Chris Jericho vs Shawn Michaels: The 2008 Feud of The Year

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The Shawn Michaels vs Chris Jericho rivalry is widely considered as one of the greatest feuds in the history of professional wrestling. 5 years after their classic encounter at WrestleMania XIX, The Heartbreak Kid and Y2J would reignite their storied rivalry with a series of excellent matches that garnered a ton of positive reviews from fans and the wrestling media.
The feud kicked off once again when Batista got upset over Shawn retiring Ric Flair at WrestleMania 24. Chris Jericho interviewed both men on "The Highlight Reel" and from here, Y2J would get involved after Shawn feigned an injury to defeat Batista. What would follow is a series of matches at Judgment Day 2008, The Great American Bash 2008, Unforgiven 2008 and No Mercy 2008 that were all highly entertaining. Throughout the feud also, Chris Jericho evolved his character and Shawn's wife even got involved... it was wrestling storytelling at it's absolute finest.
Topics and matches covered in this video include:
00:00 - Before the Rivalry
03:06 - Shawn fakes a knee injury
07:07 - Judgment Day 2008
09:07 - Shawn vs The Jeritron
10:58 - Great American Bash 2008
14:11 - The Evolution of Chris Jericho in 2008
17:04 - Shawn and Rebecca at Summerslam 2008
19:30 - Unforgiven 2008
20:45 - No Mercy 2008
- Much More!
#Wrestling #WWE #Documentary


  1. LofiBoy 733
    LofiBoy 733
    2 ditë më parë

    Late Ruthless Aggression Era Early PG Era Was Simple Time!!

    8 ditë më parë

    22:20 dogs after making out

  3. Rene Zuniga
    Rene Zuniga
    Muaj më parë

    @wrestling bio can you do chris Jericho vs triple H? I they had a rivalry, but there was 1 match on one of the small ppv that was simply amazing

  4. Neon Wizard
    Neon Wizard
    Muaj më parë

    I feel like 2008 was the official final year of the Attitude Era. HBK and Jericho did a great job as the final act of an era that defined professional wrestling. They seemed to be the only guys willing to take big bumps and risks in their matches together while everyone else was starting to run more choreographed matches.

    1. Ultra Instinct 94
      Ultra Instinct 94
      12 ditë më parë

      The Attitude Era was over years before this. This was the Ruthless Aggression Era

  5. Neon Wizard
    Neon Wizard
    Muaj më parë

    That HBK fall during the contract signing... crazy scary to watch. He nearly snapped his own neck on the ground

  6. Greg Dobson
    Greg Dobson
    Muaj më parë

    Some may disagree but Jericho IMO is the GOAT. His technique in the ring is outstanding and he knows how to get the crowd behind him as face as well as absolutely loathing him as a heel. His “best in the world at what I do” suit and tie gimmick was probably his best one ever too both on the mic and in his ruthless in ring style

  7. Ufulu Majawa
    Ufulu Majawa
    Muaj më parë

    @Wrestling bios :"Last truly memorable rivalries" your speaking facts.

  8. TheTriangle444
    2 muaj më parë

    I remember how evil Chris Jericho was when he wore that vertically striped spandex

  9. Raja Bey-Muhammed
    Raja Bey-Muhammed
    2 muaj më parë

    Wait did he ever beat HBK by pinfall? Lol

  10. Emirl Sanchos
    Emirl Sanchos
    2 muaj më parë

    The most intriguing aspect of this feud was that every gripe directed towards Shawn from Chris (in character) carried an element of truth. Shawn was, behind the scenes, a Prima Donna concerned more about his ego than anything else, willing to do anything to stroke it. Chris had a legitimate point when he called him a backstabber and how the fans still sided with him while booing Chris's criticisms. The animosity felt real despite the fact these two were friends outside of their roles.

  11. Prposalx
    2 muaj më parë

    "backlash 2003" ight, ima head out. Great video my dude (as always) just one slip up.

  12. Johnny Cage
    Johnny Cage
    2 muaj më parë

    My favorite thing about this feud was that it was truly timeless. Drop it in ANY era and it'll fit. That and Jericho won.

  13. Parves Koyes
    Parves Koyes
    2 muaj më parë

    Chris Jericho is one of the all time greats.

