WWE Network Playlist

Rivalries: Shawn Michaels vs. The British Bulldog

Recently, The British Bulldog was the subject of the Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard podcast. During the Q&A at the end, someone named Nate asked if anyone in the WWE ever noticed that the Bulldog lost every major title bout against Shawn Michaels. Bruce Prichard said Nate was the only one who noticed. Not true, Nate. I noticed it too as I put this network playlist together. 

Not only did The British Bulldog lose every major title match against Michaels, but he also lost every singles match they had together. Despite Bulldog’s lopsided win/loss record, this rivalry is still worth checking out. Bulldog could’ve easily been a top five rival for Michaels, had Michaels not returned from his back injury.

Too bad there wasn’t any Rockers vs. British Bulldogs matches. Those could’ve been great and possibly given Davey Boy Smith a few more wins against Shawn Michaels. 

Shawn Michaels vs. The British Bulldog
Saturday Night’s Main Event – 11/14/1992
Apparently, there wasn’t room in the WWE for two babyface champions to co-exist at the same time. And Michaels was on the rise as a mid-card heel. 

Royal Rumble Match
Royal Rumble – 1/22/1995
Again, the Bulldog had to take a backseat. This time, to main event heel, Shawn Michaels.

Shawn Michaels vs. The British Bulldog
Raw – 3/6/1995

Shawn Michaels & Diesel vs. The British Bulldog & Yokozuna
In Your House: 3 – 9/24/1995

Shawn Michaels & Diesel vs. The British Bulldog & Yokozuna
Raw – 2/5/1996

Shawn Michaels vs. The British Bulldog
King of the Ring – 6/23/1996
The best match between the two. 

Shawn Michaels vs. The British Bulldog
In Your House: Beware of Dog – 5/26/1996

Camp Cornette vs. Shawn Michaels, Ahmed Johnson & Sycho Sid
In Your House: International Incident – 7/21/1996
Bulldog’s first win against Michaels, by way of Vader pinning HBK.

Shawn Michaels vs. The British Bulldog
Raw – 10/28/1996

British Bulldog & Owen Hart vs. Shawn Michaels & Sycho Sid
Raw – 11/11/1996
Bulldog scores the win and it’s by pinning Michaels’ partner Sycho Sid. After an assist from Michaels.

Shawn Michaels & Steve Austin vs. British Bulldog & Owen Hart
Raw – 5/26/1997
One of the best matches on Raw with one of the hottest live crowds, during one of the WWE’s greatest feuds. 

Shawn Michaels vs. The British Bulldog
One Night Only – 9/20/1997
Not even in his home country could the Bulldog catch a break against Michaels.

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