Shawn Michaels is unanimously recognized as one of the best performers of all time. Thanks to his charisma and longevity, HBK has managed to transcend wrestling by breaking into the hearts of millions of fans. The four-time world champion was also the first-ever wrestler to complete the Grand Slam.
Shawn officially retired in 2010, at WrestleMania XXVI, after being defeated by The Undertaker in one of the most beautiful matches of the modern era. The following year, he was inducted with full merit into the WWE Hall of Fame.
For the past few years, Michaels has been helping his great friend Triple H backstage at NXT. Due to heart problems in The Game, the 56-year-old from Chandler took over the reins of the 'Black and Gold' brand in early 2022 and nurtured many young talents.
During a recent interview with 'Hotboxin', the legendary Ric Flair celebrated the greatness of HBK. "From my point of view, Shawn Michaels is the greatest wrestler who ever lived" - began Ric Flair.
Ric Flair praises Shawn Michaels
"Perhaps there is someone better than him at the microphone, but in the ring, HBK has reached unexplored heights" - added the 16-time world champion.
'The Nature Boy' also spoke about Cesaro, whose contract with WWE expired on February 24th. “WWE has presented Cesaro as a heel for a long time, but the desired results have not been achieved. The Swiss is a very gifted athlete, but he is not credible in the role of the villain.
He never felt comfortable in that role and the fans felt it. If you yourself are not convinced of what you are doing, it is impossible to break into people's hearts”. Ric said nice words for The Miz: “He far exceeded the expectations that were of him at the beginning of his career.
He was not an athlete with a super background and was not referred to as predestined. He worked hard to succeed”. Speaking on Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson, Ric Flair touched upon several topics about his career inside and outside the ring.
Here's what the 16-time World Champion said about The Undertaker's contributions to WWE: "[The Undertaker's induction] is special to me. I've known him for a long time and I don't think there could be anybody that has had more recognition than him or anybody that has meant more to the WWE than 'Taker. He's right there with Steve Austin in terms of where I am."