Shawn Michaels On If He Still Speaks To Marty Jannetty, Creative Restrictions On Wrestlers


Shawn Michaels was recently interviewed by “Challenge Mania”. During the interview, he discussed the grumblings that WWE wrestlers were restricted creatively and revealed whether he still talks to Marty Jannetty. Here are the highlights:

On If He Ever Felt Like His Creativity Was Restricted:

They never micromanaged me. I had a lot more experience, they knew my strengths and worked to those strengths. I understand a lot of people’s frustration with the micromanaging. But that all started with their being a lot of inexperience and not a lot of good work being put out there first. It’s a double-edged sword. There was a lot of inexperience at one time coming up with talent being able to get some of those experience or nuances the company wanted.

On Thinking Lack Of Experience Leads To Wrestlers Being Micromanaged:

That was a very short-lived thing. As people began to get better, this generation started to have a much better understanding of what they are looking for, I will certainly agree it can be overdone and a great deal of micromanaging.

On If He Still Speaks To Marty Jannetty:

I no longer have a contact number for him. There are times I see him, he is great, he seems great. Other times it’s less so. It heartbreaking to me, just as it is to everyone else. I don’t know what any of us can do in that aspect. He has made a decision on how he wants to live his life. Truth be told, it’s not my place or anyone else’s to tell him how. All we can do is care about him when it’s not going well, care for him.

At WrestleMania, I was asked. There were people trying to find him and couldn’t, there were people trying to reach out to him. I’m not aware of any way to get ahold of him.

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Credit: Challenge Mania. H/T WrestlingInc.

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