Shawn Michaels Says He Wanted To Go To WCW, Talks About Why He Didn't, Vince McMahon's Reaction

WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels appeared on this week's Ross Report to promote his upcoming book, but spoke candidly about his wrestling career as well. One of the biggest topics that was tackled was Michaels and his near-jump to World Championship Wrestling.

"I thought about it, but there's two things. I went to Vince and said 'Let me go. I'm miserable here, I wanna go down and be with my buddies.' He just said no. I'm under contract under WWE, so I couldn't. But there was a time I wanna go," Michaels told Ross.

Michaels also said that Vince McMahon told him to look at the bigger picture and examine how others were being used. He cited Michaels' in-ring work as something he wouldn't be able to employ as liberally in WCW as he did in WWE.

"He said 'You're a creative guy. Once you get past being angry and it comes to working, you want to do things your way. They won't let you do that down there, and that's going to kill you. They'll (kill) the one thing about this business you enjoy.' I think he had some validity there," said Michaels.

Michaels said that as time went on, he agreed with McMahon's statements. You can listen to the full podcast with Shawn Michaels and Jim Ross at this link.