DATELINE: FEB 13, 1997 – MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM – LOWELL, MA
On a special mid-day week edition called Thursday RAW Thursday, Shawn Michaels relinquishes the WWF World Heavyweight championship on RAW, and gives an emotional speech where he talks about “Losing His Smile”.
HBK’s biggest rival, Bret Hart, would win a four-way elimination match to claim the crown at In Your House 13. Michaels would regain the championship at Survivor Series 1997 in the infamous ‘Montreal Screwjob’.
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