That's why I said it depends on what criteria you go by ; when it goes by percentages and shit it's CLEARLY Shawn and nobody else, but if you use an addition system without dividing than it's clearly Taker hands down. I've got a third criteria in mind for when I count down a top 10 to see just who the REAL Mr. Wrestlemania actually is.
I don't know. When I look at both guys' WM resumes, I see more quality matches on HBKs' resume than I do 'Taker's. And I see a pretty good amount of crap on Taker's resume. It's not even particularly close.
Flair too. Hogan match is solid as well, some people like it a lot more though. But still, that's only 4 matches.
Yeah, I quickly edited my post (obviously not quickly enough) to add the Flair match. The Hogan match was OK, but nothing on the level of the other 3. Then you get a bunch of other crap like vs. Steele, then the title tournament @ WM4, mixed tag @ WM6, etc etc.
And HBK has those terrible matches against the likes of Tatanka, Santana, Bret, Orient Express tag with Marty .
Both guys have some garbage early on in their WM careers.
The ironman match wasn't terrible. It wasn't 5 stars, but it wasn't crap, either. And the Santana and Tatanka matches were his first two singles WM matches. They still pale in comparison to Snuka, Roberts, Bossman, Bundy, Big Show and A-Train, Sid, Gonzalez, etc.
You cant really compare Taker and HBK's WM matches though, its not Taker's fault he got handed guys like Gonzalez etc early on whereas HBK had better people in general to work with, plus Taker was a victim of his own gimmick early on..
Two of my all time faves though of course. (HBK IN the ring)
Really don't see how it's between anyone but HBK and Taker. HHH has had some gems (vs Booker, triple threat @ 20, vs Cena, vs Taker x3, etc), but I still don't think it's on the level of HBK and Taker's resumes. Since WM23, Taker has arguably been involved in the best match on the card.
I don't know how I feel about Michaels/Angle. Would have to re-watch to see how it holds up. And Michaels/Jericho too. Always thought that was great but Jericho is by far the better guy in that match. Michaels/Flair needs another viewing too but right now I'd take that over Taker/Batista, Taker/Edge and Taker/Orton.