Shawn Michaels names his favorite WWE Raw moment.
The Heartbreak Kid has been part of plenty of memorable moments through the history of WWE Monday Night Raw. But it wasn't a match or a fiery promo in the middle of a heated feud that stands out to Shawn Michaels.
“If I had to pick a favorite Raw moment, and that’s very tough to do, it would be Hunter and I with and Chyna when we were wearing the Christmas thongs,” said Michaels in an interview with Sports Illustrated. “That sticks out to me because it had absolutely nothing to do with wrestling and it was so unbelievably silly. But it was our job that day, we actually called that ‘work.’ That’s still funny to me. It’s not something many people could say they do at work.”
When discussing his place in the wrestling pantheon, Michaels credits his hard work, but also believes that he was lucky WWE put as much behind him as they did.
“Guys like Bret [Hart] and Randy [Savage], they were bigger than me, and they had lineage, name value, and a heck of a better understanding than I did of the wrestling business,” said Michaels. “I was a fan that got into the wrestling business and finally made it. I can take some credit for working hard, but I was very fortunate that the company took a shot on me. Part of it was my belief in my own ability, but the company also took a risk and a chance to believe in me.”
In terms of his brash attitude, Michaels stated, “It’s a delicate balance. You’ve got to challenge yourself, and if you don’t believe in yourself, how can you expect someone else to? It’s hard not to be a little abrasive when you keep pushing and pushing, and that’s certainly what I tried to do. I very much enjoyed it, I’m thrilled the way it turned out, and I certainly surpassed anything I thought I could do. It’s been a sheer joy, and I know I wasn’t always perfect, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way.”
Michaels once again reunited with Triple H at the Raw Reunion, facing off with The OC trio of AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, & Karl Anderson. Michaels and Triple H were soon joined by fellow D-X members Sean Waltman & Road Dogg along with Kliq and NWO members Scott Hall and Kevin Nash.