Shawn Michaels resisted taking a job with WWE. Now he finds himself with even more responsibility than he ever thought he’d have.

While speaking to After The Bell, Triple H revealed that his old pal HBK has really taken the reigns at NXT UK. In fact, he described it as the Showstopper “picking up the ball” as he explained what an important part of NXT UK that Shawn Michaels has turned out to be.

“The one thing that Shawn isn’t even mentioning on his end, everybody has so much going on, but as NXT was evolving to USA [Network] and picking up that pace it made me have to back out of some things. Shawn picked up the ball on the UK and basically that got pushed his way. He was such an integral part of it anyway that he just kind of latched on more to it. He’s been heading over there, what is it? Every five or six weeks we do television. He’s kind of heading over there and spearheading that. Sort of taking on the ownership of that brand totally in and of himself.”

NXT UK already has some big plans for 2020. It appears that Shawn Michaels will continue to play a crucial part in that brand’s success.


Thanks to SE Scoops for the quote

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