In the last couple of months, there has been a growing push led by AJ Styles to see Shawn Michaels in the ring one more time at the Royal Rumble next year. The noise has only gotten louder with other notable superstars such as Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens joining in. During a recent interview with 105.3 The Fan, Michaels wasted little time in shooting down the rumor.
“No one has even contacted me about that show. I don’t know if anyone cares that I’m from there,” Michaels said. “I think the WWE has happily moved on from me.”
The fact that Michaels hasn’t heard from the WWE up to this point in time is a telling sign about the realistic possibility of this happening. If Vince McMahon wanted to make it happen, he would have already put the wheels in motion. Given that Michaels being out of the ring for several years now, it would only make sense to inform ahead of time so that he can get physically prepared to wrestle again.
In actuality, it’s just a rumor that had wrestling fans buzzing about the scenario. The fact that Styles talked about only brought more life to something that didn’t have much real traction in the first place. This was just a pipe dream that didn’t go any further than that.