WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels is returning to the ring, only this time as a special guest referee in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas.
Michaels will ref the NXT Championship match between Adam Cole and Drew McIntyre at a non-televised event the night before NXT TakeOver: Houston.
It’s an odd spot, and may smell a bit like a title change knowing WWE’s tendency to flip the NXT belt at house shows.
The match comes the night before Wargames returns for the first time in nearly 20 years, on November 18.
Wargames is expected to include The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly) vs. SAnitY (Alexander Wolfe, Eric Young and Killian Dain) vs. The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) and Roderick Strong (with Paul Ellering).
The event features two rings, side by side underneath one joined steel cage. Dusty Rhodes’ invention led to the creation of the Hell in a Cell, and the Elimination Chamber. It is typically a team event, and will include some of NXT’s top stars.
The last WarGames took place in 1998, with Team WCW, defeating Team nWo Hollywood and nWo Wolfpack.
The first WarGames took place in 1987, with the Road Warriors defeating the Four Horsemen.
This is the second time in as many months that WWE brought back a classic, with Starrcade returning in November as well. Unlike WarGames, that won’t be broadcast on the WWE Network, or anywhere, as it serves as a house show of sorts.