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Shawn Michaels talks popularity of UNEXPECTED WWE NXT tag team

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In an unexpected turn of events within the WWE NXT universe, the tag team known as The Wolf Dogs, featuring former NXT Champion Bron Breakker and Baron Corbin, has captured the attention and admiration of fans and insiders alike.

As they gear up for Vengeance Day, aiming to clinch the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic against Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams, Shawn Michaels, the heart and soul behind WWE’s developmental brand’s creative direction, shared his insights on the duo’s surprising success.

WWE News: The Unlikely Alliance

The formation of The Wolf Dogs, a blend of Breakker’s raw power and Corbin’s seasoned ring savvy, was initially met with scepticism.

Described by Michaels as mixing “oil and water,” during an interview with the pairing was doubted by many within the company, who were unsure of their potential to gel and entertain. Yet, against all odds, Breakker and Corbin have defied expectations, showcasing a remarkable chemistry that has both fans and colleagues taking notice.

Michaels, appearing on an episode of the Battleground Podcast, expressed his astonishment at the duo’s dynamic. “They are two very opposites on one hand, but they do have some commonality there,” he noted, highlighting their impressive talent and the natural chemistry that has emerged between them.

This unexpected synergy has become a highlight of NXT programming, proving that sometimes, the most unlikely combinations can lead to the most compelling stories.

WWE News: Breakker’s Ambition and Michaels’ Reluctance

Bron Breakker’s involvement in the 2024 Royal Rumble, where he reportedly filled in for Brock Lesnar, has sparked conversations about his future within the WWE.

Despite Breakker’s own assertions that the main roster is “his home,” Michaels conveyed a sense of reluctance to let him move on from NXT just yet.

Acknowledging Breakker’s immense talent and potential, Michaels hinted at more challenges and opportunities for him within NXT, emphasizing his belief in Breakker’s capabilities and his desire to see him achieve even more before considering a transition.


  • Who are The Wolf Dogs?
    • The Wolf Dogs are a tag team in WWE NXT, consisting of Bron Breakker and Baron Corbin.
  • What did Shawn Michaels say about The Wolf Dogs?
    • Shawn Michaels praised the unexpected chemistry and success of The Wolf Dogs, highlighting their talent and the dynamic between them as a key factor in their popularity.
  • What is Bron Breakker’s status in WWE?
    • Bron Breakker has been a prominent figure in NXT and was involved in the 2024 Royal Rumble. Despite his aspirations for the main roster, Shawn Michaels suggests he has more to achieve in NXT.
  • What event are The Wolf Dogs preparing for?
    • They are preparing for Vengeance Day, aiming to win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
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