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Being world champion puts a ton more pressure and work on you unless you are Brock Lesnar circa 2014-19.

You have more meet and greets, more press conferences, more radio interviews. You are expected to be top house show draw, top ppv draw.

Maybe Michaels didn't want that extra pressure on him. Once Cena, Edge and Batista got hot in 2005 there was little need to put title on Michaels anyway. After that Orton, Jeff Hardy got over pushing Michaels further down pecking order
 

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Most likely because Shawn Michaels was the elder statesman with a new role of elevating others post 2002.

Michaels had already had his time on top many times, it was his time to give back.
 
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