WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels was recently interviewed by ViBe & Wrestling to discuss the greatest rivalries in his prestigious career. Highlights are below.
Calls Bret Hart his greatest rival:
Well, I think it’s got to be, Brett Hart, right? I mean, my goodness, how do you mention me and not think of Bret? Certainly it spilled over into real life, but again, all these years later, I don’t know, I look back on it with fondness, simply because it was something that was so palpable and people felt it. So, as proud as I am of all those other rivalries, I think it’s hard for me not to mention that one being right up there.
On Triple H being a close second and on their friendship:
If we don’t mention that one, I would say Triple H. I think he and I, even though now everybody has always associated both of us with our friendship, that I think [the fans] always knew was very real and palpable, we still managed to cross one another backwards and forwards; as good guy, bad guy, medium guys, tagging together. We did a lot of stuff together, Triple H and I, that you couldn’t always get away with, but because people knew the behind-the scenes story on he and I, it somehow always seemed to make sense,” Michaels said. “They could understand us fighting each other, because we were both really competitive, and competitive with another, and that always added to the storyline. So, I have to say, in the first part of my career, you say Bret Hart, and then the second part I think I’d have to say Triple H.
Full interview below. (H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)