  14. money345 atherley
    money345 atherley
    3 muaj më parë

    Rather be a savage than to be a sissy that complains about seeing a lot of blood, soft ass generation

  15. Salvador Cruz
    Salvador Cruz
    3 muaj më parë

    Who else can strike gold with a rivalry not once but twice 5 years later!?

  16. The Forsaken Baby
    The Forsaken Baby
    3 muaj më parë

    I was on Jericho's side the whole time... He was right about everything.

  17. CHman712
    3 muaj më parë

    Damn, in terms of 1 on 1 jericho won 4-3.

  18. Wilhelm Friedrich I
    Wilhelm Friedrich I
    3 muaj më parë

    I want to see the hart foundation 97'

  19. Ren Castro
    Ren Castro
    4 muaj më parë

    hbk is jericho's idol.

  20. Lionel Lofland
    Lionel Lofland
    4 muaj më parë

    This was a really good one

  21. James Derek
    James Derek
    4 muaj më parë

    I had stopped watching wrestling for a minute around this time, man I missed out on something legendary especially how things have gone post 2007 and definitely how it is nowadays.

  22. Alex Mohr
    Alex Mohr
    4 muaj më parë

    I know Shaun had his fair share of title runs, but I’ve always felt like the WWE jipped him in title matches a few too many times. A lot of those times I feel like the end result was just making Shaun seem weak and unable to deliver the W when it came to winning titles while in a feud. Happened with Triple H, too, multiple times I think. And then there was the title shot at Wrestlemania against Cena where they were selling the match as Shauns last chance to be champion. He was super over with the fans at that time, too. I thought the way they handled that could have gone down differently and let Shawn take the belt until backlash and then drop it back to Cena. There’s plenty of ways they could have done it while protecting Cenas image and reputation AND giving Shawn one last short run as a thanks for everything he’s done for the business.

  23. MarveltheCross316
    4 muaj më parë

    I definitely enjoyed this feud. Shawn put Chris over and both men sold their weaknesses. They told a compelling story, something that is missing in today's wrestling.

  24. David Hall
    David Hall
    5 muaj më parë

    Great video! Thanks 😃

  25. Jameson B
    Jameson B
    5 muaj më parë

    Loved this storyline, but the wrong guy won at No Mercy. Michaels needed to come out of that match as champion.

  26. Dale Cowles
    Dale Cowles
    5 muaj më parë

    I never liked 2008 Chris Jericho I didn’t like the look at all this is my least favorite of him.

  27. Art Minus Me
    Art Minus Me
    5 muaj më parë

    I swear the only reason people have this fued in high regard is because Jericho keeps mentioning it on his podcast. Literally heard no one really talk about it prior till Jericho started saying it was his favorite

  28. Night Wing
    Night Wing
    5 muaj më parë

    Bro please make the best Jericho feud.. With Cm punk

  29. TG5455
    5 muaj më parë

    This is one of the reasons why I like Jericho is because of him trying different types/persona to his character.

  30. KurtAngle89
    5 muaj më parë

    I was SO HAPPY when Jericho won this rivalry. It doesn't happen often that the heel wins the rivalry, and Michaels is notoriously not one that does job often. Jericho was able to put such a fantastic display, by highlighting something real (that fans support some wrestlers no matter what they do), that he could be the heel while being entirely right. And using that, he made everything so believable and special

  31. RockaJabroni
    5 muaj më parë

    The true last feud of the ruthless agression era.

  32. - MetropolisKid -
    - MetropolisKid -
    5 muaj më parë

    lol backlash 2003 ?? let me join the rest of the ppl to say you didn’t mean to say that.

  33. LeoGotRock
    5 muaj më parë

    RIP Lance Cade

  34. krlm2280
    5 muaj më parë

    08 short hair suited, hypocrite and parasite era y2j is a goat and i loved what he did to flair and stump his gold Rolex and another example of a heel speaking the truth about life along with '92 sid justice '94 Backlund '97 bret '04 hassan And '08 y2j

  35. Alex Thorn
    Alex Thorn
    5 muaj më parë

    I had stopped watching 4 years prior. Only tuning in when Hogan or Nash made appearances. I've heard a lot of great praise over the years for this re-newed rivalry. What stops me from actually watching is my dislike for Jericho. I just don't find him interesting at all. Never have. Shawn is gold but Jericho... Just is too small and boxy to take serious. But thanks for the video, and bringing us who missed it back up to speed.

