Michael Shawn Hickenbottom, known by his stage name Shawn Michaels, is a retired American professional wrestler, actor and television presenter. Considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers in history, he is known by the nicknames "Heartbreak Kid", "The Showstopper" and "Mr. WrestleMania". Michaels continuously wrestled for WWE, formerly the World Wrestling Federation, from 1988 until a back injury was forced to retire for the first time in 1998. He took on non-wrestling roles for the next two years and returned to the ring in a match at his own Texas Wrestling Academy in 2000. Michaels continued his wrestling career in WWE in 2002 and officially retired in 2010, before being appointed coach. . in 2016. He's back in one final game in 2018. At WWF / WWE, Michaels has been in the headlines from 1989 to 2018, the company's flagship annual event, WrestleMania five times.
|Birth name||Michael Shawn Hickenbottom|
|Born||July 22, 1965, Chandler, Arizona, U.S.|
|Family||Matt Bentley (cousin)|
|Ring name(s)||Sean Michaels, Shawn Michaels|
|Billed from||San Antonio, Texas|
|Trained by||José Lothario|
|Debut||October 10, 1984|
|Retired||March 28, 2010, November 2, 2018|
Professional wrestling legend and AWA World Tag Team Champion who joined the WWE in 1988 and became known as the Heartbreak Kid.
He grew up in a military family, moving around frequently, and became the captain of Randolph High School football team.
His arsenal of signature moves included the arm trap crossface, the backhand chop, the diving elbow drop, and the dropkick.
Born Michael Shawn Hickenbottom, he became a father in January 2000 when his son Cameron was born. He married former WCW Nitro Girl Rebecca Hickenbottom, also known as Whisper, on March 31, 1991.
In 1997, he joined forces with Triple H, Chyna, and Rick Rude to form D-Generation X, also known as DX.
Members of Kliq. D-Generation X member. Professional wrestlers from Arizona. Members of the New World Order (professional wrestling). Athlete from Chandler, Arizona. Texas State University alumni. The Professional Wrestling Hall and Museum. Professional wrestling coach