"Not that there’s anything wrong with that" but when Shawn Michaels turned face in the mid 90’s and got the mega push as lead baby face, why did they still dress him up like a male stripper?

You think coming out in leather chaps and that leather newsboy hat hurt his broad appeal? And was old man Lothario really supposed to help his appeal to the male 18-35 demographic?

Just as a comparison, Hall and Nash were over on Nitro dressed in jeans and a T-Shirt. Shawn looked like someone who was hired to work a bachelorette party.

​Shawn might have ended up doing just that during his low points while finding Jesus, who knows?

At any rate, Shawn was a victim of the WWF marketing machine completely misunderstanding the character, which is why the D-X version of Shawn got over so well on so many levels. It was finally Shawn acting and styling himself like he wanted.