Why WWE Waited So Late To Announce Shawn Michaels For Wrestlemania, The Backup Plan & A Name That Could Still End Being Used On Sunday

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For those wondering why Shawn Michaels was announced for Wrestlemania 29 on the go-home episode of WWE Raw, we're told Triple H had been trying to get a deal done and it was coming down to the wire. As previously noted, Hunter has been extremely busy with the construction of WWE's new developmental facility as well as securing Bruno Sammartino and Arnold Schwarzenegger for the Hall of Fame.

Had the deal with Michaels not gotten done, Stephanie McMahon would have been used instead. There continues to be talk of using Stephanie at the pay-per-view on Sunday but one observer feels it would be overkill with Paul Heyman and HBK already involved.

We're told even if Stephanie would have been used that Hunter wasn't giving up on Shawn even if it meant him appearing at Wrestlemania as a surprise.

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