3 Key Points
– **Baron Corbin’s NXT Comeback:** After partaking in significant feuds in NXT, Baron Corbin lauds the brand’s resurgence.
– **NXT’s Evolution:** Corbin acknowledges Shawn Michaels’ role in elevating NXT beyond a developmental territory.
– **Athletic Aspirations:** Interactions with legends provide a mix of perspectives on the drive and attitude among NXT’s burgeoning talents.
Former WWE United States Champion Baron Corbin, who returned to NXT in May 2023, has become a pivotal figure in the WWE sub-brand and was recently in the limelight at NXT Deadline competing for the NXT Championship. In a revelatory conversation with Sam Roberts on the Notsam Wrestling podcast, Corbin shared his observations on NXT’s transformation under the guidance of wrestling legend Shawn Michaels.
Baron Corbin’s involvement in NXT signifies more than just a career maneuver. Known for his candid perspectives and robust in-ring presence, Corbin reflected positively on the incremental changes and successes within NXT.
“We’re seeing NXT produce consistently compelling content,” Corbin remarked. “Shawn, alongside the coaches, has established a culture of listening and supporting the talent, empowering them to shape their own narratives within the WWE universe.”
The collaborative approach in NXT is something Corbin finds commendable. He finds it vital for seasoned WWE stars to interact with NXT talent, sharing insights and learning from one another. “Whether it’s Seth, Becky, or me, the new athletes, some straight from college, come with diverse backgrounds and aspirations. It’s fascinating to see who genuinely seeks guidance and who thinks they’ve already figured it out,” he noted.
Corbin was particularly impressed by the way NXT veterans and newcomers alike coveted advice from wrestling stalwarts like Randy Orton and The Undertaker during their visits. This eagerness to learn mirrors the productive ethos NXT embodies.
Speaking on his experience working with Shawn Michaels, Corbin expressed gratitude for the unique perspective offered by one of wrestling’s greats. “It’s inspiring. Shawn’s enthusiasm and passion for the show; it’s evident that he wants NXT to thrive—not just as a developmental ground, but as a legitimate third brand within WWE,” he stated.
Corbin’s insights underscore the vital changes heralded by Michaels and the NXT coaching staff, refocusing the brand’s attention on talent development and audience engagement. His comments during the interview, as transcribed by Fightful, reveal a more nuanced understanding of the professional wrestling landscape and NXT’s position within it.
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