21 Years Of WWE SmackDown Mistakes

21. 1999 - Shawn's Forgotten Heel Turn

The tumultuous relationship between Shawn Michaels and WWE took another turn in 1999 when 'The Showstopper' bailed on his Commissioner role completely right after this illogical shocking swerve.

Michaels had been an anti-Corporate babyface since an early-1999 turn, but helped his former DX friend retain the WWE Championship with a guest referee superkick shocker later aped by countless PlayStation aficionados on SmackDown 2. The turn (and 'HBK's reunion with Hunter) was dropped immediately following another unexpected Michaels departure.

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