In case you don’t know, Shawn Michaels has been on a backstage role in the WWE for quite sometimes. He specifically works at the WWE Performance Center to bring out new talents. Apart from that, he also works as a backstage producer for the NXT events, as well. At this time, he will return to the ring for one more match.
However, this would not be to compete in a match. Rather, he would be appointed to officiate a huge championship match. As per the latest confirmations by WWE, a separate event will take place on November 17th from the NXT brand. The main attraction on that night will be the prime championship from the brand will be on the line.
The Champion, Drew McIntyre will defend the title against Adam Cole. The match will go down at the AzTec Theatre in San Antonio, Texas just one day prior to the special NXT: WarGames event, the very next night at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) October 19, 2017
To make things even more interesting, San Antonio’s own, Shawn Michaels will act as the special guest referee in this championship match. With this announcement, the Survivor Series week on the third week of November has just got even bigger. Check out the updates from WWE.com,
“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.”
In case you have forgotten, Drew McIntyre has won the NXT championship at the Summerslam weekend, i.e. NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III event in August. Drew’s celebration was cut short by Adam Cole and his companions on that night as they delivered an ambush to him. From day one, Cole had a problem with the reigning champion and will finally get a chance to dethrone him.
Going into the match, the contender sent a message to the champion,
“As far as Drew, he’s an impressive athlete. 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.”