired.” Now if the retirement matches are anything like the ones in the past, you can bet he will be back

List of Matches:

  • Shawn Michaels vs. One Man Gang World Class Championship Wrestling, 1985
  • Midnight Rockers vs. `Playboy’ Buddy Rose / `Pretty Boy’ Doug Summers  AWA WrestleRock 1986
  • Midnight Rockers vs. Nasty Boys AWA Championship Wrestling 1988
  • Rockers vs. Brain Busters at Boston Garden, 1989
  • Rockers vs. Hart Foundation Madison Square Garden 1989
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart at Ottawa, Ontario 1992
  • Shawn Michaels vs. British Bulldog at RAW 1995
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Sid Vicious at RAW 1995
  • Shawn Michaels vs. 1-2-3 Kid at RAW 1996
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind at RAW 1997
  • British Bulldog vs. Shawn Michaels at One Night Only 1997
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker at Royal Rumble 1998
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho at WrestleMania XIX 2003
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair at Bad Blood 2003
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle WrestleMania 21
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H RAW 2005
  • John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Edge vs. Randy Orton at Backlash 2007
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Randy Orton  at Survivor Series  2007
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho at Unforgiven 2008
  • Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels  at WrestleMania 25

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