Fight for the rights of every man. The biggest story in the United States today, if not the world, is the advancement of the Black Lives Matter movement. Spurred on by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a series of protests have sprung up with the hopes of bring about racial equality. That is something that has struck a chord with a lot of people, including a certain wrestling legend.

There are very few wrestlers who have had the kind of career that Shawn Michaels has had. He was one of the biggest stars of the 1990s and certainly one of the most talented, but he was not exactly well received during that time. However, after coming back to the ring in 2002, Michaels seemed to be a changed man with a completely different philosophy. It was no longer all about him, and that was on display over the weekend.

According to Fightful Select by way of, Michaels got into a debate backstage with an unnamed WWE producer at this weekend’s NXT Takeover: In Your House over systemic racism in America. The other producer felt that everyone is treated the same but Michaels explained that it was not the case while getting upset over the situation. Michaels did remain professional during the argument and worked with the producer later in the night.

I guess you can add this to Michaels’ great moments. Check out some of them that were already on his resume:

Opinion: This is the kind of thing that you don’t often hear about but it is something that is going to happen. The good thing is that it does not seem to have turned into anything long term and Michaels got his point across. I have no idea if he changed anyone’s mind with what he said, but there is something good about two people talking about something and not having any issues as a result. Just do that more often.

What do you think of Michaels’ time with NXT? Which of his two in-ring runs was better? Let us know in the comments below.

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