"CM Punk vs. Samoa Joe, Joe vs. Punk II 2004" takes on "Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair, WrestleMania 24" in the latest match-up in the Cageside Seats Greatest Matches Tournament.
The Cageside Seats Greatest Matches Tournament continues today with a match-up pitting number three seed "CM Punk vs. Samoa Joe, Joe vs. Punk II 2004" taking on number 14 seed "Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair, WrestleMania 24."
In order to cast your vote, leave a comment and in the subject line make sure you adhere to the guidelines as follows. Remember, voting closes at midnight CT:
To vote Punk-Joe simply write: Vote - Punk vs. Joe
To vote Michaels-Flair simply write: Vote - Michaels vs. Flair
Before casting your vote you can check out a short synopsis, as well as watch both matches in order to refresh your memory.
CM Punk vs. Samoa Joe, Joe vs. Punk II 2004
Long before Punk was burning up the WWE ring, he was turning in five-star matches with Joe in Ring of Honor. Their series in 2004 produced the first five-star rating from the Observer in North America in seven years, actually, and it was a 60-minute time limit draw, same as the first match.
Watch the match that would help produce the best selling ROH DVD of all time:
Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair, WrestleMania 24
By late 2007, it was clear Flair was winding down his in-ring career, at least with WWE. So they turned it into a storyline and had him go on a farewell tour that ended with the greatest performer who ever stepped inside the ring, Michaels.
Feel the emotion:
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