Shawn Michaels Discusses Not Wanting To Wrestle Again, If He Worked Crown Jewel Just For Money


WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels discussed working the WWE Crown Jewel event during an appearance on E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness. Here are the highlights (per Wrestling Inc):

Not wanting to get back in the ring again:

“I’m glad to say that I did it, but I don’t want to try it again. Negative. Yeah, yeah, so, look, the one upside is… again, you’re always just curious, ‘Can I do my stuff?’ So, technically, yeah, I could go in there and do my stuff and have the young guys work around me and all of that. But the 100% only reason I said, ‘yes’ to this one was, one, it was a special request by other people. And, again, it was a chance… I looked at it like someone is asking the Stones and KISS to come over and just play their greatest hits. That’s it.”

People who say he did it just for the money:

“Unfortunately, everybody feels like it was all about the money and this, that, and the other. And I mean it respectfully, of course, but, technically, I’d make more money doing a single’s match at WrestleMania. Do you know what I mean? Because that brand is bigger. I’m charging more for a single’s match! Do you know what I mean? But I didn’t feel like I was put in a position in this particular match to be that guy. Do you know what I mean? And everything else about working with a younger guy at WrestleMania puts me in a much tougher, more difficult situation performance-wise. And that’s something I had been consistent about over the last eight years. I didn’t want to be put in that position because I’m good with the performances that I’ve had at WrestleMania. I wanted to end those the way that I ended them. [Crown Jewel] just happened to be a special thing that again in a million years I didn’t think would come up, but it did and that honestly is the only reason why I said, ‘yes’.”

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