Shawn Michaels talks about his previous feud with Daniel Bryan
Shawn Michaels talks about his feud with Daniel Bryan
Heart Break Kid Shawn Michaels has stated that he had never thought of facing Daniel Bryan for a match in 2013.
The Hall of Famer was on Jim Ross’s podcast and he said that he and Bryan would not involve themselves between the ropes.
“No. No,” Michaels said when he was asked if there was a real possibility on a match between the two.
“Every time I go back, people joke about it or I’ll get a person here and there who says, ‘If we did this and this, would you do it?’ But, they’re never the decision-makers, I should say. But, no, there was never anything.” he added.
Michaels further stated, “The only person who has say-so on whether I wrestle again is me. I guess I can play with it every year and pretend to start the rumor, but I’ve just never done that. Even though I have absolutely never once in the last four years, going on five now, ever given anyone the impression that I was entertaining the idea.”
HBK also revealed that the WWE had asked him to come back on October last year and cost Daniel Bryan his WWE title at the Hell In a Cell match. But things didn’t work out in the end.
Michaels said,”I stay out of the loop. I come back, I do stuff. And, I have recently decided that I need to at least – when I go back, before I do anything – ask, ‘Where is this going?’ Because I don’t want to disappoint anyone. And I don’t want to mislead the fans. I also just try to come back, do my job, and go home.”
Michaels acknowledged that his involvement raised questions about a possible match against his former student. But, Michaels said he tried to take care of that by having Bryan get the best of him the following night on Raw.
“I know that it did look like that,” Michaels said about a match possibly happening. “I guess I always assumed they have a direction and an idea. And, some of it was just left out there (laughs) and there was never really much resolution. I can say there was going to be even less resolution until – after kicking him, I said, ‘Can I at least go back the next day and let him stretch me?’ I threw it out there, ‘Let me stay here until Monday, let him stretch me, and get that back. And then I’ll go home and you can do whatever you want.’”
“There may be (internal) discussions that go on that the Internet guys know about that no one ever mentions to me. I suppose that’s possible, but I never gave anyone the idea I was going to wrestle again,” he concluded.