Ahmed Johnson recently speak about legendary WWE Hall of Famer, Shawn Michaels and his run as WWE Champion from 1996 to 1997. Many talents have stated that Shawn during that time was very difficult to work with and also ran the show as champion.
Ahmed Johnson actually believes that Shawn created a very negative relationship with all the talent back then. Ahmed reached the top of the WWE in the mid-90s. Many people thought that he would challenge Shawn for the WWE title.
However, according to Ahmed the plans suddenly changed when it was time for them to fight each other.
Ahmed Johnson Talks About Why He Believes Shawn Did Not Want To Put TItle On Hi
“In the beginning, I really thought that he was behind me and going to give me this great push, but as I went on, I found out it wasn’t Vince that didn’t want to give me the world title, it was other wrestlers like Shawn Michaels,” Johnson stated while interviewing with Gregory Iron of Iron-On Wrestling.
“They didn’t want to see me pushed that high. I don’t know [why], personal reasons? I was green, I’ll say that. I was still green and learning, but I think I was ready for the world title shot. Because Shawn had the belt and everything, he basically got to pick who he was going against, he was running the show back then and he was basically picking who was going against him”.
Ahmed then revealed that Shawn probably did not want a black man to hold the WWE title. “From my understanding, what I heard, he didn’t think it was time for a black man to be World’s Champion. I didn’t hear him say that when I was Intercontinental Champion and popping the house everywhere we went”.
Shawn was part of the legendary wrestling group ‘The Kliq’ during those days. Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Sean Waltman and Triple H were in the group at that time. According to various rumors, the group could influence storylines and could also take creative decisions.
Ahmed stated that the group never messed with him. “They didn’t mess with me for some reason,” Ahmed Johnson said. “They probably did behind the scenes, as I told you. I didn’t become world champion because Shawn Michaels didn’t think I was ready for whatever reason, but they never messed with me.
They never tried to ‘ha ha’ me, or bully me, or any of the things they did to other guys. They knew their place, and knew who to mess with and who not to mess with”.