Shawn Michaels

Shawn Micheals was born on July 22, 1965. He is a professional wrestler who mainly wrestled for World Wrestling Entertainment, starting in 1988. He retired in 2010 and became a trainer. Micheals was known for being the main wrestler on W.W.E’s annual flagship event and also owned a successful wrestling team. In the course of his career, he has wrestled with other federations and won the World Championship four times. Join us as we celebrate this wrestler’s special day, right here!

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Michael Shawn Hickenbottom


The Heartbreak Kid / Mr. Wrestlemania

Birth date:

July 22, 1965



Zodiac Sign:



6' 0"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$25 million

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Shawn Micheals is one of the most dynamic wrestlers of his time, having won the championship four times in the course of his impressive career. The wrestler was born Micheal Shawn Hickenbottom on July 22, 1965, in Chandler, Arizona. His zodiac sign is Leo, while his heritage is American. His parents are Carol and Richard Hickenbottom. Micheals has three older siblings.

Micheals was 19 years old when he began training under Jose Lothario, a Mexican professional wrestler. He soon made his debut with the National Wrestling Alliance in 1984, fighting in the Mid-South Wrestling territory. Micheals’s performance created a good impression on many professional wrestlers such as Terry Taylor. In 1985, he participated in the World Class Championship Wrestlers, an N.W.A. territory, and later qualified for another of the Alliance’s categories: Central States Wrestling. He moved to Kansas City for the latter. In his first Tag Team Championship, he partnered with Marty Jannetty and beat the Batten Twins. He returned to Texas later that same year and began wrestling for Texas All-Star Wrestling. From 1986, he wrestled for the American Wrestling Association. He teamed with Jannetty once more, forming The Midnight Rockers. The team won the A.W.A. World Tag Team Championship and a year later got signed to the World Wrestling Entertainment. Micheals made his W.W.E. debut as part of The Midnight Rockers, participating in a live event. Micheals’s team was renamed The Rockers soon after. They went on to win several tag team championships before splitting in 1991. Micheals came to be known as The Boy Toy.

He began participating in pay-per-view single matches for W.W.E’s WrestleMania, starting with the event’s eighth edition. He defeated Tio Santana in his first solo match. Micheals had a short streak of losses but managed to win the Intercontinental Championship from the British Bulldog in 1992. He became rivals with Razor Ramon, and a 1994 match between the two was voted Match of the Year by fans. In 1995, Micheals became the leader of a background team called The Kliq. A year later, he won the W.W.E. Championship for the first time, defeating Bert Hart for the title. He went on to win it two more times. He also formed a team with three other wrestlers called D-Generation X in 1997. A year later, Micheals injured his back during a match, which forced him to retire to recover. He returned in 2002, after spending his retirement training wrestlers. He won many tag team championships for the next eight years before retiring for good in 2010. Six years later, he was appointed trainer and began helping potential wrestlers with their careers. In 2017, Micheals made his film debut with “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone,” a comedy-drama movie.

The former wrestler was married to Theresa Wood from 1988 to 1994. He later married Rebecca Curci. They have two children.

Career timeline

He Makes His W.W.E. Debut

He fights in a live tag-team event with his partner Matty Jannetty, then known as The Midnight Rockers.

He Wins a Championship

Micheals wins the Intercontinental Championship, defeating the British Bulldog.

He Wins the W.W.E. Championship

The wrestler wins his first W.W.E. World Championship from Bert Hart; it is the first of his three wins.

A Successful Wrestling Stable

Micheals forms a stable, teaming up with Triple H, Chyna, and Rick Rude to form D-Generation X.

He is Forced Into Retirement

Micheals injures his back, forcing him into retirement to recover.

His Return

The wrestler returns to the ring after recovering.

He Officially Retires

After several wins in different championships, Micheals officially retires from professional wrestling.

He Makes His Film Debut

Micheals is now an actor, making his debut with "The Resurrection of Gavin Stone.”

Why We Love Shawn Michaels

  1. He encourages fellow wrestlers

    In 1998, when he was recovering from his injury, Micheals chose to train other young and eager wrestlers, readying them for championships. He later continued doing this after officially retiring from professional wrestling, showing his dedication to helping young wrestlers fulfill their dreams.

  2. His relationship with other wrestlers

    Micheals may have long rivalries with other wrestlers, but outside the ring, he is very good friends with them. These friendships sometimes showed in the rings as well; he once hugged an opponent after defeating them.

  3. Micheals is known for many other things

    The wrestler chose to diversify his career. Instead of just being known as a wrestler, he added two more feathers to his cap — Actor and T.V. show host!

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He moved around a lot

    Micheals’s father was in the military, and as a child, he lived in many places, spending his childhood mainly in San Antonio, Texas.

  2. Micheals always wanted to be a wrestler

    He was 12 years old when he decided this was what he wanted to do; in fact, he performed a wrestling routine for his school’s talent show!

  3. He is ambidextrous

    This means that Micheals can use both his left and right hands to do many jobs easily; this often confused him as a child and affected his football matches.

  4. Micheals hosts a television show

    He is the host of “Shawn Micheals’ Macmillan River Adventures,” which airs on CarbonTV.

  5. He was in a popular T.V. series

    Micheals played a brief role in a 1996 episode of the popular T.V. series “Baywatch.”

Shawn Michaels FAQs

What is Michaels doing now?

Micheals is currently one of the coaches at the W.W.E. Performance Center.

Why did Michaels quit wrestling?

He retired from professional wrestling to spend more time with his family.

Is Michaels the greatest in-ring performer of all time?

Yes, Micheals has been dubbed as one of the Greatest Performers of all time.

Shawn Michaels’s birthday dates

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