Top 20 WrestleMania moments: No. 12
Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels (WrestleMania X, 1994)
Ladder matches have become a staple of WrestleMania in recent years, but Michaels and Ramon created the blueprint with this intense, physically demanding match. At stake was the Intercontinental title. There was a dispute over who was the rightful champion, and both men had a belt in their possession. Michaels and Ramon used the ladder as a weapon in one innovative spot after another. The move that stands out the most was Michaels leaping off the ladder and hitting a splash on Ramon.
The finish was pretty creative, too. Ramon knocked Michaels off the ladder, and “The Heartbreak Kid” crashed into the ropes and got his foot tangled. With Michaels tied up, Ramon climbed the ladder and seized both belts for the victory. Although Ramon won the match, it was the tremendous performance by Michaels that people most remember.