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Encyclopedia > Shawn Michaels
Michael Hickenbottom
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Ring name(s) Shawn Michaels
Billed height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Billed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Born July 22, 1965 Age 41
Chandler, Arizona
Resides San Antonio, Texas
Billed from San Antonio, Texas
Trained by Jose Lothario
Debut October 16, 1984

Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. He is currently performing on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) where he is one-half of D-Generation X, along with his real life friend Triple H. Image File history File linksMetadata HBK.jpg Summary Shawn Michaels, posing atop a ladder. ... July 22 is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Chandler (Pima: Canli) is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 176,582. ... Nickname: Alamo City; River City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Government  - Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - City  412. ... Nickname: Alamo City; River City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Government  - Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - City  412. ... Jose Lothario is the Super Sock fighter who became a trainer in the WWE professional wrestling world, known for helping Shawn Michaels. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 22 is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... D-Generation X (a. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Michaels is one of the longest tenured performers in World Wrestling Entertainment; having worked in various positions for the company since 1987.

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Early career

Born to a military family on an air base in Chandler, Arizona, Michaels spent a brief part of his early years in Reading, Berkshire, England, but mainly grew up in San Antonio, Texas. In San Antonio, he attended Randolph High School on Randolph Air Force Base. Chandler (Pima: Canli) is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 176,582. ... Reading is a town, unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) and urban area in the English county of Berkshire. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Nickname: Alamo City; River City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Government  - Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - City  412. ... Randolph High School is a school in Randolph in Morris County, New Jersey. ... Randolph Air Force Base (Randolph AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located in Bexar County, Texas near San Antonio. ...


Trained by Mexican professional wrestler Jose Lothario, Michaels debuted in 1984, working with Mid-South Wrestling and later Texas All-Star Wrestling promotion, where he and Paul Diamond were awarded the TAW Tag Team Championship by Chavo Guerrero, Sr.. Jose Lothario is the Super Sock fighter who became a trainer in the WWE professional wrestling world, known for helping Shawn Michaels. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Paul Diamond Tom Boric was a professional wrestler better known as Paul Diamond. ... Chavo Guerrero, Sr. ...


Michaels also wrestled for Central States Championship Wrestling. There, he and tag team partner Marty Jannetty defeated The Batten Twins for the Central States Tag Team Championship, later losing it back to the Battens. Michaels also made several appearances in the Dallas, Texas-based World Class Championship Wrestling throughout 1985. Marty Jannetty (born Fredrick Marty Jannetty on February 3, 1962 in Columbus, Georgia) is an American professional wrestler. ... The Batten Twins are a professional wrestling tag team in World Championship Wrestling, National Wrestling Alliance and various other independant wrestling promotions comprised of real-life twins Bart Batten and Brad Batten. ... Nickname: Big D Location in the state of Texas Country United States State Texas Counties Dallas, Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall Incorporated 2 February 1856  - Mayor Laura Miller Area    - City  385. ... World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW), also called the World Class Wrestling Association (WCWA), was a popular regional professional wrestling promotion run out of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. ...


American Wrestling Association

Michaels made his national-level debut in 1986 in the American Wrestling Association (AWA), once again teaming with Jannetty. The pair were billed as "The Midnight Rockers" and won the AWA World Tag Team Championship twice. They also appeared in the Mid-South on loan at this point. In a raid of AWA talent in 1987, The Rockers were signed by a competing promotion: the World Wrestling Federation. However, they were fired two weeks later for "partying too hard" (a misunderstanding, according to Michaels' autobiography). They returned to the AWA, but were re-signed by the WWF a year later. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The AWA World Tag Team Championship was the tag team title for the American Wrestling Association from 1960 until the promotion folded in 1991. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...


World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment

They redebuted on the June 18, 1988 episode of Superstars. Because of WWF chairman Vince McMahon's desire to have his performers carry WWF-exclusive monikers, they were repackaged as just "The Rockers". June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ...


The energetic team proved popular with both children and women, as well as 'smart' fans who appreciated technical wrestling. The team were mid-card stalwarts of TV and pay-per-view shows for the next two years, but never seemed to get a fair chance at the WWF's Tag Team Championships.


Their chance belatedly came in October 1990: The Rockers were scheduled to win the WWF Tag Team Championship from The Hart Foundation. Jim Neidhart, half of the championship team, was in the process of negotiating his release from the company. The World Tag Team Championship belt (2002 to present) The World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team championship. ... The Hart Foundation was a collective name used by various stables in the World Wrestling Federation. ...


The match was taped with The Rockers fairly winning the belts, but soon after, Neidhart came to a stopgap agreement with management and was rehired. The belts were returned to the Harts, while the change was never broadcast or even acknowledged on TV. When news spread, WWF explained that the original result was void due to a collapsed turnbuckle in the ring during the bout. A buckle had indeed broken, but not to a noticeable or dangerous extent during the match.


The end of the Rockers Era

The duo plodded along, eventually splitting on December 2, 1991 during an incident on Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake's televised "Barber Shop" talk show segment. Michaels superkicked Jannetty and threw him through a glass window on the "shop" set. Jannetty vanished from the WWF and Michaels turned heel as "The Boy Toy". His nickname was later changed to "The Heartbreak Kid", at Curt Hennig's suggestion. December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Edward Harrison Leslie Jr. ... Look up defenestration in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sugar glass is not glass at all, but a mixure of sugar, corn syrup and water, which looks like glass when finished. ... Curtis Michael Hennig (March 28, 1958 – February 10, 2003), also known by his ring name Mr. ...


The Heartbreak Kid

In his new gimmick as a vain, cocky heel named The Heartbreak Kid, he was put together with mirror-carrying manager "Sensational" Sherri, who, according to the storyline, had become infatuated with him. Sherri even sang the first version of his new theme music "Sexy Boy." During that period, Michaels normally wrestled during the first half of house shows, and had his departure announced with the words "Shawn Michaels has left the building" (alluding to the phrase "Elvis has left the building"). In professional wrestling, a gimmick is a wrestlers personality, behavior, attire and/or other distinguishing traits while performing. ... In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. ... Sherri Martel (born Sherri Russell on February 8, 1958) is an American professional wrestler and valet, better known by her ring name, Sensational Sherri. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a piece that is written specifically for that show and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ...


Michaels failed to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship from Bret Hart in July 1992, even losing the WWF's first ever Ladder match against him at a House Show. Still, Michaels was beginning to get over as a heel. He won the WWF Intercontinental Championship from "The British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith during Saturday Night's Main Event on October 27, 1992. Shortly thereafter, he was a PPV main event for the first time, facing — and losing to — future nemesis Bret Hart, for the WWF Championship at the 1992 Survivor Series[1]. They were moved to the main event after The Ultimate Warrior left WWF suddenly, leaving his tag-team match with Randy Savage against Ric Flair and Mr. Perfect hanging. The "Champion vs. Champion" match stole the show. The WWE Intercontinental Championship belt The WWE Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling title. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... DX wrestling The Spirit Squad at a WWE house show in Syracuse, New York. ... The WWE Intercontinental Championship belt The WWE Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling title. ... David Davey Boy Smith (November 27, 1962 – May 18, 2002) was a British professional wrestler. ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957) is a Canadian retired professional wrestler, and part of the Hart wrestling family. ... The WWE Championship belt, April 11 2005 – August 20, 2006; September 18, 2006 – present The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling title. ... Survivor Series 1992 was the sixth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for the World Wrestling Federation. ... Ultimate Warrior redirects here, for the South Korean movie Ultimate Warrior, see musa (film). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Ric Flair (born February 25, 1949 [1] and named Richard Morgan Fliehr upon his adoption several weeks later), is an iconic American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... Curtis Michael Hennig (March 28, 1958 – February 10, 2003), also known by his ring name Mr. ...


