AJ Styles vs. Shawn Michaels Could Have Happened At WrestleMania 33

WrestleMania 33 could have had one of the biggest dream matches of all time.

This is because WWE asked Shawn Michaels if he wanted to wrestle AJ Styles at the event. Sadly, Michaels turned down the chance as he feels he's too old to wrestle now.

Michaels revealed the juicy bit of backstage news during an interview with The Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast.

From the 41:40 minute mark of the podcast, Michaels talks about the pitch that WWE made for him to return to the WWE to wrestle AJ Styles.

Basically, AJ Styles didn't have an opponent for WrestleMania 32 yet. Bray Wyatt vs.

Randy Orton was already booked for the WWE Title and everyone else already had opponents.

WWE said to Michaels if he was interested in wrestling AJ Styles. For once the company listened to the fans as they said a lot of people would be interested in seeing that match.

Michaels stated that we would have only done the match if it was 10 years ago. Michaels retired from in-ring competition back in 2010 at WrestleMania XXVI. The man is currently 51 years old, so he has a point in turning down the match.

Michaels was a high-flyer so he would have to put extra effort to make the match look good.

Older guys like Goldberg and Undertaker don't have to worry too much as they're bigger and are expected to work slower style of matches. That's why both of them are able to still wrestle past the age of 50!

As of right now, AJ Styles is set to wrestle Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 33 instead.

It's interesting since Shane McMahon is 47 years old so he's not that much younger than Shawn Michaels. To be fair though, he's a McMahon and that family bloodline always likes to be in the limelight.

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