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Shawn Michaels
Ring name(s) Shawn Michaels
Sean Michaels[1]
Billed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2][3]
Billed weight 225 lb (102 kg)[2]
Born July 22, 1965 (1965-07-22) (age 44)
Chandler, Arizona[4]
Resides San Antonio, Texas[5]
Billed from San Antonio, Texas
Trained by Jose Lothario[6]
Debut October 16, 1984[7]
.Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965), better known by his ring name Shawn Michaels, is an American professional wrestler.^ Shawn Michaels 5 Shawn is an awesome wrestler.
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^ Michael Shawn James Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965 in Scottsdale, Arizona) is a professional wrestler better known as Shawn Michaels or the Heartbreak Kid (HBK).
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^ Shawn Michaels, professional wrestler .
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.He performs for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), formerly the World Wrestling Federation, on its Raw brand.^ He performs for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), formerly the World Wrestling Federation, on its Raw brand .
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^ He currently performs for World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand.
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^ World Wrestling Federation Results 1997 .
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Hickenbottom is one of the senior performers in WWE, having joined in 1988.
.Hickenbottom began his wrestling career with Mid-South Wrestling, now known as Universal Wrestling Federation, and American Wrestling Association (AWA).^ He made his national debut with the American Wrestling Association (AWA) in 1986.
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^ Before coming to WWE, Hickenbottom began his career in Mid-South Wrestling in 1984.
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^ American Wrestling Association alumni .
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.During his time with AWA, he performed in partnership with Marty Jannetty, as The Midnight Rockers; winning the AWA World Tag Team Championship twice.^ Continental Wrestling Association o AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (2 times)[144] – with Marty Jannetty .
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^ The Midnight Rockers took the AWA by storm.
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^ Michaels and Jannetty were never to officially win the WWE Tag team Championship.
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Hickenbottom and Jannetty then signed with World Wrestling Federation (WWF), while in contract with AWA. They returned to AWA, only to go back to the WWF in 1988.
.Hickenbottom later worked as a sole performer, taking on a new persona of "The Heartbreak Kid."^ Hickenbottom later worked as a sole performer, taking on a new persona of "The Heartbreak Kid."
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^ The Heartbreak Kid takes one step back, his stubbled face trembling, breathing rapidly like a rabbit.
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^ His nickname was later changed to "The Heartbreak Kid", at Curt Hennig's suggestion.
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.He was the leader of a backstage group known as The Kliq, which was known for performing an unscripted act during the Madison Square Garden "Curtain Call" incident in 1996. The following year, he teamed up with Hunter Hearst Hemsley, who often was referred to as Triple H (HHH), and Chyna to form D-Generation X (DX).^ Survivor Series 1996 from Madison Square Garden, November 17th.

^ The following year, he teamed up with Hunter Hearst Hemsley , who often was referred to as Triple H (HHH), and Chyna to form D-Generation X (DX).
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^ He was the leader of a backstage group known as The Kliq , which was known for performing an unscripted act during the Madison Square Garden " Curtain Call " incident in 1996.
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.This group of wrestlers was known for their sophomoric crude humor.^ This group of wrestlers were known for their sophomoric crude humor.
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^ Leading up this the on screen pranks of the group was similar to those of off screen, very sophomoric and crude.

That same year, Hickenbottom took part in one of the most controversial matches in wrestling history, dubbed as the "Montreal Screwjob." After a back injury forced him to retire following his WWF Championship loss at WrestleMania XIV, Hickenbottom opened a wrestling academy, called The Shawn Michaels Wrestling Academy, in which he trained upcoming wrestlers. .He made his in-ring return at SummerSlam in 2002. In 2006, Hickenbottom and Triple H briefly reformed DX, but after an injury that Triple H sustained, Hickenbottom returned to singles wrestling.^ Return to wrestling and feud with Triple H (2002–2004) .
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^ He made his in-ring return at SummerSlam in 2002.
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^ (July 2006) Along with Triple H has reformed DX. .
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.Although as of 2009, the duo reunited as a tag team once more, with the two capturing the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship.^ Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XXIV On the January 29 episode of Raw , Michaels captured the World Tag Team Championship with WWE Champion John Cena after defeating Rated-RKO. He then defeated both Edge and Orton in a Triple Threat number one contender's match on another episode of Raw to earn a shot at the WWE championship.
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^ Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch defeated Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes in a Tag team match for the World Tag Team Championship.
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^ Both men also, ironically, entered as co-holders of the World Tag Team Championship.
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.Among other accolades, Hickenbottom is a four-time world champion: a three-time WWF Champion and a former World Heavyweight Champion.^ Lesnar is a 3 time WWE Heavyweight Champion.
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^ Ric Flair is a 16 time World Heavyweight Champion.
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^ Overall, Hickenbottom has been a world champion four times, including three reigns as WWE Champion , and one reign as World Heavyweight Champion .
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.He was also the winner of the 1995 and 1996 Royal Rumbles and was the company's first Grand Slam Champion.^ He was also the winner of the 1995 and 1996 Royal Rumble and was the company's first Grand Slam Champion.
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^ Royal Rumble (1996) 106.
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^ He was also the winner of the 1995 and 1996 Royal Rumbles and the first Grand Slam Champion.
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.He has also won the Slammy Award a record 10 times.^ December 8, 2008--RAW (Slammy Awards) : Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair at WrestleMania won the Slammy for "Match of the Year"!

