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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 News: Jim Cornette reveals who he thinks is the better between Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels
WWE News: Jim Cornette reveals who he thinks is the better between Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels
Jim Cornette makes his feelings clear on who he regards as better between HBK and the Hitman!
5 best Royal Rumble performances of all time
5 best Royal Rumble performances of all time
A list of the 5 best individual Royal Rumble performances in the history of the match.
5 WWE Superstars who you didn't know were part of the announce team once
5 WWE Superstars who you didn't know were part of the announce team once
From HBK to a Hardcore legend...a few rare Superstars who were commentators.
5 legends we want to see come out of retirement for ONE more match
5 legends we want to see come out of retirement for ONE more match
We could have seen some great matches with these legends.
5 potential guest hosts for Wrestlemania 34
5 potential guest hosts for Wrestlemania 34
Which WWE legend will host Wrestlemania 34?
From the WWE Rumour Mill: RAW's 25th anniversary has an added surprise for fans
From the WWE Rumour Mill: RAW's 25th anniversary has an added surprise for fans
RAW is determined to bring back the most moments of the show for their fans.
10 rare photos of 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin you might not have seen
10 rare photos of 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin you might not have seen
We take a look at 10 rare photos of The RattleSnake, 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin
WWE News:  Shawn Michaels and Becky Lynch will join The Miz on the next installment of The Marine
WWE News:  Shawn Michaels and Becky Lynch will join The Miz on the next installment of The Marine
The biggest movie franchise of the WWE will continue with The Marine 6: Close Quarters...
5 most successful gimmick matches in wrestling history
5 most successful gimmick matches in wrestling history
Some gimmick matches are complete flops and others go on to become part of pro-wrestling tradition for years to come.
Gimmick Some Lovin': The Elimination Chamber
Gimmick Some Lovin': The Elimination Chamber
The real way to celebrate a 15th Anniversary is with a slideshow article!
5 surprises that could happen on the RAW after Survivor Series 2017
5 surprises that could happen on the RAW after Survivor Series 2017
Several shocking events could transpire in the aftermath of Survivor Series.
WWE NXT Live Results: Shawn Michaels as the main event guest referee in San Antonio (November 17, 2017)
WWE NXT Live Results: Shawn Michaels as the main event guest referee in San Antonio (November 17, 2017)
Find out what happened on the eve of NXT Takeover: WarGames.
WWE News: Shawn Michaels says he is "too old" to wrestle again
WWE News: Shawn Michaels says he is "too old" to wrestle again
HBK electrifies as special guest referee at NXT SanAntonio but has some bad news for the crowd
WWE News: Shawn Michaels hits the Sweet Chin Music at an NXT Live Event
WWE News: Shawn Michaels hits the Sweet Chin Music at an NXT Live Event
Twitter footage of Shawn Michaels hitting some Sweet Chin Music during his refereeing cameo in San Antonio.
5 worst moments in the history of WWE Survivor Series
5 worst moments in the history of WWE Survivor Series
There have been some awful moments at Survivor Series.
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