WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels was recently involved in a media call to promote the Backlash pay per view on Sunday. Michaels would be asked by Inside The Ropes about his reaction to the DX versus Brothers of Destruction tag match for Crown Jewel 2018. Michaels revealed that he had no idea Undertaker was considering retiring after that, thinking that it was just another bout.
The year after we had my last match (in 2010), we were sitting at baggage claim and we’re waiting on our bags where I’m gonna get inducted into the Hall of Fame and he looked at me and said “you made the right choice. Perfect time to go out” Fast forward to the tag match, I had no idea that in his mind, had it gone well that he would have possibly been able to retire on that. I assumed that he was more looking towards that WrestleMania moment. I just looked at that match as another tag match. I looked at that just as a chance to go out there with my buddies and have some fun and not take anything too seriously. I didn’t know that was a situation that had it gone better, it would’ve made it easier for him to walk away. I assumed in his mind it needed to be the same as me where it needed to be a WrestleMania moment.
Full media call can be found below. (H/T Inside The Ropes, Transcribed by Post Wrestling)