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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

5 Booking options for Shawn Michaels if he returns to WWE

What does WWE have in store for Shawn Michaels if he returns to wrestling and does not face AJ Styles?

WWE News: Jim Ross comments on AJ Styles vs Shawn Michaels Rumours

The WWE Hall Of Famer gives his thoughts on the highly speculated AJ vs HBK match

Is an AJ Styles vs. Shawn Michaels match really the best thing for Royal Rumble?

An AJ Styles-Shawn Michaels match would blow the roof off the Alamodome in San Antonio at the Royal Rumble

WWE Rumours: AJ Styles vs Shawn Michaels rumour killer

"The Phenomenal One" vs "The Heartbreak Kid" set to happen?

WWE News: Shawn Michaels to star in Avengers and Star Wars parody film

Mr. Wrestlemania is set to make a return to films.

Interview with Sheamus: "Maybe McGregor can join the Cruiserweight Division"

Former WWE Champion says Conor McGregor can join the WWE Cruiserweight Division if he decides on a professional wrestling run.

WWE News: AJ Styles reveals he wants to face Shawn Michaels at Royal Rumble

AJ would love to square off against the WWE Hall of Famer.

5 Return matches WWE fans would love to see

With Goldberg returning to the ring to face Brock Lesnar, could other veterans make a return to the ring?

WWE Rumours: Shawn Michaels could be on his way back to the WWE

Could 'The Heart Break Kid' be on his way back to the ring?

5 Potential Royal Rumble Entrants

The opening pay-per-view of 2017 could mean a few surprise entrants in the Royal Rumble.

Stone Cold Steve Austin's podcast: 10 best episodes

We take a look into the best podcasts and the best moments of the Texas Rattlesnake in the audio world

WWE News: Dave Meltzer calls Kenny Omega the "Modern Day Shawn Michaels"

Meltzer compares The Cleaner to the all-time great Heartbreak Kid

WWE No Mercy - 5 best matches in the event's history

The PPV has made many a career over the years.

WWE Rumours: Stone Cold and HBK to return at Royal Rumble

The Texas Rattlesnake and the Heartbreak Kid might grace the stage at Royal Rumble

10 WWE wrestlers who couldn't wrestle

We take a look at the 10 WWE Superstars who couldn't wrestle!
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