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Shawn Michaels Comments On Which AEW Talent He’d Love To Have In NXT

Shawn Michaels says he would “take darn near anybody” when asked who from AEW he would want to have in NXT.

During a media conference ahead of NXT Stand & Deliver, Shawn Michaels was asked to comment on what talent from AEW that he would love to have in NXT. (H/t WrestlingNewsCo for the transcription)

“I would take darn near anybody. I can’t say specifically because there’s so much talent there…I don’t know everybody’s situation,” Shawn Michaels said. “The last thing I want to do is get anybody in trouble. [There]s a] lot of guys that used to be in NXT are up there that I’ve always loved. I don’t get the opportunity to watch as much as I would like to. I know that I love working with young talent. Especially when I get to know them and understand their passion.

“Until I know what your desire is in this business, it’s hard for me to say whether you are the one I’m gonna work really hard for… there’s certain people I see from a talent standpoint that you go, ‘oh my goodness, they’ve got a great deal of ability, I think we could do something special with them.”

Shawn Michaels: We Enjoy Working With ‘Darn Near Anybody’

Shawn Michaels went on to bring up Shawn Spears return to WWE before he emphasized that he and his team liked working with “darn near anybody”, regardless of where they’re from.

“Shawn Spears…I always liked him because I always thought he was a formidable secure professional dude that can give you anything you ask for,” Shawn Michaels said. “I’ll say this, we enjoy working with darn near anybody and trying to make them better than what they were doing before, whether it’s coming out of college or with another promotion.

“I do know if you give us at NXT the opportunity to work with you, I think we can get you at least a hell of a lot closer to your goals and what you want to accomplish out of this business than anybody else. Whether it’s AEW, whether it’s Japan, TNA, go around the globe. I’m really excited about NXT having the opportunity to make anybody’s career better than what they’re currently doing and allow them to have the opportunity to enjoy weekends like the one we’re about to have.”

WrestleZone will have coverage of NXT Stand & Deliver as it airs on April 6.

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