The Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels played a major role in changing the whole sports entertainment business. His charisma as well as antics were loved by all the pro wrestling fans. Consequently, Shawn crafted a whole new definition for a heel in the Stamford-based promotion.
During the last decade of the 20th century, Shawn Michaels was at the peak of his popularity, especially after he kicked Marty Jannetty through mirror glass. In addition to the colossal popularity, Micheals was also the most notorious personality in the business.
Many fellow superstars such as The Undertaker and Bret Hart have revealed that working with Shawn was the worst thing during the time. However, one such incident took place in 1987, when he was fired by the company after just his first match.
Thus, addressing the incident on Logan Paul‘s ‘IMPAULSIVE‘ podcast, the WWE Hall of Famer said that people exaggerated the incident. Michaels also stated that he was trying to stay away from all the potential drama. However, he eventually ended up smashing a glass on his head.
“It got exaggerated a bit. we went out and you’re trying your best to stay out of trouble. But then I grabbed a glass off of the bar and smashed it on my head. I was just 22, and you’re trying your best to fit in and you feel like that’s the way to do it and then the next day you know, yea, that’s not gonna work.” Shawn Michaels said.
However, The Heartbreak Kid was later signed again by the company and he eventually turned out to be one of the biggest stars in the history of WWE.
Shawn Michaels reveals how Vince McMahon fired him
Vince McMahon is responsible for the gigantic growth of WWE over the last few decades. However, a few of the decisions that he took were awful but he also built various legends. Thus, talking about the professional wrestling promoter, Michaels recalled meeting McMahon after the bar incident.
“I remember going to the office in Stamford, sitting out there and I got my cowboy boots on and Vince comes up, he goes, ‘Nice boots.’ I went, ‘Oh, thank you, sir. They were made for walking.’ I was like, ‘Oh my goodness.’ He goes, ‘Ha ha ha, I’m just kidding. Come on in,’ and then he fired us.” Said Michaels about Vince McMahon firing him from the promotion.
Shawn also stated that Vince McMahon didn’t give him or Marty Jannetty any chance to defend and fired The Midnight Rockers straight away. Consequently, in 1988, he was rehired by the company but his behavior didn’t change until 2002.