Shawn Michaels On Carmelo Hayes And Trick Williams: “They Have Been Fantastic”

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WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels made an appearance on Busted Open Radio to promote NXT Stand & Deliver, which takes place next weekend in Philadelphia.

On Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams:

“As Carmelo has said many times, he and I hit it off right off the bat. After the last half year or year, Trick has been on the rise since he walked into my office and said, ‘I want to give it a shot, I want my shot.’ He’s just one of the hardest workers. I dearly love both those two young men with all my heart. They have been fantastic. They’re a joy to the coaches, and not just me, to everybody in NXT and Performance Center and obviously have earned this spot at rest at WrestleMania Stand and Deliver as the main event. This is the deepest, most passionate, most intriguing storyline in NXT and I would argue, in NXT history and this is so deserving of the main event. These two guys earned it every step of the way and I’m happy they’re getting this opportunity.”

On putting Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams together:

“We definitely had the vision of putting them together. You could see it in their interaction. At the beginning it was sort of putting a more experienced guy with a guy that we knew had promise. You can just see it in Trick Williams, obviously, but then those two, much like Kevin and I, they just became friends and the chemistry was so natural from the get go.”

NXT Stand & Deliver will air on Saturday, April 6 at Noon Eastern, just hours before WrestleMania.

You can check out the complete show below:

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