The tone of his voice was just right when Shawn Michaels gave his heart-felt speech Monday night regarding Triple H and the state of his best friend’s future as a wrestler in the WWE.
But as we all know, the speech and the act (Michaels is amazing at acting in these heart-warming situations.) should lead to something bigger.
While it has not been determined whether a second broken arm would rattle The Game so much that it would cause him to retire or if the fact he could not beat Brock Lesnar would do the same, the stage is set for Shawn Michaels to come back for one last match, for “revenge” if nothing else.
Personally, I do not like this possible matchup for many reasons.
But, I can see how the WWE would market this as a swansong of sorts and a revenge match in which David meets Goliath.
It would sell tickets. What pay-per-view would hold the event would be anyone’s guess. I don’t see it waiting until WrestleMania, and TLC would not make sense, since Michaels has a bad back.
So what happens?
The WWE is in a situation in which it needs its veteran stars and stars from the past because of late the company has been having issues with talent. While Ryback, Damien Sandow and Antonio Cesaro are the future of the WWE, they are not ready yet to carry the ball.
Triple H made sense in his demand for a match with Lesnar, and the addition of Michaels to the “bait” and threats handed out before the “Perfect Storm” made for a good set up by WWE writers and management to keep “The Show Stopper” in the picture for ratings.
Michaels is always good for that.
Michaels now needs to lead the charge to make amends. Lesnar is a beast, and, well, Michaels knows a thing or two about battling bigger, stronger, more bullish wrestlers—Undertaker, HHH, Razor Ramon and Diesel have all gone to battle with HBK.
Add Lesnar to the list.
While I do not see Michaels beating the overbearing wrestler—who, by the way, announced that he was retiring from wrestling since he beat Triple H Sunday night—I can see that the buildup would be great for the company, fans and a PPV event.
Michaels could then prove he has one more great match in him, harkening back to his time with Ric Flair and Undertaker.
It could also prove that he might be able to beat Lesnar, which is something his best friend, Triple H, could not do when he needed to.
I smell another controversy brewing if that does happen.