9. Michaels II, WrestleMania XXVI
Like #10, this would have been much higher on the list if there was any chance Michaels was going to win this match. But, with his retirement looming, it seemed almost impossible that he’d be able to pull out a victory, even for the markiest of marky-marks. Also, while it’s a very good match, it’s not nearly as good as the match the year before. And that should matter.
Most importantly, though, if we were doing a list of “best WrestleMania matches” this would actually rank higher than many of the performances ahead of it. But as a “Streak” match it’s missing the necessary components like “unpredictability” and “originality”.