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HBK NEWS: Why is Shawn Michaels content with having lost his final match?

Dec 4, 2012 - 9:48:34 AM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels says he's content with retirement and losing his final pro wrestling match, which was against The Undertaker at WrestleMania two years ago.

"I can’t think of a better way," Michaels told Phil Strum of the Poughkeepsie Journal about finishing his career against Taker at Mania. "I know a lot of people’s natural thinking think like winning matches would be the way, but for me, obviously it’s more about performance and quality of the matches as a whole. I don’t know if I could have ended it on any higher note than the way that I did."

Michaels also said the "Mr. WrestleMania" label is not something he intended to achieve, but he felt like he earned it over time.

"Like so many of my names, they’re just things that I spit out of my mouth on TV during a promo," Michaels said. "For, over time, people to recognize you as ‘I think you have every right to call yourself that guy because you do xyz.’ That’s always flattering. That’s never the motivation. The motivation is always just to sound cool on a promo when I’m saying stuff. To sort of be labeled the guy who has the quality of matches at the right time in the right place is not a bad reputation to have."

[ LINK: Michaels's full interview can be read here at PoughkeepsieJournal.com ]

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