WWE legend Shawn Michaels gives the inside scoop on WrestleMania 28
Shawn Michaels (HBK) will return to the ring after two years of retirement at WrestleMania 28, however without intentions of wrestling as a matter of fact he will be a star referee in one of the main events. The legendary WWE superstar will be the referee between the mega-match between The Rock and John Cena.
In a recent interview to ESPN Radio’s “Fantasy Baseball Focus” podcast, Michaels confessed his love for wrestling but added that he did not see himself returning to the ring. The 46-year-old wrestler seems to have finally realized that age and injuries could harm him.
“No. I haven't been” tempted to return to wrestling Michaels declared. “I'm at a phenomenal place in my life,” The Heart Break Kid added. Michaels also talked about his family. He informed that they supported his Outdoor Channel show and understood when he had to hit the road.
Michaels further said that he enjoyed spending time at home and loved to be around his wife and children. “It's very nice to have that option of every now and then giving you a call and them having an idea,” Michael stated.
Michaels will play the role of a special referee for the fight between The Undertaker and Triple H at WrestleMania 28. In the interview, Michaels described the storyline aspect of the saga and explained that he knew how it felt like performing in such big events. Michaels also talked about he would officiate the match.
“There's a chance - I can tell you here that I'm going to try to be objective, but then you get out there and then I'm in a conflict with myself - I'm Mr. Hall of Fame and I'm Mr. WrestleMania and I'm so used to having the spotlight on me - am I going to be able to share it with these other two guys? That is a lot to put on a man,” Michaels said playfully.
Michaels then talked about the “personal feud” between The Rock and John Cena. Reminiscing about Brett Hart and the Attitude Era, Michaels said that such fights were good for WWE business although the organization has lost “that kind of competition” with the passage of time.
“Sometimes, I feel like WWE has lost that in a lot of respects. John and Rock have brought back what somebody like me used to do on a regular basis back in the day,” Michaels said. “I think it's refreshing, it's good, good for business, and good for them to bring out the best in each other. There's nothing wrong with making it personal; that's better business, whether people like it or not.”