WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels compares himself with NFL Superstar Tom Brady. HBK says he understands the psyche of the 43-year old.
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. is widely regarded as greatest quarterback of all time. He has a record 10 Super Bowl appearances and seven victories with the latest win coming on February 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida,
Having spent 20 seasons with New England Patriots, this was his first season away from them. In the end, he came out with yet another ring. Quite a commendable feat considering he is 43., an age where most athletes have long been retired.
Shawn Michaels compares himself with Tom Brady
WWE legend Shawn Michaels, who had his first of two Wrestlemania matches with the Undertaker at the age of 43, said that he understood the veteran quarterback.
“Your age, that number, it drives you,” Michaels told Sports Illustrated ahead of the Super Bowl. “Before that match, Undertaker and I acknowledged that people on the card were younger, faster and even better, so we tapped into our strength. We harnessed experience, 20 years of a backstory, and focused on what we did best.”
“I know the two worlds are very different, but we knew how to tell the story and Brady knows how to win the game,” Michaels continued. “If Brady is great on Sunday, it’s not going to be because of his scrambling ability or long runs. He’s going to have to play to the best of his ability, doing what he does best. That was the same premise behind what I did, which wasn’t X’s and O’s like football. I knew, in order to be great, I had to play into the storytelling aspect of wrestling.”
In the end, that is exactly what Brady did. Following Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ win over Kansas City Chiefs, he became the oldest player to be named Super Bowl MVP and win a Super Bowl as the starting quarterback.
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