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Eric Bischoff reveals when he ‘lost all respect’ for Shawn Michaels

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Former WCW President and WWE performer Eric Bischoff recently revealed when he lost all respect for Shawn Michaels.

Speaking on the latest edition of his 83 Weeks podcast, Bischoff revealed why he lost respect for the Heartbreak Kid around SummerSlam 2005.

“I lost all respect for Shawn Michaels” Bischoff began discussing the now infamous match where HBK completely oversold Hulk Hogan’s offense.

“Look, it was pretty clear, I mean, there was an issue between Hulk and Shawn Michaels. There was a lack of respect, I think there. Perhaps some jealousy on Shawn’s part that, ’˜Here’s this Hulk Hogan. He’s still here, he’s still the guy.’ I don’t know. I wasn’t close to Shawn at that point” Bischoff added.

Eric Bischoff on Shawn Michaels

“I get that. Deal with it after the show’s over. Deal with it next week when you get back to the office. Do whatever you need to do, but don’t ’” don’t go into business for yourself, and that’s exactly what Shawn did” Bischoff added, noting how HBK dealt with the situation ‘unprofessionally.’

“He was doing it to prove a point, he was doing it to embarrass Hogan. And I just lost all respect for Shawn Michaels that night. I was pissed. And not because it was Hulk Hogan.

“[It’s the] f**king main event of a PPV. You’re going into business for yourself because your feelings are hurt or you’re jealous, or you pissed off? Don’t be a bitch. Go out and do your job. Be a pro and deal with it after the fact” Bischoff concluded.

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