Although I’ve told myself a thousand times I wouldn’t text you, I have to say one thing. It’s killing me not to talk to you. Each and every memory, every word, every thought, every feeling comes rushing back. I can’t handle missing you.
On February 13th, 1997 Shawn Michaels decides to lose his smile instead of drop the strap to Bret Hart at Wrestlemania 13.
Going into 1997 the long term plan was in place for Wrestlemania 13 to host the rematch from the match of the year in 1996, Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels. However, due we would not see this match until the end of 1997, and we all know how that matched turned out. Since Shawn was unwilling to drop the belt it is suspected that he faked an injury to get out of the match all together, and this in turn forced the writers to scramble and rewrite the storyline. The result was the infamous “I lost my smile” promo where Shawn hands the belt to Vince on Raw following his main event win over Psycho Sid at the Royal Rumble.
The only positive outcome from this bitch move was the world getting to see one of the best matches ever seen in the wrestling world, as Bret took on Austin in the infamous I Quit match at Wrestlemania 13. Still we were robbed of what could have been another iconic ‘mania main event.