Shawn Michaels is feeling good heading into Crown Jewel.
The return of Shawn Michaels is one of the highlights of WWE Crown Jewel this Friday. It's been over eight years since Michaels stepped inside the ring for a bout, but that changes at Crown Jewel when he teams with Triple H to take on The Undertaker and Kane.
Speaking to WWE.com, Michaels discussed his mindset heading into his comeback match.
"I'm very thrilled after 30 years of being with the WWE I still have the opportunity to be a part of things that are happening for the first time. I don't look at it as really a comeback," he said. "Like everything in this line of work I'm thankful that it's a bigger deal to other people than it is to me. Which, I guess makes it a little easier to do and less anxiety. Maybe it's gonna go really badly because there's no stress, no anxiety. I don't feel a lot of pressure to be the Showstopper, to be Mr. WrestleMania. Maybe because it's not at WrestleMania. One of the reasons I agreed to do it is...it didn't encompass all those things that I feel like a comeback, or coming out of retirement, sort of dictates."
Michaels continued, saying he didn't give much thought to the idea when he was asked to return.
"I just went out and said, 'Hey honey, what do you think of this?' 'Oh that'll be great idea, why don't you do it?' And I went ahead and did it," said Michaels. "We don't give a lot of thought to why we do things, I guess. It's sort of like saying yes to eating a chocolate bar. For the most part, it's not as good for you, you try not to have too much of it, but every now and then you have a cheat day, you enjoy it and that's it. That's what this is for me. A very glorified cheat day."
Michaels last wrestled at WrestleMania 26, losing to The Undertaker in a Streak vs. Career bout. Michaels has been asked to come out of retirement for "one more match" on more than one occasion since then, but has always turned down WWE's offer.
You can view the entire interview in the video above.