While speaking in a new interview with Alex McCarthy for the Daily Mail, Shawn Michaels addressed the long-rumored tension between himself and Dwayne Johnson and the fact that they never had a dream match against each other.
According to Michaels, he was always open to the idea of facing Johnson in the ring, but it just didn’t work out. Michaels had a change of heart in the late 1990s and retired from wrestling before returning in 2002. By that point, Johnson had become a busy and famous actor, and his priorities had understandably shifted
“Everyone knows the story of me being difficult, having a huge change of heart and coming back in 2002. I was always open to it but it didn’t work out. He became an incredibly busy man and famous guy and everything else and I would imagine his priorities changed quite a bit, and the things he wanted to do I think he did and I respect that.
We all change and we grow,’ he said. ‘I for one always go back to the Hall of Fame when we did get to see each other and talk with each other and make peace. But that’s the thing I’ve had the opportunity to do with everyone that I’ve worked with and that’s what’s most important to me.”Shawn Michaels
It will always be a big shame that fans did not get to see the two megastars duke it out inside the squared circle when they were still active competitors. Regardless, fans have moved on from the failed match an that’s all that matters.
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