Why Shawn Michaels Left WrestleMania 30 Early

HBK reveals why he didn't stick around for Daniel Bryan's WWE Title win.

Shawn Michaels left WrestleMania 30 early, even though he was supposed to be part of a Daniel Bryan WWE Title celebration at the end of the night. Michaels held a Q&A session in Manchester, England on Monday where he revealed that he left after the way the crowd reacted to Brock Lesnar beating The Undertaker. The crowd reaction to Lesnar's win over The Undertaker led to an awkward silence because it was so unexpected. Apparently it upset a lot of people within the company that wanted The Undertaker's streak to live forever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRyrIs-Qv6Y Michaels never appeared on camera at WrestleMania 30. There were other legends that opened the show with Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin and The Rock delivering a memorable promo unlike anything we had ever seen before. Hogan saying "Silverdome" instead of Superdome was a funny impromptu moment and when the three men saluted each other it led a huge ovation from the crowd. On the WWE 24 WrestleMania 30 broadcast that aired months later, Michaels was shown going up to them saying that it was the coolest moment of the show and that it would be tough to follow.
It would have been an incredible moment to see Michaels join the other former WWE Champions in celebrating Bryan's win, especially because Michaels helped train Bryan to be a wrestler 15 years ago. Bryan ended up celebrating the win in the ring with his sister and niece joining him. Michaels also added that he doesn't watch the current WWE product much, but did put over Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns as good workers.

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