Shawn Michaels is a retired American professional wrestler, actor, and a successful television presenter. Making his debut to the wrestling industry on 10th October 1984, he went ahead to become one of the greatest professional wrestlers in history.
His impact on the wrestling industry is still being felt. Below is information about his life, family, career, and marriage.
- Full name: Michael Shawn Hickenbottom
- Nickname: Mr WrestleMania, Heartbreak Kid, HBK
- Date of birth: 22nd July 1965
- Shawn Michaels age: 54
- Gender: Male
- Marital status: Married
- Occupation: Retired professional wrestler, actor, television presenter
- Nationality: American
- Shawn Michaels height: 1.85 m (6’ 1”)
- Shawn Michaels Twitter: @ShawnMichaels
Early life and education
Shawn Michaels was born on 22nd July 1965 in Chandler, Arizona, United States. His military family moved most of the time. He spent his early childhood partly in Reading, Berkshire, England before his family relocated to San Antonio, Texas, where he spent his youthful years. His father, Richard Hickenbottom, was a US air force officer. His mother’s name is Carol. He had three siblings, namely Randy, Scott, and Shari Hickenbottom.
HBK attended Randolph High School, where he became an athlete and even headed the football team. Shawn joined Southwest Texas State University for his college education upon graduating from high school. He later quit college to follow his passion for professional wrestling. Shawn Michaels young age did not deter him from pursuing his interests.
Marriage and family
The first Shawn Michaels wife was Theresa Lynn Wood, whom he married in 1988. The two divorced in 1994 due to personal reasons. He later met Rebecca Curco, a former member of WCW’s The Nitro Girls, at a time when he was abusing drugs. Shawn and Rebecca had a church wedding in Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on 31st March 1999. The couple was blessed with two children. Their son Cameron Cade born in 2000 while their daughter Cheyenne was born in 2004.
The birth of his son Cameron and his marriage to Rebecca largely contributed to his decision to quit drugs and take care of his family. The two are still married. They sold their townhouse in San Antonio and moved to their ranch in Texas.
Shawn was trained by the late Jose’ Lothario when he dropped out of college to go into professional wrestling. He retired after losing to The Undertaker at Wrestlemania XXVI on 28th March 2010, which was expected because of the match stipulation. His career ended the same way as Ric Flair’s career came to an end. Michael, however, said in an interview that he retired so that he can have more time with his son before he reaches 18 years. He has made several appearances at WWE since his retirement.
The multiple WrestleMania champion is also an actor and television presenter. He is the host of an outdoor television show called Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures. He has also featured in a number of movies, including the following:
- The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2017)
- Pure Country: Pure Heart
- 90 Feet from Home (2019)
- The Marine 6: Close Quarters (2018)
- Avengers of Justice: Farce Wars (2018)
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Find out more concerning Shawn Michaels from the following answers.
What is Shawn Michaels doing now?
He is now a trainer at WWE Performance Centre. He also has an outdoor TV show, Shawn Michaels' MacMillan River Adventures, among other shows. The fans hope to see more Shawn Michaels 2020 news.
How much is Shawn Michaels worth?
Shawn Michaels net worth as of 2020 is estimated at more than $17 million. His wealth came from wrestling, hosting television shows, as well as acting.
What is Shawn Michaels real name?
The wrestler's real name is Michael Shawn Hickenbottom.
Why did Shawn Michaels retire?
He announced his retirement in 2010 after losing the WrestleMania 26 match to The Undertaker. The match was a Career Vs. Streak meaning that Shawn had to end the streak or end his wrestling career.
What is Shawn Michaels theme song?
Sexy Boy is his theme song, which used to be played during entrance to wrestling matches.
Is Shawn Michaels dead?
There is no news of Shawn Michaels death because he is still alive.
Successes, failures, and feuds characterized Shawn Michaels professional wrestling career, but he remains one of the greatest wrestlers in the industry. He will always be remembered by fans for his amazing contribution.