Shawn Michaels has opened up about his current relationship with Triple H, with both stars holding major positions with WWE.
Triple H officially took over creative in July 2022, becoming the WWE Chief Content Officer after Vince McMahon stepped away from the company.
After running NXT in Triple H’s absence following his cardiac event in 2021, Michaels was elevated to Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative in September 2022.
While Michaels is responsible for creative and development on NXT, Triple H oversees the creative divisions for the entire company.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Michaels noted that while he and the Chief Content Officer mostly think the same, sometimes Triple H wants to keep things serious in situations where Michaels would like to add humor to the product.
When asked if he and Triple H ever disagree about NXT to main roster call-ups, Michaels said:
“It’s challenging for me to answer because we are almost aligned all the time, 99.9% of the time. I don’t think there’s anything where we are just completely different.
“There are just times where he’s going to be a lot more serious on things. I’m a little bit more levity sometimes.
“I like a mix of some humor and some entertainment where he’s a bit more legitimizing and wanting more seriousness and a bit more old school.
“So those are I think the only areas we will sometimes differentiate. That’s why the game was very serious and the only time he could kind of lighten up is when he was DX with me.
“I feel like that’s the only area and those are usually just, you know, small times here and there where I’ll say maybe let’s go for an entertaining laugh and he’ll want to keep it serious.
“Those are the only areas, but other than that, I don’t think we’ve ever been on two diametrically opposed positions, at least not yet anyway.”
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