Shawn Michaels

American professional wrestler

Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965), 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).[4] 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 (1965-07-22) July 22, 1965 (age 58)
Chandler, Arizona, U.S.[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Shawn Michaels
The Heartbreak Kid
Billed height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)[2]
Billed weight103 kg (227 lb)[2]
Billed fromSan Antonio, Texas[2]
Trained byJose Lothario
DebutJuly 7 1988[3]

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. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Superstars > Raw > Shawn Michaels > Bio". Retrieved 2007-07-10.
  3. Michaels, Shawn.Heartbreak & Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story (p.57)
  4. "Phenom spells 18 and woe for HBK". Retrieved 2010-04-02.

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