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Shawn Michaels will be there for Game 5

Former WWE wrestler to attend Lightning vs. Penguins at Consol Energy Center on Sunday

by NHL.com @NHL / NHL.com

Shawn Michaels will enter the building.

"The Heartbreak Kid" formally accepted the invitation from the Pittsburgh Penguins to attend Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Consol Energy Center on Sunday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

Michaels will get a chance to witness the scorching hot "HBK" line of Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel and perhaps give us all a show that we've never ever seen before. Why? Because he can.

Video: Chatting with "HBK" Shawn Michaels about the Penguins

He posted a video on social media for Penguins fans everywhere and even took up former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Brett Keisel's seat offer.

Tweet from @ShawnMichaels: I'm very excited about this Sunday as the Pittsburgh Penguins were nice enough to invit... https://t.co/LVPjufgpbs

Tweet from @bkeisel99: Yes @ShawnMichaels! Awesome you are coming to game 5 to see our great city, fans & @penguins! I have to warn you I get rowdy at the games.

Tweet from @penguins: He's coming! https://t.co/31CfAB9tCH

It all started when Michaels caught wind of Pittsburgh's "HBK" line and tuned into Game 2, a 3-2 win by the Penguins highlighted by Sidney Crosby's first Stanley Cup Playoff overtime goal.

Tweet from @ShawnMichaels: Y'all got me watching the game!!! #PITvsTBL #HBKLine pic.twitter.com/KQLRTqTAWX

On Wednesday, the Penguins reached out to Michaels on Twitter to see if he was interested in bringing a little sweet chin music to Pittsburgh.

Tweet from @penguins: In honor of the HBK line (which is on ��), we would like to formally invite the original Heartbreak Kid, @ShawnMichaels, to Game 5. You in?

The Penguins could be in a position to eliminate the Lightning on Sunday, so perhaps having the showstopper, the main event, the icon himself present will give them that needed boost.

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