When Shawn Michaels spoke with Peter Rosenberg on Cheap Heat, he showed admiration for NXT North American Champion Dominik Mysterio.
Michaels remembered an early impression that Dominik was taller than Rey Mysterio, his father. He continued by praising Dominik and calling him the most diligent person in the industry and the WWE MVP for the year.
Michaels gave Dominik high marks for constantly exceeding all requirements, managing assignments professionally, and giving his best effort.
While acknowledging that Mysterio faced difficulties because he did not have the usual opportunity to grow in NXT like many other stars, Michaels continued to commend Mysterio for his development. Michaels also had nothing but praise for Dominik as a person.
You can read Rey Mysterio’s remarks regarding Dominik’s recent run in the WWE here.
Originally posted on Wrestlezone, Shawn Michaels acknowledged Dominik Mysterio as the 2023 WWE MVP.
Shawn Michaels Talks About His Favorite Part of Working at WWE NXT
Under the direction of former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Shawn Michaels, who is currently the show’s general manager, WWE’s Black and Gold brand has long functioned as a platform for the development of up-and-coming talent.
During a recent appearance on Fox 61 News, Michaels expressed his excitement about his role as General Manager and the upcoming NXT Deadline Premium Live Event. Working with the young men and women who come through the program, he said, is the most exciting part for him.
Michaels underlined the delight of creating a setting that is passionate, educational, and growth-oriented.
The best part of his work, in his opinion, is giving people the chance to take chances, make mistakes, and never stop learning. Even at fifty-eight, Michaels enjoys the dynamic and ever-changing nature of the industry and finds excitement in the never-ending process of learning new things.
Essentially, he sees his job as an excellent justification for not having to mature, which is exactly in line with his mentality.
Shawn Michaels reacts to CM Punk’s return to WWE
During a special appearance on Pete Rosenberg’s Cheap Heat podcast, The Heartbreak Kid discussed his feelings regarding the much-awaited comeback of CM Punk.
He was happy and excited about Punk’s comeback, just like everyone else, and thought it was a big deal. When The Heartbreak Kid was asked a few months ago if he would use punk, he answered in the affirmative, demonstrating his grasp of the business side of things.
He highlighted his work ethic and dependability, which have allowed him to work for WWE for nearly forty years.
He asserts that opportunities in WWE will always exist for those who are dependable and skilled, particularly for those who actively seek them out.
The Heartbreak Kid expressed joy for Punk, the business, and the WWE fan base while recognizing that tales like these—despite their contentious nature—add to the amazing aspects of the wrestling industry.
He acknowledged that he wasn’t always aware of everything going on behind the scenes, highlighting the excitement and unpredictability of the work. He believes that wrestling’s unpredictable nature and distinctiveness have contributed to its successful 40-year history.
More about Shawn Michaels
Former American professional wrestler Shawn Michaels is currently employed by WWE as Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative. He is in charge of the NXT brand’s creative aspects, which are the promotion’s developing domain.
Many refer to Michaels as “The Heartbreak Kid” (often shortened to HBK), “The Showstopper,” and “Mr. WrestleMania.” Michaels is widely considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers in history.
With WWE (formerly WWF), Michaels wrestled consistently from 1988 until his first retirement in 1998. Before returning to wrestling with WWE in 2002, he worked in non-wrestling capacities for the next two years after retiring. He wrestled until 2010, when he ceremoniously retired. In 2018, he made a quick comeback for one last match.
Michaels began his career at the WWE Performance Center in 2016 as a coach. In 2018, he moved to NXT as a producer, and in the end, he was appointed Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative for the NXT brand.