Shawn Michaels has discussed the growth of the WWE NXT product over the past year.
WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels took the reigns of the NXT brand following Triple H suffering a cardiac event in August 2021.
HBK has since been promoted to WWE’s Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative, overseeing the entire brand, previously NXT UK and upcoming launch of NXT Europe.
In a recent interview with San Antonio Express News, Shawn Michaels discussed how he began the position and how the NXT product has grown over the past year.
In regards to his start, he said:
“It was all very sudden for all of us. I’ve been with the WWE for 35 years and doing live television for almost 30 of them. When it comes to live television it is always a learning process because anything can happen, and a lot of things have happened that we had to adjust to and that is what this was. It was an event where we had to quickly make a lot of changes and get a lot of things accomplished. Getting trained for the fire drill is what working in the WWE is from a live television standpoint.”
Michaels continued on to praise the amazing team in NXT with the likes of Matt Bloom, Johnny Russo and more.
“It was a good opportunity for us to come together as a team and learn and grow together. I will say one of the greatest things I had is the phenomenal team that Hunter had put together previously, and I have a lot of great people around me, Matt Bloom, Johnny Russo and numerous others.
But with everything you learn to do your best and take it in stride and learn from your mistakes and we have done that here was a team and done that with the young talent. I think the thing I am most proud of is that we are starting to be on the other side of that and we are starting to see the hard work paying off and are very excited for what the future holds for NXT and the WWE as a whole.”
The next big event for Shawn Michaels and the NXT brand will be Halloween Havoc on Saturday, October 22.
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