Shawn Michaels on Wrestling Future, Mayor Kane, Lucha John Cena in WWE Roundup

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 14, 2019

KNOXVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 13: Mayor of Knox County Glenn Jacobs sits courtside during the between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena on November 13, 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee won the game 66-53. (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images)
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Bleacher Report catches you up on the latest news from the WWE Universe.


Shawn Michaels Affirms Desire to Stay out of the Ring

Shawn Michaels ended his retirement to team with Triple H in a tag match against Kane and The Undertaker at Crown Jewel in November, but the WWE Hall of Famer doesn't feel the need to step back inside the ring.

In an interview with Sky Sports, he reiterated how Crown Jewel was a one-off.

"No, it was a really special thing and I really felt that one for a while," Michaels said. "I'm good with what I've done."

The Heartbreak Kid also emphasized how he's content to work behind the scenes at NXT and help groom WWE's next generation of stars.

"I feel like I lived the greatest life a man can ever live," he said. "If I can help anybody have that same opportunity I'd like to do it because it's a wonderful way to live your life."


Kane Appears at Live Event in Tennessee

After he was elected the mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, Kane has effectively stepped away from professional wrestling. He only agreed to compete at Crown Jewel and Super Show-Down in October after WWE donated $100,000 to the Knoxville Public Safety Foundation.

Kane was on hand to present that check when WWE made the trip to Knoxville for a live event last Saturday.

Luckily for the city, Kane didn't immediately summon his mystical powers to set the check on fire.


John Cena Embraces Lucha Alter Ego

When his contract with WWE was kayfabe terminated during his feud with The Nexus in 2010, John Cena embraced a new persona: Juan Cena. The character was clearly Cena, with his lucha libre mask the only discernible difference from his usual look.

During a live event in Huntsville, Alabama, he crashed Lucha House Party's backstage interview while in character as Juan Cena.


The #LuchaHouseParty looks like they just saw a ghost and HIS NAME IS...Juanito? #WWEHuntsville https://t.co/wJx4LKXWGI

With Cena's in-ring career appearing to wind down as he focuses more on his acting, at least WWE fans got one more glimpse of lucha superstar Juan Cena.


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