Shawn Michaels reveals how he would have dealt with his younger self. HBK used to be notorious for being a troublesome character backstage.
Shawn Michaels’ career can be divided into two parts. One in the 90’s and the other in the 2000’s. He had two vastly different personalities during his run in the WWE. While HBK was liked by his peers and model employee in his second stint with the WWE, his first was marred with controversies.
The former WWE Champion had a bit of an ego was known to be a primadonna backstage. He would act up if things didn’t go his way and was not very well spoken off by the fans or his colleagues. While speaking with Inside the Ropes, he detailed how he would have taken on someone like himself.
Shawn Michaels reveals how he would have dealt with his younger self
“I don’t know. I don’t think I’d deal with them and I’d probably suggest that we let him go. He’s going to be nothing but trouble, no matter how talented he is. Either that or get him help. Honestly, that would be the the biggest thing. Especially, as I look at it, I think to myself, ‘Well, I… I was good at my job.’”
He added that he would try to help him if there were drug issues in order to avoid another wrestling tragedy. But if it was an attitude problem then he would have definitely parted ways with him.
“So when you see that kind of ability and they’re young, and they are just angry at everything, and obviously have a problem – as opposed to getting rid of them, the first thing you probably should be doing is helping them. So, the more that I think about it, I think to myself that, again, we should try to at least help him because the young man is going to end up hurting himself someday. Or he’s going to be one of those wrestling tragedies that we hear about.”
“So I think if he had all the drug issues and things like that, that I had, that’d be the first step. If it was just an attitude thing and there were no other circumstances, that’s when sometimes it may not matter how good he is. He’s probably more trouble than he’s worth.”
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