VINCE MCMAHON LAWSUIT: Shawn Michaels faces the media with questions about allegations and Vince McMahon


Posted on 2/01/124 by Colin Vassallo



Shawn Michaels had to face the wrestling media today ahead
of NXT’s Vengeance Day premium live event where several of
the questions were regarding the Vince McMahon allegations
and the recent lawsuit.

Michaels admitted that it is an incredibly sad situation and
it sucks but they take it very seriously and everyone in NXT
is aware of the situation and understands it.

He noted that it’s important that everyone coming through
those WWE Performance Center doors tell them the truth and
can ask for help.

“I take all of the youth that come through here incredibly
seriously because this is a tough line of work, regardless
of what’s going on,” Michaels said. “Leaving home and coming
here and pursuing your dreams is a big thing that we take
incredibly seriously and we understand that young men and
women that come through our doors are impressionable.”

Michaels added that coming off the Rumble weekend and going
into this weekend with Vengeance Day, the talent are excited
about the future and while it’s a tough situation with what
happened, from a talent standpoint, everyone is ready to go
forward.

Asked if there are any policies in place to prevent sexual
harassment and anything like that, Michaels said that those
policies have been updated in 2022 and they will be looking
to improving them.

“We have numerous people on our medical team for outreach to
go to outside of the Performance Center. We do understand
that I can look at a talent and my head writer and my
coaches, as they do, we can tell them to tell us the truth
or express to us what’s going on,” HBK continued. “But as
you know, they may not feel comfortable doing that, so we
also provide help outside of here as well and have people
that we can work with to get them in a complete objective
environment that isn’t associated with the WWE or NXT in
that respect.”

Michaels was also asked about the past allegations by Brutus
Beefcake where he said that Shawn and Marty Jannetty used to
drug women and take advantage of them afterward. Michaels
completely denied the accusations and said that never
happened and anything that he did in the past was always
consensual.

Before signing off the 44-minute media call, Michaels said
that this was the toughest one he’s ever done but understood
that the media had a job to do and had to ask the questions.
Michaels added that he was not trained for this and hoped
his answers were sufficient.

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