Shawn Michaels on being WWE NXT Head Of Creative and CM Punk's return

"The opportunity to take some risks, and make some mistakes"

by Sead Dedovic
Shawn Michaels on being WWE NXT Head Of Creative and CM Punk's return
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In an interview with FOX 61, "The Heartbreak Kid", Shawn Michaels, talked about what it's like to be the head of the WWE NXT brand. For him, the most important thing is the opportunity to work with young wrestlers who can learn a lot from him.

Theirs, as well as his passion for wrestling, is something special. “Honestly, working with all the young men and women that come through here,” Michaels said, as quoted by! “Again, for me, this is the best part when it’s all about fun, it’s all about passion and learning and growing”.

His job carries a lot. At certain moments you have to be serious and make sure that things turn out the way they should. On the other hand, it is easy to make a mistake, and you have to be careful at all times. Michaels positively sees his work.

Although he is 58 years old, he believes that he still has room to learn a lot.
"The opportunity to take some risks, and make some mistakes. The learning aspect of this job to me is so fun. Even at 58, I continue to learn new things because it’s an ever-evolving, ever-changing business.

To get them young coming in the door is when it’s all very exciting. It’s a wonderful excuse not to ever have to grow up and that so works for me. Anybody that knows me knows that’s right down my alley”.

CM Punk's return

CM Punk's return is a topic that no podcast can avoid. Michaels thinks that it is a great thing to have such a wrestler in the company. “I get like everybody else. I get happy, thrilled, like, holy cow.

I got asked a couple months ago, ‘If you had the chance to use him, would you?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, who wouldn’t? ‘ I understand business. I wasn’t always the most popular guy to people, but I was really good at my job and I feel like that’s one of the reasons I’ve had one here in the WWE for almost forty years because again, I’m dependable and I’m good at my job.

I think if you are that, there’s always an opportunity here, especially if you want one. I’m happy for him. I’m happy for the company. I’m happy for the WWE fan base, you know, the WWE Universe. Stories like this are always fantastic even if they’re controversial. That’s part of what makes them fantastic”.

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