After eight years out of the squared circle, Shawn Michaels all but confirmed his return to the ring at the November 2 Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia.
Michaels and Triple H opened Monday Night Raw after Saturday’s Super Show-Down event furious about how the show ended. After the King of Kings defeated the Undertaker, the Deadman and his brother Kane decimated the duo, tombstoning Triple H and chokeslamming Michaels through the announce table.
Triple H took his time on the mic before handing it over to Michaels, where he talked about respect and why he has stayed away from the ring for so long. He finished the fiery promo alongside Triple H, calling out ‘Taker and Kane for next month’s event.
Michaels’ return to the ring has been rumored for weeks now, and he’s flirted with the idea practically since retiring from competing in 2010. HBK apparently won’t be done after the Saudi Arabia return, with a second tilt reportedly planned for later this year.
Whether this is a one-off return of D-X or not remains to be seen. We can only hope that Michaels’ return to the ring means bigger things, like dream matches against the likes of Seth Rollins, Daniel Bryan and Johnny Gargano.