“When there are big changes, big adjustments have to be made,” Michaels said. “It’s like the rocking of the boat. It takes a little time to get your balance, and then you begin to manage the waves, and things settle in. I’m not surprised, understanding now, the force of the trees and the visionary Vince [McMahon] is. They are going to continue to strive and look for new horizons. That’s what he does. That’s what they do. That is what they are good at. Sure, to a lot of folks, it seems like a lot. It is a lot, but that’s how the guy rolls.
“He is a fighter and continues to move forward. On one hand people can say it’s not the same, but on the other it is a 450-million dollar company. So they can’t be all that bad. I think they will do what they always do, and they will manage. They will adjust and make changes. It’s an ongoing process. They will continue to move things around and settle into something that works. There are always the growing pains and things of that nature. It sort of always mirrors our society, which in general, is a little unsettled at this point. I have a great deal of confidence in the people who are there and in the talent.
“It takes time. I’m not going to be one of the guys who said the talent is different or this or that. They said the same thing about us, too. Eventually, we settled in and became the guys. I think this new crop of talent will do the same thing. They have to go through the rollover of fans comparing them to other people. Then they will make their own fans and win those other people over. They will be the guys who will take it into the future.”
HBK is excited about returning to Raw for the 1,000th episode milestone and working with his best friend Triple H again. The D-Generation X reunion is advertised to kick off the show at 8 p.m. [EST]. Will other DX members join the duo for the festivities?
“Personally I would [like to see it], but I have no idea what is going to happen,” Michaels said. “They ask me if I’ll be there, and I tell them ok. I’d like to think that it’s because their confident that when I get there that day they will tell me what is going down, and I’ll be able to do it. Other than that, it’s all I know. I’m supposed to be there Monday. For what it’s worth, nobody has told me the things we are doing. I don’t know if the other guys will be there.
“I would like that because more people would consider that a reunion. I don’t know if that is going to happen because I don’t know everybody else’s situation. I don’t know where they are at with the company and the things of that nature. Those things play into who they can bring back or not. I don’t know, and I like it that way. That way I don’t have to tell someone I know something I don’t.
“I’m an entertainer. I’m better for you if you don’t give me too much of a structured outline. If you tell me 10 days in advance, I’m not going to pay attention to it until that day anyway. These are all people I’ve worked with for years and years, and they know that. When it comes to DX, Hunter and I write our own jokes. It’s not someone else writing the hair jokes or chaps jokes or something like that. Those are our lines because it’s funny stuff about us. We are the ones who write that stuff, so there is no sense in doing anything other than telling DX how much time they have. Then we are going out there to do the rest.”