It’s the end of an era. We all have to grow up. Even the Heart-Break Kid, Shawn Michaels.
Shawn Michaels wanted a fresh look for WrestleMania 34, so the WWE legend decided to chop off his signature locks. However, he did not plan on his decision to be leaked ahead of the weekend’s events.
Social media erupted on Wednesday when photos surfaced of HBK in a barber’s chair both before and after he cut off his long hair in favor of a more streamlined look.
The reveal of the massive cut was made by Evan Dell, a Florida barber. Dell shared before-and-after shots to Facebook, and they quickly went viral.
“Today I had the honor of meeting a childhood hero of mine Shawn Michaels, and getting him ready for WrestleMania this weekend,” Dell wrote on Facebook. “Shawn has had the ponytail for over 20 years, and today he had me cut it off and give him a new look. Such a genuine and down to earth guy it was such a privilege being trusted with the famous locks.”
Michaels said in a quote:
“I thought he was taking a before-and-after picture because he wanted it professionally, and the dude went and tweeted it out,” Michaels said. “I was home eating dinner and just decided to get on Twitter, and it was blowing up. I was like ‘Oh snap, the dude went ahead and … oh.’ I felt so violated, you know what I mean?”
Needless to say Michaels won’t be going back yo that particular barber anytime soon.