Last month at Raw Reunion, a dream match between AJ Styles and WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels was teased in a segment between DX, The Kliq, Seth Rollins and The OC.
The segment left fans believing that we could be able to see the mouth-watering match-up between the two former WWE Champions.
This is not the first time that a match between Shawn Michaels and AJ Styles had been rumoured and while speaking to WWE Now, Styles revealed that Michaels actually rejected his proposal for a match.
“I would have loved the opportunity to have gotten in the ring with [Shawn Michaels]. I’m not sure what it is about Shawn and I that people see as like, ‘Oh wow, these guys are one and the same.’ I would like to think that there are so many great matches by Shawn and hopefully there are a lot of great matches that you see me in. And that’s the comparison. That [we’re] able to put on a show no matter who is in the ring with [us]. It’s certainly a compliment.”
“I asked Shawn [about a match] and he said ‘No.’ That’s on Shawn, guys. I can’t do anything about that. I would love to opportunity to do that [match]. But I get where he’s coming from too. It’s one of those things where, if you say you’re gonna retire — Now, granted, he had a match after his retirement, one [match] — but I understand not really wanting to do it. When I retire, I want to [stay] retired too.”
Since AJ asked Shawn about having a match, Michaels has gone on to team with Triple H to take on The Undertaker and Kane at WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.