Source: The Miami HeraldThe Miami Herald has an interview with Shawn Michaels, who was discussing his recent endorsement deal with EyeBlack. HBK also talked a little wrestling, here are some highlights:
Leaving WWE: "I walked away from an extremely well paying job, which is probably not the smartest thing to do, but I did it solely to come home and to help my wife raise our children, to be a part of their lives. WWE would have allowed me to work any kind of way that I wanted. I could have very easily have said, 'Hey, I'd like to slow down over the next couple of years, do a few things here and there,' and I think everybody would have been fine with that, but for me, I think that would have probably been harder on me. Personally, I think the job would be harder for me to do, personally, on a semi, here and there, in and out type basis.
"It's easier, and I think I'm better at it when I'm doing it or I'm not. So for me I felt it was better to walk away completely."
Returning to the ring: "You have to be careful because if you leave it as an open option, you're going to be getting calls on a regular basis. Every time somebody gets injured or every time somebody comes up with an idea, the phone is going to be ringing, and you're going to have to deal with 'should I or shouldn't I?' I didn't want to run into that. I didn't want to put myself through that, and I didn't want to put the company through that.
"I'm certainly not going to wrestle, but if you need me for something, if you're in a bind, you can give me a buzz, and I'll be more than happy to be there and help out any way I can."
Being a part of WrestleMania 28 with Undertaker and Triple H: "For me, it was about three of us who have been there -- for the most part -- the longest of anybody and probably the last of the Mohicans, so to speak.It was three guys who had been sharing that locker-room for a long time, doing this in some form or another, whether it was me and Hunter, me and Taker, Taker and Hunter. The three of us have run the gamut of being in and out of the ring with each other and going through ups and downs, personally and professionally, and this is the last time the three of us will be in the ring together. That's what the End of an Era was to me."
Much more is contained in the interview, including Michaels revealing when he became a fan of hunting and fishing, his endorsement deal, why he retired and much more. You can check it out by clicking here.
Raj Giri is the owner of WrestlingINC.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking the "Follow" button: Follow @RajGiri_303
WWE Star Takes Homeless Couple To Restaurant, Returns With Big Group Due To "Distant" Manager
Dana White Calls TNA Talent A Goofball Over "Fake" Comments, Bully Ray And Others Respond To White
Seth Rollins Fires Back At UFC President Dana White Over Wrestling Comments
Former WCW Announcer Rips DDP, Talks To Ric Flair About Dixie Carter's Ego, NWO Horsemen Skit, More
UFC 190: Rousey Vs. Correia Live Coverage, Results And Your Feedback
Hulk Hogan Hangs Out With Mike Tyson, NXT Diva Traveling With WWE Crew, Lilian Garcia Note
UFC President Dana White And Wrestling Fan Get Into It Over PPV Prices, Wrestling Being "Fake"
Breaking News: "Rowdy" Roddy Piper Dead At 61
Rob Van Dam Confirms His WWE Status, Comments On Possibly Retiring From The Ring
WWE Officials Reportedly Want Tough Enough Competitor To Be Eliminated Next Tuesday
Steve Austin Comments On Roddy Piper's Death, Bruce Prichard Says Piper Called Him Last Night
Update On John Cena's WWE Status, Cena Vs. Seth Rollins Feud Teaser For Monday's RAW