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Michael Hickenbottom

Michael Shawn Hickenbottom, better known by his ring name, Shawn Michaels, is an American professional wrestling personality, television presenter and retired professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, where he has served as an ambassador for the company since December 2010. Michaels wrestled for WWE, formerly the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), from 1988 until his first retirement in 1998, owing to a severe back injury. He appeared in non-wrestling roles from 1998 to 2000 and resumed his wrestling career in 2002 until retiring ceremoniously in 2010. In the WWF/WWE, Michaels headlined major pay-per-view events in four decades from the 1980s to the 2010s, closing the company's premier annual event WrestleMania on five occasions Michaels was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2011. Following his induction, WWE said of Michaels, "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 was also the winner of the 1995 and 1996 Royal Rumbles and was the company's first Grand Slam Champion. He has also won the PWI Match of the Year Award a record eleven times. Michaels currently resides in San Antonio, Texas with his wife, Rebecca, and their two children.

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Jul 22, 1965 In Chandler, AZ
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night's Main Event 1985-05-10
Latest Project:
Movie Kurt Angle: The Essential Collection 2017-08-01
Known For
Poster of WWE: Presents...Wrestling's Greatest Factions
Poster of Shawn Michaels: Mr Wrestlemania
Poster of The Ladder Match 2: Crash & Burn
Poster of WWE: D-Generation X
Movie Kurt Angle: The Essential Collection Shawn Michaels 2017-08-01
Movie The Resurrection of Gavin Stone Doug 2017-01-20
Movie Pure Country: Pure Heart 2017-08-01
Movie Scott Hall: Living on a Razor's Edge 2016-01-01
Movie Our Nation's Pride: The Best of Canadian Superstars Shawn Michaels 2016-05-24
Movie WWE: Attitude Era: Vol. 3 Unreleased 2016-08-09
Movie Randy Orton: RKO Outta Nowhere Shawn Michaels 2016-11-15
Movie WWE: The True Story of the Royal Rumble Shawn Michaels 2016-12-06
Movie The Road is Jericho: Epic Stories and Rare Matches from Y2J Shawn Michaels 2015-03-10
Series WWE 24 Shawn Michaels 2015-01-30
Movie WWE Hall of Fame 2015 Himself 2015-03-28
Movie WWE: Daniel Bryan: Just Say Yes! Yes! Yes! Shawn Michaels 2015-06-05
Movie WWE Collection Volume 2: Know Your Role 2015-09-08
Movie WWE: The Kliq Rules Shawn Michaels 2015-07-28
Movie Shawn Michaels: Mr Wrestlemania Himself 2014-02-11
Movie Undertaker: The Streak 21-1 Himself 2014-05-09
Movie WWE: John Cena's Greatest Rivalries 2014-10-14
Movie WWE: Presents...Wrestling's Greatest Factions 2014-05-27
Movie WWE WrestleMania XXVIII Himself 2012-04-01
Movie WWE: Attitude Era 2012-11-20
Movie WWE's Biggest Knuckleheads 2011-02-08
Movie WWE: DX: One Last Stand Shawn Michaels 2011-04-05
Movie WWE: The True Story of WrestleMania 2011-03-13
Movie WWE: Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century 2011-07-12
Movie WWE: The Big Show - A Giant's World Shawn Michaels 2011-09-23
Movie The Ladder Match 2: Crash & Burn Himself 2011-10-11
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2010 Himself 2010-01-31
Movie Satan's Prison: The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber 2010-06-15
Movie WWE Wrestlemania XXVI Himself 2010-03-28
Movie WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time 2010-12-07
Movie WWE: Shawn Michaels: My Journey 2010-06-18
Movie WWE No Way Out 2009 Himself 2009-02-15
Movie WWE WrestleMania XXV Himself 2009-04-05
Movie WWE: The Best of Raw 15th Anniversary 2009-01-06
Movie WWE: Allied Powers - The World's Greatest Tag Teams Shawn Michaels 2009-01-01
Movie WWE: Greatest Wrestling Stars of the '90s Shawn Michaels 2009-04-14
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2009 Himself 2009-01-25
Movie WWE Breaking Point 2009 Himself 2009-09-13
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2009 Himself 2009-11-22
Movie Macho Madness - The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection 2009-06-09
