Shawn Michaels on 'God' angle in Backlash, wanting to work with Randy Savage, more
NewsDay recently held an interview with WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels, who was promoting his new book, Wrestling For My Life. The Heart Break Kid spoke about the ‘God’ angle which Vince McMahon did in WWE Backlash 2006, on Raby Savage who wanted to work with him before leaving WWE, his angle with Chris Jericho, leading the locker room in prayer after Eddie Guerrero's passing, his faith and more.
Below are some of the highlights from the interview:
If he was bothered by the "God" angle at Backlash 2006 and if it was his idea:
"No, it was not my idea. It was obviously Vince and creative. And, no, it never really bothered me. I guess, from my standpoint, it was so far over the top that it was absurd. I laugh at a lot of stuff. Humor and joy are a big part of our life. We, as a family, laugh a lot. We have a lot of fun. We poke fun at each other a lot.
There were a lot of people who were offended by it. I'd never argue with people who thought it was stupid. Of course it was stupid. I'd also argue that there's a lot of stuff in wrestling that we'd consider stupid. It can be a pretty silly job. I get it from the Christian standpoint.
It's one of those things that I still get in trouble from what I'd consider some purists or hoity toity Christians. But then there were others who thought just the fact that we were talking about it was pretty amazing. Who'da think it? I chose to look at it from that perspective."
Lanny Poffo saying that Randy Savage wanted to work a two-year program with Michaels before Savage left WWE:
"I've only just recently from my Twitter feed learned about that. I knew absolutely nothing about that. Obviously, that would have been a blast. Gosh, I think that would have helped me immensely at that time. I think there's so much I could have learned and would have learned.
But I have to say that's one of those things that's been news to me. I guess all these years later you think, "Oh, that's nice to know." I'm flattered. Randy was a very keep-to-yourself kind of guy. And I guess I'm making assumptions, but for him to think I was even ready to do something like that with him, I think is a wonderful compliment, and I'm thankful to have it. I always tell people how he'd give me these short little pieces of advice every now and again. It's nice to know that he thought of me in that respect."