When it comes to dream matches there are several big bouts that never came to fruition due a variety of different circumstances. One of them is a Shawn Michaels vs. AJ Styles match which is something that fans have talked about for years.

Unfortunately Shawn Michaels had retired from in-ring competition by the time AJ Styles joined WWE, but talk of a possible dream match picked up back in 2017 when a fan generated poster for the Royal Rumble featuring Styles and Michaels started making the rounds online.

Recently AJ Styles talked to Inside The Ropes about the potential dream match and he noted that he wasn’t close to Shawn Michaels at the time, so he directly ask HBK about stepping back into the ring.

“I remember walking up, it may have been Triple H or someone. I asked him, Hey, does Shawn wanna have a match? And they’re like, I don’t know. [I said] But did we ask him? And they’re like no. I never got around to asking him like I asked The Undertaker. I never got around to asking Shawn, we weren’t close enough for me to ask him something like that, I didn’t have his phone number, [we are] closer now. So I never called him out.

But the truth is, he probably wouldn’t have that match anyway, because we’ve talked about it before. What is the benefit? Who benefits from the match? If Shawn wins, okay. If I win, okay. There’s a lot of truth to what he was saying when he told me that and it’s alright. It would have been fun to have but for me it was about a learning experience.”

AJ Styles will be in action this weekend as he’s set to challenge Cody Rhodes for the Undisputed WWE Championship in an I Quit match at Clash at the Castle.

Stay tuned for updates.