  36. S.E.S PunK
    S.E.S PunK
    5 muaj më parë

    My favourite Jericho line when he was heel he used to call the fans "gelatinous tape worms"

  37. KEWL V1C
    KEWL V1C
    5 muaj më parë

    Chris Jericho said in his 3rd book that the inspiration for his serious “formal suit” persona was the character Anton Chigurh from “No Country for Old Men”, along with Nick Bockwinkel. Just thought I would let you know.

  38. KEWL V1C
    KEWL V1C
    5 muaj më parë

    Shawn’s snake skin cowboy hat tho

  39. Brandon Perkins
    Brandon Perkins
    5 muaj më parë

    The Genesis of the Y2J/HBK fued. A total worth rivalry

  40. TheBestFighter
    5 muaj më parë

    Chris Jericho was the face all along. Shawn lied an fans cheered him smh. 2008 suit wearing Jericho was the best! And, Chris was always better than Shawn

  41. Andraez Rodrigez
    Andraez Rodrigez
    5 muaj më parë

    y0u bake some very creamy wrestling biscuits

  42. Joseph Chaparro
    Joseph Chaparro
    5 muaj më parë

    The WWE doesn't have a Shawn Michaels or a Chris Jericho so even if they put trust in what they have the results wouldn't match up to this.

  43. Jan
    5 muaj më parë

    "brand new vocabulary" . . . "leeches and parasites"

  44. ForeverTired2000
    5 muaj më parë

    19:10 Bring the World Heavyweight Championship was necessary, Punk's reign was forgettable.

  45. Kohbinho
    5 muaj më parë

    2nd best Feud of 2008... Edge & Taker have the 3 best Matches of the two feuds if you'd rank em. Clear cut.

  46. Travis Howell
    Travis Howell
    5 muaj më parë

    batista v michaels at backlash 2003? you got your dates mixed up mate.

  47. Cocaine Cat
    Cocaine Cat
    5 muaj më parë

    3:55 Shawn and Batista are time traveling to the past

  48. Thomas Washburn
    Thomas Washburn
    5 muaj më parë

    This was the last year I watched wrestling. Part of my reason was the blading ban but also the Benoit incident. Too many changes for me from the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression Eras, that I loved.

  49. David PeoplesTV
    David PeoplesTV
    5 muaj më parë

    I know this isn’t what WWE intended but I totally view Jericho as the face is this feud

  50. Todd Richardson
    Todd Richardson
    5 muaj më parë

    Dude, your episodes should be a minimum of One Hour Long. They are that good..

  51. King Lucifer
    King Lucifer
    5 muaj më parë

    *Backlash 2008

  52. Lucas
    5 muaj më parë

    Well time to go watch the Chris Jericho vs Shawn Michaels matches in 2008

  53. daniel garcia
    daniel garcia
    5 muaj më parë

    You mean backlash 2008 right?

  54. wawa Elias
    wawa Elias
    5 muaj më parë

    14:24 if someone can photo shop a hand on shawns cheek or chris's cheek itll make that standoff way better

  55. Mohammed Miah
    Mohammed Miah
    5 muaj më parë

    Great video......maybe a new series pending? Rivalries...... Would love an episode about Savage vs DDP from back in the glory days of dubya see dubya!

  56. D Key
    D Key
    5 muaj më parë

    Backlash 2003????

  57. Preparedmind
    5 muaj më parë

    2008 was pretty much Shawn's last full time year in wrestling, and damn did he pull out all the stops in a blood feud with Jericho.

  58. Matt Newton
    Matt Newton
    5 muaj më parë

    that was pretty savage calling the blood marks savage lol

  59. Realest On Tha Internet!!!
    Realest On Tha Internet!!!
    5 muaj më parë

    awesome job thing i appreciate is the fact that u shine the light on the best times in the past that shows todays product is NOTHING compared to a time when u were forced to care about WWE im damn near almost a former fan because of the way the product has changed today this rivalry and the matches that y2j & Hbk had was better than anything wwe has done in a long time its good to be reminded of these more relevant times at a time where wwe and their stuff is obviously struggling keep shining the light and reminding of these nostalgic matches. moments and etc KEEP IT UP!

