Michael Shawn Hickenbottom
- Ring Name:
July 22, 1965
- Place of Birth:
Chandler, Arizona, USA
6 feet 1 inch (185 cm)
Approximately 225 pounds (102 kg)
- Wrestling Debut:
Shawn Michaels made his professional wrestling debut in 1984.
- Wrestling Promotions:
Shawn Michaels is primarily associated with WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), where he had the majority of his career. He also briefly appeared in other promotions, including AWA and WCW.
- Wrestling Achievements:
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship (4 times)
- WWE Intercontinental Championship (3 times)
- WWE Tag Team Championship (5 times)
- WWE European Championship (1 time)
- WWE Hardcore Championship (1 time)
- Royal Rumble Winner (1995, 1996)
- WWE Hall of Fame Inductee (Class of 2011)
- Signature Moves:
Shawn Michaels is known for his agility and innovative offense. Some of his signature moves include the Sweet Chin Music (superkick), diving elbow drop, and the figure-four leglock.
- Wrestling Style:
Shawn Michaels is often celebrated for his incredible athleticism and versatility in the ring. He’s known for his high-flying moves, technical prowess, and storytelling abilities.
- Notable Feuds:
Shawn Michaels had numerous memorable feuds throughout his career, including his rivalries with Bret Hart, The Undertaker, Triple H, and Chris Jericho. The feud with Bret Hart, culminating in the “Montreal Screwjob,” is particularly legendary.
- Memorable Moments:
- His Iron Man Match against Bret Hart at WrestleMania XII, where he won his first WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
- His return to the ring after a four-year hiatus at SummerSlam 2002.
- His WrestleMania matches with The Undertaker, including WrestleMania XXV, considered one of the greatest matches in WWE history.
- Legacy and Impact:
Shawn Michaels is often regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. His contributions to the “Attitude Era” and his ability to adapt his character and wrestling style over the years have left an indelible mark on the industry. He’s also known for his charisma and showmanship.
- Personal Life:
Shawn Michaels is married to Rebecca Curci and has two children. He’s a devout Christian and has been open about his faith journey. Outside of wrestling, he’s been involved in charity work, including his contributions to the “Make-A-Wish Foundation.”
- Legacy and Impact:
- Fun Facts:
- Shawn Michaels retired from in-ring competition at WrestleMania XXVI but returned for a few one-off matches in the following years.
- His ring name, “Shawn Michaels,” is a combination of his middle name (Michael) and the name of his favorite television character, Michael Knight from “Knight Rider.”
- He was known for his flashy and flamboyant attire, which often included tassels and sunglasses.
- Social Media Presence:
- Net worth in 2023:
As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, Shawn Michaels’ net worth was estimated to be around $17 million. However, please note that this figure may have changed since then, so I recommend checking the latest sources for his current net worth.