Shawn Michaels On Being On The Road With NXT, His Acting Future

Shawn Michaels was recently on The Rack radio show to discuss a number of items. The first thing was regarding potential future acting gigs:

“I’m from Texas, so honestly any chance to wear Wranglers, boots and a cowboy hat, I’m in right away. And look, I don’t have the most experience; WWE offered me this opportunity. Last year, I did my first movie and thoroughly enjoyed it, enjoyed the process and really enjoyed just trying to lean something new especially. In this age in my life, and having the wonderful opportunities to do what I did for a living for so many years and then to be able to do a little bit more and go a little bit deeper, certainly in the acting realm. It was incredibly interesting and, I have to tell you, very intimidating to be around, in this movie; my first movie I was surrounded by some very talented actors but in this one that talented and so very gifted. Everybody could sing and I was the only person on that set that could not carry a note and it was very intimidating.”

Going on the road with NXT:

“I actually am, for the first time in a long time. You know, I’ve been working some at the WWE Performance Center with NXT and I hadn’t been out on the road with them and we come back and watch a lot of film and things of that nature but, in my opinion, you can only get so much from film and sometimes you have to bet there live to see it and take it all in, I believe, to help these guys out and if that is indeed my job, which I believe it is, so I wanted to go on the road and be a part of it and experience it and sort of get a feel for the vibe that is NXT. I believe it to be different for WWE or quite honestly anything else out there. The audience is different and exciting and a phenomenal brand and I just wanted to get out here and see what it was like to take it on the road. It’s a quick one which is all I can really do anymore or have the patience to do, but it’s going to be exciting and I’m looking forward to three fun nights with the NXT crew.

That is all on the NXT starts and Triple H, Matt Bloom, and Sara Amato and all the people who have put in so much time and energy into those individuals, but to me it’s the NXT Superstars; they are a young, hungry group and I agree with you that it is a different vibe. I believe it is everything pure about the wrestling business; you know, every one of them has a dream to go to the WWE and one day headline WrestleMania but this is an unbelievable fun process with them and you can feel it. To your point, when you’re out there, you can feel it and it is a palatable vibe out there and the excitement and energy that is unlike anything else out there. And I have to give all the credit to all those NXT stars out there who are the ones pulling that off, because it is their energy and their hard work that puts all those shows together and makes them as great as they are.”