A lot of people credit the WrestleMania 10 ladder match as "making" Shawn Michaels. I disagree with this. It was a great match, but look where Shawn was in the months that followed WrestleMania 10. He was pretty much in Diesel's shadow. I don't remember him wrestling much for a while, outside of a great Raw match with Razor. I don't know if he was injured, but when he and Diesel started teaming together, Diesel got much more spotlight, Imo. Shawn still felt like he was in the same spot he was in before WM 10. I can't speak for everyone, but Shawn seemed out of place winning the Royal Rumble in 1995. I think he mostly got the WM match with Diesel because he had a built in storyline, similar to how Owen had a main event program when Bret was champion. Shawn felt out of place competing for the title at Wrestlemania at the time, and for what its worth, their match did not go on last. In the months after the WM 11 match, Shawn was Intercontinental champion again, pretty much in the same spot he was in before WM 10, only with much more momentum. Shawn did become a made star, but it was well after the WM 10 ladder match.