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Shawn Michaels

Professional Wrestler Shawn Michaels

Full Name: Michael Shawn Hickenbottom
Profession: Professional Wrestler

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Shawn Michaels is considered one of the all-time greats in professional wrestling history.

He featured consistently in the WWF/WWE, headlining pay-per-view events between 1989 and 2018 and main-eventing the company's flagship annual event, WrestleMania on 5 occasions.

Michaels held the WWF Championship 3 times and WWE's World Heavyweight Championship once; he is a 2-time Royal Rumble winner; the first WWF Grand Slam Champion; the fourth WWF Triple Crown Champion; and a 2-time WWE Hall of Fame inductee.

Michaels remains on the WWE payroll working as a writer and producer on WWE's NXT brand and show.

Born: July 22, 1965
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Age: 56 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 1996-03-31 WrestleMania XII, Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, CA - Shawn Michaels beats Bret Hart for WWF Heavyweight title
  • 1998-03-29 WrestleMania XIV, FleetCenter, Boston, MA: 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin's wins his first WWF Heavyweight tile against Shawn Michaels
  • 2004-03-14 WrestleMania XX, Madison Square Garden, NYC: Chris Benoit wins Triple Threat title match with Triple H and Shawn Michaels
  • 2007-04-01 WrestleMania XXIII, Ford Field, Detroit, MI: John Cena beats Shawn Michaels; The Undertaker defeats Batista; Bobby Lashley downs Umaga
  • 2009-04-05 WrestleMania XXV, Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX (72,744): The Undertaker defeats Shawn Michaels; John Cena beats Edge and The Big Show; Triple H downs Randy Orton
  • 2010-03-28 WrestleMania XXVI, Uni of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ (72,219): Chris Jericho defeats Edge; John Cena downs Batista; The Undertaker beats Shawn Michaels

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