Shawn Michaels is one of the rare wrestlers who actually stays retired from the ring.
Most guys say goodbye, only to lace up the boots for one last pay per view or pay day. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels are some of the rare superstars who’ll show up randomly on WWE TV but don’t step foot in the ring to do anything but talk on a mic. If their bodies could perform, any of those men would be welcomed into a WWE ring immediately.
In a recent interview, Shawn Michaels talked about his relationship with another WWE legend, The Undertaker, and how often the two men’s personalities clashed over the years. Shawn Michaels shoulders most of the blame, explaining how obnoxious he could be in his younger days, and not giving credence to The Undertaker’s “cool hand Luke” persona in the locker room.
Shawn Michaels on his relationship with The Undertaker
“‘Taker’s always told me that he always respected what I did in the ring but he just didn’t like me. And I didn’t particularly think he was all that either. I didn’t care for him much. I was a little more, obviously, outgoing — that’s code for obnoxious. He is reserved and quiet. And I, personally, at the time, thought it was BS. You know, I mean I thought it was some kind of… the guys used to call him “Cool Hand Luke” gimmick that he put off and somehow you were supposed to be intimidated by it and everybody was and I just wasn’t going to be. I think that probably rubbed him the wrong way, which it should have.”
Shawn Michael’s then goes on to say it’s The Undertaker, specifically a match between the two, that keeps him from getting back into the ring.