3 Key Points
- Grayson Waller expresses respect for Shawn Michaels’ role in talent development.
- Waller highlights Michaels’ straightforward mentoring style on WWE NXT.
- Waller’s journey from WWE debut to main roster involvement alongside Austin Theory.
WWE’s Grayson Waller Shows Respect for NXT’s Head Shawn Michaels
In a recent episode of The Collection with Brad Gilmore, WWE NXT sensation Grayson Waller opened up about his interactions with Shawn Michaels, the Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative. Despite past on-screen conflicts, Waller commended Michaels for his dedication to nurturing new talent.
Waller’s Insight on Michaels’ Leadership in NXT
Waller spoke candidly about the effect Michaels has on talent that catches his eye. He mentioned Shawn’s no-nonsense way of guiding WWE NXT talent, emphasizing the benefits of listening to someone of Michaels’ caliber and experience.
Advice and Direction Under Michaels’ Tutelage
The WWE star detailed specifically how Michaels doesn’t coddle wrestlers, instead, gives them direct feedback essential for their growth. Waller insisted that any wrestler who hopes to find success should seek Michaels’ advice.
The Rise of Grayson Waller in WWE
Since joining WWE in early 2021, Waller has quickly become a recognizable name, first on 205 Live and then on WWE NXT. Following the 2023 WWE Draft, Waller, alongside cohort Austin Theory, has continued to be a formidable presence, now taking aim at Kevin Owens on the main roster.