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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

WWE Rumours: Shawn Michaels likely to appear at the Royal Rumble

Dave Meltzer weighs in about Michaels' role at the Royal Rumble.

5 WWE Superstars that got away with breaking the rules

We all know sometimes WWE Superstars rebel against authority on TV but who were the wrestlers really doing it behind the scenes....

WWE News: Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame announces Class of 2017

Shawn Michaels and Mick Foley to lead Pro-Wrestling Hall of Fame's Class of 2017.

WWE News: Mick Foley and Shawn Michaels to be inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame

Mick Foley and Shawn Michaels to be inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, Class of 2017.

WWE News: WWE Story Time clip deleted from WWE's YouTube channel

WWE deletes a Story Time video from their official YouTube channel, but why?

5 returns we must see at Royal Rumble 2017

The 30th annual Royal Rumble is approaching, and it's the ideal stage for these massive comebacks

WWE News: Booker T talks about The Undertaker's mental strength, reveals his dream opponent

The Champion of Champions wanted to wrestle Mr. WrestleMania

WWE News: Steve Austin opens up about "curtain call" incident that led to his rise in the WWE

Austin opens up about the infamous curtain call that may very well have led to his success

Ranking the Main Events In TLC PPV History

TLC 2016 is only a week away, and with it quickly approaching, let's count down all of the previous main events and rank them worst to best.

This day in Pro Wrestling history - 26th November

This day featured one of the first times WWE competed with another promotion on PPV, one legend becoming champion and another retiring!

This day in Pro Wrestling history: 25th November

The day that Survivor Series was made 'Perfect'.

This day in Pro Wrestling history - 22nd November

Japanese legend Rikidozan becomes the All Asia Heavyweight Champion, a legendary feud comes to an end and Survivor Series is made special

WWE News: WWE Universal Champion sets his eyes on Shawn Michaels

Kevin Owens joins the long list of superstars, who wish to take on Shawn Michaels.

Shawn Michaels' net worth and his current salary

A look at the net worth and salary of the man we have come to love as Shawn Michaels.

The Rocky Mountain Mastodon: A Tribute to Vader

Honouring the career of one of the greatest big men of professional wrestling.
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