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Jim Ross On How He Convinced Shawn Michaels To Return In 2002

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• Jim Ross On How He Convinced Shawn Michaels To Return In 2002

Exactly 4 Years ago today, at WWF Royal Rumble 1998, Shawn Michaels suffered a back injury which resulted in him retiring from in-ring competition at WrestleMania 14.

During a recent edition of Grilling JR podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross revealed how he convinced HBK to return to WWE in 2002.

Here’s what Good Ol’ JR said:

“My pitch to Shawn was always that you can’t allow your legacy to end this way, you have put a bad taste in peoples mouth whether inadvertently or premeditatedly, I don’t know and I don’t really care.

Right now the perception of you is not so positive. For a guy that’s considered to be, along with Ric Flair, the two greatest in ring performers of all time, that’s just not right. It’s not right for you or your fans.”

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 18, 1999) – WWF RAW IS WAR

On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.

It was broadcasted from Beaumont, Texas and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1999’ PPV.

Here’s the match-card:

1. WWF Hardcore Title: Road Dogg vs. Gangrel

2. Billy Gunn vs. Test

3. Steve Blackman vs. Dan Severn

4. Hardcore Match: Mankind vs. Big Bossman

5. Winner Gets Head: Al Snow vs. Goldust

6. Handicap Match: Chyna vs. Gerald Brisco & Pat Patterson

7. Kane vs. The Rock

        
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