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Shawn Michaels labeled as ‘d**k’ for messing up a match

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Former WCW President Eric Bischoff had served as the on-screen General Manager of Monday Night RAW. He recently called the WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels as a “d**k” for a backstage incident from 2005 SummerSlam.

Eric Bischoff opens up on Shawn Michaels

The particular incident was three years into his tenure as an on-screen GM. It was none other than the infamous bout between Shawn Michaels and Hulk Hogan match that took place in the main event of SummerSlam 2005. In the match, Michaels had oversold all of Hogan’s offense, making it look like a mockery. The reason for this was backstage disagreements between WWE and Hulk Hogan over how the feud would play out.

On his latest episode of the 83 weeks podcast, Bischoff lambasted HBK for his actions during the match. He was quite furious over what happened and said that it was the former World Champion Michaels being a “d**k”:

“I was pissed off. Internally, I saw what was going on. It was so obvious right out of the shoot. I felt bad for Hulk [Hogan]. It’s such a terrible thing to do to somebody. If you’ve got an issue with somebody in the ring, take care of it before you get to the ring or after you get out. When you get into the ring, don’t get into business for yourself, don’t get cute. Because of whatever personal issues you have and that’s exactly what Shawn Michaels did, in my opinion. If you go back and watch the match and pay attention in terms of how much Shawn Michaels oversold to the point of being a parody, that was just him being a d**k.”

Bischoff then went on to continue and admitted that he was angry, not just because of his relationship with Hogan. Here is what he recalled:

“I was pretty angry, and it wasn’t just because of my relationship with Hulk. It was just a horrible thing to do to somebody. You’re in front of 20,000 people, you’re on a pay-per-view and you’re going to do business for yourself? It gets me hot thinking about it. I’m over it, but the idea of someone doing that is something that will always aggravate me. You got a problem with somebody? Do it before you work or do it after you’re working, but don’t do it while you’re working. It’s just bad business.” 

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Bishal Roy