AEW commentator comments on infamous Shawn Michaels incident
Legendary AEW announcer Jim Ross was present when the infamous incident between Vader and Shawn Michaels took place in Summerslam in 1996. JR said HBK was lucky the wrestling legend didn’t. beaten.
Shawn Michaels and Vader were involved in a feud prior to Summerslam for the WWE Championship. The latter missed his signal to move away during an elbow drop point during the match.
HBK yelled at Vader during the match before making a big fuss about it behind the scenes.
Jim Ross on his Grilling JR podcast recalled the incident, saying HBK was lucky “Vader didn’t beat him **.”
“Well, no good,” Ross said. “You don’t have to use your cool like that, Shawn had every right to lose his temper because of his influence with the office and Shawn knew Vince was going to support him no matter what. Shawn overplayed his hand in my opinion, it was very unprofessional and he’s just lucky Vader didn’t beat him because Leon could have. Leon was hungry, Leon wanted the opportunity, he needed a US base and now he’s in the main event of a major pay-per-view fight for the biggest title we have. Leon had driven a lot of miles, lost weight and got more engaged in what he was doing, ”said Jim Ross. (M / T: WrestlingInc)
Jim Ross commented on Shawn Michaels’ attitude to WWE
Jim Ross called Shawn Michaels’ actions unjustified after the game and said he had “Vince in his pocket”.
JR said WWE President Vince McMahon saw many similarities between him and Shawn Michaels in terms of attitude and demeanor.
“I just thought it was totally unwarranted, Shawn had the game stacked because he had Vince in his back pocket. Vince often said to me ‘You know that fucking Shawn Michaels reminds me of me when I was younger.’ Did you do a lot of super kicks when you were younger Vince? But he was talking about the attitude, Shawn’s behavior, that sort of thing. It wasn’t good and the damn game got four stars and could have been five stars if some of those *** childish bulls hadn’t happened, ”said Jim Ross.
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