In an interview done for the latest issue of WWE Magazine, Shawn Michaels had the following to say about Ric Flair coming out of retirement and getting back into the ring:
"So many people ask me about Ric, and whether his return bothers me. I always say, 'Absolutely not.' One match at Wrestlemania XXIV - that moment - was truly 100 percent real to me. And it was real to him. And that's never going to change. I want Ric to be happy. And to be perfectly honest, I know he's happiest when he's in the ring. That moment will always be very special to me."