The Showstopper, WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels has been widely hailed as Coach Michaels ever since he came back to the WWE Performance Center for his job with NXT as a television producer. Eight years into retirement and Michaels is back in business once again.
The WWE Universe still hopes for a fair chance to witness a possible dream match featuring a returning Michaels for one more match at WrestleMania.
In a recent interview with Inside The Ropes, HBK addressed the idea of fans wanting him to return to action for one more time.
“I always try to explain to people. So if you take me at the younger version and put me in the ring with one of those guys, of course, it would be a blast. But at the same time I’d like to be a younger version of me and being in the ring with Harley Race and Buddy Rogers but none of those things can really happen in real life. That’s the thing I always try to tell people.
“The getting ready for [wrestling] is 100% work and I don’t want to put myself or my family through that to do again. Again, to go out there and try steal the show at 53 for God’s sake. Now it’s a whole different ball of wax as somebody says, ‘do you two wanna go down and work with some other 40 plus-year-old guys or 50 or whatever and mess around and be silly.’ You know what I mean? That doesn’t seem like work to me. So it’s stuff like that I would consider. Nobody ever even talks about that, it’s always me and somebody half my age.” Michaels said that it’s “neat in theory.
“Let’s just say I did it and the match was phenomenal. The reality is this hairline is still what it is…the match could be phenomenal but you’re still gonna bust my chops..” Michaels said that fans want him to look like he did in 1996 and that’s never going to happen because father time waits on no man.
“[There is] a lot of stuff and what do you do and even does the young guy — does he benefit that much really when everything is said and done. I don’t know, it just seems like more trouble than it’s worth.”