18. Shawn Michaels Talks About The Need For Constant Effort Towards Character Development (Which Is Not Seen In WWE Today)
During a recent appearance on Edge & Christian’s “E&C Pod Of Awesomeness” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels discussed how there was constant effort towards character development back in the day and how he was still evolving when he was the WWF World Champion in the mid-90s.
Below is what “Mr. WrestleMania” had to say:
“You were still evolving. And, heck, I know I was. You’re still evolving as who you are. You’re still trying to figure it out. I was champion for whatever period of time, I was still trying to figure it out. I mean, I think my match with Vader was the first time I can recall stomping for the superkick and you’re the champion, so you’re still figuring out new ways to develop and grow and evolve. It’s not a knock, but I don’t know how many people are doing that. People are sort of set in their sequence, their distinguished move-set of whatever and, heck, we were still trying to grow in a main event of a pay-per-view. Do you know what I mean? It was a constant effort for character development so to speak, as opposed to being set in that and just moving forward.
And again, it’s not to be critical of anybody, it’s just sometimes when I watch WWE programming, it’s just people are pretty set on who it is they are and I don’t know if that’s the most positive way of going about doing it. You want to continue to grow as a character, to stretch and have more range and have more emotion and have more everything because once you do sort of get settled in it, then it becomes repetitive, right?”