WWE NXT Vengeance Day is scheduled to take place this Sunday at the F&M Bank Arena in Clarksville, Tennessee. More than 3,000 fans are set to attend the show.
On Thursday, the Head of NXT, Shawn Michaels, held a media call ahead of Vengeance Day. Michaels was asked about the allegations made against Vince McMahon and the wrestlers’ safety. Michaels said that they have created a safe environment in the performance center.
“It’s an incredibly sad situation. As everyone knows, I have very little and absolutely nothing to do, and gladly so, with the corporate stuff that goes on. We try to focus here in NXT on the men and women that come through these doors, and we do. I think we foster a safe and supportive atmosphere down here. I know that they reinstalled and upgraded, I think, in 2022, some of those regulations and whatnot. But look, we’re always conscious about that, and one thing that I do, it’s incredibly important to support the talent and give them a safe working environment. I’d like to think that we do that absolutely, but look, we will always continue to try and be better about that, and I’m very glad to say that I think we do a really fantastic job down here.”
Shawn Michaels was asked if NXT talents have a safe person to speak about their problems. Michaels said that numerous people on the medical team and coaches are always there for talents.
“We absolutely have all of those policies in place. As I said, we upgraded them in 2022. I have no doubt that they’ll be looking at continuing to improve those, but we absolutely do. 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. 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. Again, because we, we do. Especially here. Again, we want everybody to be focused on what it is they are doing and not have any struggles going forward. Again, I like to think we do a great job here, and that’s seen on a regular basis.”