"I'm The Showstopper, The Headliner, The main event, The Icon that is the Heartbreak Kid !"
"When I go down i'm takin' everybody with me and i'm going out in a blaze of glory !"
"The Heartbreak Kid lays down for absolutely nobody !"
"The Heartbreak Kid can keep it up all night !"
"Kicking it with the Kliq !"
"I am simply the very best (greatest) sports entertainer in the world !"
"I am going to give you a show that you have never ever seen before why?...... because I can !"
"You know what JBL? Last night, I had an epiphany too... now I can't spell it... but, I had an epiphany too. I am no longer "Shawn Michaels, Employee of the month". I am no longer "Shawn Michaels, Struggling conflicted family man". No.....no.....no.....no.....no..... You are lookin' at,"The Heartbreak Kid "Shawn Michaels, "The Headliner", "The Showstopper", "The Main Event"..... and most importantly, you are lookin' into the eyes of "Mr. Wrestlemania" ! I have my life back. "Free at last, Free at last,Thank GOD I am free at last." A month ago at the Royle Rumble", a man said to me that it is Hell trying to get to heaven, that man was The Undertaker... and he was right, but as I stand here today, lookin' at my life, no longer workin' for you seein' wrestlemania on the horizon, and I realize... I am livin' Heaven on earth. So as far as I can tell, there is no better "somebody" to face The Undertaker than the MAN who revolutionized the ladder match... at Wrestlemania the MAN who flew down from the rafters, wrestled for over an hour, and won the WWE Championship... at Wrestlemania, the MAN who had the "Match Of The Year 2008,with Ric Flair"...at Wrestlemania... and since it's only a two hour show, I'm gonna stop my credentials right there, cause we don't have the time! What I'm sayin' is this, if there is anybody that ought to face The Undertaker at "The 25th Anniversary of Wrestlemania"..... you're lookin' at him !"
"You don't even know enough to know,that you don't know.... you know !"
"Who's your DADDY Montreal?"
"I only ever had two real loves in my life - the beautiful family that God gave me and the opportunity of coming out here and performing in front of each and everyone of you " HBK addressing the fans.
"I am Shawn Michaels you can't talk to me that way! "
"So, you are the man to kill off the legend that is HBK. MAN ! If I nickel, for every stiff that walked into this company over the last 16 years, and said he was gonna do that to ME, I would be a millionaire. Whoa, whoa, whoa, WAIT A MINUTE!!! I AM a millionaire. and it's BECAUSE. of STIFFS. Like You! "
Fans: "Shawn Is Gay! " Shawn: "Why don't you ask your sister and your mama how gay shawn is?"
My wrestlemania opponent and myself represent both darkness and light and though we've co-existed in the WWE for nearly 20 years, we've taken very different paths and yet many similarities. We both find ourselves at the top of our game. We've been criticized and praised not only by our peers but by each and everyone of you. But that is where the similarities end. The Undertaker represents the purest form of evil, he walks amongst the shawdows where I thrive in the spotlight. The Undertaker strikes fear in the heart of all his opponents and yet here I stand before you, unafraid HBK's promo on smackdown.
- I've superkicked you in the face.
- I've threaded on the hollowed grounds of your grave.
- I've done it all without the slightest bit of consequence.
- This Sunday, every moment over the past 24 years is gonna pale in comparision to what I achieve.
HBK's words to The Undertaker
"You people are painting me in to a corner, and when you paint me into a corner, all the mistakes stop.
"You, Caesar, are throwing this young Catholic boy to the lions again - to Vince McMahon.
"I drew first blood, and I'm gonna draw last blood, and Sunday, you know as well as I do, if it bleeds, it can be destroyed- about Badd Blood 1997"
"Take a look at your new Grand Slam Champion"
"Undertaker, I want you to bring your dead out here and face me like a man. That's right, the Heart Break Kid is calling the undertaker out here right now, so HBK can slap you around main event style."
