Shawn Michaels' 5 Greatest WWE Rivalries

The Heartbreak Kid has stolen the show with many foes...

3. Bret Hart

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Michaels vs. Hart is always going to be remembered more for what happened behind the scenes than what was written, although fiction and reality sure grapevined each other plenty. Solely inside the confines of kayfabe, the bitter rivals still managed to compel plenty.

Earlier on, Michaels struggled to overcome "The Hitman", falling short in Intercontinental and World title bouts as he rose through the company ranks. The "boyhood dream" culmination at WrestleMania 12 was fairytale-worthy. Then came the ugly injection of real-life, and, yeah.

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Bret Hart's 5 Greatest WWE Rivalries

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Written by Justin Henry

In addition to writing lists and commentaries for Cultaholic, Justin is also a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine, and is co-author of the WWE-related book Titan Screwed: Lost Smiles, Stunners, and Screwjobs.