Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels has said there were never plans for him to face Dolph Ziggler at SummerSlam this year.
Michaels, 54, was rumored to take part at the August Pay Per View after a series of incidents between the two, but the match never occurred.
Speaking on the State of Combat podcast, Michaels said that he enjoyed his segments with the Show Off, but there was never a plan for him to compete.
He said: "It was fun to do but there was absolutely no thought of me and Dolph or anything like that.
"It was always going to be Bill Goldberg, but perhaps they needed somebody to light the fuse for Dolph Ziggler in that respect and I was the guy to do it as best as I could."
Instead of facing Michaels, Ziggler lost to Bill Goldberg in a decisive match.
Though the Showstopper didn't compete at SummerSlam, Michaels did briefly return to the ring at Crown Jewel last year, where DX defeated the Brothers of Destruction.
Speaking about his return after eight years away, Michaels said that it felt a lot different.
"I don't mean it in a negative way, but to me, it just felt like a house show that somebody asked you to make," he said.
Michaels admitted that though fans asked him for years to make a comeback after his WrestleMania 26 retirement, now there are few discussions about another match.