Shawn Michaels recently sat down for an interview with the Ministry of Slam wrestling radio show. In it, Michaels reflected on a recent meeting with Vince McMahon. Below is a transcript that was sent to us:
A multi-time World Champion over his lengthy in-ring career, “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels has done it all in the professional wrestling industry. Since retiring in 2010, HBK has concentrated on his outdoor activity show, MacMillan River Adventures, as well as spending increased periods of time with his family.
During a recent interview with the Ministry Of Slam wrestling radio show, Michaels noted a recent exchange between WWE head honcho, Vince McMahon and himself. Going further, “The Showstopper” talks his awareness of not having the typical frame of what is considered a main event talent in WWE.
“I had a conversation a couple of weeks ago with the man in charge”, Michaels stated, “and we were talking about a certain individual and he goes, ‘I just don’t see money in him.’ And I said, ‘You said the same thing about me.’ He said, ‘I did not.’ I said, ‘Yes you did!’ (laughs) I said, ‘And it’s okay. It’s just one of those things.’”
“I wasn’t your prototypical – heck, I wasn’t anybody’s prototypical main event guy, and I knew that. So, you just do your absolute best. Yes, I was very scared and very worried, which had a lot to do with how bad I handled stuff. I spent a great deal of my career waiting for the other shoe to drop, because it was a very real view of me and my ability and talent. I’m a firm believer that talent does rise to the top, but you have to be patient. So, I spent a great deal of time worried, intimidated, and concerned that with each passing storyline, it might be the last one.”
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