Earlier this month, multiple sources reported that Shawn Michaels was named as the new head coach at the WWE Performance Centre.
The rumours started to circulate because of comments Kevin Nash made, saying that he’s moving his whole family to Florida so that he can take up his new role.
This raised the question as to what will happen to Matt Bloom, the current head who took over from Bill DeMott who exited the role in controversial circumstances.
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However, Triple H has played down those rumours but has confirmed that Michaels will be joining them, and has a specific job in mind for his former DX partner.
Now, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has clarified the actual role The Heart Break Kid could be playing at the Performance Centre.
Meltzer said: “(Shawn) Michaels would likely be a bridge between NXT and the main roster and work with a half-dozen NXT talents at a time, who are ready for a call-up to prepare them for the main roster.
“He would also provide his recommendations on which talents are ready to be brought up or not.”
Adding his experience is fantastic.
What this means is that he still plays a vital role, with Bloom in charge and Norman Smiley focusing on the in-ring activities, the talent down there will be working with the best on a daily basis.
That means only the stars that are genuinely ready will be called up, if a legend like Michaels thinks they can do a job on the main roster, then they perhaps do warrant a position on either show.
This also includes potential changes to a particular move-set, or the general direction a character is going in, so he’d be there to really polish off the stars who have probably outgrown NXT.
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