Shawn Michaels is one of the most well-known and influential professional wrestlers of all time. The two-time WWE Hall of Famer may have succeeded with a fantastic career, but getting there wasn’t an easy journey for him. Michaels recently said that DX always had the creative freedom.
Shawn Michaels recently appeared for an interview with Bleacher Report. He discussed the chemistry between DX, Triple H taking over creative for WWE, and other topics. Michaels said that DX acted like high school buddies when they were in the same room.
When all of DX get together in the same room, it’s like the buddies you have in high school: you just sort of pick up where you left off. Some things with DX will always be the same, and I think that comes across both on-screen and behind the camera. It’s not a DX culture by any stretch. It’s just about the joy and the fun of what this job is and what it truly can be and now it’s actually happening.
Michaels also said that DX was given great deal of creative freedom because it was a unique entity in its own right and was founded on doing things incorrectly. They simply sensed a shift and a wave that was quite distinct from what wrestling was. From a traditional and purist perspective, DX wished to transform it into more of a sporting event.
DX has always been given a lot of free rein because it was a different entity in itself, and it’s built on not doing stuff the right way. I don’t think anyone would try to scalp DX, so to speak, because that’s just anti-productive to the characters and team as a whole. I try to tell the talent that the hardest work they’re ever going to do is creatively.
I think what made DX and the Attitude Era what they were was trying to think ahead of the times we were in. We just felt a change and a wave coming very different than what wrestling was. We wanted to take it from a traditional and purist standpoint into something more as sports entertainment.
Michaels also discussed Triple H taking over creative in WWE. “Certainly there’s a difference of what you do from a storyline standpoint from back in the day with DX taking over and fighting authority and all that and you fast forward all these years later. It’s no secret everyone knew Hunter was eventually going to be someone in control or very close to it. He’s been readying himself for that for the last decade.” To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Ringside News.
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