WWE asked Shawn Michaels to wrestle AJ Styles at WrestleMania 33
For those of you unhappy with the decision WWE made to book AJ Styles against Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 33, it may help to know it wasn’t their first choice. We know this because Shawn Michaels went on The Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast and broke the news that he was asked to work with Styles and turned it down:
“I guess I’m breaking something with you and I don’t even know if I should but look, I mean, I could have had that match. They did not have an opponent for AJ at WrestleMania. … It was just something ‘hey, we don’t have anybody to work with him and everybody would like to see you guys, are you interested?’ And I said ‘look, I wish that young man was here 10 years ago, man. I honestly do. I think he’s very talented.’ But I think him and Shane will have a pretty decent match.”
Michaels is now a 51-year-old man who hasn’t wrestled in seven years but does anyone doubt they would have torn the house down and had the best match on the card?
Oh what could have been…