On this date in WWE history: Shawn Michaels vs Chris Jericho in an Unsanctioned Match

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When Chris Jericho and Shawn Michaels hooked up for a program together in 2008, the ensuing story -- and the unbelievable matches that followed -- would ultimately get voted the "Feud of the Year" in any publication that matters.

It started slow but picked up fast when Y2J punched HBK's wife, Rebecca, hard enough in the mouth to give her a fat lip at SummerSlam, where Michaels was all set to announce his retirement thanks to an eye injury. This enraged Michaels, of course, and led to his demanding an Unsanctioned Match.

And that's exactly what he got on this date in history (Sept. 7, 2008) at Unforgiven.

The match itself was unbelievable, a brutal encounter between two of the best storytellers in the history of the business. It was given a rating of four stars by the Wrestling Observer but to show you how good these two were together, it was left off the Cageside Seats Greatest Matches Tournament in favor of their encounters at No Mercy in Oct. 2008 and their match in 2003 at WrestleMania 19.

In short, they're both really fucking good at pro wrestling.

Watch them do their thing in a brutal Unsanctioned Match at Unforgiven 2008 after the jump.

Also on this date in history: Clash of the Champions III presents "Fall Brawl"

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