Shawn Michaels has revealed plans for how WWE will be recruiting future stars for NXT.
Speaking on My San Antonio, the Heartbreak Kid revealed NXT will continue with the shift made in 2021, which saw WWE focus on hiring young college athletes.
However, Michaels suggested that WWE will also recruit talent from independent circuit, saying:
“We are still reaching out to other people with experience that have wrestled on the independent scene or been out in Japan or in other companies. That is something NXT will continue to do in the future. Nothing is off the table. We simply want to continue to find people that are just as passionate about the WWE product as we are.”
Before the shift in 2021 and the NXT 2.0 reboot, NXT prospects were predominantly sourced from pools of wrestlers who were making names for themselves on the independent circuit.
Michaels described the changes that occurred when Triple H was no longer in charge as “sudden.”
Having recently made an appearance on NXT, and with Triple H now in charge of creative, it seems there’s a lot to look forward to with Michaels expressing his dedication and pride in the brand.
“A lot of people don’t start out great at something, they learn, and they get there. And that is what we are doing here. I’ve dealt with good and bad press and up and downs, but these are inexperienced young men and women that really got tossed into a tough and challenging situation and did a good job.
“I am extremely proud of them and this crew. What we have accomplished here in the last year is nothing short of a miracle in my opinion.”
The North American NXT title is currently vacant after Shawn Michaels stripped the title from Solo Sikoa. The new champion will be determined in a ladder match scheduled at NXT Halloween Havoc on October 22 2022.
You can keep up to date with NXT title holders with our tracker here.
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