WrestleMania 28: Adding Shawn Michaels to Undertaker vs. Triple H Is a Mistake

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 17, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Triple H attends a press conference to announce a major international event at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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He may be Mr. WrestleMania, but Shawn Michaels should not be involved in The Undertaker and Triple H's match at WrestleMania 28.

The two put on a great match at last year's WrestleMania, but it's easy to see why WWE might want to add some sort of stipulation to spice things up.

Even the epic Undertaker vs. Michaels rematch at WrestleMania 26 had the angle that Michaels put his career on the line.

Any problem with repetition, though, was essentially covered by making it a Hell in a Cell match. It's a different kind of environment we haven't seen the guys compete in.

Not feeling content, the company decided to make Michaels the special referee.

WWE did a good job of building this match initially. Undertaker might have won the match last year, but he was carried out on a stretcher. Triple H made the very good point that although he might have lost the battle, he won the war.

In order to set things straight, the Undertaker wants another match.

It's all a pretty straightforward story.

However, The Heartbreak Kid has just become an unnecessary distraction in an otherwise straightforward match.

You don't just add Michaels to have him show up and make the three count. He's going to be involved in the match in one way or another.

This whole thing is very similar to Michaels vs. JBL angle of a few years back. JBL had a World Heavyweight Championship match against John Cena at Royal Rumble 2009.

HBK was an employee of JBL and at ringside during the match. So many fans were focused on what Michaels would do during the match instead of actually watching the match.

That wasn't necessarily a bad thing because it's just a John Cena vs. JBL match. Not to take anything away from those guys, but what they were doing wasn't anything transcendent.

WrestleMania 28, on the other hand, involves The Undertaker's vaunted undefeated streak. At this stage, that should be the main focus.

The streak is different from any sort of title or almost any storyline in the company.

Fans should wonder whether or not whether Triple H is going to beat the Undertaker and end the streak.

Instead, fans are going to be speculating as to Michaels' involvement in the match and whether or not he'll try and screw the Deadman.

Rather than watching and focusing on what could be a classic match, they'll be looking to Michaels and every one of his movements to try and predict his next move.

Michaels has been great on RAW, but his role should only be limited to that.