HBK, Shawn Michaels, Heartbreak and Triumph!

Blue ChipCorrespondent IJanuary 16, 2009

     I understand, this will be a controversial article to those who read it.

Maybe you could explain the love everyone has for HBK to me. It is not my intent to be derogatory in any way, I simply don't understand your love. From my view, I see a guy who has more or less complained his entire career. He seems to have an amazing amount of baggage. There is always an angle of "working through so much adversity".

He brings his substance abuse issues to the public, and then we are made to reward him for the accomplishmet of quitting and "Finding Jesus".

He is always talking about his love for his family, yet does not seem to spend much time with them or travel with them. There is also the chronic back issues.

He always seems to have some amazing obstacle to overcome. Even this current angle of being out of money seems to just be more baggage. It is simply my opinion that HBK has a very limited amount of creativity in the ring, or that what he had has simply passed.

I also feel that Michaels has little to offer for the microphone. The impact, in my mind, seems to have left, as well as the possibility of ever seeing anything new.

One could argue that he is a legend because of how long he's been in the business, or because of all the titles he's held, but I don't think that is the case.

The reason for writing this is not to take away from HBK or his fans. I just don't understand his appeal.

I know that's an unpopular view, but I ask that you respect that it's my opinion, and nothing more.