Pro-Wrestling Shawn Michaels Interview Page
Last updated 4 December 1999
Shawn Michaels Interview
Shawn Michaels: Hello boys and girls, HBK is back. I would like to
everyone for their support over the last 4 months. On with the
Question: Are you against Bret Hart just like your best friend
Shawn Michaels: No, the problems between Bret and Diesel are their
I simply have the same goal in my mind that I have always had and it just
happens that now Bret Hart is getting my attention.
Question: Why would you risk your life to win a simple strap of
Shawn Michaels: I don't think that I am risking my life, there is
a certain amount of risk involved in just about everything. I simply want
finish what I started.
Question: Shawn, have you done any amateur wrestling in high school?
to the heavy gimmicks involved in your profession, were you really
or is Vince using you as a marketing tool? thanks
Shawn Michaels: Yes, I wrestled as an amateur for a year while I
was in HS
and although I am positive that I am a marketing tool, the incident in
was real, you have my word.
Question: What does your family think of your return to the ring?
Shawn Michaels: My family is of course concerned. But they have
concerned about my health and well-being but they know what makes
me happy and my happiness is what is most important to them.
Question: What wrestlers do you hang out with outside the ring?
Shawn Michaels: I hang with Diesel and Razor and the rest of the
Question: SHAWN WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS TAKING YOUR PANTS DOWN? MY
IT BUT I THINK ITS PRETTY GROSS.
Shawn Michaels: Then look away because I just can't help it. I need
disrobe myself on Nat'l tv. Don't knock it until you've tried it!!!
Question: How would you feel about the Warrior's return?
Shawn Michaels: I would be pleased to have the Ultimate Warrior
back in the
WWF. I think he has unlimited potential.
Question: Shawn, while you were recuperating, were you able to work
in shape? Have you been sparring in the ring at all?
Shawn Michaels: Right after the incident my workout suffered
about 2 mos. In the last month, I have been feeling more myself and have
training as I was before the incident took place but I have not had
any ring time.
Question: What is your personal opinion of the WCW?
Shawn Michaels: It is fine with me. I don't care to work there but
as there is a place for all the guys in our business I think that is what
Question: Shawn do you think that Jake Roberts was the man who
Shawn Michaels: No I don't believe so. The best I can tell it was
random act having nothing to do with anyone in our business.
Question: Shawn, what do you think of the wrestling skills of Vader
Shawn Michaels: I think Vader without a doubt is the most talented
in our business. Steve Austin I think is an extremely talented worker and
I look forward to working with both of them in the future.
Question: Shawn, when you win the Rumble, are you going to have
you to the ring at Wrestlemania? If you haven't chosen anyone yet, I
Shawn Michaels: No I don't have anyone to escort me to the ring. IT
bring me much luck last year so I am going to have to give it alot of
this year. But you are more than happy to escort me to my victory party.
Question: Shawn do you think you might team again with Marty maybe
to make a
Shawn Michaels: I would do it once if that is what the fans wanted
But it is not something I will do again on a regular basis. It has
nothing to do with personal feelings, but more professional feelings.
Question: Shawn, would you ever involve yourself with Sunny? And
Shawn Michaels: Not on the scenes, but I might involve myself with
behind the scenes.
Question: Since you've been gone...a lot has changed with your buddy
What do you think of the changes in attitude of Big Daddy Cool?
Shawn Michaels: As far as I am concerned, the Diesel that is in the
is the same guy that I brought into the WWF just a couple of years ago.
And if he is happy with what he is doing, then so am I.
Question: Shawn, what if you and Diesel are the last two in the ring
Shawn Michaels: Then Diesel is going to get thrown out!
Question: What is your relationship and/or feeling towards Vince
Shawn Michaels: My relationship with Vince McMahon is friend and
employer/employee soon to be business partners, so to speak.
Question: Hello shawn...did wcw ever get in touch with you to bring
Shawn Michaels: Yes they have.
Question: Shawn...I've been following you since you were a little
Rocker...how have you dealt with the change in tag team style and
Shawn Michaels: I think that the Rockers had a big influence on tag
wrestling as it is today. And I hope that I have had some influence on how
single wrestling is going today. So I am pleased with the evolvement of
Question: I know your focus is on becoming the WWF
have any long-term goals after that? I personally thought you were
commentating...any chance that you might return to that position?
Shawn Michaels: One day I hope to return to the microphone. All
long-term plans involve my personal life.
Question: What the toughest part of this whole ordeal for you?
Shawn Michaels: For the first time, I had no control over my body
head (or brain) although a number of people seem to think they know
about our business, I would have liked to convince everyone that
was a complete work. I swear that I have never been through an ordeal like
I have just been through.
