WWE News: Shawn Michaels Named Head Of The WWE Performance Center

A few months back, Shawn Michaels was asked about becoming a trainer at the WWE Performance Center. It seemed like the perfect spot for him since Shawn was one of the best wrestlers to ever perform inside the ring. Michaels admitted that Triple H had asked him about it, but he was still thinking about the position because it would mean relocating from his home in Texas to Florida.

It sounds like he has made the move. The Kevin Gill Show podcast was on this Monday and featured the nWo Wolfpac, which also happens to be three of the four members of the infamous Kliq: Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Sean Waltman. The Podcast Arena Show saw the three former WWE stars start talking about Shawn Michaels.

In the interview (transcript thanks to WrestleZone), Kevin Nash dropped the bomb that Shawn Michaels chose to take the job at the WWE Performance Center. Not only did Michaels take the job, but Nash said that Shawn is now the new Head of the WWE Performance Center.

“Oh yeah, he’s moving to Florida with the family and everything. If you thought that NXT was something wait til that son of a bitch gets down there and gives them his magic. There is nobody better than him. Physically nobody better. Psychology nobody better. It’s going to be a game changer. I don’t know what the hell they are paying him but it’s got to be a lot because to get Shawn to do the 9-5.”

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This is huge for the WWE Performance Center. While there have always been huge names there training people, from William Regal and Albert to the late Dusty Rhodes and Triple H himself, Shawn Michaels brings something extra to the table.

Over his career, Shawn Michaels has proven to be one of the best wrestlers to ever step foot into the ring. He has had five-star matches Bret “The Hitman” Hart, The Undertaker, Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, and more. There isn’t anyone who has had more top quality matches over their career than Shawn Michaels.

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Shawn Michaels is a four-time world champion, two-time Royal Rumble winner, the first WWE Grand Slam Champion and the fourth WWE Triple Crown Champion. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.

On top of his amazing in-ring career, Shawn Michaels was also one of the most charismatic wrestlers to ever step in the ring, one of the most hated heels of all time, and one of the most beloved legends of all time. He could do it all and sell the audience on whatever persona he was asked to. That is what will help the NXT wrestlers more than anything, helping them feel comfortable in their character’s skin.


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According to Kevin Nash, there were some major selling points on getting Shawn Michaels to leave Abilene, Texas, to head down to Florida to join the WWE and NXT at the WWE Performance Center.

“His son wants to do graphic design. His daughter wants to be a veterinarian. Sea World is down there. There’s a lot of advantages to being in Orlando over Abilene, TX. Nothing against Abilene. I hear there’s a lot of good things going on there.”

The WWE NXT roster will be heading to Toronto to put on NXT Takeover: Toronto on November 19. Following that, Shawn Michaels has some impressive talent to work with like Andrade Almas, Elias Samson, Johnny Gargano, Shane Thorne, and youngsters who still want to find their way onto the NXT brand. This could be a huge new beginning for the WWE Performance Center under Shawn Michaels leadership.

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