WWE legends Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker didn't like each other too much back in 1998. To be fair to Michaels, it was more of a one-way hatred, with Taker well and truly disliking everything to do with Michaels back then.
Their relationship through the 90's was certainly something to be hold and their feud made for some of the best moments pro wrestling has ever seen. Safe to say Michaels' comments this past week on The Undertaker's threats to him before WrestleMania 14 are pretty eye-opening.
As the infamous story goes, Shawn Michaels had previously screwed over Bret Hart in Montreal and The Undertaker was angry to say the least. As the popular rumor goes, Taker got in Michaels face and told him in no uncertain words what would happen to him if he screwed over Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania 14 in a similar fashion. But Michaels remembers the incident slightly different.
“Mark went to everybody and told them, ‘If this doesn’t go down the way it should, I’m going to have a big problem and Shawn is going to have a big problem. I’ll go over there and beat the heck out of him.’ But he never had to say anything to me," Michaels told Sports Illustrated's Extra Mustard.
Unprofessional to the extreme
Clearly this was an extremely unprofessional decision for Michaels to take and it just adds to the list of reasons for why he was hated so much by his fellow peers when he was in his prime.
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Michaels gets this, but his reaction was to simply explain that he was that type of douchebag back then.
"My whole intention at WrestleMania XIV was to drop the belt to Steve, but I was going to make everybody sweat it out and make them think I wasn’t. Obviously, I got that accomplished. That’s extremely unprofessional, but that’s exactly who I was and what I was doing.”