  60. Sola Scriptura
    Sola Scriptura
    5 muaj më parë

    @8:40 The storytelling in this match was spot on. They knew each other so well. It's like "Kobe versus MJ" (if both would've been in their respective primes).

  61. Superboy 473
    Superboy 473
    5 muaj më parë

    2008 was Shawn Michaels's best year in his career. 2008 was peak heel Jericho.

  62. martian78
    5 muaj më parë

    I remember this feud more than the first one. It certainly was a great one!

  63. Carlos Perez
    Carlos Perez
    5 muaj më parë

    Who else misses this type of WWE?

  64. Pitle Pen
    Pitle Pen
    5 muaj më parë

    This feud ruined wrestling. Now it’s all pg

  65. Johnny Cage
    Johnny Cage
    5 muaj më parë

    This feud was timeless.You could have taken this feud snd dropped it in ANY era and it would have fit.

  66. Brobot12 2
    Brobot12 2
    5 muaj më parë

    The amount of polish and effort you put into your videos are unmatched! This is why I look forward to every one of your uploads. Keep it up! 👍🏾

    1. Sola Scriptura
      Sola Scriptura
      5 muaj më parë

      Yep. I just subbed, tonight. Currently binge watching his "career of the Undertaker" videos.

  67. Dustin Gay
    Dustin Gay
    5 muaj më parë

    13:02 the original judas effect

  68. money345 atherley
    money345 atherley
    5 muaj më parë

    Heel Chris Jericho in 2008 was the best heel in the wrestling business in general and my favorite Jericho character hilarious promos for Jericho, this feud was awesome but didn't need the world heavyweight title toward the end of the feud

  69. money345 atherley
    money345 atherley
    5 muaj më parë

    The way how hbk fell on his head was nasty goddamn

  70. kolz4ever1980
    5 muaj më parë

    Before Jericho was 100+ pounds overweight lolol

  71. Omega Rowley
    Omega Rowley
    5 muaj më parë

    Honestly I thought it was a good move going to black and white it remains me of the old attitude era videos

  72. WarhawkBeyond2040
    5 muaj më parë

    2008 for me was the last great year of long storytelling and extended feuds. As much as I loved Undertaker and Edge's feud on Smackdown which produced 5 back to back great matches, I found the Chris Jericho and Shawn Michaels story on Raw to be a lot more emotional and personal than their 2003 feud. Chris Jericho went from being a cocky fan who wanted to be better than his hero into a real devious villain with the short hair and dark suit, he wanted to completely destroy HBK and show everyone that he's nothing more than a liar. From April 08 - Oct 08, these two delivered their best work both in the ring and out of the ring. I still say this was one of the last great classic feuds in wrestling and proof that extended programs can still work in the modern era.

  73. Mr Lizard
    Mr Lizard
    5 muaj më parë

    Great video! But i'm a little worried... you don't get copyright by using these images?

  74. Chin Dub
    Chin Dub
    5 muaj më parë

    I went back n watched the match at the great American bash n two things chold of happened to shawn Michaels that night one he accidentally cut to deep or the reason he bleed so much was because like he said when had a match with the undertaker in the first hell in the cell when he bleeds he bleeds alot n he was fairly young in the match with the undertaker in the this match he is older so skin is thinner so that probably cause him to bleed a lot more then normal plus he probably cut that same spot in the weeks leading up to the match so it just made it worse when we cut it this time

  75. Giumelz
    5 muaj më parë

    Awesome video once again

  76. James Brock
    James Brock
    5 muaj më parë

    WWE really wiped their ass with One Night Stand didn't they?

  77. The One
    The One
    5 muaj më parë

    I heard that Kane gave Shawn a big boot at a house show in 2004 that caused his lazy eye.

    1. Cocaine Cat
      Cocaine Cat
      3 muaj më parë

      MATTEO BIONDILLO Just because he exaggerates a blade job doesn’t mean he fucks it up. This time he did. It happens

    2. Hanzo Kuraiken
      Hanzo Kuraiken
      5 muaj më parë

      Not really, I believe Kane slammed(or Chokeslam I guess) Shawn on the mat really hard that cause his eye all googly injured I guess.

