1. Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant, Wrestlemania III. This was the first-ever in-your-house pay-per-view, not just a closed-circuit event, and it was everything it needed to be. It had my real-life Superman face-to-face with a person who actually was larger and stronger and a more formidable foe than he had ever faced before. You had 93,000 fans in the building. It was just a very impressionable moment.
2. Hulk Hogan vs. The Rock, Wrestlemania XVIII: It was Icon vs. Icon. If you watch the match from a technical standpoint, it was atrocious. But that just goes to show you that sometimes just the image of an Icon vs. an Icon creates energy. I loved the crowd reaction.
3. Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker, Wrestlemania XXV and XXVI: A match that had been seen before, but never on a stage that big. I remember watching it for the first time and saying out loud to myself, "This is the greatest match I've ever seen," and I think it was two of the most consummate professionals lacing up the boots and going at it. I think when they got together for 26, nobody thought they could do it again. But not only did they do it again, but they did it better.
4. NXT invasion: This happened two weeks ago and it came at my expense. But what a shot in the arm for WWE programming, and what a wake-up call for all the young guys in the locker room. I think WWE is filled with a lot of talent that is not afraid to step up and here are eight young guys with nothing to lose and they pretty much grabbed WWE programming by the crotch and decided to run the show. I was very impressed with what they did even though they beat my ass.
5. The existence of the Four Horseman: Those guys ran the show and literally lived all of that. Nothing about it was false or ungenuine. Those guys grabbed life by the horns and ran NWA and WCW like it was their own.