49 Facts About Shawn Michaels

1. Shawn Michaels has seen plenty of young WWE Superstars come and go since he became a trainer at the WWE Performance Center in late 2016.

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2. Shawn Michaels made his in-ring return at WWE Crown Jewel's main even as he teams with Triple H to face The Undertaker and Kane.

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3. Shawn Michaels gave the WWE Universe a treat at the start of the month by coming out of an eight-year retirement.

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4. Shawn Michaels explains why he really came out of retirement at Crown Jewel.

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5. Shawn Michaels eventually befriended Keisel and attended his annual "Shear Da Beard" event in 2017.

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6. Shawn Michaels met with Penguins' owner Mario Lemieux and sat with former Pittsburgh Steelers' defensive lineman Brett Keisel during the game.

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7. Shawn Michaels joins his hunting partner and longtime friend, Keith Mark, owner and operator of the original MacMillan River Adventures camp in Yukon, Canada, as they hunt big-game animals around the world.

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8. Shawn Michaels is considered one of the greatest wrestlers in history.

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9. On the September 3, 2018 episode of Raw, Shawn Michaels made a special appearance to promote the match between Triple H and The Undertaker at Super Show-Down, during which he was confronted by The Undertaker himself.

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10. On the January 9, 2017 episode of Raw, Shawn Michaels returned to WWE, promoting his new film.

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11. Shawn Michaels appeared on the October 19, 2015 episode of Raw, confronting Seth Rollins who was cutting a promo on relieving Kane of his duties as Director of Operations.

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12. At a WWE tour in Australia Shawn Michaels was confronted by Bo Dallas and was called a has-been and got a Sweet Chin Music for his troubles turning face again in the process.

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13. Shawn Michaels appeared at WrestleMania 31, interfering as a member of DX in the Sting vs Triple H match, performing Sweet Chin Music to Sting.

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14. On the August 25, 2014 episode of Raw, Shawn Michaels returned along with fellow legends Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair in a legends panel segment, where he predicted Bray Wyatt to win the rumble.

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15. In October 2013, Shawn Michaels won a fan poll to become special guest referee for the Hell in a Cell match between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton for the vacant WWE Championship.

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16. On the April 1, 2013 Raw, Shawn Michaels returned to offer to corner Triple H in his match with Lesnar at WrestleMania 29.

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17. On the January 4, 2010 episode of Raw, Shawn Michaels buried the hatchet with long-time rival Bret Hart, as they shook hands and hugged in the ring.

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18. Shawn Michaels returned to WWE programming in a series of segments that aired on the August 10, 2009 episode of Raw, where he had, in storyline, left the WWE.

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19. In December 2008, Shawn Michaels, having lost his family's savings due to the global recession, grudgingly accepted a one-year general employment contract from John Bradshaw Layfield.

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20. On the next Raw, Shawn Michaels renounced his retirement and challenged Jericho to an unsanctioned match at Unforgiven, which Jericho accepted.

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21. At One Night Stand, Shawn Michaels lost to Batista in a stretcher match, thus ending their feud.

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22. Shawn Michaels got another opportunity at the WWE Championship, when he was granted his rematch against Orton at Survivor Series.

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23. Shawn Michaels was then removed out of the ring in a stretcher.

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24. Shawn Michaels came in to help Triple H, and the two did the DX "crotch chops.

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25. Shawn Michaels said he was only being loyal to his company, he had moved on, and McMahon should move on as well.

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26. At the Royal Rumble in 2005, Shawn Michaels competed in the Rumble match and eliminated Kurt Angle.

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27. On the final episode of Raw of 2003, Shawn Michaels defeated Triple H after a Sweet Chin Music for the World Heavyweight title in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas with Eric Bischoff as the special guest referee.

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28. In response, Shawn Michaels challenged Triple H to "a fight" at SummerSlam, which Triple H accepted, laying the foundation for a rivalry that lasted for several years.

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29. Shawn Michaels was the only nWo member to have never worked in WCW.

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30. Shawn Michaels was still contracted to the WWF during this period.

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31. Shawn Michaels was a sportscaster for San Antonio's local news for a short period during his retirement.

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32. Shawn Michaels had no part at all in the Invasion storyline.

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33. On November 23, 1999, Shawn Michaels made a special appearance for Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling at the 10th Anniversary Show at the Yokohama Arena, serving as the guest referee for the H vs fake Hayabusa main event.

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34. Shawn Michaels now held both the WWF World Heavyweight and European championship at the same time.

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35. Shawn Michaels came out of this match, dubbed by fans the "Montreal Screwjob", as the WWF World Heavyweight Champion.

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36. Shawn Michaels continued his rivalry with Bret Hart and his reformed Hart Foundation, which was now a pro-Canada stable.

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37. In the fall, Shawn Michaels joined forces with real-life friend Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Helmsley's then real life girlfriend Chyna, and Rick Rude to form the stable D-Generation X (DX).

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38. With this win, Shawn Michaels became the first Grand Slam Champion.

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39. Shawn Michaels was then forced to award the championship to his nemesis, Bret Hart.

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40. Shawn Michaels recaptured the championship from Sid in January 1997 at the Royal Rumble.

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41. In October 1995, Shawn Michaels was the victim of a legit assault outside a bar in Syracuse, New York.

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42. Around this time, Shawn Michaels became the leader of a backstage group known as The Kliq.

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43. Shawn Michaels returned to the ring as a fan favorite in May 1995 and he went on to defeat Jeff Jarrett to win his third Intercontinental Championship in July at In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks.

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44. Shawn Michaels went on to win the Royal Rumble in 1995, which set up a championship grudge match at WrestleMania XI against Diesel.

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45. Over the next few months, Shawn Michaels battled various injuries and launched the Heartbreak Hotel television talk show segment, mainly shown on Superstars.

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46. In September 1993, Shawn Michaels was suspended for testing positive for steroid—a charge he never admitted.

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47. Shawn Michaels lost the Intercontinental Championship to Jannetty on the May 17, 1993 episode of Raw, but regained it on June 6 with the help of his debuting "bodyguard" Diesel.

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48. Shawn Michaels won the Pro Wrestling Illustrated "Match of the Year" reader vote a record eleven times, and his match against John Cena on April 23, 2007 was ranked by WWE as the best match ever aired on the company's flagship Raw program.

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49. Shawn Michaels wrestled consistently for WWE, formerly the World Wrestling Federation, from 1988 until his first retirement in 1998.

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