Shawn Michaels has made a nice living in retirement, joining NXT as a producer and working closely with NXT and NXT UK. One man who goes between both shows is the current NXT Cruiserweight Champion Jordan Devlin.
And speaking to Alex McCarthy of TalkSPORT, Devlin discussed Michaels' influence on the product.
"It’s great. In my opinion, Shawn Michaels is the best to ever do it. I might be totally wrong here, but I think he sees a lot of himself in me in terms of; smaller guy, gets thrown around the ring by the heavyweights, a workhorse, wants to be the best, prepared to outperform anybody and have the best match on the card on any given night whether that’s in front of 500 fans in Coventry or 100,000 at a WrestleMania, you know? I just think if you put your hand in your pocket and you’re prepared to see Jordan Devlin, you should go home happy. Whether that means booing me, making signs or cheering me – it’s whatever you want. I’ll send you home with a memory," he said.
Devlin gave fans a memory on a recent episode of NXT, defending his NXT Cruiserweight Title against Lio Rush in a well-received match.
Michaels discussed what he sees in Devlin in an interview last year, you can find his full comments by clicking here.