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Shawn Michaels

  • Born: 07/22/1965 in Chandler, Arizona
  • Birthname: Shawn Michaels
  • Height & Weight: 6'1, 225 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWF Championship (3 times)
  • World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • WWF Intercontinental Championship (3 times)
  • WWF European Championship (1 time)
  • World Tag Team Championship (5 times) – with Diesel (2), Stone Cold Steve Austin (1), John Cena (1), and Triple H (1)
  • WWE Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Triple H
  • Royal Rumble (1995, 1996)
  • Fourth WWE Triple Crown Champion
  • First WWE Grand Slam Champion
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2011).

Shawn Michaels has been signed to WWE, as an ambassador and occasional referee, since December 2010. He wrestled for WWE, formerly the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), from 1988 until his first retirement in 1998. He held non-wrestling roles from 1998 to 2000 and resumed wrestling in 2002 until retiring ceremoniously in 2010. In the WWF/WWE, Michaels headlined major pay-per-view events from 1989 to 2010, main-eventing the company's premier annual event, WrestleMania, five times.

He was a key player in the highly successful stable, Degeneration X. He also wrestled in the American Wrestling Association (AWA), where he founded The Midnight Rockers with Marty Jannetty in 1985. After winning the AWA Tag Team Championship twice, the team continued through to the WWF, and had a high-profile breakup in January 1992.

Michaels was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011. Following his induction, WWE said, "Ask any Superstar on the WWE roster who the most gifted sports-entertainer of all time is and nearly everyone will have the same answer—Shawn Michaels." Michaels is a four-time world champion: a three-time WWF Champion and a former World Heavyweight Champion. He won the 1995 and 1996 Royal Rumbles and is the WWF's first Grand Slam Champion. He has won the PWI Match of the Year Award a record eleven times.

Michaels became the leader of a backstage group known as The Kliq in 1995. Critics perceived the group to have sufficient clout with WWF owner Vince McMahon, becoming dominant wrestling figures in the WWF for several years in the mid-1990s. Michaels disputes the perception, saying that McMahon pushed only deserving wrestlers. Michaels' fan base was later nicknamed "The Kliq" as an inside reference to the real "Kliq

At Survivor Series in 1997 against Bret Hart. Michaels came out of this match, dubbed by fans the "Montreal Screwjob", as the WWF Champion. This was a legitimately controversial situation between Michaels, McMahon and Bret Hart, and the situation went unresolved for many years until Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels reconciled on the January 4th 2010 episode of Raw.

Notable Matches

vs Marty Jannetty on Raw, May 17th 1993

vs Razor Ramon in a Ladder match at WrestleMania X

vs Diesel at WrestleMania XI

vs Bret Hart in an Iron Man match at WrestleMania XII

vs Chris Jericho at Wrestlemania XIX

vs Chris Benoit and Triple H at WrestleMania XX

vs Kurt Angle at WrestleMania 21

vs Vince McMahon at WrestleMania 22

vs John Cena on Raw, April 23th 2007

vs Ric Flair at WrestleMania XXIV

vs The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXV

vs The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXVI

Notable Feuds

vs Bret Hart

vs Marty Jannetty

vs Razor Ramon

vs British Bulldog

vs The Undertaker

vs Triple H

vs Chris Jericho

vs Kurt Angle

vs Vince McMahon

Other Notable Achievements

AWA World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Marty Jannetty

AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Marty Jannetty

NWA Central States Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Marty Jannetty

TASW Texas Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Paul Diamond

TWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)