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Karmen Petrovic Recalls Shawn Michaels Giving Her Advice After Her First Match

Karmen Petrovic is becoming a breakout star in WWE NXT. She says that Shawn Michaels gave her a key piece of advice after her first match.

Speaking on The Wrestling Classic, Karmen Petrovic discussed receiving advice from Shawn Michaels. Specifically, she recalled how he gave her some feedback after her first match. She noted that it stuck with her forever. (H/t Jeremy Lambert of Fightful for the transcription)

“After my very first match on Level Up with Ivy, I came back and I was on cloud nine. I remember coming backstage and after all the dust had settled and people had calmed down and the whole show had finished, because I couldn’t talk to him right after because everything else was happening. After the show finished, I went to say goodnight and shake their hands and Shawn was like, ‘You did so good. I’m so happy for you. You found your spot here. I’m pretty sure you can do this sport for however long you want. Don’t be like me though and stay in it forever.’ [Laughs].

“Hearing that from him, he’s like, ‘Honestly, I’m not worried about you. You can do this for however long you choose to and I can’t wait to see the journey.’ That was something that stuck with me forever.”

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Petrovic recently returned to the ring after she was briefly sidelined with an injury. She formed an alliance with Natalya earlier in 2024.

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