A phenomenal professional wrestler, known for his aerial skills and mat wrestling. Sadly he was also a rodent backstage, using his stroke to manipulate the company direction, electing to turn in titles than lose them in the ring and being a general asshole. The Undertaker famously once threatened to beat him at Wrestlemania 14 as Shawn was not prepared to job to Steve Austin at the last minute. Shawn was involved in a memorable rivalry with Bret Hart
. Shawn felt that he should be the WWE's top player, and his jealousy of Bret's huge international popularity and (marginally) superior pure wrestling skills drove Bret - a man who has always been said to be a true traditionalist and gentleman among greats like Mick Foley, The Undertaker and Steve Austin - to disliking him. The rivalry ensued until the infamous Montreal Screwjob, where Shawn and Vince McMahon colluded to screw Bret of his World Title. Shawn never had the international impact Bret had, and will forever be in Bret Hart's shadow, in the same way a guy like The Rock will always be in Hogan's shadow - it's the harsh truth. Politics aside, Shawn is, along with Bret Hart, one of the all time WWE greats. Folks should really judge his matches for what they are, not what sort of guy HE is/was.
Shawn Michaels may be an immature jerk, politician and all-round asshole, but he's one heck of a wrestler.
Possibly the best performer in WWE history. A true legend and icon, example of what pro-wrestling should be!
Shawn Michaels is the shizz!
A fantastic wrestler who is detested by immature wankers who worship Bret Hart
, due to the fact that Bret whined and sullied Michaels' name to wrestling publication writers whenever he wasn't getting his way, and the idiot fanatics were foolish enough to buy it. I guess you can't blame the Shitman for being jealous of someone who was so much younger, more exciting, more charismatic and better looking, but its a shame he let his insecurity get the best of him.
Get over it whiners. Bret Hart is long gone, and isn't coming back, whereas Shawn Michaels is still wrestling **** matches. Shawn won.
Its funny how his fans consider Shawn to be the arrogant one when Bret is the one has a slogan referencing himself as being 'the BEST there is, was, and ever will be'! Right, how humble.
The greatest wrestler ever. Period. He owns you. And he did not screw over Brett Hart damnit. It was Vince. It was all his fault.
Vince screwed Brett Hart. Not Shawn Michaels.
a born again Christian, he was/is one of the greatest in ring performers ever in professional wrestling history, the main eventer, the showstopper, mr. wrestlemania. has put on some of the greatest matches ever such as the first ever ladder match, first ever hardcore match, was the first man to go the distance in the royal rumble from the number 2 spot, first ever grand slam champion, 4 time wwe/world heavyweight champion. one of the greatest if not the greatest pro wrestlers ever.
Shawn Michaels is one of the greatest wrestlers ever.
Shawn Michaels is arguably the best, greatest wrestler in the WORLD! That can easily be backed up. He wins most of his matches. He is the showstopper! Bam, sweet chin music and 1,2,3! Ding ding ding! The showstopper wins! If anyone does not like him as a very good and talented wrestler then they should start by getting a life! Shawn deserves to be the WWE champion! He IS the most respected wrestler in the WWE!
ME: Hey Dad, look, it's Shawn Michaels! This is an opportunity of a life time!
Dad: It certainly is! And look, there's the super-gay, Randy Orton.
ME: Hey, gay! Shawn Michaels is gonna beat your sorry ass!
Randy Orton: Oh no he wont!
Shawn Michaels: Oh yes I will!
Randy Orton: I'll just RKO you!
Shawn Michaels: You couldn't RKO a dead fly!
Randy Orton: Oh yes I could!
Shawn Michaels: Do it then.
Randy Orton: I can't!
Real name is Michael Shawn Hickenbottom, is more commonly known by his in-ring name: Shawn Michaels, and is always called Shawn. One of the most talented today in the business of sports-entertainment. Very charasmatic, can still get a reaction from the crowd, and can still work a great match. Was involved in the 1997 Survivor Series screwjob of Bret Hart. At first he denied any knowledge of the "Montreal Screwjob" but, he later admitted that he and Triple H (Paul Levesque) knew all about it, and were in on it as well. That was over 10 years ago people. I think it's time to let it go. Devoted husband and father, a recovered drug addict, and a born again Christian. Did a non-nude spread for Playgirl magazine, and didn't find out until after it was published that Playgirl is a homosexual orientated magazine. This was/is found humerous to his fellow wrestlers.
Shawn Michaels is my hero.