Yahoo Sports recently interviewed WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels as part of their exclusive piece about evolution of the NXT brand before the premiere of NXT on the USA Network.
Michaels, who retired from full-time in-ring action in 2010, has transitioned into being a Performance Center coach and producer. Here are the highlights:
“I think the NXT roster can go with anybody in the entire world. There are a bunch of unbelievable talents. The wrestling business as a whole is in a phenomenal time. There’s an abundance of talent out there and I think the world is going to get to see it. I’m sure everybody likes to win, but everybody who has a brain can see that this is great for the business. We want to show what we’ve felt for quite some time and that’s that we have the best talent in the world.”
What WWE will try to improve in NXT:
“We continue to try and improve on things that are innovative, things that will take NXT into the future. We don’t spend a lot of time on what has worked or the foundational aspects or values of the wrestling business as a whole. Creatively, as a group, we try to think about tiers we want to go to, and maybe putting ourselves into uncomfortable situations. If we’re getting like that creatively, I feel like that’s a good place to be in because it means we are stretching ourselves.”