A lot of talk has swirled over the past several months about a potential comeback match, likely a one off, involving WWE Hall of Fame Shawn Michaels, who is widely considered to be the greatest in ring performer of All-time, and has been sticking to his retirement.
However, the 53-year old Michaels cannot seem to avoid the constant questions regarding one more match, and even threw fuel on the fire earlier this year by commenting on a potential match, strongly hinting that he would be more open to it than he had been since his last match at WrestleMania 26.
Michaels is again discussing the potential of a match.
“I always try to explain it to people, if you take me as a younger version and put me in with those guys, of course it would be a blast, but at the same time I’d like to be the younger version of me and be in the ring with a Harley Race or a Buddy Rogers. But none of those things can really happen in real life,” Michaels said, during a recent interview with “Inside the Ropes”.
“To put me in a singles match at WrestleMania, I was always thrilled to do it but it’s a very strenuous, it’s a very anxious, there’s a lot that goes into it, the anxiety. Once you get in there, and especially when it’s done, it’s phenomenal but the getting ready for it is 100-percent work and I don’t know that I want to put myself or my family through that, to go out there and try to steal the show at 53 for God’s sake.”
Interestingly, Michaels discussed getting in the ring with superstars closer to his age, something that he seemed to think would work much better.
“It’s a whole different ball of wax if somebody says do you [and Triple H] want to go down and work with some other 40-plus year old guys, or 50, and mess around and be silly” Michaels said. ”
That doesn’t seem like work to me.
“So it’s stuff like that, that I would consider. Nobody ever talks about that. It’s always me and somebody half my age.”
Former WWE Star Lanny Poffo Dies at 68
Former WWE star Lanny ‘The Genius’ Poffo has reportedly died at the age of 68, according to his close friend “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, although no cause of death has been given at the time of this writing.
Poffo made his in-ring debut with the All-South Wrestling Alliance back in 1974, and also wrestled for a number of promotions such as the National Wrestling Alliance where he won a tag-team title with his father, Angelo.
Poffo debuted for WWE back in 1985 where he would be known as “Leaping Lanny Poffo” and “The Genius.”
Poffo would return to WWE back in 2015 to induct his brother, ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage, into the WWE Hall of Fame in a touching induction ceremony ahead of WrestleMania 31.
“With a very, very heavy heart, I’ve been asked to let everyone know about the passing of our friend and colleague Lanny Poffo, The Genius,” Duggan said on Twitter.
Myron Reed Departs MLW
Former MLW World Middleweight Champion Myron Reed has made his exit with the promotion following a four-year run and is now a free agent as the two sides parted ways following Reed’s contract expiring, according to Fightful Select.
Reed, 25, confirmed his departure on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.
Reed broke into wrestling several years back after he made waves as one of YouTube’s popular pro wrestling content creators which generated interest from indie promotions around the industry, ending up with Kentucky-based World Wrestling Alliance to start.
Jade Cargill Offers Praise for Charlotte Flair
AEW TBS champion Jade Cargill has offered some big praise for WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, who remains one of the best female wrestlers in the entire industry, and recently made her return to WWE after several months off.
Cargill is one of AEW’s rising stars and has been positioned as a legitimate force, but offered her praise for Flair’s work.
“I think Charlotte Flair is great” Cargill said, during an appearance on Bootleg Kev. “I think she’s very sound wrestler. She can do all the flippy shit that you want to do. She can go out there and have a hardcore match. I think she’s a total package that we have as far as an example for a woman wrestler today.
She leaves and comes back, and then she like, it’s like she never left” Cargill added. “I think she’s phenomenal at what she does. People can say whatever they want, I think she’s a great wrestler.”
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