"The Undertaker is afraid of Shawn Michaels."
"Look smarty pants, didn't Austin break that stack of dimes you call a neck in the first place? You sure as hell don't want it happening again,do ya?- to Vince."
"The word icon has been thrown around very loosley in this business, so I want to categorize myself where I should be, and that is in a class by myself. So when you refer to me as the icon, I'm not one of those fossils. The Heartbreak Kid is the icon that can still go!"
"Wait a minute...that's not Badd Blood...that's May 19th, Madison Square Garden. That's Razor! That's Big Daddy Cool Diesel! And that's...wait a minute! That's you, Triple H! Hey! You were a bad guy...I was a good guy! Wait a minute! That was supposed to be Vince McMahon's biggest day. The first time Madison Square Garden had been sold out...oh wait, it's off the screen. Ah, Vin man, what's the matter? That subject still a little too sensitive for ya? Come on, what's the matter? Is your dad rolling over in his grave? Has a family tradition come to an end because me and my buddy made an * out of ya? Oh, come on, you were an * long before I made one out of you!"
"The Heartbreak Kid is in this business because this business needs the Heartbreak Kid"
"Bret Hart, you are a zero, my hero"
"The Heartbreak Kid and his Clique will rule the World Wrestling Federation, from this day forward, until I say differently."
"Oh, and by the way Bret Hart, you didn't destroy the Cliqe. Do not confuse expansion with destruction. The Clique owns this business. And at the Survivor Series, the Clique, and the Heartbreak Kid, are gonna own you!"
"Nobody knows Canada, like I nose Canada"
"I've beaten you, I've beaten your brother, I've beaten both of you brother-in-laws, and I'll beat up your whole family if you get in my face one more time" - to Bret Hart
"But have ya seen that first generation? My god, Stu Hart's dead although his body and his brain don't knoe it. The guy's still walking around Calgary, Alberta like he's a live, for god's sake - in reference to Bret being a second generation wrestler"
"You know, I thought about coming out here and being politically correct, but since somebody else drew first blood, the Heartbreak Kid is gonna unload on everybody"
"You're damn skippy you better applaud the WWF CHampion, chin boy"
"You know something Anvil, there's nothing standing between us but air and opportunity."
"So Bret's at home, and Davey's having some of that minor knee surgery that's been going around lately. The old phoney knee injury, I know that oone well, Jim."
Undertaker: "I do respect you but I've fought many men that I've respected and they've all fallen and you will be no different"
HBK: "You and I have taken very different career paths we've even take different personal paths yet it seems where at crossroads but now that I have you here let me make one thing perfectly clear to you I shouldn't have to qualify to compete against anybody at Wrestlemania need I remind you that I am the man that set the bat for the ladder match... I am the man that wrestled for over an hour and walked out the WWE champion and I am the man that retired the legendary Ric Flair... Undertaker I am still the show stopper and I cannot wait for this"
Undertaker: "Shawn you have had epic victories at wrestlemania. But then again you've had bitter defeat and despite all of your achievements that dream you have of beating me at Wrestlemania is just that a dream! And I will soon lay it to rest you see Shawn you concern yourself with being the show stopper you concern yourself with winning a match and breaking the streak what you should concern yourself with is what im gonna do to you physically.. And even more importantly than that Shawn what im gonna do to your soul because I don't need to outperform you and I don't need to steal the show but when I take center ring at wrestlemania and I stand before my peers and all of the world you then will realize that I am the most entity that has ever stepped foot in this ring.. Shawn you should have been more careful for what you wish for because now you have opened hell's gates and just like the 16 that come before you at wrestlemania 25 in Houston Texas you will Rest!!"
HBK: I will rest quite comfortably the evening of April 5th knowing that I did the impossible I ended the undefeated streak of The Undertaker and even though who you may have beaten all your other Wrestlemania opponents know this.. you have never beaten me and you never will !!