Shawn Michaels is considered by many fans to be one of the best wrestlers ever that is also overseeing WWE’s future as the man in charge of NXT.
As the WWE Vice President of Talent Development, the legendary Shawn Michaels has evolved into a coach for the next generation of WWE superstars.
In his current role with WWE, the “Heartbreak Kid” gets to run the show on the NXT Tuesday night broadcast. Michaels experienced it all as a wrestler as a WWE Champion that was very brash throughout his youth, then he lost four years of his career and came back a changed man that willingly put over younger talent like John Cena, Randy Orton and Chris Jericho all the time.
During an interview with The Ringer, Michaels was asked about what he tries to tell his NXT students.
“I try not to give them a lot of the old timer’s spiel, because they’ve heard enough of it already and they’ll hear enough of it in the future.”
The Showstopper went on to say that he wants pro wrestling to evolve while adding that he’s excited to watch that change.
“I’m just someone that feels like the business has to continue to evolve. I think I was considered a flippy guy at one time, and I can’t do half the stuff they all do. The business will continue to change and I’m excited to watch it do that. I’m not going to fight that wave. And I know change is not going to come from a 57-year-old Shawn Michaels, you know what I mean?”
Michaels was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame two times for his incredible run as a singles wrestler and his part in the D-Generation X group.