“Honestly I wish he would,” he said. “Whatever it is that’s keeping him from coming back – it’s hard to believe it’s still gotta be me – but if it is then I won’t go. He ought to come back and end his career on a different note. Right now he’s single-handedly made himself famous by being the Survivor Series guy and the bitter guy. I would want him to close his career differently. So if took me not going to the banquet to make that happen, I’m fine with that.”
Michaels also said that he and Vince McMahon managed to get over the Montreal incident by confessing their parts; Bret has yet to do the same and consequently cannot get over what happened.
He also talked about how he gets a hard time from Hulk Hogan and Bret Hart about not living strictly by his faith:
“I am extremely flattered that after four-and-a-half years of being a born-again Christian, that everyone expects more out of me and my walk with the Lord than they expect from themselves. But I, too, do the best I can.”