Shawn Michaels Discusses Creating a Fair Playing Field as a WWE Developmental Coach

Jan 19, 2019 - by James Walsh

Iain Chambers interviewed WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels at the recent NXT UK Performance Centre. Below are some highlights.

Shawn Michaels on keeping the playing field fair at the Performance Centers: “Honestly, you go through a lot of trial and error – a lot of wandering around in the dark with no direction – and we were hoping to eliminate a lot of that. I don’t think through any fault of the wrestling business, so to speak. It’s an industry we’re all sort of competing with one another. It’s sorta tough to get objective, fair direction here and there. I’m not doing it anymore, I’m not your competition. None of us coaches are your competition. You’re all going to compete against each other but we’re here to give you all the same directions.”

Shawn Michaels on what they are looking for: “That’s the one thing I feel like we don’t have here, is somebody that can, again, show them – or maybe find in them – what’s going to be able to get them to that main event at WrestleMania. I don’t really know what it is that I do, I just try to go around and I try to find that diamond. I think there are sometimes they don’t really know what their fullest potential is, and you’ve got to get in there and you’ve got to find out who they are and understand, and help them be understanding and be comfortable with the fact that, it may be your normal, but to us it’s going to be a special story or there might be something there. So, a lot of it is just, again, doing whatever I can to – I don’t know – that’s why they call it the ‘it’ factor because nobody can take describe it.”

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