Your match against Razor Ramon at WrestleMania X is still an admired favorite. In your opinion, why has it endured?
Over the years, the ladder itself has become the central figure of that particular stipulation, but in our situation, it served as a backdrop for something much bigger. We were two guys claiming rightful ownership of those titles, and the ladder was just there as a way for us to prove who was the best. Now, the ladder is the primary element, and these matches are often about what the contestants can do with it.
Have you ever been surprised by how well one of your ’Mania matches was received?
There have been a number of them that surprised me—even the Ladder Match, which I knew was special. I just didn’t have any idea of the impact it would have on the entire industry. The Iron Man Match against Bret Hart at WrestleMania XII was another one, and the bout at WrestleMania XIX against Chris Jericho. I walked away feeling those were really good, then people started saying, “Holy cow, it was the best match of the show!”
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