Forgot the fake pretense. It’s time for Shawn Michaels to return to the ring.
And there’s no better place than WrestleMania 32 in Texas. Michaels has said that he doesn’t want to break his promise to The Undertaker and return to the ring. That’s nonsense. No one cares.
A match between Seth Rollins and Shawn Michaels could be the match of the year, even if Michaels is not the performer he used to be. Michaels never “passed the torch” to the next guy in he business. Ric Flair passed the figurative torch to him. Michaels needs to pass it to Rollins.
Rollins could be as good as Michaels. one day. He’s certainly on the right track. The WWF could build an entire program around the old man proving he is still better than the rising star.
Of course, Rollins would need to win. But Michaels would be the star of the show for coming back and wrestling one more time, in his home area, getting the major ovation he deserves.
No one is going to hold a grudge against Michaels for returning for one big match to pass the torch. It’s not like he’s going to do a comeback match in TNA (Sorry, Flair). With a well-written program, Michaels could return to prove his manhood and save his legacy. Make the fans forget that he promised to never wrestle again. Imagine Michaels having to choose between breaking his promise and defending his legacy and his manhood?
How do you jumpstart this angle? Well, the easy way is to let Rollins insult Michaels’ family somehow, forcing Michaels to defend them. The more difficult way is to build the story around Rollins calling himself the new “Mr. WrestleMania” and the new “Showstopper.” Just have Rollins pick a fight with Michaels, his career and his legacy.
What if Rollins cut a promo every week on Michaels reminding Michaels of his troubled past. A “This Week in Shawn Michaels” career segment every week, where Rollins re-enacts moments from Michaels’ career.
How funny would it be if Rollins came out with “Nine guys from Syracuse,” only this time Rollins beats them up. Or maybe Rollins comes out one night and re-enacts the “I lost my smile” angle.
Michaels would have no choice, but to return and show Rollins who the real best wrestler in the world was.
Maybe Rollins could come out dressed in hunter garb and shoot a fake bear to show the crowd that apparently “All Michaels is man enough to do these days is shoot defenseless animals.”
There are many ways to jumpstart this angle.
Let’s go Shawn. All we are waiting on is you.