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Shawn Michaels Says Vince McMahon Has Not Been Involved In Creative, He Doesn’t Anticipate That Changing

Shawn Michaels doesn’t believe Vince McMahon‘s return to WWE will have any impact on what he’s currently doing in NXT.

Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels hosted the NXT Vengeance Day Media Call this afternoon to discuss a wide variety of subjects. When asked about Vince McMahon’s recent return to the company and if he’ll have any impact on NXT moving forward, Michaels said he believes Vince has bigger priorities than what he’s doing down in NXT right now.


“He has not, and again; I don’t think so. I imagine that Vince has probably got bigger fish to fry than us down here in NXT,” Shawn Michaels said. “But no, again, I’ll say this to one of the things I enjoy about my job down here is the plausible deniability that I’m allowed to have. So I don’t ask a lot of questions because, like I said, I don’t want to know the answer to some of them.

“But again, that’s what I love down here in NXT in Florida, but no, and I’ll say look, even back when, again, we were here. He was very good with us down here. They wanted us; they helped us in a certain way. They guided us in how they wanted it to go, but after that, it was hands-off. And Hunter, the same thing.

“Again, they’re very good with us down here in NXT. They understand this is a different environment down here. So we’re very fortunate to sort of kind of be independent, no matter who’s running the ship up there in Stanford. They allow us a great deal of freedom down here, which we appreciate.”

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