Michaels and Sherri split at this point, and Jannetty quickly reappeared, leading to several memorable matches. After sneaking past Tatanka in early 1993, Michaels lost his Intercontinental Championship to Jannetty on Monday Night RAW on May 17, 1993.[2]. He then regained it on June 6, 1993 with the help of his debuting "bodyguard" (and off-air friend) Diesel.[3]. Tatanka (born Christopher Chavis on June 8, 1961), is a Native American professional wrestler best known for his work with World Wrestling Entertainment in the 1990s. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (138th in leap years). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining // 1508 - Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three-year truce and cede several territories to Venice 1513... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... A bodyguard is a person or group of people who professionally protect someone (known as their principal) from personal assault, kidnapping, assassination, loss of confidential information, or other threats. ... Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional wrestler and actor. ...


After a much-hyped but ultimately disappointing feud with Mr. Perfect, Michaels quit the WWF in September 1993. It was announced that Michaels had failed to defend his belt enough times during a set period; in reality, he had been suspended for testing positive for steroids — a charge that Michaels denies to this day. After turning down WCW's advances, Michaels returned to the WWF and made several appearances in the United States Wrestling Association during a WWF/USWA cross-promotion. He returned to WWF television for November's 1993 Survivor Series, substituting for the arrested Jerry Lawler in a match pitting himself and three of Lawler's "Knights" against Bret, Bruce, Keith, and Owen Hart.[4]. Curtis Michael Hennig (March 28, 1958 – February 10, 2003), also known by his ring name Mr. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... In chemistry and biology, Steroids are a type of lipid, characterized by a carbon skeleton with four fused rings. ... World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which, in its proper form, existed from 1988 to 2001. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... The United States Wrestling Association or USWA was a professional wrestling promotional organization based in Memphis, Tennessee. ... Survivor Series 1993 was the seventh annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for the World Wrestling Federation. ... Jerry ONeil Lawler (born November 29, 1949) is a professional wrestler and wrestling commentator, known throughout the wrestling world as The King. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment working and wrestling on its RAW brand as the color commentator. ... Bruce Hart Bruce Hart is a Canadian former professional wrestler. ... Keith Hart Keith Hart is a Canadian former professional wrestler, and a son of the legendary Stu Hart. ... Owen Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999) was a Canadian-American professional wrestler. ...


1994-1995

He soon entered a hot feud with Razor Ramon, who had won the vacated Intercontinental Title during Michaels' absence. Since Michaels had never been defeated in the ring for the title, he claimed to be the rightful champion and even carried around his old title belt. This feud culminated in a ladder match between the two at WrestleMania X. Michaels lost the match, which featured both his and Ramon's belts suspended above a ladder in the ring[5]. This match won "Match of the Year" awards from Pro Wrestling Illustrated and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. It also earned Michaels a reputation of being the "Innovator of the Ladder Match". This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... WrestleMania X was the tenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Dave Herbert Meltzer (born October 24, 1961 in San Jose, California) is the editor of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, an insider newsletter for the world of professional wrestling. ...

Michaels leaps off the lader onto Razor Ramon at WrestleMania X.
Michaels leaps off the lader onto Razor Ramon at WrestleMania X.

Michaels battled various injuries over the next few months, and soon launched the "Heartbreak Hotel" TV talk show segment, mainly shown on WWF Superstars. Image File history File links WMXmichaels. ... Image File history File links WMXmichaels. ... This article is about the Professional wrestler. ... WrestleMania X was the tenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... WWF Superstars of Wrestling was a professional wrestling program that debuted on September 6, 1986, replacing WWF Championship Wrestling. ...


On August 28, 1994, Michaels and his ever more popular sidekick, Diesel, captured the WWF World Tag Team Championship from The Headshrinkers. During their brief time as a tag team, they used a variation of the Headshrinkers' finishing move, where Michaels would finish off their opponent by climbing on Diesel's shoulders and splashing on their opponents. The next day, at SummerSlam 1994, Diesel lost the Intercontinental Title to Ramon when Michaels accidentally Superkicked his bodyguard[6]. This triggered a Michaels-Diesel split, drawn out until the Survivor Series 1994 that November due to Michaels' hand injury at the time[7]. Michaels went on to win the 1995 Royal Rumble[8], setting up a championship/grudge match at WrestleMania XI against Diesel. Michaels recruited Sid as his bodyguard for the build-up, lost the match[9], and then was turned on by Sid the following night. August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The Headshrinkers were a professional wrestling tag team in the World Wrestling Federation that consisted of Fatu and Samu. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... SummerSlam 1994 was the seventh annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Survivor Series 1994 was the eighth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for the World Wrestling Federation. ... Promotional poster of Royal Rumble 1995 Royal Rumble 1995 was the eighth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... WrestleMania XI, was the eleventh annual WrestleMania pay-per-view event held by the World Wrestling Federation in Hartford, Connecticut on April 2, 1995. ... Sidney Ray Eudy (born July 4, 1960) is an American professional wrestler, most commonly known as Sid Vicious, but is also well-known as Sid Justice and Sycho Sid. ...


As Sid challenged Diesel for the gold, Michaels took time off. He returned to the ring, as a 'babyface', in June 1995, and toppled Jeff Jarrett in July 1995 for his third Intercontinental Title. This would lead to a title defense against Razor Ramon at SummerSlam 1995, in a Ladder Match, which Michaels won[10]. Around this time, Michaels became the alleged leader of a backstage group known as The Clique/Kliq, which others perceived had sufficient clout with WWF owner Vince McMahon, to become the dominant wrestling figures in the promotion for several years in the mid-1990s. Michaels disputes the perception, saying that McMahon pushed only deserving wrestlers. Shawn's fanbase was later nicknamed "The Kliq" as an inside reference to the real "Clique." June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with a length of 30 days. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jeffrey Leonard Jarrett (born July 14, 1967) is an American professional wrestler, and the co-founder and current Vice President of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... SummerSlam 1995 was the eighth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay per view event from the World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment). ... The Clique (sometimes spelled as Kliq) was a backstage group in the World Wrestling Federation of the mid-1990s, which some claim held virtually all booking power (the power to make matches and determine storylines), and were accused of refusing to put over (elevate, usually by losing a match) anyone... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


In October 1995, he was attacked by several men outside a Syracuse, New York, bar. Shortly afterwards, at the In Your House: Great White North PPV Michaels forfeited the Intercontinental Title to rival Dean Douglas as he was, according to the WWF, unable to compete. However, Douglas lost the title immediately to Clique member Razor Ramon[11]. Douglas maintained that Michaels could have wrestled that night and simply didn't want to put him over. Nickname: The Salt City Location of Syracuse within the state of New York Coordinates: City Government  - Mayor Matthew Driscoll Area  - City 66. ... In Your House Logo For the song In Your House by The Cure, see Seventeen Seconds In Your House was a pay-per-view series created by the World Wrestling Federation. ... Troy Shane Martin (born November 21, 1964) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Shane Douglas. ... In professional wrestling, the term over means making a wrestler look good. ...


The next month, during a match with Owen Hart on Monday Night RAW, Owen nailed Michaels with an Enzuigiri kick to the back of Michaels' head. They continued to wrestle, but Michaels then collapsed in the ring, supposedly because he had suffered a concussion in the Syracuse incident[12]. The concussion was a work, skillfully kept from most fans at the time. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, a work is slang for a staged event (that is, one that enforces kayfabe). ...


The BoyHood Dream

After teasing a retirement, Michaels announced that he would be returning to the WWF at the 1996 Royal Rumble match, which he won for the second year in a row[13]. Around this time, Jose Lothario, Michaels' original trainer, became his on-screen manager. Promotional poster of Royal Rumble 1996, featuring Owen Hart and Diesel. ... Jose Lothario is the Super Sock fighter who became a trainer in the WWE professional wrestling world, known for helping Shawn Michaels. ...


