Shawn Michaels Says Vince McMahon Has Not Been Involved In NXT Creative

Shawn Michaels doesn't ask questions he doesn't want answers to.

Vince McMahon returned to the WWE board of directors on January 6, claiming that he needed to help lead the upcoming round of media rights negotiations as the controlling shareholder. McMahon retired as WWE CEO on July 22, 2022, leading to Triple H assuming all creative responsibilities on the main roster. Shawn Michaels continued his creative responsibilities in NXT, which he took over in the fall of 2021 after Triple H stepped away due to health issues.

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Speaking on the NXT Vengeance Day media call, Michaels was asked if McMahon has helped with any creative since he returned to WWE as a member of the board.

"He has not, and I don't think (he will). I'd imagine that Vince probably has bigger fish to fry than us down here in NXT. One of the things I enjoy about my job down here is the plausible deniability that I'm allowed to have. I don't ask a lot of questions because I don't want to know the answers to some of them. Even back when we were here [with Vince in charge], he was very good with us down here. They helped us in a certain way and guided us in how they wanted it to go, but after that, it was hands-off. Hunter, the same thing. They're very good with us down here in NXT. They understand it's a different environment down here, so we're very fortunate to kind of be independent, no matter who is running the ship up there in Stamford, they allow us a great deal of freedom down here, which we appreciate," he said.

That settles that.

Along with fulfilling his duties on as the executive chairman on the WWE board, McMahon and WWE are being sued by multiple stockholders in connection to his return and sexual misconduct allegations.

NXT is set to hold its Vengeance Day event on Saturday, February 4. Fans can check out the current lineup for NXT Vengeance Day by clicking here.

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