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Shawn Michaels Biography & Latest News

Shawn Michaels Biography

Michael Shawn Hickenbottom, or popularly known by his ring name Shawn Michaels, is a retired professional wrestler, and an American television host. He is currently signed to WWE, where he has served as an ambassador for the company since December 2010. Hickenbottom began his wrestling career with Mid-South Wrestling, now known as Universal Wrestling Federation, and American Wrestling Association (AWA). During his time with AWA, he partnered with Marty Jannetty, to win the AWA World Tag Team Championship twice. Hickenbottom later worked as a singles performer, taking on a new stage personality known as "The Heartbreak Kid" to become one of the industry's most prominent stars. In 1997, he teamed up with Hunter Hearst Hemsley, who often was referred to as Triple H (HHH), Chyna, and Rick Rude to form D-Generation X (DX). That same year, Hickenbottom took part in one of the most controversial matches in wrestling history, dubbed as the "Montreal Screwjob". He made his in-ring return at SummerSlam in 2002. In 2009, Hickenbottom and Triple H, tag teamed to capture the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship. In December 2010, he signed a long-term deal with WWE, making his first live appearance at a WWE show since WrestleMania later that month. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2011. Hickenbottom is a four-time world champion: a three-time WWF Champion and a former World Heavyweight Champion. Shawn Michaels was also the winner of the 1995 and 1996 Royal Rumbles and was the company's first Grand Slam Champion. He has also won the PWI Match of the Year Award a record eleven times.  

Shawn Michaels Latest News & Articles

What booking changes would've happened in the WWF if Vince McMahon lost the steroid trial
What booking changes would've happened in the WWF if Vince McMahon lost the steroid trial
Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero versus Bret Hart and Davey Boy Smith? Entirely possible...
Where are they now? The Superstars from the first episode of Raw!
Where are they now? The Superstars from the first episode of Raw!
A look back at those who paved the way for the Superstars of today!
WWE News: AJ Styles details why Shawn Michaels is his dream opponent, challenges The Undertaker
WWE News: AJ Styles details why Shawn Michaels is his dream opponent, challenges The Undertaker
Styles wants The Undertaker at WrestleMania 33.
Ranking John Cena's 10 greatest WrestleMania matches
Ranking John Cena's 10 greatest WrestleMania matches
Love him or hate him, more often than not John Cena pulls it out of the bag at the biggest show of the year.
WWE News: Shawn Michaels declines possibility of an in ring return
WWE News: Shawn Michaels declines possibility of an in ring return
Many believed the Heart Break Kid will be a part of Royal Rumble this year.
WWE News: SmackDown loses to Raw in viewership yet again
WWE News: SmackDown loses to Raw in viewership yet again
The return of legends helped Raw to keep SmackDown at bay.
WWE News: WWE Raw viewership down despite the returns of Undertaker and Shawn Michaels
WWE News: WWE Raw viewership down despite the returns of Undertaker and Shawn Michaels
The BCS National Championship Game affected the red brand's viewership.
Ranking WrestleManias 23-32 from worst to best
Ranking WrestleManias 23-32 from worst to best
We all know we're on for a great show in Orlando, but over the years we've seeing varying degrees of success at WrestleMania.
WWE Raw Results: Analysing and grading each segment (January 9th)
WWE Raw Results: Analysing and grading each segment (January 9th)
Another lacklustre Raw, with a teased Strowman vs Undertaker face-off...
WWE Raw Results January 9th 2017, Latest Raw winners and video highlights
WWE Raw Results January 9th 2017, Latest Raw winners and video highlights
A new Champion was crowned, a monumental Royal Rumble announcement and the return of legends.
Best and Worst of Raw - 9th January 2016
Best and Worst of Raw - 9th January 2016
A huge title change and appearances by two legends made this episode fun!
WWE Monday Night Raw Preview: 9th January 2017
WWE Monday Night Raw Preview: 9th January 2017
Huge returns and a handicap return match set to happen on Raw.
Why Kenny Omega vs Kazuchika Okada was the most perfect match since Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels
Why Kenny Omega vs Kazuchika Okada was the most perfect match since Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels
Hands down, the two most perfect wrestling matches in the history of pro wrestling!
Best and Worst of Raw: January 2nd, 2017
Best and Worst of Raw: January 2nd, 2017
Same Raw, different day!
5 WWE Superstars who could match Austin's Royal Rumble record
5 WWE Superstars who could match Austin's Royal Rumble record
Who could win three Royal Rumbles to match Stone Cold Steve Austin?
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