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Shawn Michaels
Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XXIV
Ring name(s)Shawn Michaels
The Heartbreak Kid
Billed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Billed weight225 lbs[1]
Born (1965-03-22) March 22, 1965 (age 56)
Chandler, Arizona, U.S.[2]
ResidesSan Antonio, Texas[3]
Billed fromSan Antonio, Texas[1]
Trained byJose Lothario
DebutJuly 7 1988[4]

Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born March 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).[5] 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.

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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Superstars > Raw > Shawn Michaels > Bio". Retrieved 2007-07-10. 
  2. Michaels, Shawn.Heartbreak & Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story (p.12)
  3. "WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth FAQ - IGN FAQs". Retrieved 2007-08-03. 
  4. Michaels, Shawn.Heartbreak & Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story (p.57)
  5. "Phenom spells 18 and woe for HBK". Retrieved 02-04-2010. 

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