Not many people can claim to be the G.O.A.T., but those who can are the Greatest Of All Time in their field. Most often, the acronym G.O.A.T. praises exceptional athletes but also musicians and other public figures. To be the G.O.A.T you truly are "The Best there was, The best there is, and The best there ever will be." So who is the G.O.A.T of Professional Wrestling? Be it from; TNA, WCW, WWF/E, NJPW, ROH etc. Now I'm new here but if you've read my other post "What's your favorite Era from WWE" or have read my profile, then you already know by now that Shawn Michaels is my absolute favorite Wrestler. However, not only is he my favorite wrestler but I'm also going to provide the argument that he is the G.O.A.T of Professional Wrestling Entertainment. A great wrestler is an amalgam of several people; a comedian, an actor, an acrobat, a powerlifter, and a grappler. Michaels was all of those things and more, the rare complete package. He may not be the strongest, the fastest, or the most technical. He may not have been the best on the mic or have the highest draw. However, Shawn Michaels did absolutely everything extremely, extremely well. Now I know, his early career wasn't the best he was an "arrogant, cocky, asshole" and Canadian fans especially hated him(Some still do) for disrespecting the Canadian flag the way he did and the Infamous Montreal screw job. Regardless when he returned from a long time off between 1998-2002 after a serious back injury as well as dealing with his struggle with drug and alcohol abuse he returned a new man. Shawn Michaels was back Sober, a Born Christian and better than ever, absolutely everything he did with the WWE from this point on was absolute magic. So, to help really drive my point home I stated that a great Professional wrestler is " an amalgam of several people". I'm going to go over every point that makes a great wrestler great starting with Mic work. Michaels was a powerful and emotive actor, as well as one of the funniest men in wrestling history. Charisma flowed through his body like blood flows through the veins of any other mere mortal. It certainly wasn't a stretch for him to play the cocky and brash rebel. The thinly veiled version of himself was one of the most engaging characters we’ve ever seen. Whether you loved it or hated it you were still talking about it and as the saying goes "there's no such thing as bad publicity." As a member of DX, he added a whole career's worth of hilarity to his resume. The "Show Stopper" had some of the funniest skits and moments in the sports history. I challenge you to look up a compellation of the funniest moments of WWE and I promise you that almost any video you find will be filled with Shawn Michaels antics, Whether it be the time where "He never slept with that woman, as a matter of fact they were up all night" to the time he kicked a poor random guy named "Stan". On top of just being hilarious HBK's off mic charisma was just as great if not better, with one of the most Iconic Entrances as a whole, paired with him playing to the crowd he was exciting from the moment he hit the ramp to the post match celebration. Shawn Michaels never disappointed when it came to comedy or being entertaining he turned the WWE into his personal Grand Theatre. Next I'd like to talk about HBK's ring work. Some people say his ring work wasn't good, and that he over selled. Other than the one time between Hogan as a way to get back at him for turning their best of 3 fued into a one-off match, I'd like to ask when? A master of his body, an innovator and a warrior, Michaels fused technical wrestling, catch wrestling, Lucha Libre and martial arts-inspired moves to build a Hall of Fame career. Nearly everything that "Mr.WrestleMania" did inside the ring was clean and crisp. Some people have said "Oh he never put anyone over" and to that i'd like to say "You're not just wrong, you're stupid, and you're ugly, like your mom." Shawn Michaels was the absolute best person to put someone over, due to his near flawless sells and electrifying move set absolutely any body to wrestle HBK win or lose was better off after. The list of Superstars who had their greatest matches facing off against Michaels is a huge one.