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Shawn Michaels Details WWE NXT's Current Identity

Shawn Michaels speaks about what NXT means, as well as its purpose in WWE.

Head of WWE NXT creative Shawn Michaels recently spoke to TV Insider, and detailed NXT's current identity.

"We don’t want it to be seen as anyone’s anything. It’s not black and gold. It’s not 2.0. It’s NXT. It’s the original NXT, and what we believe NXT has always been about: providing and securing the future of WWE for years to come.

"I want this NXT to belong to the men and women who come through. I want it to belong to the people who have supported it for so many years. I would prefer the ownership to be that of the people in it and the people viewing it. There is this idea that it has to be classified as something. I think this business continually changes, and NXT has to change with it. It’s about the future and not standing still. We want to continue to grow and expand and get better and learn new things. It sounds cliché, but we want it to be everyone’s NXT."

In the same interview, the WWE Hall of Famer also spoke about now finding himself in a key creative role alongside Triple H - having been key figures in the history of WWE for so long.

"It is quite amazing that these two guys who were innovative and creative - and who really wanted to grow the business from a performance standpoint and a creative standpoint and a television standpoint - are still doing that. Back then, I think it was seen behind-the-scenes as troublesome, political - things like that. Now, when you are in the position to be able to use that innovativeness and creativeness in a professional and executive manner, it’s really come full circle. We’re thrilled."

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