WWE is set to hold a major pay-per-view (PPV) event in Australia later this year. It’s being called the WWE Super Show-Down and all goes down from the Melbourne Cricket Grounds.
WWE Hall Of Famer Shawn Michaels is being advertised for the event, leading many fans to speculate that the former WWE Champion could be making his in-ring return at the show.
The latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter has some new details on what Shawn Michaels’ role could be at the big event. According to the Observer, there have been preliminary discussions about Michaels working as a Special Guest Referee for one of the matches on the card.
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Shawn Michaels is no stranger the black and white striped referee’s shirt. Longtime fans might remember his role as gust referee in the main event of SummerSlam 1997. Just months before the Montreal Screwjob, Michaels attempted to hit Bret Hart with a chair and wound up leveling The Undertaker, paving the way for Bret’s final WWF Championship reign.
As of this writing, the only match advertised for Super Show-Down is the final battle between WWE legends Triple H and The Undertaker. Michaels refereed this exact match back at WrestleMania 28, so we could see history repeat itself in Australia.
Most recently, Michaels served as the guest referee for Drew McIntyre vs. Adam Cole at an NXT live event last year. The Heartbreak Kid got physical at the show as well, hitting Kyle O’Reilly with Sweet Chin Music.
Discussion: What do you think will be Michaels’ involvement at WWE Super Show-Down?