Shawn Michaels is a two-time WWE Hall of Famer now, and he enjoys a great position as an executive for the company. Although he has his head on his shoulders now, it wasn’t always that way for HBK. In fact, he used to cause a lot of problems backstage.

During a recent episode of Grilling JR, Jim Ross revealed that when he was head of WWE’s talent relations, Superstars would always have complaints about Shawn Michaels. The fact that he caused issues with co-workers didn’t seem to matter, because the Showstopper had such a close relationship with Vince McMahon.

“I got complaints about Shawn from talents all the time. Pretty much on a daily basis.”

“The talents also knew that Shawn had such a connection with Vince [McMahon] that they can only push that issue so far,” Ross continued. “And then it runs into Vince’s judgment call and you’re basically telling Vince, ‘You’re making a huge mistake. You don’t know what you’re doing, blah, blah, blah.'”


Shawn Michaels’ days in the ring are behind him now, but he certainly learned a lot along the way. Perhaps those negative experiences will help him in the future as he continues cultivating WWE Superstars of tomorrow in the company’s developmental program.

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