As noted, with WWE firing Hulk Hogan following his racist comments being leaked from a sex tape, WWE needed and has found a replacement for the Hulkster when the company runs a tour of Australia in August.
Hogan was slated to be the GM of the tour, but now with his firing, Shawn Michaels has been named as his replacement.
Michaels will appear at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Thursday, August 6, Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Friday, August 7, and Sydney’s Qantas Credit Union Arena on Saturday, August 8.
WWE issued the following on Michael’s appearance:
WWE Universe Down Under, WWE.com has learned that Shawn Michaels will serve as special guest General Manager at the upcoming WWE Live’s three events in Australia from Aug. 6-8.
The WWE Hall of Famer will certainly make a showstopping impact at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Thursday, Aug. 6, Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Friday, Aug. 7 and Sydney’s Qantas Credit Union Arena on Saturday, Aug. 8.