NXT has a ton of superior pro wrestling minds backstage. As they continue to make their mark in the pro wrestling world, Shawn Michaels is backstage helping put things together. This is a role that he doesn’t want to change.
While speaking to Sports Illustrated, Shawn Michaels explained why he would rather be behind the scenes in NXT. They have stars like Shayna Baszler, Adam Cole, and others who bring it every time they walk through the curtain and he would rather be a part of the backstage process at this point in his career.
Michaels said while talking to Sports Illustrated “I’d rather stay behind the scenes and let the stars of tomorrow take their rightful place. My time has come and gone. This is all about them. NXT is wrestling at its best. We’re going to continue on that track, and that’s showing people the best talent in WWE, which is in NXT.”
“They deliver every single time they’re out there,” said Michaels. “All three of them all embrace and adapt to big situations. I’ve never seen one of them not look cool, calm or collected when they go out into high impact, highly visible matches. There hasn’t been a time for any of them where the situation was too big or got the better of them, and that gives us a great deal of confidence moving forward. These are all big-time performers.”
Shawn Michaels’ decision to remain off-screen during NXT has proved a beneficial one so far. You can never say never about him eventually making a cameo, but it seems like his mind is made up about not taking a regular role on television.