Another shocking news regarding Wrestlemania came in this, with Shawn Micheals being made the special guest referee for The Undertaker Vs Triple H Hell in a Cell Match at Wretlemania XXVIII.
Shawn Michaels shocked Triple H when he announced on Raw SuperShow that he will serve as the referee for The Game’s Hell in a Cell Match against The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXVIII.
but this new addtion to the match has only made it more intense and interesting to the already multidimensional rivalry between Triple H and The Phenom. There is reason to believe that HBK – who has stepped inside Hell in a Cell with both Superstars before– is emotionally invested in the outcome of this match.
With all the things said by Triple H about Shawn Micheals and over the year of is retirement of how is couldn’t do it. being called as a loser and failer. taunted by his own best friend.
but this refereeing act is not new to the Shawn. in his career he has officiated many matches including some of the all time classics..
Let’s see how some of those matches ended..
Bret Hart vs. The Undertaker, SummerSlam ’97:
the First time Shawn Micheals refereed a match it was between his best freind of that time Hall Of Famer Bret Hert vs The Undertaker. HBK could not help but to get involved in the action.During the contest’s climatic closing moments, Hart struck The Phenom with a chair while Michaels, who was inadvertently knocked down moments before, had his back turned. Although he missed Hart’s illegal use of the chair, Michaels became suspicious when he saw the object in the corner. He then questioned Hart, who spat at Michaels, prompting HBK to swing the chair with Jose Bautista-like gusto. “Hit Man,” however, ducked, and HBK ended up laying out The Phenom.Despite perhaps having the best of intentions, HBK’s instincts took over once he was provoked. It would not be the last time.
Triple H vs. The Rock – SmackDown, Aug. 26, 1999
With Triple H laid out on the canvas, The Rock ready for his trademarked People’s Elbow. However, as The Rock sprang off the ropes, Michaels greeted him with a stiff Superkick, enabling Triple H to win the match and retain his WWE Championship.
Triple H vs. The Rock – Judgment Day 2000, May 21, 2000
Shwan Micheals Refereeing skills were put to test once again when triple h and the rock fought in an epic WWE Iron Man Match, in which the winner would be the Superstar who scored the most falls in a 60-minute period. Before the night was over, HBK had called a total of 11 falls – six in Triple H’s favor, and five in The Rock’s.The decisive 11th fall was undoubtedly the most significant, and controversial, of the contest. With Triple H’s support team of Road Dogg, Shane McMahon and X-Pac ganging up on The Rock, and HBK recovering on the outside after he was accidentally knocked off the ring apron, The Undertaker came to The Rock’s aid. However, by then HBK had regained his senses. Reluctantly, and to a chorus of boos from the WWE Universe, The Showstopper disqualified The Rock after The Undertaker dropped Triple H with a chokeslam and Tombstone.
Shawn Micheals has shown every time that he’s unpredictable and exciting – both as a competitor and as a referee – Michaels is absolutely unpredictable. His track record as a WWE official clearly shows that he will not shy away from confrontation, nor is he necessarily above collusion. Further, even when it appears that HBK is trying to do what’s right by the WWE Universe, his unrelenting pride has caused him to toss objectivity out the window.
At WrestleMania XXVIII, though, HBK will be in a predicament boiling over with emotion. When he steps into the Sun Life Stadium in Miami on April 1, will the admittedly visceral Michaels be able to put personal differences – and distant memories – aside?*
*some of the above content has been taken from WWE’s official website.