Shawn Michaels is a professional wrestler, actor, producer and television presenter. He is considered one of the greatest WWE Legends of all time. His feuds included some of the biggest names in wrestling including Bret Hart, Stone Cold Steve Austin, HHH, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and many more.
Shawn Michaels was born in Arizona and decided to pursue a career in professional wrestling. He started his career in the NWA and made his way as a tag team known as The Rockers with Marty Jannetty in 1988. The Team was successful but in the years to come, Shawn Michaels would excel in singles competition. Michael Shawn Hickenbottom, popularly known as Shawn Michaels, started his career in the indie circuit. He was first signed by WWF in 1987 and fired after two weeks following an altercation at the bar. However, his brilliance gave Vince McMahon no choice but to sign Hickenbottom in 1998.Little did he know that a then 22-year-old Shawn Micheals would forever change the dynamics of the company by having, career-defining feuds with the likes of Jannetty, Bret Hart and Triple H, among others.
Michaels did not draw much money at the start of his career but continued to build it slowly and steadily, to become one of the companies top goldmines for the years to follow.Shawn Michaels’ new persona of ‘The Heartbreak Kid’, propelled him to become one of the top money makers for the promotion. It was at this juncture that he started having some of the most high-profile feuds of his career.
Shawn Michaels eventually split from his tag partner by turning heel in an incident that most wrestling fans still remember today. During a segment known as the 'Barber Shop', he ran his former partner's head through a glass window cementing himself as a vain villain.
Shawn Michaels took on the moniker of 'The Heartbreak Kid' where he feuded with several superstars. Eventually, Shawn Michaels won the WWF title from Bret Hart which led to the greatest WWE rivalries of all time. Shawn Michaels was a major player in the Montreal Screwjob Incident which cemented his place further as a heel. He is also one of the founding members of DX,. Shawn Michaels would eventually drop the title to Stone Cold Steve Austin as the dawn of the Attitude Era began.
Shawn Michaels would appear in on screen rules as back problems ruled him out of ring action for several years. He eventually returned in 2002 as part of the NWO. While doctors had warned Shawn Michaels that an in-ring return was a foolish endeavor, he resisted and competed with HHH at SummerSlam in 2003. This was meant to be a one-off but Shawn Michaels stayed with the company competing in dream matches and eventually retired at WrestleMania 25 in a match against the Undertaker.
Recently, Shawn Michaels returned to in-ring action with HHH against the Brothers of Destruction in 2018 at the Crown Jewel PPV. While it's being said that this was a one-off, Shawn Michaels may return for one last singles match. Why did Shawn Michaels retire? Shawn Michaels entered the ring for his final WWE match on March 28th, 2010, in front of 72,000 fans at WrestleMania XXVI, where The Undertaker ended his career in one of the best and most emotional main events in the history of the business. What happened to Shawn Michaels WWE?
It was a gruesome match which was termed "Career Vs Streak" meaning if HBK failed to end the streak he would have to end his career. How old is wrestler Shawn Michaels? 55 years (22 July 1965) Does Shawn Michaels have a son? Cameron Kade Hickenbottom Is Shawn Michaels married? Rebecca Curci Hickenbottom (m. 1999)Theresa Lynn Wood (m. 1988–1994) How much is Shawn Michaels worth? Shawn Michaels is an American professional wrestling personality who has a net worth of $17 million.