With his in-ring career now over, Shawn Michaels has found a new role behind the scenes.
The WWE Hall of Famer now works molding the next generation of Superstars as WWE’s Senior Vice President of Talent Development where he oversees NXT.
Despite no longer being an active performer, Michaels has occasionally appeared on NXT television to help further storylines. In the lead-up to Stand & Deliver, he was involved in a feud with Grayson Waller and appeared on-screen after Roxanne Perez collapsed at Roadblock.
Although fans might enjoy getting to see the WWE legend pop up from time to time, the man himself has admitted he wants to avoid being on-screen if possible. Speaking to Ariel Helwani for BT Sport, Michaels said he’s not a “big fan” of being on TV and wanted to keep any appearances “few and far between.”
I’m not a big fan of being on TV, I love being behind the scenes. For Stand & Deliver, for this push, and for some of the stories, we felt like it worked. But I’d rather keep that few and far between if I can.”
Shawn Michaels Comments On WWE Going Head-To-Head With AEW
NXT’s next Premium Live Event is due to take place on May 28th, which is the same day that AEW will be holding Double or Nothing. While speaking with Helwani Shawn Michaels defended the decision to put the two shows head-to-head. HBK said that the schedule clash wasn’t deliberate, commenting that events tend to do well on key US holidays, including Memorial Day weekend.
H/t to Wrestling Inc