Movie WWE Bragging Rights 2009 Himself 2009-10-25
Movie WWE TLC: Tables Ladders & Chairs 2009 Himself 2009-12-13
Movie WWE Hell in a Cell 2009 Himself 2009-10-04
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2009 Shawn Michaels 2009-08-23
Movie WWE No Way Out 2008 Himself 2008-02-18
Movie WWE WrestleMania XXIV Himself 2008-03-30
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2008 Himself 2008-01-27
Movie WWE Backlash 2008 Himself 2008-04-27
Movie WWE: The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin 2008-02-12
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2008 Himself 2008-11-23
Movie WWE Judgment Day 2008 Himself 2008-05-18
Movie WWE Unforgiven 2008 Himself 2008-09-07
Movie WWE No Mercy 2008 Himself 2008-10-05
Movie WWE The Great American Bash 2008 Himself 2008-07-20
Movie WWE One Night Stand 2008 Shawn Michaels 2008-06-01
Movie WWE WrestleMania 23 Himself 2007-04-01
Movie WWE No Way Out 2007 Himself 2007-02-18
Movie WWE New Year's Revolution 2007 Himself 2007-01-07
Movie WWE Backlash 2007 Himself 2007-04-29
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2007 Shawn Michaels 2007-01-28
Movie WWE Judgment Day 2007 Himself 2007-05-20
Movie WWE: The Shawn Michaels Story - Heartbreak and Triumph Himself 2007-11-27
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2007 Himself 2007-11-18
Movie WWE Cyber Sunday 2007 Himself 2007-10-28
Movie WWE: The Ladder Match 2007-06-05
Movie WWE WrestleMania 22 Himself 2006-04-02
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2006 Himself 2006-01-29
Movie WWE: The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA Himself 2006-01-01
Movie WWE Backlash 2006 Himself 2006-04-30
Movie WWE New Year's Revolution 2006 Himself 2006-01-08
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2006 Himself 2006-08-20
Movie WWE Vengeance 2006 Himself 2006-06-25
Movie WWE Cyber Sunday 2006 Himself 2006-11-05
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2006 Himself 2006-11-26
Movie WWE: Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology 2006-10-17
Movie WWE Unforgiven 2006 Himself 2006-09-17
Movie WWE WrestleMania 21 Himself 2005-04-03
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2005 Himself 2005-01-30
Movie WWE: The Best of the Intercontinental Championship Shawn Michaels (archive footage) 2005-01-25
Movie WWE Backlash 2005 Himself 2005-05-01
Movie WWE New Year's Revolution 2005 Himself 2005-01-09
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2005 Himself 2005-08-21
Movie WWE Vengeance 2005 Himself 2005-06-26
Movie WWE Taboo Tuesday 2005 Himself 2005-11-01
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2005 Himself 2005-11-27
Movie WWE Unforgiven 2005 Himself 2005-09-18
Movie WWE WrestleMania XX Himself 2004-03-14
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2004 Stone Cold Steve Austin 2004-01-25
Movie WWE Backlash 2004 Himself 2004-04-18
Movie WWE Unforgiven 2004 Himself 2004-09-12
Movie WWE Bad Blood 2004 Himself 2004-06-13
Movie WWE Taboo Tuesday 2004 Himself 2004-10-19
Movie WWE Backlash 2003 Himself 2003-04-27
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2003 Himself 2003-01-19
Movie WWE Insurrextion 2003 Himself 2003-06-07
Movie WWE Wrestlemania XIX Himself 2003-03-30
Movie WWE: From the Vault: Shawn Michaels 2003-04-22
Movie WWE Bad Blood 2003 Himself 2003-06-15
Movie WWE Armageddon 2003 Himself 2003-12-14
Movie WWE Unforgiven 2003 Himself 2003-09-21
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2003 Himself 2003-08-24
Series WWF Superstars of Wrestling 2002-03-30
Movie WWE: Triple H - The Game Himself 2002-06-24
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2002 Himself 2002-11-17
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2002 Himself 2002-08-25
Movie WWE Armageddon 2002 Himself 2002-12-15
Movie WWF: Mick Foley - Hard Knocks & Cheap Pops Himself 2001-08-07
Movie WWE Judgment Day 2000 Himself 2000-05-21
Series WWE Friday Night SmackDown Himself 1999-04-27
Movie WWF: Hell Yeah: The Stone Cold Saga Continues Himself 1999-10-25
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1998 Himself 1998-01-18
Movie Austin 3:16 Uncensored Shawn Michaels 1998-01-01
Movie WWE: D-Generation X 1998-08-18
