The ”Heart Break Kid” Shawn Michaels revealed to Sport Illustrated, that his retirement match wasn’t necessarily set in stone until HBK agreed that he felt okay with his career ending on that note.
“I don’t know that I ever completely decided that it was going to be it [for my career] until after that match was over. We had always sort of discussed sort of an ‘out clause,’ so to speak, if I had the desire to do it again. But I can remember myself, and ‘Taker, and Michael Hayes just sitting there after the match, like we had done the year before, just the three of us, sort of sitting there, alone, taking it in, and I said, ‘You know something, guys? I feel good with that.’”