Shawn Michaels took part in a conference call on Thursday where he answered various NXT-related questions to promote Sunday’s WWE NXT Battleground event
During the call, Michaels, who oversees NXT creative, was asked about The Dyad’s Rip Fowler and Jagger Reid asking for their releases from WWE a few weeks ago but were denied their request by the company.
“Obviously, obviously, I do [want them to stay in WWE]. They were guys that clearly, I wanted to come over and bring over from the UK. I think they’re very talented. I absolutely understand – it’s one of the things that I tell everybody here. Do I want it to be here in the WWE for you to have your success? Absolutely. I can’t lie about that. Really, this is about, no matter who comes through these doors, help them to have success in this business as a whole.”
“I understand how they feel, but as I mentioned to them, ‘While you are here, I still want to put you in a prominent role.’ There are no hard feelings in that respect. There is too much talent there to waste or leave on the table. If they don’t mind work, I sure as heck don’t mind using them. Really, this is about, no matter who comes through these doors, help them to have success in this business as a whole. I always tell everybody, I feel so fortunate for the life that I have and my family and I have. It’s because of this job, and now there is a real opportunity for everyone in this line of work to have that. I want that for them.”
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