It’s not confirmed, but it’s being reported that Shawn Michaels is “a lock” to return to the ring. The report says he’ll team with Triple H against Undertaker and Kane at WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on November 2. I think it’s certainly fitting that if he is going to wrestle again, that it’s The Undertaker who draws him out of retirement. That’s the only way it should be done. I imagine the buildup to this is going to be incredible.
REVIEW: In Your House III
Here we are, perhaps the nadir of the WWF as both a business and a creative enterprise, in the fall of 1995. Naturally, Vince McMahon’s main competition, WCW led by Eric Bischoff, had just started Monday Nitro, going head to head with Monday Night RAW and beginning the Monday Night Wars and the last great era of professional wrestling in the United States.
OPENING SEGMENT: ROMAN REIGNS
Roman calling out Brock is bad ass. Lesnar doesn’t come out when called, he waits until someone is beaten down and vulnerable. Chicken shit? Probably. But he almost always is the one standing at the end, so maybe he has the right idea. I’m smelling a triple threat match for the title. Or maybe a number one contender match between Strowman and Lesnar first. Corbin is a bitch as GM and is so easy to hate.
IN-RING SEGMENT: FUCKING EVERYBODY
I’ve been interested to see how the crowd is going to react to Braun and his new alliance. Some cheers but mostly boos. It feels weird because… didn’t Roman get backup and leave Strowman laying first? That seemed like the heel turn. But no, because they’re The Shield, they’re faces no matter what? This seems like a really convoluted storyline, at least in the early stages.