Shawn Michaels wrestled the final match of his wrestling career back at WrestleMania 26, when he and the Undertaker main evented the show in their Streak vs Career match. It’s true, don’t bother looking it up.
Since his retirement, Michaels has begun working as a coach for NXT, and even leading the operations while Triple H was away due to his health issues recently.
While Michaels obviously had one of the greatest in-ring careers in the history of WWE, the Heartbreak Kid himself believes that his current role in the company is more meaningful.
HBK appeared on WWE’s The Bump, where he said that he takes the trust of the NXT roster seriously, and wants to help them the best he can.
“It’s so much more meaningful to me outside of the ring. Again, I got a great deal of joy from performing in my day. Working with these young men and women, I guess the biggest thing is appreciating their trust, and I don’t wanna mess that up. I can get emotional about that because they come in here, they’re not sure, they’re hungry, they wanna know the way to get to WrestleMania. I take that trust so incredibly seriously, I don’t wanna betray that. I love coming here to work, it is not hard for me to do this job. I’m thankful I have a family that understands that they have to share me with the other love of my life, and that is NXT. The thing is, all the men and women who come through this place, they’re ready, they’re willing and again, you wanna honor that and do the best job for them. I’m humbled by that honesty, but I will also take that so incredibly seriously. I want for them, when they leave here, to have their experience with me to be something they look back on and to be something they’re pleased about. That’s what I hope we’re doing here.”
Several past and present NXT stars have spoken about how Shawn helped them while they were in WWE’s developmental territory, so it’s good to know his influence is already paying off.
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