WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels has worked closely with a number of NXT stars and has listed the ones who have developed the most.
Shawn Michaels oversees NXT as the WWE’s Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative, so he is the perfect to ask about the evolution of the talent working on the brand.
In a new interview with the San Antonio Express News, HBK was asked who has developed the most over the last year in NXT.
“I think Bron [Breakker], obviously, it is in his blood. Some think he has cheated. He gets a free pass, but you take someone like Tony D’Angelo or the Creed Brothers, who have done tremendous work, and I will say this, I am a little biased, but Tiffany Stratton is someone who you see visibly get better each time she is out there.”
Michaels added on to further discuss WWE’s efforts to recruit more college athletes in recent years, saying:
“I think that is what is interesting and fascinating with the young college athletes that come in here. All they know is to grind and work to get better. You don’t have to encourage them to be goal oriented. That is already in them.”
Shawn Michaels also mentioned that because “75 percent” of the NXT roster this past year have been recent college graduates who never wrestled before, their training proved to be difficult.
However, HBK said those performers were “starting to see the hard work paying off”.
Bron Breakker is the current and two-time NXT Champion. He recently defeated Tyler Bate to unify the NXT and NXT UK Championships at Worlds Collide on September 4.
Stay up to date with the NXT roster’s win-loss record (for televised matches) at this link.
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