Vince McMahon has a history of singling people out backstage and embarrassing them in front of other wrestlers. Last Monday when Shawn Michaels was the target of Vince’s juvenile behavior, it blew up in Vince’s face and left even Stephanie McMahon speechless.
Despite the fact that Shawn Michaels returned to WWE a month ahead of schedule, he still has heat with Vince. Shawn made it clear before he returned that he wants more control over his schedule. He won’t be doing any overseas tours and will work a somewhat reduced schedule so he can spend more time with his family.
When Shawn showed up to RAW last Monday for the first time since his injury, Vince started “chewing him out” in front of the lockerroom. He made fun of Shawn’s attitude and his clothing, among other things. To the surprise of everybody, HBK fired back at Vince and put him in his place. Shawn made it very clear to Vince in front of everybody that he won’t be disrespected by anybody or treated like a rookie.
The wrestlers were shocked that somebody finally stood up to one of Vince’s tirades. According to our source, nobody was more shocked than Stephanie McMahon. Witnesses were reportedly amused that Shawn humbled Vince in front of everybody. The McMahon’s are not necessarily disliked by the roster but this definitely brought Vince down off his high horse.
Shawn and Vince have had a volatile relationship for well over a decade. There is no indication that this incident will have any ramifications on Shawn’s WWE status.