Shawn Michaels: “WWE got in touch with me to face me against AJ Styles at WrestleMania”
In a conference managed by WWE, A Wrestling Culture’s team member has had the opportunity to speak with Shawn Michaels, “The Heartbreak Kid” responded to questions from the international press, addressing issues such as the Daniel Bryan’s return to the ring or rumors that placed him in a return to the ring. Below are the most important statements.
A subject that is undoubtedly giving of which to speak at present, is the hypothetical return to the ring of Daniel Bryan. In your personal opinion, do you think “The American Dragon” should come back to compete?
“If I tell you the truth, I do not know much about the situation. It is something really serious, that people tend to judge and think they are in the right view when they do not really know about it. I understand that if you are injured, you must not compete. I’m very sorry, I do not know about the situation, but I think that even if you are one of the best in the history of the business, you should not put your life at stake. “
“Bryan has a beautiful family, which is undoubtedly much more important than pro wrestling. Without a doubt, we should be attentive to the decision of the doctors and the future of Bryan.”
Let’s go from Daniel Bryan to Brian Kendrick. Kendrick was a student at your academy in Texas. What do you think about your current job at 205 Live?
“I hope it rises to the main roster. Brian is doing really well at 205 Live. If I tell you the truth, I do not know what they want to do with it, because I do not usually meet on Raw or SmackDown. He seems happy and has incredible abilities, I am very happy that he is at 205 Live weekly. “
You have commented on the episode of the 25th anniversary of Monday Night Raw, which will take place next Monday from two different locations. You who will be present, could you anticipate what we will see in this special episode?
“There will be a lot of incredible things that will surely be the origin of the Road to WrestleMania. It will be something special, just like I was telling you with The Undertaker. Nobody knows what will happen that night, not even me – that I am programmed to appear – I know what will come next. I have no idea until now. “
Something that would be very interesting, is to see you as General Manager of Monday Night Raw, like other legends like Mick Foley did at the time. Could we see you in this near future occupying this position?
“I do not believe it, my God. When I did something similar, I was not so good with it. I think if they gave me the opportunity today, it would still be as bad as before. Right now I am very happy with NXT and training in the Performance Center. I suppose if WWE proposes to me, I would take it with consideration. “
Last year in the Royal Rumble season – celebrating its 30th anniversary – there were strong rumors that we could see you again in the ring in a match against “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles in your hometown of San Antonio, Texas. Could you confirm if there was any kind of contact from WWE for that fight to take place?
“No, it was not a planned battle to take place at the Royal Rumble. WWE got in touch with me to face me against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 33. You know what? There are many young guys who are huge talents and with whom I would have loved to share a fight over the ring. “
“On the other hand, if I knew I would fight another fight, I would not have retired. Every year they contact me to come back, but I am enjoying my family very much, watching WrestleMania and occasionally showing up to entertain. Without a doubt, nowadays it would be ideal to return, due to the enormous talent “.
So, if you had to choose a superstar from the past and another from the present to get into the ring, who would be the lucky ones?
“Something very difficult to answer, because I have a huge list (laughs). I guess I would have liked to close a trilogy with The Undertaker at our best moments. As for the current situation, I would definitely select Finn Bálor or AJ Styles to have one last fight “
Next week will be the 25th anniversary of Monday Night Raw, as previously mentioned. However, how do you see the product in another 25 years? How do you think the Raw 25th anniversary special will be?
“Oh my God, it’s a good question. It would undoubtedly be a 24 hour Raw (jokes). I do not know, it’s a big question because there is not a certain feeling of how it will be. I think someone will come up with some idea to make it even bigger and more interesting. It is something that we must adapt to the future of television because everything will be due to how people consume the product “.