Shawn Michaels Regrets Coming Out Of Retirement At WWE Crown Jewel 2018

Shawn Michaels seemed to have the perfect retirement match, losing to The Undertaker at WrestleMania 26 in a Streak vs. Career bout.

The match was critically acclaimed and further cemented Michaels' status as Mr. WrestleMania. Unlike most wrestling retirements, Michaels' send-off looked as if it would stick as he didn't return to the ring despite the lure of matches against AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan.

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But Michaels decided to end his retirement in 2018 to team with Triple H in Saudi Arabia against The Undertaker & Kane. It was a disaster.

Speaking to the New York Post, Michaels admitted he has regrets about doing the match.

“I do. I had no idea that from Mark’s standpoint he was looking at it as that might be one he could walk away on. That’s something that I think to myself now, ‘oh my goodness I wish that I’d have known that. For me it was [fun]. It was just a chance to be with my buddies. All I can do is apologize to the guys. I think people have always been kind of confused with my peace and joy with the way I did things and that somehow there should be something nagging at me, something left unfinished. I think it’s hard for people to not always see me as Shawn Michaels and I see the entire picture and I know the guy who started as a 200-pound guy that wasn’t supposed to make it. So for me, I compare that to what I did get the opportunity to do and it’s hard not to be happy about that," said Michaels.

Michaels currently works as a producer for NXT.

In an interview with Inside The Ropes, Michaels reflected on his past and attitude in the '90s. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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