– Shawn Michaels had told friends for months that this year’s WrestleMania match would be his final. There remains a chance that WWE could convince him to come back down the line, which has happened several times in the past. At this point, HBK is telling everyone his retirement is legit and he doesn’t see a return in his future.
– The Undertaker is still expected to take time off, despite being booked for some upcoming TV tapings.
– Jim Ross’ absence from WrestleMania was clearly one of the focal news points. He was acknowledged by Jerry Lawler at the Hall of Fame ceremony, receiving a tremendous pop from the crowd. According to a new report, the final decision to not use JR was Vince McMahon’s call. The subject of JR’s involvement has been brought up several times in the last few weeks leading in to WrestleMania.
– Next week’s Monday Night RAW will be preempted in Canada due to The Score carrying the NCAA basketball finals at 9PM. RAW will air at midnight.