The Greatest Royal Rumble is set to take place on Friday, and it’s shaping up to be a huge event. Fans will be seeing WWE Hall of Famers such as Kurt Angle and Mark Henry compete in the Greatest Royal Rumble match, but there’s one WWE Hall of Famer who won’t be appearing at the event.
During a recent episode of X-Pac 1,2,360, Sean Waltman talked about the big event, and he noted that WWE officials reached out to Shawn Michaels in hopes that he would make an appearance.
“[There’s] a lot of money being thrown around,” Waltman said via Wrestling Inc. “It’s an insane amount of money being thrown around. I know that this weekend I was in Baltimore and I was with Shawn Michaels, Scott Hall, and Kevin Nash and we were talking about that. They wanted to get Shawn [Michaels], and he was just like, ‘you know what, don’t even bother sending me an offer and trying to tempt me.’ Because there’s huge money offers. And he’s going, ‘I got a thing with one of my kids, and I’m doing that, and that’s all there is to it.'”
Even though there are many wrestlers who have been convinced to come out of retirement in the past, it seems that Shawn Michaels is staying true to his word. But that likely won’t stop WWE from making more offers in the future.
You can check out the updated card for the Greatest Royal Rumble below.
Steel Cage Match For The Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns
WWE Championship Match
AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Ladder Match For The Intercontinental Championship
Seth Rollins vs. The Miz vs. Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe
Raw Tag Team Championship Match
Sheamus and Cesaro vs. The Revival or Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy
SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match
The Bludgeon Brothers vs. The Usos
United States Championship Match
Jeff Hardy vs. Jinder Mahal
Cruiserweight Championship Match
Cedric Alexander vs. Kalisto
50 Man Greatest Royal Rumble Match
Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, Braun Strowman, Baron Corbin, Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods, Elias, Titus O’Neil, Apollo, Dolph Ziggler, Sin Cara, Chad Gable, Shelton Benjamin, Mojo Rawley, Big Show, Daniel Bryan, Goldust, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Bobby Roode, Shane McMahon and more TBA
The Undertaker vs. Rusev
Triple H vs. John Cena