    3. Cocaine Cat
      Cocaine Cat
      5 muaj më parë

      I think it was a botched blade job

  78. spikeannoyed
    5 muaj më parë

    What about ye !

  79. BronzeAgeBryon
    5 muaj më parë

    While I enjoyed the grizzled and older HBK in the latter part of this feud, I agree that the "suited up" Chris Jericho is one of the best arcs of his career. But, the Le Champion AEW launch has been very entertaining. Plus he shows real class working with younger talent and putting people over now. Something many of his WWE competitors would never do.

  80. The MulToyVerse
    The MulToyVerse
    5 muaj më parë

    In a way, this rivalry would continue when DX had their conflict with JeriShow(Jerico/Big Show.)

  81. Zackery Newell
    Zackery Newell
    5 muaj më parë

    Would love to see a video on the birth and development of the King Booker character.

  82. Da Blev
    Da Blev
    5 muaj më parë

    2008 gives me so much nostalgia

  83. Silent Gaming Elite
    Silent Gaming Elite
    5 muaj më parë

    Can you do the Punk and Cena rivalry of 2011 - 2013

  84. flu world order
    flu world order
    5 muaj më parë

    Id love 2 c undertaker hbk first hell in a cell match vid.

  85. TheBandit025
    5 muaj më parë

    Shawn vs the Jeritron Me: me laughing in SVR 2011 Y2J RTWM

  86. DigitalAndroid 89
    DigitalAndroid 89
    5 muaj më parë

    Love the video! Ruthless Agression era is my personal favorite!

  87. Gokul KN
    Gokul KN
    5 muaj më parë

    goat vs goat

  88. Red Rebel
    Red Rebel
    5 muaj më parë

    The last great fued in wrestling full stop!

    1. Matthew McIver
      Matthew McIver
      5 muaj më parë

      What about Taker and Shawn going into mania 26?

  89. Noh Buddy
    Noh Buddy
    5 muaj më parë

    Only time Jericho was a legit heel

  90. Eric 496
    Eric 496
    5 muaj më parë

    Do the story of the DDP And Randy Savage rivalry

  91. Panzer Hanz
    Panzer Hanz
    5 muaj më parë

    Barista so mad he went back in time 5 years to face Shawn at Backlash.

  92. ReaverPrime
    5 muaj më parë

    I'm one of the few that will admit this, but I've never been a big fan of Jericho. Like HHH, to me, he's never felt like a main event guy. Sure, his character changes have entertained people, but it just has never landed with me. This particular character shift meant even less to me because I was deployed to Iraq from Jan08 to May09, so I missed the majority of the build up to it. And being a workrate fan, I can say his wrestling is good, but its never quite grabbed me.

  93. Riaz Uddin
    Riaz Uddin
    5 muaj më parë

    I just wish these guys had more of a rivalry in the early 00s (by this point I didnt bother with wrestling and it was too goofy).

  94. PotatoQuality
    5 muaj më parë

    3:56 Backlash 2003? Oh silly, happy accident.

  95. Deadpool Guy
    Deadpool Guy
    5 muaj më parë

    Bootista calling someone else "selfish" is more than just ironic.

  96. Juwellz18
    5 muaj më parë

    You don't see storytelling like this I'm WWE anymore smh.

  97. Chin Dub
    Chin Dub
    5 muaj më parë

    Another amazing video keep up the amazing work much love from a huge fan n love from south Carolina bro

  98. Antonio Vlado
    Antonio Vlado
    5 muaj më parë

    Do randy ortons 2009 run

  99. Napoleon Wilson
    Napoleon Wilson
    5 muaj më parë

    Wrestling was dead to me at this point

    1. Raphael Morrata
      Raphael Morrata
      5 muaj më parë

      I stopped watching in 2009.

  100. jason swift
    jason swift
    5 muaj më parë

    Shawn must of got nearly all the matches since the razor ladder he's got aload b nice to no who got one if Micheal cos Shawn he got a few before his cum back in 2002 he must of got another few when he came bk if anyone NOS could they let me no cos it's probably the only thing don't no ABT hbk

    1. krlm2280
      5 muaj më parë

      Cum back lol