Shawn Michaels: Vince McMahon Didn't Have Time To Run NXT 2.0, If It's Good Or Bad, It's On Me

Shawn Michaels has been helping with NXT as a creative consultant since 2016. In 2021, when Triple H had to step away due to health issues, Michaels became the "go to" man for the brand.

As NXT rebranded to NXT 2.0 in September 2021, many fans thought Vince McMahon and Bruce Prichard had more say in the direction of the television and were running the show.

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Speaking to Graham "GSM" Matthews of Bleacher Report, Michaels stated that wasn't the case.

"When Hunter first left, it became all me, and certainly from a television standpoint," Michaels said. "Matt Bloom is the head coach and takes care of everything from the PC training standpoint, but when it came to NXT 2.0 television, that's something myself and my team took over creatively. I know a lot of people thought Vince and Bruce were doing that. I can promise you, they did not have the time to do NXT television. If it's good or if it's bad, that's on me.

"It's been a huge joy to run that show and work with these talents. Again, everyone was put in a real tough position, we all were, but that's where you learn to do things in WWE. That, to me, is a form of talent development, which is understanding that things can always change ... around here and you have to adjust to that. The show always goes on. It was trial by fire for a lot of us, but it's been an absolutely fantastic experience.”

Triple H is now running creative for the WWE main roster.

Michaels recently commented that he was hoping to create a one-two punch with Triple H between NXT and the main roster. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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