Shawn Michaels On Helping Develop NXT UK: "It's Hard To Beat"

He takes pride in the opportunity...

Shawn Michaels may be retired from the ring, but he's remained active on the WWE front, helping to train wrestlers at the WWE Performance Center, and assisting longtime friend Triple H in running NXT and NXT UK.

In an interview with Inside the Ropes, Michaels revealed his affinity for the UK brand and its style, and expressed his pride in helping to develop the group.

“I like that style. It's very different. It's not something that we get to see on a regular basis in our country,” said Michaels. “You're talking about starting something new and original here in the UK. Doing it with your buddy, [and] a company that I've been involved with since I was 23 years old. Then, of course, the style and this place. You guys have been so faithful and loyal to the WWE for as long as I can remember.

“We don't do the performing anymore but there is nothing it's hard to beat seeing, especially these local guys who are now getting to enjoy success on a much bigger level, coming back and seeing that look on their face. It's just phenomenal. That's infectious and that's synonymous about the whole NXT and Performance Center vibe and culture that from the first time I walked in there.

"I've got one gift that I was given and it's to do this. So why not? And getting to do it with your best friend, it's hard to beat.”

(Credit to Fightful for transcription)

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