In a recent interview with Sky Sports to promote the upcoming WWE UK Title tournament in London, The Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels revealed that he is open for one more match but warned fans that they would not be getting The Showstopper or Mr WrestleMania as he is 52-years-old now. Not the same trademark ponytail either…
Michaels last competed in a WWE ring 8-years-ago, where he had a thrilling match against The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXVI (26).
The four-time WWE World Champion told Sky Sports:
“I’ve been retired for eight years now and when it got to the five-year mark I thought people would start asking me but they just kind of stopped,” Michaels said. “I think it’s one of those that you would never say never about and if it was just for a one-off then it’s something that I would take a look at. It would have to be done the right way and just for one match rather than something that ran for longer. It could be possible but people would have to accept they wouldn’t be getting the Showstopper, Mr WrestleMania, and that I’m 52 years old now.”
Michaels said that the most likely option for an in-ring return would be in a tag team match with his good friend and DX partner, Triple H. However, he also mentioned three names that he would love to face, those being AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan or NXT’s Johnny Gargano. He said the following:
“If it was the Shawn Michaels of 10 years ago I would love to have gotten in the ring with so many of the guys that are competing today,” The Showstopper said. “AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan would be good, and then there’s the guys in NXT too. Someone like a Johnny Gargano would be fantastic. But for a one-off match now, I’d need it to be a tag-team match where Hunter (Triple H) and I can just do a few crotch chops and have some fun.”