During a recent appearance on Chris Jericho’s podcast, “Talk is Jericho”, WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels talked about being a part of The Rockers, his tag team having size disadvantage and getting fired from the WWF in the 80s.
On the size disadvantage with The Rockers, being told to take down larger opponents with tag team moves:
On getting fired from WWF:
Then Shawn & Marty walked into Vince’s office & were fired. This was a punishment for Michaels & Marty for an incident where they tore up a bar.
It all made sense, but size was an issue. It was the first time that we’d ever dealt with it. It made sense with us to do a double dropkick, we’d done that before. But to have it emphasized, it was something we would have to think about.
We went to the WWE offices in Greenwich and had snakeskin boots on. Vince came in and said “Nice boots, you know they are made for walking. Just kidding.”