Question: What wrestlers did you admire growing up?
Shawn Michaels: Growing up in Texas, I grew up with Tully
Wahoo McDaniels, and with the birth of cable Iwas a big fan of Rick Flair
believe it or not, Back Backlund.
Question: Who do you consider to be the biggest threat to you in
Shawn Michaels: Everybody else.
Question: Shawn-is it true that the night of your attack Davey Smith
Shawn Michaels: No, not Davey Boy Smith nor the 1-2-3 Kid who were
They didn't do anything to help me, they simply stumbled
in to the
situation as it was finishing. And at no time did I expect anyone to help
Question: What are your favorite television shows?
Shawn Michaels: I rarely have time to watch tv anymore, but I would
say that the Thursday night line-up on NBC is my favorite.
Question: You've had several matches against former I-C champ Jeff
Will we be able to see more matches between the two of you now that he's
Shawn Michaels: Most likely.
Question: What is your favorite fantasy?,,,,,,,,,, mine involves a
guy ,me , some vanilla ice cream, and a hot southern
Shawn Michaels: I have been lucky enough to have been in a line of
the last 10 years that has allowed me to fulfill every fantasy that I have
And as they keep coming, I keep living them out.
Question: What do you think of the Wrasslin' Warroom skits done by
you think that he should just concentrate on the WWF or do you think that
continue the retaliation on the WCW's cracks?
Shawn Michaels: I think that he is concentrating on the WWF and I
the people should understand that even the WWF likes to have fun.
Question: SHAWN WHY DID YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT PRESSING CHARGES
"MEN" THAT ATTACKED YOU?
Shawn Michaels: I did not change my mind, there were a number of
around this entire incident, none of which have been accurate. From the
I had planned to press charges, I just wanted to wait until I was
thinking straight to talk to the authorities.
Question: Who do you think will win Bret Hart and Undertaker match?
Shawn Michaels: I am not really sure. I think it is an intriguing
that leaves numerous possibilities.
Question: Do you ever consider going to the WCW after you acheive
want to in the WWF?
Shawn Michaels: There is an old saying in this business that you
never, but I have been fortunate enough to do very well in the WWF. Ifeel
that I will
take another 5 years of active competition in the WWF and then officially
the ring and get back behind the microphone.
Question: Is the kliq really running the WWF?
Shawn Michaels: I don't believe the kliq is running anything except
own careers. Most people sit around and wait for things to happen. The
simply wants to make things happen.
Question: Hey Shawn, thanks so much for talking with us tonight!
you're back in action! I was just wondering if there were any
of you and Bret
Hart ever going for a Tag Team title together. Thanks again for coming!
Shawn Michaels: I guess that would be up to the Hitman. Depending
things go over the next couple of months, I am not really sure that the
Hitman will want anything to do with me. But I of course would be
anything with Bret concerning the WWF. Especially if I had fulfilled my
Question: Hey shawn, Has Goldust ever come on to you?
Shawn Michaels: Everybody in this business has come on to me at one
another. Man, woman or child.
Question: What do you think about Ahmed Johnson, can you still trust
Shawn Michaels: I think that Ahmed Johnson is another superstar in
who has tremendous potential. As far as trusting him, I trust him
point of him being an ally, but there aren't many that I trust as a close
Question: How are you feeling? Do you feel 100%? If not do you
you would ever be back to 100%?
Shawn Michaels: Compared to what I was before the incident, I feel
that I am
just about 100% mentally. I will only find out if I am 100% physically
get back in the ring.
Question: Did you really inherit 2 million dollars?
Shawn Michaels: I have not rec'd 2.5 million dollars from anyone.
money that I have gotten, I have earned.
Question: Are you feeling any pain from the injuries?
Shawn Michaels: Most of the pain was not the problem. It was my
of mind that was in question. I have never not been in control of my
mechanical reactions so this injury was just something that I had never
before. It was just different, it was not painful.
Question: Who's your favorite wrestler (besides yourself)?
Shawn Michaels: I would have to say Diesel, Razor and HHH, 1-2-3
Question: Shawn, long time fan, welcome back to the WWF, glad to see
feeling better, but are you concerned with your conidtion that you may be
hurt even worse
after winning the Rumble?? ---doc
Shawn Michaels: Again, the risk of physical injury has always been
especially when I am in the ring. My concern is not from the neck down, my
concern is taking a severe blow to the head. And that is something that I
think every wrestler has to be concerned about. But I have always tried
about physical injury because every time I do, I get hurt.
Shawn Michaels: I hope everyone is satisfied with my answers, don't
anyone try to convince you that I have not been truthful because I rarely
tell the truth. That is why I have so much heat. See ya...untill next
HBK and the kliq