WWE NXT gears up for Vengeance Day this weekend and the card is stacked. Before the big event, Shawn Michaels held a conference call about all things NXT, and during the call he was asked if Vince McMahon had any involvement with NXT since his return to the company’s board of directors. Specifically, he was asked if McMahon had helped out with any of the NXT creatives since his much-publicized return, but Michaels said that hasn’t been the case at all, and he doesn’t see that changing any time soon.
“He hasn’t, and I don’t think (he will). I imagine Vince probably has bigger fish to fry than we do here in NXT. One of the things I like about my job down here is the plausible deniability I’m allowed to have,” Michaels said. “I don’t ask a lot of questions because I don’t want to know the answers to some of them.”
“Even when we were here [with Vince in charge], he was very good with us down here. They helped us in a way and guided us in how they wanted it to go, but after that it was hands-off. Hunter, same thing,” Michaels said. “They are very good with us down here in NXT. They understand that it’s a different environment here, so we’re lucky to have a bit of independence. It doesn’t matter who controls the ship up there in Stamford, they give us a lot of freedom here, which we appreciate.”
McMahon said his return to the company would take the lead in evaluating media rights deals and a potential sale of the company, and so far he has not played any part in the creative process of Raw, SmackDown or NXT. Triple H previously stated that nothing was changing and that he was still in charge of the creative, and McMahon said nothing was changing about WWE management in his return press release.
That said, you can understand why many doubted that would actually happen, but so far it has. WWE just wrapped up a very successful Royal Rumble event and the journey to WrestleMania 39 is well underway. Now it’s time for NXT Vengeance Day and you can find the current map for the event below.
Steel Cage Match for NXT Championship: Bron Breakker (C) vs Grayson Waller
NXT Women’s Championship Triple Threat Match: Roxanne Perez (C) vs Jacy Jayne vs Gigi Dolin
NXT North American Championship Match: Wes Lee (C) vs Dijak
NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship Match: Kayden Carter and Katana Chance (C) vs. Fallon Henley and Kiana James
NXT Tag Team Championship Match: The New Day (C) vs Gallus vs Pretty Deadly vs Chase U
Two Out of Three Falls Match: Apollo Crews vs Carmelo Hayes
You can watch NXT Vengeance Day live on Peacock on Saturday at 7:45 p.m.
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