Shawn Michaels returned to Monday Night Raw this week and fans will get a chance to see him again at the Super Show-Down in Australia. Michaels said that he would be there to watch his friend Triple H take on The Undertaker but no details were given about his role on the show.
Now, thanks to local ads in Melbourne, Australia, we know what he will be doing on the show. According to Bryan Alvarez on Wrestling Observer Live, the ads in Melbourne are promoting that Michaels will be the special referee for Taker vs. Triple H.
This is playing off the Taker vs. Triple H match from Wrestlemania 28 when HBK was the referee. This time, the story appears to be that Michaels is going to lean heavily on Triple H’s side and his bias for his friend would stack the odds for Taker.
Some of the things said during the in-ring segment got people wondering if all of this is leading towards Michaels coming out of retirement for one more match, perhaps at the show in Saudi Arabia in November or at WrestleMania. I’m sure that the “special referee” announcement will only add more fuel to those rumors.
Here is the announced card for Super Show-Down:
The Undertaker vs. Triple H
AJ Styles (Champion) vs. Samoa Joe
John Cena and Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens and Elias
Number 1 contenders match for the WWE Championship
Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz
Smackdown Women’s Championship
Charlotte Flair (Champion) vs. Becky Lynch
The Shield vs. Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre
Ronda Rousey and The Bella Twins vs. The Riott Squad
Smackdown Tag Team Championship
The New Day (Champions) vs. The Bar
The IIconics vs. Naomi and Asuka
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Cedric Alexander vs. Buddy Murphy