Shawn Michaels is considered one of the all-time greats in WWE. His matches are instant classics and overcoming personal demons in his life to become a great person. Now with overseeing NXT, “The Heartbreak Kid” is moving up the corporate ladder in WWE to another highly important role.

CBS Sports has confirmed that Michaels has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative. The change comes after Michaels was noted as vice president of talent development creative in an August press release regarding the creation of NXT Europe.

Michaels began with NXT as a trainer in 2016 before eventually becoming a writer and producer underneath longtime friend Triple H. Interestingly enough, HBK didn’t want to leave his home in Texas, and he didn’t want to take the gig. He then took over NXT programming after “The Game” suffered cardiac issue.

Shawn has continued to play that part even after Triple H’s return and the retirement of Vince McMahon and leadership changes overall. Following his promotion, Michaels will continue to oversee creative in NXT, as well as being in charge of the development of talent in WWE’s developmental brand.


Congratulations are in order for Shawn Michaels on his new promotion in the company that he called home for many decades. Everyone should be confident that he will assist with great content for the future of WWE.

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Andre Porter

Andre is a passionate wrestling fan and journalist with years of experience covering the WWE. He has attended numerous wrestling events and has a deep understanding of the sport. In addition to his writing, Andre is also a graduate of The University of Arts with a BFA in multimedia and enjoys film, comics, and all Philadelphia sports. He is also an avid follower of John Cena on Twitter.

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