On a recent episode of Prime Time with Sean Mooney, The Brooklyn Brawler revealed why he got a WWE Championship shot to take on HBK.
Brooklyn Brawler stated the Shawn Michaels back then was much different than the one we know today. He assumed Michaels would reject the idea of working a match with him, especially at MSG. To his surprise, HBK was accepting of the idea asking Brooklyn Brawler what moves he could do and putting the match together right from the start.
"His finish is the Superkick if I Superkicked him people would come unglued. What a match we had. It was the first Garden show with DX with Chyna and Triple H on the apron on the outside of the ring. Me and Shawn Michaels in Madison Square Garden.
I remember The Undertaker walking into the room, into the dressing room and looking at the line-up and it shows me in the main event, he's underneath me and he goes, 'what the f--k is this?' That's what he said. I just said, 'it's not me I didn't do it!' Because nobody wants heat with The Undertaker. But I tell ya, my career, you couldn't even write this the way it happened.
He's kicking out at two-and-a-half and he's selling and doing all these crazy moves," Brawler said remembering his MSG match against HBK. "I mean he made me look like a million bucks. I'm telling ya and then Triple H jumps on the apron and I pop him, nail him then Chyna comes in and gives me a Frankensteiner. I mean, it was great"