– Shawn Michaels recently told WWE officials that he is looking at taking more time off than originally planned. The idea is that Shawn is financially set for life and his kids are at that age where they like him around and he realizes that’s a short window.
The original plan was for Shawn to return at WWE’s SummerSlam pay-per-view but he asked to stay out until late this year or early 2010, in time for a good angle at WrestleMania next year. Of course all of this could change depending on what he’s thinking and if any top WWE Superstars come down with injury. Back in 2007, Shawn was talking about staying out longer after knee problems and when John Cena tore his pec, Shawn ended up returning earlier than he wanted.
Shawn has also made more noise about retiring at WrestleMania but at other times he’s said he doesn’t see why he can’t make occasional appearances like Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan have, until he’s well into his 50’s, which is a long way away. He has also mentioned that once his kids are teenagers, being at home so much won’t be as important and at that point he’d be more open to spending more time on the road.