Shawn Michaels WRESTLING RETURN! Top Stars To WWE! by Oli Davis
Shawn Michaels Returning To Wrestling?
On this week’s Raw, Shawn Michaels cut a promo on the Undertaker vs Triple H match at Su-su-super Showdown – which was eventually interrupted by Taker’s massive dong for a great back-and-forth between the two. Michaels said he stayed retired out of respect for the Undertaker – shade at the Big Dawg, while the Deadman accused Shawn of only staying retired out of fear.
This let speculationamania run wild, with WWE rarely teasing matches they can’t pay off on – which Vince McMahon famously hates to do, like when he reportedly flipped out at both Stone Cold Steve Austin and Brock Lesnar for cutting promos on each other when there was never any intention of putting on a match between them.
Following reports of local commercials in Australia for Su-Su-Super Showdown advertising Michaels as the special guest referee for Triple H vs Taker, it seems that might be the first step for a proper in-ring return, as Dave Meltzer is reporting in his latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
“The working idea internally right now is that Michaels is coming out of retirement. Right now it is not for a singles match, and it is targeted, if not scheduled, for Saudi Arabia on November 2nd.”
That’s right, HBK’s momentous coming out of retirement first match in eight years… might possibly happen on a glorified house show in the Middle East, because money! and the country’s Prince is a huge fan of 90s WWF.
I, for one, cannot wait for Greatest In Your House.
Speaking of Saudi Arabian returns… Segway.
Rey Mysterio To WWE
Rey Mysterio looks to be coming back to WWE very soon.
Speaking on a recent episode of the Ross Report podcast with Jim Ross, Mysterio said he’s just waiting for WWE to confirm the date:
“[WWE and I have] been going back and forth, talking about possibly returning this month and then this month, so the longer it extends, the more I get work outside. That’s my bread and butter. That’s what I do for a living. I’m just waiting for them to say, ‘now’. When they say, ‘now,’ if the time is right, let’s go!”
Rey’s performances at both New Japan’s Dominion show and All In have made it seem he’s gotten even better in the ring since his last WWE run – which Vince and Co are sure to exhibit once he’s back in their promotion… and, more importantly, sell loads of his mask.
But Rey isn’t the only luchador WWE have their sights on…
Pentagon Jr. & Fenix To WWE?
As top independent wrestling brother stars Pentagon Jr and Rey Fenix are once again rumoured to be heading to WWE.
There were reports leading up to All In that WWE were trying to poach Mysterio, Fenix and Pentagon to stop them appearing on the Cody and Young Bucks-run show, and now the subject is coming up again – with Major League Wrestling, where the brothers are currently tag team champions, tweeting:
“It’s been an incredible 2018 for the #LuchaBros! And a monumental moment is on the horizon for @ReyFenixMx and @PENTAELZEROM as we hear what 2019 holds for them. MLW fans may be shocked to see what’s nxt!”
With the misspelling of the word ‘next’ either a massive tease for Pentagon and Fenix going to NXT, or Major League Wrestling needing a new social media manager.
PWInsider have added that both men have been very elusive about taking dates for 2019, and Sports Illustrated are reporting the topic of Pentagon going to WWE was a big talking point backstage at All In. WWE have apparently been “interested in the lucha pair for more than a month now” – which Justin Barrasso notes isn’t just because of their superb in-ring work, but also because they can sell loads of masks too.