Michaels won his first WWF Championship at WrestleMania XII in March 1996, pinning Bret Hart in the 'sudden death' overtime of their a sixty minute Iron Man match, which had ended in a 0-0 tie[14]. As WCW gained momentum due to the signings of Michaels' friends Scott Hall and Kevin Nash, Michaels soldiered on as champion for most of the year, notably overcoming Mankind[15], Vader[16] and The British Bulldog[17] in pay-per-view battles. WrestleMania XII was the twelfth WrestleMania event promoted by the World Wrestling Federation. ... An Iron Man match is a professional wrestling match where the man with the most pinfalls, submissions, count out and disqualification victories at the end of a given time limit is declared the winner. ... Scott Oliver Hall (born October 20, 1958) is an American professional wrestler currently contracted to WWE in its WWE Legends program. ... Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional wrestler and actor. ... Mick Foley Sr. ... Leon Allen White (born May 14, 1956), better known under his ring names Big Van Vader or Vader, is a professional wrestler, and was a top draw around the world in the 1990s. ... David Davey Boy Smith (November 27, 1962 – May 18, 2002) was a British professional wrestler. ...


At SummerSlam 1996 in his main event WWF championship match with Vader, Shawn notoriously became agitated during the match when Vader misheard Shawn and didn't move out of the way on his subsequent elbow drop. Shawn changed direction in mid air upon realising Vader wasn't going to move and then shouts loudly "move!" whilst stamping legitimately on Vader's head. Shawn admitted in a later recorded shoot interview that Mankind, suggested that during their match at In Your House: Mind Games, Shawn should re-enact his genuine heat with Vader during match against Mankind and perform the same stamp sequence seen at SummerSlam a month earlier. SummerSlam 1996 was the ninth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Leon Allen White (born May 14, 1956), better known under his ring names Big Van Vader or Vader, is a professional wrestler, and was a top draw around the world in the 1990s. ... Mick Foley Sr. ...


Michaels' title reign colorfully ended at the 1996 Survivor Series in November, where he lost to Sycho Sid, his former bodyguard, at Madison Square Garden in a face vs. face match. This match was notable for the New York fans cheering for Sid when he hit both Michaels and Jose Lothario with a television camera and cheering again when he won the match and championship[18]. A flu-ridden Michaels recaptured the belt from Sid in January at the 1997 Royal Rumble in front of his hometown fans in San Antonio[19]. Survivor Series 1996 was the tenth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for the World Wrestling Federation. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... New York, NY redirects here. ... Promotional poster of Royal Rumble 1997, featuring Shawn Michaels Royal Rumble 1997 was the tenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ...


Michaels was supposed to defend his title at a WrestleMania 13 rematch with Bret Hart but he gave up the title on a special episode of RAW dubbed Thursday RAW Thursday,[20] broadcast live on the USA Network on February 13, 1997. This speech was regarded as controversial, as Michaels was allegedly unwilling to lose to Bret Hart at WrestleMania. Michaels had been told by doctors that a knee injury was bad enough to have to retire, and knowing that Michaels' knee was bad, Bret Hart mapped out a novel ending for their planned WrestleMania match: Hart would catch Michaels' right leg as he attempted to execute his superkick finisher and twist it. Michaels' leg would thus 'break', complete with planted 'snapping' sounds coming from under the ring. The ending would allow Michaels to 'lose' the title without quitting or being pinned, and also would allow understandable time out.[citation needed] In the speech, Michaels contemplated thoughts of retirement and stated that he "had to find his smile again", which he had "lost" somewhere down the line. In the end, Bret Hart resumed his feud with Steve Austin for WrestleMania 13, and Michaels did color commentary at the event[21]. WrestleMania 13, subtitled Heat, was the thirteenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957) is a Canadian retired professional wrestler, and part of the Hart wrestling family. ... USA Network is a popular American cable TV network with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... WrestleMania 13, subtitled Heat, was the thirteenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ...


After knee surgery by Dr. James Andrews, he miraculously returned a few months later, briefly teaming with Steve Austin to win the WWF Tag Team titles. However, after a real life backstage fight with Bret Hart, Michaels quit the WWF, until Vince McMahon convinced Michaels otherwise, and gave him the role of a heel. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


At SummerSlam 1997, Michaels officiated the WWF title match between WWF Champion The Undertaker and Bret Hart. The match ended in controversial fashion, with Michaels nailing Undertaker with a chair (unintentionally, as he was aiming for Hart after Bret spat in his face). Michaels was then forced to award the title to his nemesis, Hart, setting the stage for their match at Survivor Series[22]. Michaels' striking of the Undertaker with a chair began a feud between the two men. In October, at In Your House: Badd Blood, Michaels and Undertaker participated in the very first Hell in a Cell match, which saw Michaels falling off the side of the 15-foot high structure through a table. Michaels won the match with the help of the debut of the Undertaker's brother Kane[23]. SummerSlam 1997 was the tenth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[1] [2]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name, The Undertaker. ... Survivor Series 1997 was the eleventh annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for the World Wrestling Federation. ... Bad Blood is the title of several different pieces of entertainment, including: Four movies: Bad Blood, a 1981 movie starring Jack Thompson about mass murderer Stanley Graham. ... A Hell in a Cell match. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the summer, Michaels joined forces with real-life friend, Hunter Hearst Helmsley and Hunter's then-girlfriend, Chyna to form D-Generation X. The group would engage in rebellious behavior, such as pointing to their penis' and telling fans to "Suck It". Moving away from the family-oriented product, this marked the beginning of the WWF Attitude Era. Michaels also began re-feuding with Bret Hart's reformed The Hart Foundation, which was now a pro-Canada stable. Michaels would taunt The Hart Foundation and Canada by engaging in acts, such as blowing his nose with and humping the Canadian Flag. In his book, Heartbreak & Triumph, Michaels claims the flag desecration was Bret Hart's idea. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Joan Marie Joanie Laurer (born December 27, 1969 in Rochester, New York) is an American actress and retired professional wrestler. ... D-Generation X (a. ... The Hart Foundation was a collective name used by various stables in the World Wrestling Federation. ... In professional wrestling, a stable is a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element -- friendships, either real or storyline, a manager who manages all of them, or a common storyline, which puts them together as a unit (recent examples include Evolution, La Résistance, The Cabinet... The National Flag of Canada, popularly known as the Maple Leaf and lUnifolié (French for the one-leaved), is a base red flag with a white square in its centre featuring a stylized, 11-pointed, red maple leaf. ...


Michaels' feud with the Hart Foundation culminated in a title shot at the 1997 Survivor Series against Bret Hart in what is thought to be the most controversial match in wrestling history. Michaels came out of this match, known "affectionately" by fans as the Montreal Screwjob, as the WWF World Champion[24]. Survivor Series 1997 was the eleventh annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for the World Wrestling Federation. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Michaels thus became the only wrestler to hold both the World Championship and the European Championship at the same time. However, he would have himself pinned by Triple H in December in a farcical match, making Hunter the European Champion[25]. A farce is a comedy written for the stage, or a film, which aims to entertain the audience by means of unlikely and extravagant - yet often possible - situations, disguise and mistaken identity, verbal humour of varying degrees of sophistication, which may include puns and sexual innuendo, and a fast-paced...


