Shawn Michaels: 5 things you should know about the Heartbreak Kid
The Heart Break Kid, Shawn Michaels, is a WWE Hall Of Famer and deservingly so. He's racked up so many accomplishments and nicknames throughout the years, he would be a legend if you only considered his first or second run with WWE as his entire career.
But there are a few things some fans might not realize about HBK. So let's see how well you know Shawn Michaels as we travel through this list of obscure facts regarding The Heart Break Kid.
#5 His original finisher was not the Superkick
Depending on who you ask, the Superkick is sometimes used like an exclamation point in an angry Facebook rant. But there was a day when the Superkick was all Shawn Michaels needed in order to secure a victory.
But there was a move Michaels utilized as a finisher even before he started tuning up the band. The Teardrop Suplex used to be HBK's weapon of choice. Michaels executed the move pretty well but it certainly didn't have the same panache as the Sweet Chin Music so it's probably a good idea Shawn Michaels switched it up. In fact, the Superkick used to be a set up for the Teardrop Suplex.
Not only is The Sweet Chin Music a better move because it looks nicer, but Michaels could do it to anyone. Can you imagine Shawn Michaels lifting Vader up for a Teardrop Suplex? I couldn't either unless it was in a video game.