Shawn Michaels Opens Up About Rumoured Heat With Dwayne Johnson

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For a number of years there have been rumours, hints and speculation that Shawn Michaels and Dwayne Johnson didn’t get on during the 1990s.

There have been suggestions that the issues are linked to Michaels disrespecting Johnson’s grandmother, while others believe the tension comes from HBK’s general attitude backstage during the Attitude Era. Speaking in 2021 Bret Hart noted that Michaels and Triple H would try to “ruin” anyone linked to him. This led to the pair trying to “crack” the star known as The Rock.

Perhaps surprisingly, Michaels and The Rock never wrestled one-on-one and only really worked together when HBK served as a special guest referee for two of his matches with Triple H.

Shawn Michaels Says Relationship With Dwayne Johnson Wasn’t As Bad As Reported

Speaking in a new interview with Logan Paul on his Impaulsive podcast, Michaels was asked about his relationship with The Great One. The WWE Hall of Famer said that their relationship was never as bad as some people made out, explaining that he gave everyone a hard time during his run at the top of the company.

“I’ve never worked with him. His daughter [Simon Johnson] is here [in NXT]. The times I’ve seen him, we’ve always gotten along okay. I don’t think it was as bad as everyone made it out to be. I know that I gave everybody a hard time back when I was younger.

When I came back, I made sure I went up to everybody and was at least like, ‘Sorry.’ That’s the best that I could do. When I came back in 2002, and I knew there was going to be, ‘We’ll see.’ It was important to me to go around and make amends and at least tell everyone, ‘Sorry about the way I was. I have no excuse, I’m willing to earn back whatever. If you never talk to me again, I’m cool with that too,'”

Shawn Michaels has been involved with training Logan Paul as the YouTube star prepares to face Roman Reigns at Crown Jewel for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.

H/t to Fightful