WWE legend Shawn Michaels says he’s ready to return to his “regular life” after his victorious outing alongside Triple H at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on Friday.
HBK and The Game went up against The Brothers of Destruction – Kane and The Undertaker – at the event, emerging winners after a gruelling battle that has left Triple H with a real-life injury. Michaels, despite having enjoyed himself, says he’s glad it’s over.
“My goodness. Obviously, this whole day has been anxious, nerves and everything else,” the 53-year-old told WWE reporters in a post-match interview.
“Once I got in there, though, with everybody it was fun, it was comfortable. You know, I don’t know, I felt... did a few things, get a little warm, and you forget just how tough this is on your body.
"I’ll be feeling it for the next several days. It will be a very good reminder of why I didn’t do it for eight years and why I’m not going to do it again, if I can possibly help it. ... We are going back to our regular life, boys. It was a lot of fun to do but I’m glad it’s over too.”
Michaels has finally gotten one over The Undertaker – the man who retired him eight years ago at WrestleMania 26 – albeit in a tag-team match in which Triple H dealt the finishing blow.
The Game is reported as having torn a pectoral muscle during the fight and was sidelined for most of it, but he was the one who hit Kane with a pedigree to earn a victorious three-count.
The WWE has since announced that Triple H will require surgery for the injury he sustained during the fight. But that should not get in the way of his administrative duties as the company’s head of executive vice president of talent, live events and creative.
"During the epic showdown between D-Generation X and The Brothers of Destruction at WWE Crown Jewel, Triple H sustained what appears to be a torn pectoral muscle, WWE.com has learned," a statement on the company's website reads.
"As a result, The Game plans to return to the United States this week to undergo surgical repair."
The Game will also have ample time to recover for a potential appearance at next year's WrestleMania.
Hopefully, he will also manage to convince Shawn Michaels to give the WWE Universe a final WrestleMania appearance, despite the veteran's desire to take a step back and return to his regular programming.