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Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho — The Great American Bash 2008

“You will never be me.”

Those were the words uttered by WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels to Chris Jericho as the two legendary Superstars embarked upon a highly personal rivalry in 2008. The animosity between the decorated grapplers culminated at The Great American Bash that same year in the form of a brutal bout.

Injuring his ribs early on in the fray, Michaels quickly found himself at the mercy of a merciless Jericho, which would prove to be a theme of the battle.

As he proved time and again over the course of his career, though, The Showstopper didn’t know the meaning of the word “quit.” When HBK reentered the ring after a high-impact, ringside moonsault, he was in a bad way, bleeding profusely from his eye. Battling dueling threats — Jericho and an interfering Lance Cade, at ringside — Michaels fought valiantly, but his injured eye would eventually cost him the match.

Though Michaels continued to fight — even begging with the official at several points not to stop the match — the real showstopper of the bout came after Y2J delivered blow after vicious blow to the face of his grounded opponent and the official had no choice but to call the match. — ALEX GIANNINI