Shawn Michaels Explains Why He Is Coming Out Of Retirement At WWE Crown Jewel

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WWE’s upcoming global pay-per-view Crown Jewel takes place on November 2, 2018, from the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The event has a stacked card that will run for 4 hours or more, airing live on the WWE Network.

For the first time ever in WWE history, D-Generation X will go head to head with the Brothers of Destruction in Crown Jewel.

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What makes this match even more special is the in-ring return of Mr. WrestleMania, The Showstopper, Shawn Michaels. For the first time in over 8 years, HBK will be lacing up his boots as he teams up with Triple H to take on The Undertaker and Kane in the Middle East.

Michaels returned to WWE several months ago after Triple H convinced him to take up the role of Assistant Coach at the Performance Center in Orlando. Now, HBK is ready to step back into the ring at Crown Jewel.

The Hall of Famer said, “I’m very thrilled after 30 years being in WWE I’m still having the opportunity to be a part of things that are happening for the first time.”

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It’s no secret that Michaels repeatedly turned down several offers of “one more match” over the last 8 years after The Phenom retired him at WrestleMania 26 in the historic “Streak vs. Career” match.

HBK noted that he isn’t anxious or stressed for making his much-anticipated comeback at Crown Jewel.

“One of the reasons why I agreed to do it is it didn’t encompass all those things that I feel like a comeback sort of dictates,” Michaels said. He compared this to a cheat day. “It’s a very glorified cheat day.”

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In previous interviews, Mr. WrestleMania had made it clear that he would return to in-ring action only if he gets to work in tag team action. Age has caught up with him and The Hall of Famer doesn’t want to upset fans as he thinks he can’t keep up with current talent like AJ Styles or Daniel Bryan in singles action.