Found December 04, 2012 on Ring Side News:
B8
- WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels recently spoke with Phil Strum of The Poughkeepsie Journal and talked about his retirements: Phil Strum: First of all, how are you enjoying retirement? Shawn Michaels: I’m enjoying it immensely. It works for me. I’m a lazy person by nature, so retirement is right up my alley. I would have done it sooner, obviously, but apparently you have to work before you retire, so it would have been in my best interest to get that out of the way. I’m enjoying it very much. PS: You sort of retired twice, in a way, because you stopped wrestling for four years. I went to the show where you wrestled Triple H at SummerSlam at Nassau Coliseum. At that point, everyone thought this was the last time we’re going to see Shawn Michaels. Then, you went on almost a decade-long run of amazing matches and amazing performances. What was that like to have that come back? SM: It was a gift. The first — I never said I retired the first time. I guess, in my mind, retirement is when you leave on your own terms. The first one, being told I was never going to wrestle again as the result of a back injury, obviously that’s not the way you envision your career ending. Having dealt with that and gone through it and having the opportunity for a second chance, and that the second chance, as you say, being almost a decade, was at first, honestly as much of a shock to me as it was to everybody else. The genuine intention was to come back for one match and sort of see how everything did. To honestly feel like, holy cow, I feel like I can do what I used to do. I went with that until I felt that the peace within me that I could walk away again and it would be on my terms, my timing and all those things you wish and you envision being like. I got the opportunity to do that. - Former WWE Diva Kelly Kelly also spoke with Phil Strum of The Poughkeepsie Journal. Here are a few highlights: Phil Strum: Life after WWE, how’s it going for you so far? Barbie Blank: It’s going good. I’m just relaxing at home. It’s nice to take a break and just be able to live a normal life and being able to do whatever I want to do. PS: Any desire to get back in the ring now? BB: You never know. Right now, I’m kind of healing my neck that was kind of a problem for a while. Just resting up and you never know. DIRECT LINK: 20+ Must See New Personal Kelly Kelly Pics – Amazing Bare Rear Shot… Wow!
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Shawn Michaels Discusses His Retirement & His Improbable Return Following His First Big Injury

WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels recently spoke with Phil Strum of The Poughkeepsie Journal and talked about his retirements: Phil Strum: First of all, how are you enjoying retirement? Shawn Michaels: I’m enjoying it immensely. It works for me. I’m a lazy person by nature, so retirement is right up my alley. I would have done it sooner, obviously, but apparently you have to...

Kelly Kelly on a Possible Return to the Ring: “You Never Know”

Former WWE Diva Kelly Kelly also spoke with Phil Strum ofThe Poughkeepsie Journal. Here are a few highlights: Phil Strum: Life after WWE, how’s it going for you so far? Barbie Blank: It’s going good. I’m just relaxing at home. It’s nice to take a break and just be able to live a normal life and being able to do whatever I want to do. PS: Any desire to get back in the ring...

Former WWE and WCW Star Announces Retirement, Kelly Kelly Appearing on MTV2 Show

- Tony Mamaluke, who appeared for WWE, World Championship Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling, TNA Wrestling and Ring of Honor, officially announced his retirement from professional wrestling at Saturday’s East Coast Wrestling Association event in Newark, Delaware on Saturday, 15 years to the date of his first grappling affair. The 35-year-old headlined the show against Papadon...

HBK Talks Retirement, Kelly Kelly Talks About Her Life After WWE

- WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels recently spoke with Phil Strum of The Poughkeepsie Journal and talked about his retirements: Phil Strum: First of all, how are you enjoying retirement? Shawn Michaels: I’m enjoying it immensely. It works for me. I’m a lazy person by nature, so retirement is right up my alley. I would have done it sooner, obviously, but apparently you have to...

Shawn Michaels Discusses His Second WWE Run

Credit: The Poughkeepsie Journal In a recent interview, Shawn Michaels spoke about his second run with WWE, after his career was thought to be over due to a back injury. Here are the highlights.. “It was a gift. The first — I never said I retired the first time. I guess, in my mind, retirement is when you leave on your own terms. The first one, being told I was never going to...

JR, JBL, HBK & Others Tweet On CM Punk’s Surgery

Jim Ross, Lance Storm, Shawn Michaels and JBL sent out the following Tweets, regarding CM Punk’s knee injury today… Lance Storm: Best to @CMPunk on a speedy recovery. #BestInTheWorld Jim Ross: @CMPunk has many challenges awaiting him but toughness & perserverence aren’t any of them. #healquickly Shawn Michaels: I wish him a speedy recovery!! JBL: Best wishes to #BestInTheWorld...
WWE News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.