Shawn Michaels is returning to the ring.
However, he won’t be doing so to wrestle a match but rather to referee one. Michaels is a four-time world champion having held the WWF Championship three times and WWE's World Heavyweight Championship once.
He is also a two-time Royal Rumble winner, the first WWF Grand Slam Champion and the fourth WWF Triple Crown Champion as well as a 2011 WWE Hall of Fame inductee.
Michaels headlined major pay-per-view events between 1989 and 2010, closing the company's flagship annual event, WrestleMania, five times.
The sports entertainment company has announced that the WWE Hall of Famer will be the special guest referee for the upcoming NXT Title match that will see champion Drew McIntyre defend the title against former ROH World Champion Adam Cole at the November 17th NXT live event, which will be the night before NXT TakeOver: War Games, which will air on the WWE Network.
WWE issued the following on Thursday afternoon:
Adam Cole and The Undisputed ERA have vowed to shock the system of NXT, and the unlawful collective will get a chance to do just that when Cole challenges NXT Champion Drew McIntyre for the title at NXT Live in San Antonio on Friday, Nov. 17.
Not only that, but San Antonio native son and WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels will serve as the match’s special guest referee.
The newly confirmed NXT Title Match is slated for NXT’s return to the Aztec Theatre, just one night before NXT TakeOver: WarGames comes to the Toyota Center in Houston.
Cole, who made his shocking NXT debut in August by ambushing McIntyre moments after he won the NXT Title, recently commented on his championship ambitions in an interview with WWE.com.
“As far as Drew, he's an impressive athlete,” Cole said. “Drew had been chasing that NXT Championship, and he finally achieved his dream. I almost feel bad for the guy. I feel bad that after all that hard work, all the sacrifice, it's going to be taken away by me. And there's not a damn thing he can do about it.”
Don’t miss out on this monumental NXT Title Match when sports-entertainment’s hottest brand returns to Alamo City on Friday, Nov. 17. Tickets are available now at NXTtickets.com.
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