Lost Smile

Feb. 13, 1997

In a memorable, genuinely heart-wrenching address on a special edition of Raw, The Showstopper makes the most difficult decision of his career at the time. The combination of a deteriorating knee and the overwhelming demands of being WWE Champion drives HBK to relinquish the title. WWE fans' hearts break when a sullen Michaels claims he's "lost his smile" and steps out of the spotlight to both heal his body and mend his spirit.

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