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Shawn Michaels Reacts to Kazarian’s Surprise WWE Return in NXT Battle Royal

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Former TNA Wrestling star Frankie Kazarian made a surprise return to WWE, participating in the NXT Championship No. 1 Contender Battle Royal. Shawn Michaels, WWE Hall of Famer and current NXT creative director, shared his thoughts on Kazarian’s appearance.

Key Details

  • Kazarian, along with Joe Hendry, represented TNA Wrestling in the battle royal.
  • Kazarian made it to the final four men in the match.
  • Shawn Michaels shared a backstage photo with Kazarian on Twitter, saying, “You just never know who will stop by #WWENXT”.
  • Kazarian responded to Michaels’ tweet with a reference to his DX catchphrase, stating, “And if you’re not down with that, I got two words for ya… #KingofTNA”.

Kazarian’s WWE History

  • Kazarian signed with WWE in early 2005 after leaving TNA Wrestling on February 25 of that year.
  • His time in WWE was brief, with Kazarian departing in August 2005.
  • Kazarian stated that he asked for his release due to the lack of plans to revamp the cruiserweight division.

Why It Matters

Kazarian’s surprise appearance in the NXT Battle Royal not only adds an element of excitement for fans but also raises questions about potential future collaborations between WWE and former TNA wrestlers. With Shawn Michaels publicly acknowledging Kazarian’s return, it suggests that the door may be open for more unexpected appearances and storylines involving stars from other promotions.

What did you think of Kazarian’s surprise return to WWE? Do you believe this could lead to more cross-promotional appearances in the future? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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