We have some details on why neither The Rock nor Shawn Michaels were involved in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at Wrestlemania 32 on Sunday. The Rock’s business team wanted him kept away from Roman Reigns due to potential heat. As we previously reported, Triple H was really pushing for Michaels to referee the match but the angle was never shot.
Vince McMahon made the call, as he wanted Roman to win the title without any help whatsoever. Vince and Hunter clashed on it but Vince obviously won out.
One of the reasons Michaels had gotten into such great shape is because he thought he might be used as a special guest referee in a long match, which takes a fair bit of cardiovascular conditioning.