Shawn Michaels Talks About Why The Undertaker Never Joined The Kliq

In an interview with Sports Illustrated to promote his “One Night with the Kliq” Q&A session during WrestleMania weekend, former WWE World Champion Shawn Michaels fielded several Kliq-related questions. One question asked of the WWE Hall of Famer was why The Undertaker never joined Michaels’ Kliq. The Undertaker instead was in a group of wrestlers called the The Bone Street Krew, with the likes of Yokozuna and The Godfather.

“Taker has always been a calm, cool, and collected guy. But the Kliq? We were loud and obnoxious,” Michaels told Sports Illustrated. “Taker was great friends with Kevin and Scott Hall. We’ve always got along, too, and clearly now we’re closer than ever, but ‘Taker had his own crew. He ran with Yoko and the Godwins and some other guys, and we hung out with them a bunch.”

Michaels says wrestlers riding together from town to town is an important part of building those friendships. He said the difference between his friendship with the Kliq members, and people like The Undertaker or John Cena, is they never rode together.

“We’ve always gotten along well, but we never rode up and down the road together. Scott and I have known each other since the ’80s in our days wrestling in Kansas City,” Michaels recalled. “I specifically asked to work with Kevin and wanted to have him on my side, so he comes in the door and started riding with me. Everyone knows the story with Hunter—he came in and knew that we weren’t well-liked, but he wanted to hang us with us anyway. Scott worked with Sean on his first night on Raw, and he sort of has that Curt Hennig gene in him. Curt always grabbed a young guy and said, ‘You’re jumping in the car with me,’ and that’s what Scott did with Sean.”

Michaels’ “One Night with the Kliq” Q&A session takes place on Saturday, April 1st. You can read Michaels’ full interview at

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