Don't be fooled by the changes of the NXT 2.0. Shawn Michaels says he is still working 23 hours as Triple H’s team is still in charge of the developmental brand.
Shawn Michaels is one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time in the eyes of many. After a full-time career that ended in 2010, Shawn Michaels eventually started working with his best friend, Triple H, at WWE NXT as they both helped develop the next generation of WWE Superstars.
What started out as simply working at the WWE Performance Center and helping the talent with the in-ring approach to professional wrestling, has turned into a full-time job that now entails working practically a full day as Shawn Michaels tells Scott Fishman of TV Insider in a new interview.
“I started out doing two hours a day, three days a week. Now I’m doing it about 23 hours a day, seven days a week,” Michaels said reflecting on recent years. “People out there thinking it’s all Vince McMahon and Bruce Prichard type of production. They just are the ones who gave us the direction of what it is they wanted from NXT going into the future. It is still all the team Hunter [Triple H] put in place doing it here.
Michaels added, “I love learning and growing in the different aspects of WWE, but I have a greater appreciation for everything he took on. I now understand how you can not return a text when you get it. I’ve never had so many emails, learning computer stuff. Things I swore I would never want to do. But have since learned to do that. It has been a blast. To be able to step in for my friend is my honor to do.”
Tonight's episode of NXT is scheduled to feature Johnny Gargano addressing his future. We will have live coverage of NXT beginning tonight at 8 p.m. eastern time.