1998 - Injury

In 1998, a back injury that Michaels received in the Casket match against the Undertaker at the 1998 Royal Rumble[26] (where Michaels took a back body drop to the outside, smashing his lower back on the casket causing him to herniate two discs and crushing one completely) forced Michaels into retirement after losing the WWF Championship to Steve Austin at WrestleMania XIV[27]. Prior to losing the belt, Michaels would, along with DX allies, make regular appearances much like Steve Austin did the previous year after injuring his neck at SummerSlam. Wrestlers such as Bret Hart, as Michaels reveals in his autobiography, would be doing interviews on live television claiming that Michaels was faking his whole injury. Bret later apologized for these events. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Casket Match is a type of match in professional wrestling closely linked to the gimmick of The Undertaker. ... Promotional poster of Royal Rumble 1998, featuring Steve Austin. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... WrestleMania XIV was the fourteenth WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation, which took place on March 29, 1998 at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957) is a Canadian retired professional wrestler, and part of the Hart wrestling family. ...


Michaels would return to the WWF on November 23, 1998, but not as a wrestler; instead, he replaced Sgt. Slaughter as the WWF Commissioner, joining Vince McMahon's Corporation stable as a heel[28]. Throughout late 1998 and early 1999, Michaels would make regular TV appearances, booking matches, stamping down his authority and sometimes deciding the outcome of matches. In early 1999, Michaels turned face and re-joined D-Generation X, but disappeared from WWF television for a few months, and by the time he had returned DX had broken up. November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Robert Remus (born on August 27, 1948) is an American WWE employee, and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by the ring name Sgt. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Corporation was a heel stable in the late 90s in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... In professional wrestling, a stable is a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element -- friendships, either real or storyline, a manager who manages all of them, or a common storyline, which puts them together as a unit (recent examples include Evolution, La Résistance, The Cabinet... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Michaels would make occasional appearances on WWF television as commissioner as a face during the spring and summer of 1999. He turned heel once again during the premiere episode of SmackDown! on August 26, 1999 when, while serving as a special guest referee, he superkicked The Rock, allowing Triple H to retain the WWF Championship[29]. However, Michaels would not appear on WWF television until May 21, 2000, once again as a face, to officiate the Iron Man match between the Rock and Triple H[30]. He would make one last appearance a month later, when he would hand over the role of commissioner to Mick Foley, becoming the official spokesperson for the WWF. Michaels then disappeared from WWF television for nearly a year. WWE Friday Night SmackDown! is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the flagship broadcast of the SmackDown! brand. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (239th in leap years). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972) is an American actor and third-generation professional wrestler, best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment as The Rock. ... The WWE Championship belt, April 11 2005 – August 20, 2006; September 18, 2006 – present The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling title. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Iron Man match is a professional wrestling match where the man with the most pinfalls, submissions, count out and disqualification victories at the end of a given time limit is declared the winner. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mick Foley Sr. ...


Michaels' prolonged absences were the result of his opening of the Shawn Michaels Wrestling Academy in early 1999. In February 2001, Michaels signed a multi year contract extension with the WWF. The Texas Wrestling Academy (formerly known as The Shawn Michaels Wrestling Academy) is a professional wrestling training school that was operated by Shawn Michaels and Rudy Boy Gonzalez. ...


2002 - Return to RAW

Michaels winning the World Heavyweight Championship
Michaels winning the World Heavyweight Championship

In 2002, Michaels returned to wrestling, brought in by Kevin Nash as a new member of the nWo[31]. After the nWo was disbanded, Triple H apparently wanted to mend ties with Michaels. This was solidified when Michaels beseeched Triple H to return to RAW. Later on, they came down to the ring with their D-Generation X music and attire. When they were about to do their trademark "Suck It" taunt, Triple H nailed Michaels with the Pedigree[32]. A week later, Triple H attacked Michaels from behind in a parking lot and put his head through a car window[33]. Michaels surprised everyone by challenging Triple H to "a fight" (a non-sanctioned match) at SummerSlam 2002, which Triple H accepted. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional wrestler and actor. ... The New World Order was a heel stable of wrestlers, originally in World Championship Wrestling and later in the then-World Wrestling Federation. ... D-Generation X (a. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... SummerSlam 2002 was the fifteenth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


Michaels returned to the ring to wrestle a match against Triple H at SummerSlam 2002, laying the foundation for a feud that would last for years. This match was noted for Michaels' emotional in-ring return after more than four years on the shelf. Michaels won the SummerSlam match but was attacked with a sledgehammer by Triple H after the match[34].


At Survivor Series 2002, Michaels won the World Heavyweight Championship from Triple H in the first-ever Elimination Chamber match, which also featured Rob Van Dam, Kane, Chris Jericho and Booker T. Michaels eliminated both Jericho and Triple H to win the match[35]. A month later, Michaels lost the World Championship to Triple H in a Three Stages Of Hell match at Armageddon 2002[36]. Survivor Series 2002 was the sixteenth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... The World Heavyweight Championship belt (2002- present) The World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship. ... The Elimination Chamber match at Survivor Series 2002. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Booker Robert Tio Huffman (born March 1, 1965), better known by his wrestling persona Booker T, is an American professional wrestler. ... Many types of matches can be found in professional wrestling. ... WWE Armageddon is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event that began in December 1999, and followed the Survivor Series pay-per-view in November. ...


2003-2004

Michaels then proceeded to feud with Chris Jericho. On January 13, 2003, Jericho won an over-the-top-rope challenge to select his entry number for the Royal Rumble, choosing number two in order to start the match with Michaels[37], who had already been named number one. At the Royal Rumble, Jericho, with the help of Christian, eliminated Michaels[38]. Michaels defeated Jericho at WrestleMania XIX. After the match, HBK offered his hand to Chris Jericho who, instead of shaking it, hugged Michaels. At first it seemed like good sportsmanship by Chris Jericho but he quickly kicked Michaels in the groin[39]. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... WrestleMania XIX was the nineteenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


Michaels then formed a tag team with the returning Kevin Nash and feuded with Triple H's Evolution stable. At SummerSlam 2003 he competed in the second-ever Elimination Chamber Match, which also featured Randy Orton, Kevin Nash, Chris Jericho, Goldberg, and eventual winner, World Heavyweight Champion, Triple H. During the match, he helped Chris Jericho eliminate Kevin Nash, which prompted Nash to attack both men before exiting the chamber. Later in the match, Michaels was eliminated by Goldberg[40]. He then went on to feud with Evolution member Randy Orton, who would defeat him at Unforgiven 2003[41]. Michaels then had short feuds with Mark Henry and the new World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg before joining Steve Austin's Survivor Series Team. At Survivor Series 2003, Team Austin (Shawn Michaels, Rob Van Dam, Booker T and The Dudley Boyz) faced Team Bischoff (Scott Steiner, Mark Henry, Chris Jericho, Christian and Randy Orton). During the match, Evolution member Batista interfered and gave Michaels the Batista Bomb, costing him the match[42]. Michaels would go on to defeat Batista at Armageddon[43]. Evolution was a heel stable on World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand consisting of Triple H, Ric Flair, Batista, and Randy Orton. ... SummerSlam 2003 was the sixteenth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Randal Randy Keith Orton (born April 1, 1980), is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. ... William Scott Bill Goldberg (born December 27, 1966) is a currently inactive American professional wrestler, retired football player and actor. ... Unforgiven is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, which usually takes place every September. ... Mark Gordon Henry (born June 12, 1971) is an American professional wrestler currently performing for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on the SmackDown! brand. ... Survivor Series 2003 was the seventeenth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Team 3D is a professional wrestling tag team (formerly a stable) of Brother Ray (Mark Lamonica), Brother Devon (Devon Hughes), and formerly Brother Runt (Matt Hyson). ... Scott Carl Rechsteiner (born July 29, 1962), better known by his ring name, Scott Steiner, is an American professional wrestler, perhaps best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling in the tag team The Steiner Brothers and his involvement with the New World Order faction. ... David Michael Bautista (born January 18, 1969[1]), better known as Dave Batista or by the ring name Batista, is an American professional wrestler. ... WWE Armageddon is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event that began in December 1999, and followed the Survivor Series pay-per-view in November. ...


