One of the most loved couples both inside and outside the ring is undoubtedly the one between Triple H and Shawn Michaels. Since their first steps in WWE, The Game and HBK have shown a harmony that has very few equals in the history of this business.
It should also be remembered that the two stars have always been at the top of the federation's hierarchies, also having the power to make important decisions on the performance of their respective characters. Once his boots were up, HHH managed to convince Shawn to help him on the path of growing NXT's young talents, a project that has led to excellent results in recent years.
As part of the 'A&E' documentary focusing on the life and career of the WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels, the president of the federation - Vince McMahon - recounted numerous unpublished details on the relationship between HBK and The Hunter.
Triple H and Shawn Michaels are two of the best minds ever
“They always had very bright ideas, they got along great together. Shawn Michaels was really smart, especially when he managed to stay sober. When he drank or took a few pills, he was able to say the wrong thing at the wrong time.
As far as possible he was protected from the WWE environment, but outside that context the situation often degenerated"- explained Vince McMahon. Triple H recalled a famous incident in 1995 when Michaels was attacked outside a bar.
“The moment of his lucid existence was those 20 minutes in the ring every night. In that time, we knew he wasn't going to get in trouble. As soon as the show ended, he was addicted to alcohol and pills to not feel the pain.
I have never abandoned him, even if it was not always easy to deal with him. For me he has always been like a brother, so I couldn't leave just one member of my family,” said HHH. "In some ways, it's not an exaggeration to say that Shawn owes his life to Triple H," said Vince.
Triple H and Shawn Michaels are two of the best minds in the professional wrestling business, and they both have an ocean full of knowledge. Naturally, the two men have played a massive role in the success of WWE's third official brand, NXT.
The brand has been constantly nurturing the next era of WWE Superstars, with Triple H leading the ship from the forefront and Shawn Michaels also playing a crucial role. As for the duo's in-ring future, it is highly unlikely that Shawn Michaels will ever have another match for WWE.