Movie WWE WrestleMania XIV Himself 1998-03-29
Movie WWF: TLC - Tables Ladders Chairs Shawn Michaels 1998-11-24
Movie Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows Shawn Michaels 1998-12-20
Movie WWF: Austin 3:16 Uncensored Himself 1998-11-24
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1997 Himself 1997-08-02
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1997 Himself 1997-06-08
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1997 Himself 1997-01-19
Movie WWE Ground Zero: In Your House Himself 1997-09-07
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1997 Himself 1997-11-09
Movie WWE One Night Only Himself 1997-09-20
Movie WWE Badd Blood: In Your House Himself 1997-10-05
Movie WWE D-Generation X: In Your House Himself 1997-12-07
Movie WWE In Your House 7: Good Friends, Better Enemies Himself 1996-04-28
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1996 Shawn Michaels 1996-01-21
Movie WWE In Your House 8: Beware of Dog Shawn Michaels 1996-05-26
Movie WWE In Your House 6: Rage in the Cage Shawn Michaels 1996-02-18
Movie WWE WrestleMania XII Himself 1996-03-31
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1996 Himself 1996-06-23
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1996 Himself 1996-11-17
Movie WWE In Your House 10: Mind Games Shawn Michaels 1996-09-22
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1996 Himself 1996-08-17
Movie WWE In Your House 9: International Incident Himself 1996-07-21
Movie WWE WrestleMania XI Himself 1995-04-02
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1995 Himself 1995-01-22
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1995 Himself 1995-06-25
Movie WWE In Your House 2: Lumberjacks Himself 1995-07-22
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1995 Shawn Michaels 1995-11-19
Movie WWE In Your House 4: Great White North Himself 1995-10-22
Movie WWE In Your House 3: Triple Header Shawn Michaels 1995-09-24
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1995 Shawn Michaels 1995-08-26
Movie WWE WrestleMania X Himself 1994-03-20
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1994 Himself 1994-06-19
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1994 Himself 1994-08-29
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1994 Himself 1994-11-23
Movie WWE WrestleMania IX Himself 1993-04-04
Series WWE Raw Shawn Michaels 1993-01-11
Movie WWE U.K. Rampage 1993 Himself 1993-04-11
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1993 Shawn Michaels 1993-01-24
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1993 Himself 1993-06-13
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1993 Himself 1993-11-24
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1993 Himself 1993-08-30
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1992 Himself 1992-01-19
Movie WWE WrestleMania VIII Himself 1992-04-05
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1992 Shawn Michaels 1992-08-29
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1992 Himself 1992-11-25
Movie WWE U.K. Rampage 1992 1992-04-19
Movie WWE WrestleMania VII Himself 1991-03-24
Movie WWE U.K. Rampage 1991 Himself 1991-04-21
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1991 Himself 1991-01-19
Movie WWE Battle Royal at the Albert Hall Himself 1991-10-03
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1991 Himself 1991-11-27
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1990 Shawn Michaels 1990-01-21
Movie WWE WrestleMania VI Shawn Michaels 1990-04-01
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1990 Shawn Michaels 1990-08-27
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1990 Shawn Michaels 1990-11-22
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1989 Himself 1989-01-15
Movie WWE WrestleMania V Shawn Michaels 1989-04-02
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1989 Shawn Michaels 1989-11-23
Movie WWE U.K. PPV Himself 1989-10-10
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1989 Shawn Michaels 1989-08-28
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1988 Himself 1988-11-24
Series WWF Wrestling Challenge 1986-09-07
Series Saturday Night's Main Event 1985-05-10