Shawn Michaels weighs in on the Wednesday Night War.
Though he is not as prominent as his best friend Triple H, Shawn Michaels has played a big role in the growth of NXT over the years as a producer and coach at the Performance Center. Ahead of the Wednesday Night Wars -- AEW and NXT going head-to-head every Wednesday beginning on Oct. 2 -- Michaels gave his thoughts on the competition between the two shows.
“I think the NXT roster can go with anybody in the entire world,” Michaels told Yahoo Sports. “There are a bunch of unbelievable talents. The wrestling business as a whole is in a phenomenal time. There’s an abundance of talent out there and I think the world is going to get to see it. I’m sure everybody likes to win, but everybody who has a brain can see that this is great for the business. We want to show what we’ve felt for quite some time and that’s that we have the best talent in the world.”
As far as the creative aspect of NXT goes, Michaels said, “We continue to try and improve on things that are innovative, things that will take NXT into the future. We don’t spend a lot of time on what has worked or the foundational aspects or values of the wrestling business as a whole. Creatively, as a group, we try to think about tiers we want to go to, and maybe putting ourselves into uncomfortable situations. If we’re getting like that creatively, I feel like that’s a good place to be in because it means we are stretching ourselves.”
Michaels has worked with many in NXT and even NXT UK. WALTER recently mentioned that he's had more conversations with Michaels than he has had with Triple H. Meanwhile, Adam Cole revealed that Michaels is involved in all of his matches.