Shawn Michaels Reveals “Single Greatest Secret In NXT”

Shawn Michaels

Since it’s inception in 2010, NXT has gone from strength to strength as the third brand of WWE, helping to launch the careers of a host of top-level Superstars such as ‘The Tribal Chief’ Roman Reigns, ‘The Man’ Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins to name just a few.

Whilst the likes of Triple H, William Regal and Shawn Michaels have been instrumental in guiding the brand over the years, there have been a number of trainers and guest trainers that have had a huge impact in the development of future Superstars and one of those lesser known names has been highlighted for praise by a WWE Executive this week.

Shawn Michaels Heaps Praise On NXT Trainer Sara Amato

During the NXT Battleground media call, WWE Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative Shawn Michaels highlighted an unsung hero for her key role in the success of NXT:

“I feel the need to tout the system here. To tout the system, I have to give a lot of credit to Sara Amato [Sara Del Ray].

The women’s division, not just here in NXT, even on the main roster, is on a level that I think is off the charts. When everything is said and done, everything comes down to the work of Sara, she had been the one that has been the pioneer of that here in NXT for the longest time.

I know there are a lot times…Sara is a mom now, and we obviously work around her schedule, but she is so good at staying in the background and saying she doesn’t like to get noticed that much and she’ll probably get mad at me for talking about her here.

She is the single greatest secret, I think, that NXT had because she does absolute wonders with the women that come through the doors of NXT. I need to get that out there on Sara. She does an amazing job here”.

Amato joined WWE in 2012 having enjoyed a fine in-ring career with Chikara and Shimmer, where she was crowned the inaugural Shimmer Champion. Appearances in ROH and IWA Mid-South also followed and in 2012 Amato became just the fourth woman to be listed in the PWI Top 500 wrestlers in the world.

H/T: Fightful for the above transcription