Shawn Michaels is a four-time world champion, having won the WWF Championship three times and once the World Heavyweight Championship; he also won the Royal Rumble twice in a row (in 1995 and 1996) and was the first to complete the Grand Slam Championship.
He also won Pro Wrestling Illustrated's "Match of the Year" award a record eleven times. In 2011 HBK was included in the WWE Hall of Fame; the federation described it as follows: "Ask every WWE roster superstar who is the most gifted athlete of all time and almost everyone will give the same answer: Shawn Michaels"
In a recent interview with TalkSport, Triple H discussed Shawn Michaels’ involvement with NXT UK: “Yeah, you know what… yes, I will tell you that it is something that I’m sure he is chomping at the bit for.
It’s interesting that as Shawn has gotten more and more involved in this, NXT UK has become a sort of passion project for him and as much as he is here in NXT on a day-to-day, week-to-week basis, we can’t all be every place all at the same time, so he’s kind of taken a much more guiding hand in controlling that brand [NXT UK].
He’s around the talent more, he’s all those things. He’s very close to a lot of the talent, he’s very invested in their success. I guarantee you, he’s excited for that match, but I guarantee you he’s excited for all of them.
WALTER/Joe Coffey, Piper Niven/Toni Storm/Kay Lee Ray; I mean all those matches are going to be something special. We take great pride, both he and I and this entire team – from Jim Smallman over there to our team here in the US – great pride goes into these shows. We really feel like the brand is synonymous."