Michaels went on to be in the main event of WrestleMania XX as part of an ongoing feud with Triple H, where he came up short in a match against Triple H and Chris Benoit for the World Heavyweight Championship[44]. At Bad Blood in June, Michaels lost to Triple H in a Hell in a Cell match[45]. On the Raw after Bad Blood, Kane attacked Michaels with a steel chair, injuring him (kayfabe) in the process[46]. Michaels made his return at Unforgiven and defeated Kane in a No Disqualification Match[47]. Two months later, he lost a World Heavyweight Championship match against Triple H (after Edge interfered) at Taboo Tuesday 2004 when the fans voted for him ahead of Edge and Chris Benoit to face Triple H one more time[48]. Following this, Michaels was out of action for a few months with a legit torn meniscus. WrestleMania XX was the twentieth WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Christopher Michael Benoit(born May 21, 1967) is a Canadian professional wrestler. ... The World Heavyweight Championship belt (2002- present) The World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship. ... WWE Bad Blood (originally Badd Blood) was a World Wrestling Entertainment-produced professional wrestling pay-per-view event that took place, usually, in June and was the successor of the King of the Ring pay-per-view. ... A Hell in a Cell match. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KEI-feib; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ... Unforgiven is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, which usually takes place every September. ... Cyber Sunday is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... -1... In anatomy, a meniscus is either of two specific parts of cartilage of the knee. ...


2005-2006

Michaels returned in January 2005[49]., and was special guest referee in the Elimination Chamber Match (which featured Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Edge, Randy Orton, Batista, and eventual winner Triple H) at New Year's Revolution 2005. During the match, Michaels Superkicked Edge starting a feud between the two[50]. 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in January • 29 Ephraim Kishon • 25 Philip Johnson • 23 Johnny Carson • 22 Parveen Babi • 20 Jan Nowak-Jeziorański • 17 Virginia Mayo • 17 Zhao Ziyang • 15... The Elimination Chamber match at Survivor Series 2002. ... WWE New Years Revolution is a annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment for the RAW brand. ...

Shawn Michaels performing his trademark pose on RAW.
Shawn Michaels performing his trademark pose on RAW.

At the 2005 Royal Rumble, Michaels was defeated by Edge, who pinned him using the ropes for leverage[51]. Michaels went on to compete in the Rumble match later that night and eliminated Kurt Angle. In retaliation, Angle returned to the ring and eliminated Michaels. Angle then put Michaels in the Ankle Lock[52]. As a result of what happened at the Royal Rumble, Michaels issued a challenge to Angle for a match at WrestleMania 21, which Kurt Angle accepted when he appeared on RAW to attack Michaels[53]. To send a "message" to Michaels before Wrestlemania, Angle put HBK's former manager Sensational Sherri in the Ankle Lock on SmackDown[54]. Angle then issued a challenge to Michaels' former tag team partner Marty Jannetty to a match the following week. The next Monday Night on RAW, Jannetty and Michaels had a one time reunion as The Rockers and defeated La Résistance[55]. Then, days later on SmackDown, Angle defeated Jannetty with the Ankle Lock[56]. At WrestleMania 21 on April 2, 2005, Angle defeated Michaels by submission with the Ankle Lock[57]. Image File history File links Shawnmichaelsraw. ... Image File history File links Shawnmichaelsraw. ... Promotional poster of Royal Rumble 2005, featuring RAW and SmackDown! superstars dressed in a West Side Story parody. ... Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968) is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler, who is currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... WrestleMania 21 was the twenty-first annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... La Résistance is a professional wrestling tag team (formerly a stable) currently peforming for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The next night on RAW, Muhammad Hassan and Daivari came out to confront and assault Shawn Michaels[58]. The following week, Michaels approached RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff demanding a handicap match with Hassan and Daivari. Bischoff refused but did tell Michaels to find a partner and he would grant a match. Michaels then made a plea for Hulk Hogan to come back and team with him[59]. On the April 18, 2005 episode of RAW, Hassan again led an attack on Michaels until Hogan appeared to save Michaels and accept his offer[60]. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Eric Bischoff (born May 27, 1955[1]), is a former professional wrestling promoter and on-screen personality, most known for serving as President of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and later on-air General Manager of World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand. ... April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


At Backlash 2005 Hassan and Daivari lost to Hogan and Michaels, with Daivari being pinned[61]. Hassan would blame and attack Daivari for the loss the next evening on RAW[62]. Backlash is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, which started in 1999 and is held in April. ...


On the July 4, 2005 edition of RAW, Michaels and Hulk Hogan fought Kurt Angle and then-Intercontinental Champion Carlito in a tag team match. During the post-match pose, Michaels hit Hogan with his patented Sweet Chin Music, knocking Hogan to the ground and turning Michaels heel for the first time since returning in 2002[63]. For the United States holiday, the Fourth of July, see Independence Day (United States). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Terrence Terry Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... Carlos Carly Colón, Jr. ...


The following week on RAW, HBK appeared on the Piper's Pit where he superkicked the host Roddy Piper[64] and then challenged Hulk Hogan to a match at SummerSlam 2005[65]. Prior to the 2005 SummerSlam, neither Hogan nor Michaels had lost in a one-on-one match at SummerSlam. Hogan defeated Michaels at SummerSlam. After the match Michaels extended his hand to him, saying "I needed to know, and I found out" and he and Hogan shook hands. Michaels left the ring to allow Hogan to celebrate with the crowd and Michaels turned face once more[66]. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Rey Mysterio battling Eddie Guerrero SummerSlam 2005 was the eighteenth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


Michaels began a feud with Chris Masters. The pair faced each other in a match at Unforgiven 2005 where Michaels would win via pinfall[67]. At WWE Homecoming, HBK wrestled Kurt Angle to a 2-2 draw in a 30-minute Iron Man match[68]. At Taboo Tuesday 2005, Michaels would win the fans choice for the second year running and become a part of the Triple Threat Match with John Cena and Kurt Angle. Cena would win and retain the WWE Championship[69]. Christopher Chris Mordetsky (born January 8, 1983) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name The Masterpiece Chris Masters, who is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. ... Unforgiven is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, which usually takes place every September. ... Cyber Sunday is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. ... The WWE Championship belt, April 11 2005 – August 20, 2006; September 18, 2006 – present The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling title. ...


On the December 12, 2005 edition of RAW, Shawn Michaels competed against The Big Show for his shot in the Elimination Chamber at New Years Revolution, in which he won by DQ when Triple H hit him with a chair for that exact purpose[70]. Shawn Michaels appeared at the Tribute to the Troops where he defeated Triple H with Sweet Chin Music in a Boot Camp Match[71]. December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Paul Randall Wight, Jr. ... The anglophonic version of the promotional poster for New Years Revolution. ... Tribute to the Troops is an annual show held by World Wrestling Entertainment in the Middle East in tribute to U.S. troops involved in the War on Terrorism. The first two shows in 2003 and 2004 were SmackDown! specials (also known as Christmas in Iraq), but since 2005 the...


On the following RAW, Vince McMahon lauded Michaels for his part in the Montreal Screwjob. Michaels said he was only being loyal to his company, but said he'd moved on and McMahon should move on as well. McMahon told Michaels he can "screw" him like he screwed Bret Hart[72], and he began setting unusual stipulations for Michaels' matches and interfering on behalf of Michaels' opponents[73]. At New Year's Revolution, Michaels competed in the fourth Elimination Chamber Match (which also featured Chris Masters, Carlito, Kurt Angle, Kane, and eventual winner, WWE Champion John Cena). During the match he eliminated Kurt Angle, before getting eliminated himself by Carlito[74]. Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957) is a Canadian retired professional wrestler, and part of the Hart wrestling family. ... WWE New Years Revolution is a annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment for the RAW brand. ...


