Shawn Michaels

American professional wrestler

Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born May 31, 1966), better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels, is an American television presenter, actor, and retired professional wrestler, he has been given the nickname of "The Heartbreak Kid" (sometimes referred to as HBK).[5] He used to performs on the Raw brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Michaels retired from wrestling after a loss to The Undertaker. He is a 2011 inductee in to the WWE Hall of Fame.

Shawn Michaels
Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XXIV
Born (1966-05-31) May 31, 1966 (age 55)
Chandler, Arizona, U.S.[1]
Lives inSan Antonio, Texas[2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Shawn Michaels
The Heartbreak Kid
Billed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[3]
Billed fromSan Antonio, Texas[3]
Trained byJose Lothario
DebutJuly 7 1988[4]

Michaels is one of the two wrestlers that performed on the very first episode of WWF Monday Night RAW that is still part of the company, the other being The Undertaker.


  1. Michaels, Shawn.Heartbreak & Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story (p.12)
  2. "WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth FAQ - IGN FAQs". Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2007-08-03.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Superstars > Raw > Shawn Michaels > Bio". Retrieved 2007-07-10.
  4. Michaels, Shawn.Heartbreak & Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story (p.57)
  5. "Phenom spells 18 and woe for HBK". Retrieved 2010-04-02.

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