shawn michaels

Shawn Michaels is a WWE Hall of Famer and he’s worked with some of the biggest stars the business has to offer. It’s safe to say that the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion knows a thing or two about the professional wrestling business, and he’s been passing his knowledge on to the stars of NXT.

Michaels has been working with the stars of tomorrow at the WWE Performance Center, and he recently hit the road with the roster for a few NXT live events. HBK recently spoke to The Rack Radio Show about why he went on the road with the brand, and he noted that there’s only so much help and advice you can provide without seeing certain individuals perform in front of a live crowd.

“I actually am, for the first time in a long time. You know, I’ve been working some at the WWE Performance Center with NXT and I hadn’t been out on the road with them and we come back and watch a lot of film and things of that nature but, in my opinion, you can only get so much from film and sometimes you have to bet there live to see it and take it all in, I believe, to help these guys out and if that is indeed my job, which I believe it is, so I wanted to go on the road and be a part of it and experience it and sort of get a feel for the vibe that is NXT. I believe it to be different for WWE or quite honestly anything else out there. The audience is different and exciting and a phenomenal brand and I just wanted to get out here and see what it was like to take it on the road. It’s a quick one which is all I can really do anymore or have the patience to do, but it’s going to be exciting and I’m looking forward to three fun nights with the NXT crew.

The WWE Hall of Famer also had a lot of praise for his friend Triple H, Matt Bloom and Sara Amato, as well as the motivated stars of the NXT roster.

“That is all on the NXT starts and Triple H, Matt Bloom, and Sara Amato and all the people who have put in so much time and energy into those individuals, but to me it’s the NXT Superstars; they are a young, hungry group and I agree with you that it is a different vibe. I believe it is everything pure about the wrestling business; you know, every one of them has a dream to go to the WWE and one day headline WrestleMania but this is an unbelievable fun process with them and you can feel it. To your point, when you’re out there, you can feel it and it is a palatable vibe out there and the excitement and energy that is unlike anything else out there. And I have to give all the credit to all those NXT stars out there who are the ones pulling that off, because it is their energy and their hard work that puts all those shows together and makes them as great as they are.”

These NXT stars sure are lucky that they have someone like Shawn Michaels to go to for advice. It seems unlikely that HBK will ever get in the ring again, but if he did come out of retirement for one more match, and you could see him face any star in NXT, who would it be?

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