During the 2006 Royal Rumble, to which Michaels entered twenty fifth, he eliminated MNM and Shelton Benjamin in succession to make it into the final six. At that point, Mr. McMahon’s music hit, and the WWE Chairman made his entrance. As HBK stared down McMahon, Shane McMahon made a surprising appearance, attacking Michaels from behind and eliminating him from the match. An irate HBK flipped out, running back into the ring and nailing Triple H with Sweet Chin Music before chasing the McMahons to the locker room[75]. Promotional poster of Royal Rumble 2006, featuring (left to right) Shane, Vince, Linda and Stephanie McMahon. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Shane Brandon McMahon, (born January 15, 1970) is an American executive and part-time professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


After several weeks of attacks and stipulations, Michaels confronted McMahon in the ring and challenged him to a match. McMahon refused and attempted (unsuccessfully) to force Michaels to sign retirement papers[76], after which Vince and Shane McMahon knocked HBK out with a steel chair[77], followed by Mr. McMahon booking a match between himself and HBK at WrestleMania 22[78]. During a handicap match against the Spirit Squad Michaels former partner Marty Jannetty came down to help Michaels[79]. Vince McMahon offered Jannetty a contract if he would kiss his ass. The next week on RAW Jannetty refused to kiss McMahons ass, and took Chris Masters' "masterlock challenge" instead. Michaels tried to help Jannetty, which ultimately ended in Shane McMahon forcing a groggy Michaels to kiss Vince's ass[80]. WrestleMania 22 was the twenty-second annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... The Spirit Squad was a five member tag team who wrestled for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on the RAW brand, as well as in farm territory Ohio Valley Wrestling. ...


Michaels and Shane McMahon then met in a Street Fight at WWE Saturday Night's Main Event. Throughout the match, Vince interfered, allowing Shane to get the upper hand. But Michaels kept kicking out and refused to submit and again got the upper hand, superkicking Shane, but Vince knocked the ref down before the three count. Michaels went after Vince McMahon, which gave Shane enough time to hit Michaels with a low blow from behind. Shane applied the Sharpshooter, and Vince McMahon immediately ordered for the bell to be rung even though Michaels didn't tap out; an allusion to the Montreal Screwjob[81]. Shane Brandon McMahon, (born January 15, 1970) is an American executive and part-time professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Street Fight is an Academy Award nominated documentary about Cory Bookers ultimately unsuccessful 2002 run against Sharpe James for mayor of Newark, New Jersey by filmmaker Marshall Curry. ... Saturday Nights Main Event (SNME) is a professional wrestling television program that aired occasionally (on no fixed schedule) from 1985 to 1991, under the World Wrestling Federation banner on NBC in place of Saturday Night Live. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


On the RAW before WrestleMania, McMahon made a match between himself and WWE Champion John Cena. The stipulation was that Triple H would be handcuffed in McMahon's corner while Michaels was handcuffed in Cena's corner. During the match, McMahon low blowed Cena and freed Triple H with a second pair of keys. Triple H and McMahon then used a sledgehammer and a steel chair, respectively, to attack Cena and the handcuffed Michaels[82].


Despite interference from The Spirit Squad and Shane McMahon, Michaels defeated Mr. McMahon at WrestleMania 22 in a bloody No Holds Barred match. The match is noted for being the starting of the DX reunion that was soon to come[83].


At Backlash 2006, Michaels (with "God" as his tag team partner) lost to Vince and Shane McMahon with help from the Spirit Squad in a no DQ match that saw Michaels suffer a partially broken nose[84]. Michaels would go on to get some revenge on the Spirit Squad in various ways but by May 22, 2006 the Squad would, in storyline, injure Michaels' knee, an angle that was written so Michaels could have surgery on his knee, which had been legitimately injured for some time[85]. Backlash is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, which started in 1999 and is held in April. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... The Spirit Squad was a five member tag team who wrestled for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on the RAW brand, as well as in farm territory Ohio Valley Wrestling. ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KEI-feib; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ...


Return of D-Generation X

Shawn Michaels displaying the DX "X"
Shawn Michaels displaying the DX "X"

In 2006, a series of events took place which suggested a reunion of Shawn Michaels and Triple H as D-Generation X starting at WrestleMania 22 where both Shawn Michaels and Triple H performed the crotch chop during their matches[86]. The two continued to deliver chops in the following episodes of WWE RAW as Michaels feuded with Vince McMahon and Triple H went for the WWE Championship, repeatedly butting heads with Vince McMahon in the process. Image File history File links Shawn_michaels_making_the_dx_x. ... Image File history File links Shawn_michaels_making_the_dx_x. ... D-Generation X (a. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... D-Generation X (a. ... WrestleMania 22 was the twenty-second annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The WWE Championship belt, April 11 2005 – August 20, 2006; September 18, 2006 – present The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling title. ...


On the June 12, 2006 edition of RAW, DX officially reunited. During Triple H's gauntlet match against the Spirit Squad, Shawn Michaels came in to help Triple H, and the two did the DX "crotch chops"[87]. At Vengeance 2006, DX defeated the Spirit Squad in a 5-on-2 handicap match[88]. After the win, the group continued its sophomoric antics at the expense of The Spirit Squad, Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon and Jonathan Coachman for several weeks. They then defeated the Spirit Squad at WWE Saturday Night Main Event in a 5-2 elimination match[89], and went on to defeat The McMahons (Vince and Shane) at SummerSlam 2006[90]. They then again defeated The McMahons, but this match also involved Big Show in a Hell in a Cell match at Unforgiven 2006[91]. June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Spirit Squad was a five member tag team who wrestled for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on the RAW brand, as well as in farm territory Ohio Valley Wrestling. ... Vengeance is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Many types of matches can be found in professional wrestling. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... Shane Brandon McMahon, (born January 15, 1970) is an American executive and part-time professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Jonathan Coachman (born August 12, 1973) also known as The Coach is an American professional wrestling personality, college wrestler, basketball player, and football play-by-play announcer and color commentator, as well an occasional wrestler working for World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand where he is Vince McMahons... WWF Saturday Nights Main Event logo, 1985-1991. ... The McMahons are a heel professional wrestling tag team made up of Vince McMahon and his son Shane McMahon. ... SummerSlam 2006 was the nineteenth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Paul Randall Wight, Jr. ... A Hell in a Cell match. ... Unforgiven is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, which usually takes place every September. ...


At Cyber Sunday 2006 DX took on Rated-RKO (Edge and Randy Orton). The fan-selected referee Eric Bischoff allowed the illegal use of a steel chair to give Rated RKO the ill-gotten win, and the plaudit of being the first tag team to defeat DX in a tag team match since their reformation in June 2006[92]. However, at Survivor Series 2006, Team DX emerged victorious, in a clean sweep of Team Rated-RKO[93]. Cyber Sunday is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Rated-RKO is a heel professional wrestling tag team currently wrestling on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment where they are the current World Tag Team Champions. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Randal Randy Keith Orton (born April 1, 1980), is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. ... Eric Bischoff (born May 27, 1955[1]), is a former professional wrestling promoter and on-screen personality, most known for serving as President of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and later on-air General Manager of World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand. ... Survivor Series 2006 was the twentieth annual Survivor Series professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


2007

At New Year's Revolution 2007, Michaels partner, Triple H suffered a (legit) torn right quadriceps during their match with Rated-RKO[94]. Rated-RKO claimed victory over DX, citing the injury as the "end" of DX[95]. On January 15, 2007 HBK lived up to his vow of "dealing" with RKO when he took out Orton with a con-chair-to after a handicap match against Orton and Edge[96]. WWE New Years Revolution is a annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment for the RAW brand. ... -1... Muscles of the iliac and anterior femoral regions. ...


