Michael Shawn Hickenbottom was born on 22nd July 1965. He was popularly known by his ring name Shawn Michaels. He is a retired professional wrestler and currently works as an ambassador and part time non wrestling performer. Shawn was the youngest of four siblings and spent most of his early life in Berkshire, England. Shawn hated his first name Michael as a child and that’s when friends and family decided to just call him Shawn. Shawn moved around a lot as his father was stationed in the military. He completed his schooling from Randolph High School and went to college at Southwest Texas State University.
Biography of Shawn Michaels
Shawn wanted to be a wrestler since he was twelve. He began his training under Jose Lothario and soon adopted the ring name ‘Shawn Michaels’. His debut as a professional wrestler came with the National Wrestling Alliance in 1984. Shawn then moved on to the WCCW, Texas All Star Wrestling and American Wrestling Association before being noticed by the WWE in 1987. He initially partnered with Marty Jannetty as a team called ‘The Rockers’. After gaining popularity over the next five years, Shawn decided to break off from ‘The Rockers’ and adapted the ring name ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ and started wrestling solo. Shawn has truly been part of WWE legacy for a while and till date remains one of the most loved characters.
Net Worth USD $ 17 Million
Shawn Michaels is by far one of the most loved WWE wrestlers of all time. He made his debut in the ring in 1987 and went on to fight till 2000. Shawn never ventured into movies or serials since he got a hefty salary from WWE. Even after his retirement, Shawn still takes home a royalty from WWE. Based on his salary and the royalty he earns, Shawn’s estimated net worth is about USD $ 17 Million.
- Born: Michael Shawn Hickenbottom
- Date of Birth: July 22, 1965 (age 51)
- Height: 6 Feet 1 in
- Weight: 102 kgs
- Shoe Size: 7
- Spouse: Rebecca Curci-Michaels (m. 1999)
- Theresa Lynn Wood (m. 1988–1994)
- Children: Cheyenne Michelle Hickenbottom, Cameron KadeHickenbottom