Brian Fritz of The Orland Sentinel has an interview up with Shawn Michaels at this link where he talks about how special WrestleMania is to him every year, his match this year with The Undertaker, last year’s retirement match with Ric Flair and addresses a previous statement he made about possibly wanting Bret Hart to induct him into the WWE Hall of Fame in the future.
On that topic Michaels added quote:
“Sure. I was saying that from the perspective of I so much enjoy the Hall of Fame but it can be ? and I want this to come out right ? it’s a time of tribute and a time of honoring but often we get focuses all on the good and it tends to be, I don?t know, a little fluffy. I would like mine to be, I don?t know, maybe be honest. I?m one with who I was and I?m one with who I am. I felt that Bret Hart could bring a real perspective to that. He’s always been a guy even know that despite all of our differences, he’s still always been objective about my ability. They didn?t put this in there I don?t think ? the only thing that he wouldn?t have any knowledge of is the person I am now and I understand that. It was from the idea of wanting someone that could give a real honest perspective of my career because it hasn?t all been fluff and it hasn?t all been fantastic and I think that’s OK. I just felt that I can be a pretty strange guy. (laughs) I supposed that it was just something that I thought, gosh, my Hall of Fame induction to be more about truth more than anything else. It’s sort of a fantasy, sort of, dream job and it’s a great line of work so we can create anything we want and it can be very fairytale-ish and I think that’s great on one hand. I just figured maybe it would be, I don?t know, neat or nice to have somebody that can give a real perspective on the journey because it hasn?t been a fairytale. It’s turned out awesome but it was a tough, rugged road. I just thought that maybe he could give a fresh perspective to it. It’s one of those things that you go I know this sounds crazy but…”