Shawn Michaels comments on the idea of adding another title to NXT's women's division.
On Thursday's NXT Battleground media call, 'The Heartbreak Kid' was asked to give his opinion on the idea of adding a secondary women's championship to the NXT brand.
While admitting that he has thoughts about a secondary belt on occasions, Michaels noted that he would want the idea to be thoroughly vetted, as he isn't sure if he's confident in it.
"Every now and then, those thoughts drift into your head. I’ll say this, as proud as I am of our women’s division, I would argue that there isn’t anybody, in my opinion, that highlights their women as well as we do here in NXT. Having said that, I just don’t know what another title would be. I sometimes am not sure what you accomplish in that respect. The fact that we highlight our women and have them in so many different storylines and have them so unbelievably distributed throughout the roster is a huge success and something we do very well. I play with it, I go back and forth every now and then, but when everything is said and done, there is the television show on Tuesday that we have to put on, but it’s also about developing talent and we have a lot of very young individuals, especially on our women’s side now with the draft and everything else, we lost a lot of what we would consider veterans and a lot of leaders. Right now, we have a very young women’s locker room. I would argue, at one time, the women’s championship was the only title there for the women. As much as I would love to do something like that, I would want to have it thoroughly vetted out. It is something I think about on a daily basis, I just don’t know that I’m comfortable with what that is yet or have made that determination. I also know, with having such young talent, are there going to be people prepared to carry on that role? I think about it a lot, but I’m not ready to pull the trigger. I’m just very proud of what it is we do with our women in NXT because I think they are the strongest women’s division in all the country."
In a separate question, Michaels was asked about the status of the NXT Women's Tag Team Championships and if the brand expects to get the belts back soon. The current holders of the belts, Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn, were drafted to SmackDown during the 2023 WWE Draft.
"We certainly hope to. I believe, at this point, they’ve had an appearance on SmackDown, obviously representing NXT as the Women’s Tag Team Champions. I would imagine, right now their focus is defending those titles there, but I will say that I think it’s only a matter of time before they’re going to have to come back here and defend those championships. Right now, with the call ups just happening, their focus is going to be up there and seeing where being the NXT tag team champions can take them in respect to the women’s tag team competition on Raw and SmackDown."
Fightful will have full coverage of NXT Battleground on Sunday, May 28 beginning at 7:30 p.m. EST.
Elsewhere on the call, Michaels talked about the status of Rip Fowler and Jagger Reid in NXT. Fans can learn more by clicking here.
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