The long-awaited arrival of "The Heartbreak Kid" to Pittsburgh is here.
Former professional wrestler and newfound Pittsburgh Penguins fan Shawn Michaels touched down in "The Burgh" before Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final between the Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday and wasted no time immersing himself in the culture.
He decided to test out the sandwich named after him at Primanti Bros. with former Steelers defensive lineman Brett Keisel, who reserved a seat for Michaels at Consol Energy Center.
Before puck drop, the Penguins made Michaels feel right at home with his own "HBK" jersey with the No. 156 on the back, the numbers of Carl Hagelin (62), Nick Bonino (13) and Phil Kessel (81) combined.
Both hall of famers in their respective fields, Michaels also met with Penguins co-owner/chairman Mario Lemieux prior to Game 5.
Game 5 may have been the main event Sunday, but Michaels reminded everyone who the showstopper is by pumping up the home crowd.
Michaels was honored with a video tribute during the first television timeout Sunday, which also featured highlights of the "HBK line."
Unfortunately it was all heartbreak in the end for Michaels and the Penguins, who were unable to hold two separate leads before losing 4-3 in overtime.