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There are a lot of ways WWE could have booked WrestleMania 33, and although they might be making the AJ Styles and Shane McMahon feud into one that is interesting, it could have gone an entirely different direction.

On the latest episode of the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels was his guest and revealed something rather telling. During the interview, Michaels said he was offered a match against AJ Styles at this year’s WrestleMania.

“I guess I’m breaking something with you and I don’t even know if I should, but I could have had that match. They didn’t have an opponent for AJ at WrestleMania. I said that I hadn’t been asked because I hadn’t, but then I was. I said I wish that young man was here 10 years ago, man. I honestly do. I think he’s very talented.”

Unfortunately for us all, Shawn Michaels declined the offer and reiterated the fact that he had retired 7 years ago at WrestleMania 26 and wanted to keep it that way. Therefore, the angle with Shane-O-Mac was devised as a solution to remedy the problem of AJ Styles not having a dance partner on the Grandest Stage Of Them All.