Shawn Michaels

Retired American professional WWF/WWE wrestler, known as “Heartbreak Kid”

Shawn Michaels
source- Bleacher Report Retired American professional WWF/WWE wrestler

Shawn Michaels is a retired American famous professional wrestler, actor, as well as successful television presenter. He is regarded as one of the greatest WWF & WWE wrestlers of all time and has gained many nicknames such as “Heartbreak Kid,” “The Showstopper” and “Mr. Wrestlemania”

Shawn Michaels| Early life, Childhood, and Education

Talking about his early life, Shawn Michaels was born Michael Shawn Hickenbottom in Chandler, Arizona, the united states. Shawn was born to his father, Richard Hickenbottom, former military personnel, and his mother named Carol Hickenbottom.

However, Michael holds American citizenship and belongs to the white ethnicity. His zodiac sign is Cancer and practices the Christian religion.

Furthermore, Shawn spent all his childhood days in Reading, Berkshire, England. Later on, he moved to San Antonio, Texas, with his family due to his father’s job in the military.

Moreover, Shawn has three siblings, and he is the youngest one, and they are named Randy Hickenbottom, Shari Hickenbottom. Scott Hickenbottom respectively.

Discussing his academic qualifications, Shawn began playing football and he received popularity as an outstanding linebacker at his high school at the age of 6. Eventually, he became the captain of the football team.

In addition to this, Shawn completed his school-level education at Randolph High School and then got enrolled at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, USA. However, Shawn dropout from there, and focusing his professional wrestling career.

Career and Professional Life

Moving onto his professional career, Shawn started his wrestling career after receiving the proper training from Jose Lothario in 1984. Then he enrolled in the National Wrestling Alliance and wrestled there for a year.

After a few years, Michaels joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), currently known as WWE. In his early days, he joined some of the famous groups named Two Dudes and Attitude, The Rockers, and, D-Generation X.

Moreover, Shawn fought with several superstars in wrestling superstars including Kevin Nash, Bret Hart, Triple H, The Undertaker, Hulk Hogan, John Cena, Edge, Randy Orton, and many more.

Despite this, Shawn Michael’s last professional career fight with The Undertaker still remained one of the favorite fights in WWE history.

However, his rivalry came to an end at the main event of Wrestlemania 26, when he again lost to The Undertaker. And as a match result, Shawn Michael was forced to retire from his wrestling career due to the match stipulation.

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Furthermore, Michael was announced as a WWE Hall of Fame class of 2011 inductee. However, the surprising part is that he came out of his retirement to again reform D-Generation X with his best friend, Triple H against The Brothers of Destruction at Crown Jewel in the year 2018.

Shawn Michaels, Triple H Challenge Undertaker, Kane for Match at WWE Crown Jewel 2018. source- Bleacher Report

Apart from his professional wrestling career, Shawn has even presented an outdoor TV show named ‘Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures’.

He also appeared in two films named ‘The Resurrection of Gavin Stone’ and ‘Pure Country: Pure Heart’.

Shawn Michaels| Net worth and Salary

Regarding this, Shawn Michaels earned a good amount of fortune through his successful professional wrestling career as well as being a TV presenter.

During his time, Shawn was paid a $1 million annual wage and received huge amounts for main events.

Despite this, Michaels received a huge amount of $3 million in 2018 for his fight alongside Triple H at the WWE Crown Jewel event.

Moreover, he was even offered millions of dollars if he decides to come back to WWE. However, the contract can go up for the next five or more years giving him more than $5 million.

Furthermore, on this, his current net worth is projected to be around $17 million, which makes him one of WWE’s highest-paid wrestlers in history.

Moreover, Shawn had a lavish house in San Antonio, Texas, surrounded by beautiful green landscapes and covers an area of 5500 square feet of property.

Rumors and Controversy

On his rumors and controversy, Shawn Michals is far away from any rumors till the date of his professional career. However, he had involved in some controversies.

He posed partially nude pictures for Playgirl magazine, which later on provoked controversy in his career.

Moreover, Shawn was involved in one of the most talked-about controversial unscripted professional wrestling fight incidents ‘Montreal Screwjob’. Soon after his fight with Bret Hart and the involvement of Vince McMahon in the match results.

Personal Life and Relationship

Moving on to Shawn’s personal life, Shawn Michaels is currently a married man and married to Rebecca Curci Hickenbottom. Besides this, Shawn got previously married to his first wife, Theresa Lynn Wood in 1988. However, due to some personal problems, they later divorced in the year 1994.

Later on, Shawn married his present wife, Rebecca Curci, a member of WCW’s The Nitro Girls, on March 31, 1999, at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Afterward, the couple welcomed two children, a son, Cameron Kade Hickenbottom born on January 15, 2,000. And a daughter, Cheyenne Michelle Hickenbottom born on August 19, 2004, respectively.

Shawn Michaels| Body Measurement

Regarding his body measurement, Shawn is a wrester by profession, so he has a good physique and athlete body.

He stands at a perfect height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) and weighs around 225 lbs which are approximately 102 kg. Moreover, he looks very handsome with his blue eyes and light brown hair.

Social Media Profile

Focusing on his social media, Shawn Michaels is very much active on all sorts of social media platforms including the major ones on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Shawn has more than 7.3 million followers on his Facebook account.

Moreover, his Twitter account shows exactly 4 million followers, whereas his Instagram account has only one photo and shows around 35K followers respectively.

Quick Facts:

  • Full Name- Michael Shawn Hickenbottom
  • Birth Place- Chandler, Arizona, United States
  • Nationality- American
  • Ethnicity- White
  • Profession- Wrestler, TV personality, Actor
  • Famous for – Former WWE player
  • Started career- Wrestler
  • Height- 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)
  • Currently Married- Yes
  • Spouse- Rebecca Curci Hickenbottom
  • Children- 2
  • Tattoo(s)- No

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