Shawn Michaels: WWE NXT 2.0 Rebrand Reminds Me Of The Attitude Era
Michaels is currently running NXT
Shawn Michaels says the recent rebrand of WWE NXT and the motivation in the roster to make it even better reminds him of when Vince McMahon introduced the Attitude Era.
Michaels is currently running NXT in Triple H's absence and, having been around WWE for 35 years, is used to seeing change in the company. The WWE Hall Of Famer feels the most recent altercation to the developmental brand is similar to when the Attitude Era was introduced in WWE.
Speaking with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Michaels said: "Doing this now for 35 years, I’ve seen constant change. And change is certainly not new to us in WWE. It’s constantly evolving and changing. I’ve heard people call this a refresh, but it’s still the same crew, which is great because they’re so damn talented.
"It reminds me of he Attitude Era. We had the same roster the day before he Attitude Era started, and I still remember Vince coming into the locker room and making that speech, inspiring us and making us hungry for the future.
"That’s what this is—turning over a new leaf, restructuring a few things and putting a brand-new coat of paint on a dominant and incredible brand. It’s chummed the waters, so to speak, and that’s fun to be around."