On the January 29, 2007 edition of RAW, Michaels captured the World Tag Team Championship for the fourth time from Rated-RKO alongside WWE Champion John Cena[97]. He then won a triple threat number one contender's match on another edition of RAW to earn a shot at the WWE Championship. The World Tag Team Championship belt (2002 to present) The World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team championship. ... John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. ...


On April 1st at WrestleMania 23, Michaels was defeated by Cena with the WWE Championship on the line, after he was forced to submit to the STFU[98]. The next night on RAW, Michaels and Cena competed in two back-to back 10 team battle royals, winning the first against Booker T and Finlay, and lost the tag team titles in the 2nd battle royal when Michaels threw Cena over the top rope, the eventual winners were the The Hardys[99]. Michaels is scheduled to meet John Cena, Randy Orton, and Edge in a Fatal Four way match for the WWE Championship at Backlash. WrestleMania 23 is the forthcoming twenty-third annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... The WWE Championship belt, April 11 2005 – August 20, 2006; September 18, 2006 – present The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling title. ... Battle royal, plural battles royal, traditionally refers to a fight involving three or more combatants which is fought until only one fighter remains standing. ... The Hardys (also known as the Hardy Boyz and Team Xtreme) are a professional wrestling tag team in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) that consists of real life brothers Matt and Jeff Hardy. ... John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. ... Randal Randy Keith Orton (born April 1, 1980), is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. ... // Look up Edge in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Wrestling facts

  • Nicknames
    • The Heartbreak Kid (HBK)
    • The Showstopper
    • The Headliner
    • The Main Event
    • The Icon
    • The Leader of the new Generation
    • Mr. WrestleMania
  • Entrance music
  • The song "Sexy Boy" was originally written for Michaels by Jimmy Hart. Hart thanked Michaels personally for continuing to use the song as his entrance music when he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. Michaels' entrance music was originally performed by Sherri Martel until she went face, and then the second version was performed by Shawn Michaels himself with traces of Sherri in the chorus portion of the song. The current version of the song in use today is the original Micheals version. Michaels says that the song was the product of "magic" because how it originally sounded right after recording was simply "brutal."
  • Since the return of DX, Michaels mostly uses the DX entrance "Break It Down", by The Chris Warren Band, even when wrestling in singles competition.

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Wrestlers trained by Michaels

The Texas Wrestling Academy (formerly known as The Shawn Michaels Wrestling Academy) is a professional wrestling training school that was operated by Shawn Michaels and Rudy Boy Gonzalez. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Lance Morgan Cade (born March 2, 1981[1]) is an American professional wrestler, currently wrestling on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Bryan Danielson (born May 22, 1981 in Aberdeen, Washington) is an American independent professional wrestler, also known as American Dragon. ... Shawn Hernandez is an American professional wrestler of Puerto Rican descent, better known by his ring names, Hotstuff Hernandez and Hernandez. Hernandez is currently wrestling for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he is a member of the Latin American Exchange and current NWA World Tag Team Champion with Homicide. ... Brian David Kendrick (born May 29, 1979) is an American professional wrestler currently wrestling on the SmackDown! brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he is currently one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions with Paul London. ... Paul London (born April 16, 1980) is an American professional wrestler currently performing on the SmackDown! brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) where he is one-half of the WWE Tag Team Champions along with Brian Kendrick. ... Veronica (Ronnie) Stevens better know as Simply Lucious is a female professional wrestler who works on the independent circuit. ... Travis Tomko (born April 1, 1976), is an American professional wrestler, currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Tomko, and New Japan Pro Wrestling under his full name, where he is one half of the IWGP World Tag Team Champions. ...

Championships and accomplishments

^ In October 1990, Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty defeated the Hart Foundation for the titles. However, despite winning the match, the win and reign aren't recognized by the WWE. As a result, Shawn Michaels is only officially recognized as a 4-time World Tag Team Champion. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The AWA World Tag Team Championship was the tag team title for the American Wrestling Association from 1960 until the promotion folded in 1991. ... This is the title history of the AWA World Tag Team Championship See also American Wrestling Association Categories: Professional wrestling championships | Lists of sportspersons ... Marty Jannetty (born Fredrick Marty Jannetty on February 3, 1962 in Columbus, Georgia) is an American professional wrestler. ... 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Trivia

  • Shawn Michaels posed in a non-nude layout for Playgirl magazine.
  • Michaels is the first Grand Slam Champion in professional wrestling history. He had won every WWF title at that point:
  • Of Michaels's twelve WWE title reigns, only four ended in competitive matches. He has forfeited the WWF Championship once, forfeited or was stripped of the Intercontinental Championships on two occasions and was stripped of all of his Tag Team Championships, and lost his European Championship by laying down for Triple H as a "Christmas present".
  • Michaels was in the first televised Ladder Match, Hell in a Cell, Elimination Chamber Match and Iron Man Match. He won all except the Ladder Match.
  • Michaels has been involved in every Elimination Chamber match except the one from December to Dismember in 2006, serving as referee for one and a participant in the others. His title win in the first Elimination Chamber match in Survivor Series 2002 marked the first time in WWE history that a wrestler had won a World Championship in any type of steel cage match.
  • Michaels was the first Royal Rumble participant to win the match from the No.1 spot, doing so in 1995.
  • Michaels is set to star in Jornada del Muerte (Journey of Death) along with Triple H, The Undertaker, John Cena, Bobby Lashley, Batista, Big Show and Kane.[100]
  • In 2001 while still retired from active wrestling, Shawn Michaels defeated Venom in the Texas Wrestling Alliance to win the Heavyweight Title of the promotion, which Michaels quickly vacated[citation needed]
  • Michaels' 2007 World Tag Team Title victory was only his second championship since his return from retirement, the first coming back in late 2002 when he was the World Heavyweight Champion.
  • Michaels won the Royal Rumble 2 years straight, 1995 and 1996.

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Personal life

Michaels is the third son and last child of Richard and Patricia Hickenbottom. His older siblings are Shari, Scott, and Randy.


Michaels marriage to his first wife, Theresa, was brief and ended in divorce. He is now married to former WCW Nitro Girl, Whisper. They were married on March 31, 1999 at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was a very small wedding ceremony. The only people present were Shawn Michaels, Rebecca Curci, and an Elvis impersonator. The Nitro Girls The Nitro Girls were a dance team in World Championship Wrestling that danced during commercials on WCW Monday Nitro to entertain the fans. ... Rebecca Hickenbottom Rebecca Hickenbottom (n̩e Curci) (born June 16, 1977 in Tampa, Florida ) was a member of World Championship Wrestling (WCW)s Nitro Girls, and is the wife of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Shawn Michaels (Michael Shawn Hickenbottom). ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... For other uses around the city, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 РAugust 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock and Roll, or as just simply The King, was an American singer who had an immeasurable effect on world culture. ...


Michaels and Curci have a son, Cameron Kade (born on January 5, 2000) and a daughter, Cheyenne Michelle (born on August 19, 2004). During a short period of time around 2006, rumors were going around that Michaels was going to take time off from the ring because his wife was pregnant with a third child. January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Michaels' return to the WWE at SummerSlam 2002 was supposed to be a 'one night only' show; Jim Ross even informed the audience that "Michaels is gonna leave us with something to remember him by" and "this is a one night performance from Shawn Michaels". However, after discovering he could still perform 100% in the ring, he gradually went back into wrestling full-time. SummerSlam 2002 was the fifteenth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


Michaels is ambidextrous. He uses his right hand to draw and color, and his left hand to write. He typically uses his right leg to deliver Sweet Chin Music, but sometimes uses his left leg for an enziguiri. Ambidexterity is the ability of being equally adept with each hand (or, to a limited degree, feet). ...


