Saturday, March 28, 2015

WrestleMania Promo Feature: Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker (WrestleMania 26)

The last WrestleMania promo I'm going to feature this year is the one I believe to be the best the WWE has produced.  This one comes to us from WrestleMania 26, the rematch between Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker.  The prevous year's match was voted by the fans as the match of the year and the rematch was already being hyped to be just as good.

What this promo and many others have shown though is that the journey to getting to the rematch was heartbreaking, pardon the pun, as The Undertaker was initially against having a rematch with Michaels, but after weeks of goading, finally gave in to a rematch with one caviat, HBK put his career on the line so it became the Streak vs HBK's career.  So not only did we get a well worked match, but one filled with lots of emotion.  This promo does a great job reflecting that, going outside the box and using Placebo's version of "Running Up That Hill" as the background music in telling the story, which added to the hype.