Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Shawn Michaels came up short against the Undertaker last night at WrestleMania XXVI and as a result, has been forced into retirement.

For those wondering, the angle is legitimate and Michaels days as an active performer are likely over. The word backstage at WrestleMania is that Michaels is leaving the company and everybody was congratulating him on a great career and saying their goodbyes to him.

There was a celebration held for Shawn Michaels when he arrived backstage after his match last night. Michaels was greeted by WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat and the two legends hugged as soon as Michaels walked through the curtain. Michaels also embraced his wife and the two had an emotional moment together.

Michaels was telling people that it's time to be a full-time husband and a father, but he'll always be a part of WWE. He also had some words with Bret Hart and the two looked to be very friendly backstage.

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