Michaels is a born again Christian. His ring attire often incorporates cross symbols, and while on the way to the ring, he normally gets down on his knees and mouths a prayer while his pyrotechnics go off. He has been seen in the congregation during a televised service of Cornerstone Church in his hometown of San Antonio. He also appeared on a Trinity Broadcasting Network program along with Sting.[citation needed] Born again Cristian: A person who has renewed their christian faith ... The Trinity Broadcasting Network, or TBN, is the largest Christian (and largest religious) television network in the world. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


He is a fan of the San Antonio Spurs. He has been seen wearing Spurs merchandise and attending Spurs games. JBL made a reference to Michaels being a season ticket holder during the 2007 Royal Rumble Match. It has been suggested that San Antonio Gunslingers (ABA) be merged into this article or section. ...


Michaels is the cousin of TNA wrestler Matt Bentley. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Media

  • Shawn Michaels: Best Hits From the Heartbreak Kid (1996, VHS)
  • Shawn Michaels: Heartbreak Express Tour (1997, VHS)
  • D-Generation X (1998, VHS and later a 2006 DVD)
  • From the Vault: Shawn Michaels (2003, DVD)
  • Shawn Michaels: Boyhood Dream (2004, DVD) (this DVD was a remake of the 1995-6 edition)
  • Heartbreak and Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story (2005, book)
  • The New and Improved DX (2007, DVD)

The New and Improved DX is a DVD released by World Wrestling Entertainment about the professional wrestling stable, D-Generation X. It has three DVDs, and covers the reunion of DX, the feud with Vince McMahon, and the beginning of the feud with Rated-RKO (Edge and Randy Orton). ...

References

  1. ^ Survivor Series 1992 Results
  2. ^ RAW 1993 Results
  3. ^ RAW 1993 Results
  4. ^ Survivor Series 1993 Results
  5. ^ WrestleMania X Results
  6. ^ SummerSlam 1994 Results
  7. ^ Survivor Series 1994 Results
  8. ^ Royal Rumble 1995 Results
  9. ^ WrestleMania XI Results
  10. ^ SummerSlam 1995 Results
  11. ^ In Your House 4 Results
  12. ^ RAW 1995 Results
  13. ^ Royal Rumble 1996 Results
  14. ^ WrestleMania XII Results
  15. ^ In Your House 10 Results
  16. ^ SummerSlam 1996 Results
  17. ^ King of the Ring 1996 Results
  18. ^ Survivor Series 1996 Results
  19. ^ Royal Rumble 1997 Results
  20. ^ http://www.forever-shawn.net/info/archives/trt.html
  21. ^ WrestleMania XIII Results
  22. ^ SummerSlam 1997 Results
  23. ^ In Your House 18 Results
  24. ^ Survivor Series 1997 Results
  25. ^ RAW 1997 Results
  26. ^ Royal Rumble 1998 Results
  27. ^ WrestleMania XIV Results
  28. ^ RAW 1998 Results
  29. ^ SmackDown 1999 Results
  30. ^ Judgment Day 2000 Results
  31. ^ RAW - 3rd June 2002 Results
  32. ^ RAW - 22nd July 2002 Results
  33. ^ RAW - 29th July 2002 Results
  34. ^ SummerSlam 2002 Results
  35. ^ Survivor Series 2002 Results
  36. ^ Armageddon 2002 Results
  37. ^ RAW - 13th January 2002 Results
  38. ^ Royal Rumble 2003 Results
  39. ^ WrestleMania XIX Results
  40. ^ SummerSlam 2003 Results
  41. ^ Unforgiven 2003 Results
  42. ^ Survivor Series 2003 Results
  43. ^ Armageddon 2003 Results
  44. ^ WrestleMania XX Results
  45. ^ Bad Blood 2004 Results
  46. ^ RAW - 14th June 2004 Results
  47. ^ Unforgiven 2004 Results
  48. ^ Taboo Tuesday 2004 Results
  49. ^ RAW - 27th December 2004 Results
  50. ^ New Year's Revolution 2005 Results
  51. ^ Royal Rumble 2005 Results
  52. ^ Royal Rumble 2005 Results
  53. ^ RAW - 25th February 2005 Results
  54. ^ SmackDown! - 24th March 2005 Results
  55. ^ RAW - 14th March 2005 Results
  56. ^ SmackDown! - 24th March 2005 Results
  57. ^ WrestleMania 21 Results
  58. ^ RAW - 4th April 2005 Results
  59. ^ RAW - 11th April 2005 Results
  60. ^ RAW - 18th April 2005 Results
  61. ^ RAW - 4th April 2005 Results
  62. ^ RAW - 2nd May 2005 Results
  63. ^ RAW - 4th July 2005 Results
  64. ^ RAW - 11th July 2005 Results
  65. ^ RAW - 18th July 2005 Results
  66. ^ SummerSlam 2005 Results
  67. ^ Unforgiven 2005 Results
  68. ^ RAW - 3rd October 2005 Results
  69. ^ Taboo Tuesday 2005 Results
  70. ^ RAW - 12th December 2005 Results
  71. ^ Tribute to the Troops 2005 Results
  72. ^ RAW - 26th December 2005 Results
  73. ^ RAW - 2nd January 2006 Results
  74. ^ New Year's Revolution 2006 Results
  75. ^ Royal Rumble 2006 Results
  76. ^ RAW - 13th February 2006 Results
  77. ^ RAW - 27th February 2006 Results
  78. ^ RAW - 6th March 2006 Results
  79. ^ RAW - 20th February 2006 Results
  80. ^ RAW - 27th February 2006 Results
  81. ^ Saturday Night's Main Event - 18th March 2006 Results
  82. ^ RAW - 27th March 2006 Results
  83. ^ WrestleMania 22 Results
  84. ^ Backlash 2006 Results
  85. ^ RAW - 22nd May 2006 Results
  86. ^ WrestleMania 22 Results
  87. ^ RAW - 12th June 2006 Results
  88. ^ Vengeance 2006 Results
  89. ^ Saturday Night's Main Event - 15th July 2006 Results
  90. ^ SummerSlam 2006 Results
  91. ^ Unforgiven 2006 Results
  92. ^ Cyber Sunday 2006 Results
  93. ^ Survivor Series 2006 Results
  94. ^ New Year's Revolution 2007 Results
  95. ^ RAW - 8th January 2007 Results
  96. ^ RAW - 15th January 2007 Results
  97. ^ RAW - 29th January 2007 Results
  98. ^ WrestleMania 23 Results
  99. ^ RAW - 2nd April 2007 Results
  100. ^ Shawn Michaels at IMDB

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Michaels' reign had to come to an end sometime, and it was another of Shawn's former bodyguards, Sycho Sid, who dethroned the champ at Survivor Series 1996.
Michaels paired up with Triple H and Chyna to form D-Generation X, a group that defied authority and marched to the beat of their own drum.
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Shawn and the rest of the corporation has tried to convine the New Age Outlaws to join Vince McMahon's stable and at Raw is War, December 7, it seemed as they had succeded, but the NAO turned on the corporation and rejoined Degeneration X the same evening.
Shawn got his back surgery, January 12, 1999, but the doctors have told him to retire, but that doesn't mean that the WWF have taken him out of their story lines.
Shawn returned to the WWF on Raw is War, June 21, he ordered a couple of matches and was the referee in a match between Steve Austin and the Big Boss Man in a match to determine the final stipulation in the match between Austin and the McMahons at King of the Ring.
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