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Shawn Michaels Makes a Bold Statement on WWE and the Wrestling Industry

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Shawn Michaels, a WWE Hall of Famer, recently made a significant claim about the current state of the wrestling business.

During a guest appearance on the K&C Masterpiece podcast, Michaels shared his thoughts on how the wrestling industry has evolved since his time in the ring.

His perspective offers a fresh look at the wrestling world, suggesting a shift towards a healthier environment.

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Shawn Michaels Talks A Healthier Atmosphere

Michaels believes that the wrestling business has become a much healthier atmosphere than it was during his era.

He stated, “It’s a different business. Some of it is for the better. It’s a much healthier atmosphere than it was when I started.”

This statement reflects a positive change in the industry, highlighting the improvements in the working conditions and overall environment for wrestlers.

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The Debate: Toughness vs. Health

However, Michaels also acknowledged that this shift has sparked some debate within the wrestling community.

“There are some people who argue that it makes them a little softer. I can’t disagree with that in some respects,” he said.

This comment points to the ongoing discussion about the balance between maintaining the traditional toughness associated with wrestling and ensuring the health and well-being of the wrestlers.

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Building a Better Culture

Despite the debate, Michaels remains optimistic about the future of the wrestling business.

He credits Triple H for establishing a great culture within WWE a decade ago, a culture that continues to evolve and improve.

“It’s something we continue to build on,” Michaels said, emphasizing the ongoing efforts to enhance the wrestling industry.

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Reminding the Greatness of Wrestling

Michaels also stressed the importance of reminding wrestlers of the joy and privilege of their profession.

“Every now and then, we need to remind them of just how great it is to do this line of work, how good it is they have to do it,” he said.

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