WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels was recently interviewed at the WWE “For Your Consideration” (FYC) Emmy event at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California and was asked once again about returning for ‘one more match’ and below is what HBK said:
“I’m always humbled and very flattered by the fact that after all these years people still believe enough in my ability to still do it. Look, there’s a part of me that knows I could, but at the same time this is a young man’s game.
I love the fact that the future of the WWE is in such good, capable hands. It’s a pleasure for me to watch it and go forward. As much as it would be enjoyable to wrestle, I’m more excited in seeing these young men take WWE into the future.
You know the wrestling business is going to evolve. I can remember people seeing my style and thinking it was too fast and too crazy, and it’s nothing compared to what these guys are doing. I enjoy embracing that change. I gotta be honest with you, the interesting thing to me is the involvement of social media. I don’t know how well I would have adjusted to that, being able to step in and out of television and reality.”
HBK was recently interviewed by Sky Sports UK and was asked about a possible return to the ring.
HBK noted that he is open to returning for a match, but he stated some conditions. Below is what HBK said:
“I’ve been retired for eight years now and when it got to the five-year mark I thought people would start asking me but they just kind of stopped. I think it’s one of those that you would never say never about and if it was just for a one-off then it’s something that I would take a look at.
It would have to be done the right way and just for one match rather than something that ran for longer. It could be possible but people would have to accept they wouldn’t be getting the Showstopper, Mr WrestleMania, and that I’m 52 years old now.
If it was the Shawn Michaels of 10 years ago I would love to have gotten in the ring with so many of the guys that are competing today. AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan would be good, and then there’s the guys in NXT too. Someone like a Johnny Gargano would be fantastic. But for a one-off match now, I’d need it to be a tag-team match where Hunter (Triple H) and I can just do a few crotch chops and have some fun.”
HBK’s last match was in 2010, in the main event of WrestleMania 26. He was forced to retire from in-ring competition when he lost a “Streak vs. Career” match to The Undertaker.