According to 1wrestling.com, Ric Flair was greeted by a standing ovation from his peers when he stepped through the curtain after his match with Shawn Michaels. Almost the entire roster was waiting for him and cheered loudly. Shawn michaels received the same greeting when he came through the back. Both men were emotional, particularly Flair. Even though everyone knew how the match would end, the enormity of what had just happened created a very emotional scene backstage.