WWE employees involved with the company's marketing division were issued a directive a few weeks ago from Vince McMahon prohibiting them from using anything relating to the image of Shawn Michaels.
A marketing idea concerning Michaels had previously been approved by top WWE officials, reportedly including Vince McMahon, but was later nixed by the company chairman — with the ban set.
Meanwhile, those close to Michaels say he is mentally through with the professional wrestling industry and has it engrained in his mind that he will never return — in any form.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
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