Shawn Michaels Talks About NXT Coaching Role, Says He Finds It More Meaningful Than In-Ring Career

Mr. WrestleMania is enjoying being Mr. Coach.

You can chalk up the success of both NXT and NXT 2.0 to a few different people, but Shawn Michaels is certainly one of the biggest contributors to the brand. Although his role within the former black and yellow brand has never been officially confirmed, Michaels is clearly involved in multiple ways behind the scenes at NXT 2.0.

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On the latest edition of WWE's The Bump, the Heartbreak Kid made a guest appearance. When asked about his role backstage, Michaels expressed how much he cherishes the opportunity to shape the future of WWE.

It’s so much more meaningful to me outside of the ring. Again, I got a great deal of joy from performing in my day. Working with these young men and women, I guess the biggest thing is appreciating their trust, and I don’t wanna mess that up. I can get emotional about that because they come in here, they’re not sure, they’re hungry, they wanna know the way to get to WrestleMania. I take that trust so incredibly seriously, I don’t wanna betray that. I love coming here to work, it is not hard for me to do this job. I’m thankful I have a family that understands that they have to share me with the other love of my life, and that is NXT. The thing is, all the men and women who come through this place, they’re ready, they’re willing and again, you wanna honor that and do the best job for them. I’m humbled by that honesty, but I will also take that so incredibly seriously. I want for them, when they leave here, to have their experience with me to be something they look back on and to be something they’re pleased about. That’s what I hope we’re doing here.”

Current and former NXT stars like Carmelo Hayes, Swerve Strickland and Cameron Grimes have all spoken about Michaels role in the past and how he has helped them.

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