Chris Jericho mentions Shawn in his recent Bubba The Love Sponge
Bubba brought up Undertaker at WrestleMania and Jericho said the match with Shawn Michaels is the moneymaker this year and that Shawn is Mr. WrestleMania due to the fact he usually has the best performance on the card. They discussed how even though Michaels isn't all that big in size that he can still tell a story better than anybody. Chris brought up his feud with Shawn saying it was supposed to be only a month but he and Shawn made the fans care and joked that without caring its only two guys wrestling oiled up in their underwear and that you can see any Tuesday night at Bubba's house. Bubba asked if locker room leaders like Taker, Hunter, Michaels, and Jericho ever talk to the newcomers about drugs and partying. Chris said the newer generation doesn't need it and that they catch a lot of crap for being video game junkies on the road, but its much healthier than being out partying. He said the current drug testing is brutal and that the younger generation of wrestlers don't seem to be going down the route that others have (drug, partying mistakes).
Bam Neely mentions Shawn in his recent Monday Night Mayhem interview.
As mentioned, Justin had the chance to compete against some of the best superstars biggest names in the WWE, and Bam was asked by Mosh & Blade if he felt any nervousness about wrestling against such established talent. He mentioned a story about when Shawn Michaels walking up to him & giving him some words of encouragement. "Shawn Michaels looked right at me (right in my face), and asked me 'You want this,' and I went 'Yeah.' So he looked at me & went, 'Hmm, prove it...Go out there, and make an impact right frickin' now.'" Justin went on to say that he was not scared of wrestling any of the big names, simply because he felt "he belonged there," and he still believes/feels he should be there today.
Next, the famous reporter of BaltimoreSun.Com Kevin Eck mentions Shawn in his latest blog.
I thought Shawn Michaels’ parody of The Undertaker’s entrance and promos stole the show on Friday night’s episode of Smackdown. It looked like a scene from Jesus Christ Superstar as Michaels and the hooded druids made their way to the ring all dressed in white amid smoke, bright lights and the image of beaming cross on the stage screen.
After imitating Undertaker’s methodical procession to the ring, Michaels bowed his head and slowly removed his Undertaker-style hat, but instead of looking up and rolling his eyes in the back of his head, he looked straight into the camera with a sheepish grin.
Then, in explaining the stark contrast between him and The Undertaker, Michaels quoted scripture with the same delivery as Undertaker’s signature dark promos. One of Michaels’ best lines was when he said that Undertaker “walks amongst the shadows, where I thrive in the spotlight.”
At the conclusion of his promo, Michaels bowed his head just as The Undertaker does after delivering his “Rest in Peace” line. The segment was good at that point, but it became great when the somber music abruptly stopped, Michaels’ familiar entrance music started playing and Michaels began prancing around the ring doing his “Sexy Boy” routine. That had me laughing out loud.
I thought fort sure that The Undertaker was one of the druids and was about to attack Michaels, but Undertaker popped up though the ring canvas instead. That made for a better visual, as Undertaker was figuratively rising from hell. Undertaker grabbed Michaels, but he was able to slip away. Michaels really seemed to be channeling his mid-to-late 1990s obnoxious “Heartbreak Kid” character, dancing and taunting The Undertaker as he retreated up the ramp and onto the stage.
This was a very entertaining segment, and WWE continues to do a good job of making Michaels seem like a real threat to end The Undertaker’s winning streak at WrestleMania.
And lastly, below are the results from the WWE Raw House Shows this weekend at Laredo and Hidalgo, Texas.
WWE Raw House Show Results 03/28/09: Laredo, TX
World Heavyweight Champion Edge def. Shawn Michaels in the main event after Kane interfered enabling Edge to spear HBK for the win.
Biggest and Loudest Cheers and Pops.
WWE Raw House Show Results 03/29/09: Hidalgo, TX
Shawn Michaels and Rey Mysterio def. Edge and Kane in the main event.
Biggest and Loudest Cheers and Pops.
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