WWE ‘Very High’ On Shawn Michaels Work In NXT 2.0

4 months ago by Taylor Sanchez

WWE ‘Very High’ On Shawn Michaels Work In NXT 2.0

Details have emerged on WWE’s opinion of Shawn Michaels’ work following last year’s NXT reboot.

Michaels has been running things backstage at NXT 2.0 tapings in Triple H’s absence, following his cardiac event in September 2021. In the same month, the developmental brand received a complete revamp, with the premiere of ‘NXT 2.0’.

As per Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE is currently very high on Michaels, noting that the Hall of Famer’s WWE departure would stun him.

Also explaining why NXT has retired ‘TakeOver’ specials, Meltzer said:

“The name (TakeOver) has positive appeal, but they’re just trying to basically transition away from as much of what the old NXT was (as possible) with this new NXT.

“It’s interesting, because it’s basically Shawn Michaels’ thing right now, is this new NXT. When he was brought in, it was never to be this. He was brought in to be a coach, but now he’s pretty much ‘the guy’, and they’re very high on him right now as far as his work.

“When they got rid of everybody that was Levesque’s (Triple H’s) guys – they didn’t get rid of everyone who was Levesque’s guys but they got rid of a lot of people who were Levesque’s guys – and I knew Shawn would always… Shawn’s in a different… they’re not gonna fire Shawn Michaels, at all. That would beyond stun me. Especially right now, because they’re very high on him right now.”

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WWE has now confirmed that ‘NXT Stand & Deliver‘ will air during WrestleMania 38 week, ahead of the April 2-3 event. The exact date of the NXT special will be announced in the coming weeks.

Less than a month into 2022, there have already been two title changes on NXT 2.0 this year. Stay up to date with every title change of 2022, using our tracker at this link.

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