WWE SummerSlam 2012: Shawn Michaels' Absence Will Have No Effect

Chris Featherstone@@CraveWrestlingFeatured ColumnistAugust 18, 2012


On this week's episode of WWE SmackDown, Michael Cole announced that Shawn Michaels will not be at the corner of HHH during his match against Brock Lesnar at Summerslam. Concerning this announcement, the primary element to consider is—does it even matter?

Not really.

Shawn Michaels could have totally been excluded from the angle, and it wouldn't have made a bit of difference. Making him the proverbial sacrificial lamb on Raw was a failed attempt to intensify a rather lackluster and inconsistent build.

Ultimately, it is best for Michaels to be out of the Summerslam card and no longer be involved in the HHH/Lesnar feud. His promo he did in San Antonio was good enough, but nothing further should have came out of it concerning his inclusion.

This is not even close to the caliber of the Undertaker/HHH match at WrestleMania 28. Michaels' involvement was originally skeptical, but ended off being the missing piece of the puzzle to one of the most poignant matches in WrestleMania history. The preciousness of that moment where all three hugged on the stage should not be tampered by this angle.

Ultimately, Michaels' absence from the match will have no effect. He was only scheduled to be at the corner of HHH, and it didn't seem like he would have made a difference in the match anyway.

The only thing that could have came out of him being in HHH's corner would be that if he would have assisted Lesnar and cost HHH the match, or gained retribution from the attack from Lesnar and cost him the match. Both of these scenarios could have led to a match at WrestleMania 29, which at this point in Michaels' career, is unlikely.

Do you think that Shawn Michaels' absence at Summerslam will matter? Comment civilly below.


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