While Shawn Michaels has maintained that he's retired since last facing The Undertaker at WrestleMania 26 nearly seven years ago, it hasn't been without WWE making efforts to lure him back to the ring.
That seemingly happened again this year, as Michaels said during an appearance on this week's Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast that he turned down a potential match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 33.
When asked about Styles vs. Shane McMahon at WrestleMania, Michaels said that WWE approached him when coming up with plans for Styles.
"I could've had that match," Michaels told Roberts. "They did not have an opponent for AJ at WrestleMania."
But Michaels reiterated that he was retired, telling WWE that he wished Styles was in the company 10 years ago. Michaels said that he has only seen Styles wrestle once, which was against John Cena during this year's Royal Rumble, but thought that he would have a pretty decent match with Shane.
Michaels later said on the podcast that he'll be involved with the WrestleMania 33 pre-show on the WWE Network, but called it unlikely that he'll be doing anything else on the show unless something changes at the last minute.