The return of Shawn Michaels to in-ring action with Triple H as a part of D-Generation X in 2018 was highly controversial. Not only HBK walked back on his word of staying away from the ring, but the match between DX and The Brothers of Destruction at the event was considered one of the worst matches of all time for many reasons.

Apparently, Michaels was paid a great deal of money to come out of retirement for one match. Years later, that dollar amount of coming out in the form of some serious rumors.

On the latest What Happened When podcast, Tony Schiavone covered WWE’s Crown Jewel 2018. Co-host Conrad Thompson heard Michaels got paid $3 million for his match at Crown Jewel in 2018. He doesn’t know if it’s true.

“I do think it’s interesting that this is Shawn Michaels’ last match. He got paid a fu*k ton of money here, millions of dollars. I don’t know if it’s true, but I heard he got like $3 million for this match. Like if that’s real, of course he had to wrestle again. Are you kidding?'”


We may never know if Michaels was paid that much to come out of retirement. Other than WrestleMania, any of the Premium Live Events that are held in Saudi Arabia are usually big paydays for the talent that is on the card. So, that’s the big reason why the Saudi government wants the biggest names for the events in order to make the most of their money.

Do you think Michaels really got paid $3 million for the Crown Jewel match? Sound off in the comments!

Andre Porter

Andre is a passionate wrestling fan and journalist with years of experience covering the WWE. He has attended numerous wrestling events and has a deep understanding of the sport. In addition to his writing, Andre is also a graduate of The University of Arts with a BFA in multimedia and enjoys film, comics, and all Philadelphia sports. He is also an avid follower of John Cena on Twitter.

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