^ December 14, 2009--Slammy Awards : Chris Jericho & The Big Show won the Slammy Award for 2009 "Tag Team of the Year"..

^ Shawn won more Slammies then anyone else that night and every award he got he earned.

.Aside from professional wrestling, Hickenbottom is a born-again Christian, husband, and father of two children.^ Hickenbottom is a born again Christian.
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^ Aside from professional wrestling, Hickenbottom is a born-again Christian, husband, and father of two children.
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^ Michael Shawn James Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965 in Scottsdale, Arizona) is a professional wrestler better known as Shawn Michaels or the Heartbreak Kid (HBK).
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Contents

Early life

.Hickenbottom was born on July 22, 1965 in Chandler, Arizona.^ July 22 , 1965 .
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^ July 22, 1965 .

^ Hickenbottom was born on July 22, 1965 in Chandler, Arizona.
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[4][8] .The last of four children – Randy, Scott, and Shari are his older siblings – he was raised in a military family and spent a brief part of his early years in Reading, Berkshire, England,[4] but grew up in San Antonio, Texas.^ En cuanto a mí: Born to a military family on an air base in Chandler, Michaels spent a brief part of his early years in Reading, Berkshire, England, but mainly grew up in San Antonio, Texas.
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^ He was raised in a military family and spent a brief part of his early years in Reading, Berkshire, England, but grew up in San Antonio, Texas.
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^ The last of four children - Randy, Scott and Shari.
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.As a child, Hickenbottom disliked the name "Michael," so his family and friends just called him "Shawn."^ Shawn (as he is called by family and friends,not Michael) married his 1st wife at the insitance of their mothers.
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^ Here he calls out Shawn Michaels...
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^ Lothario suggested that Hickenbottom go by the ring name Shawn Michaels.
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[9] .Ever since, he has been referred to as Shawn.^ Ever since, he has been referred to as Shawn.
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.Additionally, Hickenbottom moved around frequently since his father was in the military.^ Additionally, Hickenbottom moved around frequently since his father was in the military.
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^ With his father being in the air force he had to move around as a child.

[9]
.He knew he wanted to become a professional wrestler at the age of twelve.^ He knew he wanted to become a professional wrestler at the age of 12.
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^ I want to become a wrestler when Im older and I want you to train me.

^ Professional wrestlers Edge, Christian, Chris Jericho, Matt Hardy, and Jeff Hardy all list Shawn Michaels as their hero, and one of their biggest inspirations for becoming a wrestler.
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[8] .Hickenbottom was already an athlete; his career began at the age of six when he started playing football.^ Hickenbottom was already an athlete; his career began at the age of 6 when he started playing football.
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^ Football Scholarships and Football Recruiters As high school athletes your likelihood of getting college football scholarships is determined as much by being in the right place at the right time as it is by your playing skills.

^ The Beginning Daivari began his professional wrestling career in a very impressive way, working with two well-known trainers at the early age of 15.

[10] .He was a stand-out linebacker at Randolph High School and eventually became captain of the football team.^ He was a stand-out Linebacker at Randolph High School and eventually became Captain of the football team.
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^ San Antonio, il a fréquenté le Randolph High School de la Randolph Air Force Base .
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^ Football Scholarships and Football Recruiters As high school athletes your likelihood of getting college football scholarships is determined as much by being in the right place at the right time as it is by your playing skills.

[2][11] .After graduating, Hickenbottom attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, but soon realized that college life was not for him.^ After High School Shawn attended Southwest Texas State University for one semester.

^ After graduating, Hickenbottom attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, but soon realized that college life was not for him.
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^ Shawn Michaels: Real Life January 6, 2000: Shawn Michaels & Rebecca Curci welcome their son (Cameron Hickenbottom) into the world..

[12] .Then he began pursuing a career in professional wrestling, a type of sports entertainment in which theatrical events are combined with a competitive sport.^ Then he began pursuing the career of a professional wrestler.
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^ Early career of Steve Williams; All the details of Monday night's wrestling war, biggest events .
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^ During this time, believing that his wrestling career was over, Michaels was interested in training individuals who wanted to become professional wrestlers.
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[2]

Professional wrestling career

Early career (1984–1988)

.Hickenbottom began to train under Mexican professional wrestler Jose Lothario.^ He was then trained by Mexican professional wrestler Jose Lothario.
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^ Then he began pursuing the career of a professional wrestler.
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^ Hickenbottom began to train under Mexican professional wrestler Jose Lothario .
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[6][7] .During his training, Hickenbottom adopted the ring name, Shawn Michaels.^ RING GIANTS 14" SHAWN MICHAELS .
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^ Lothario suggested that Hickenbottom go by the ring name Shawn Michaels.
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^ During his training, Hickenbottom adopted the ring name, Shawn Michaels, a stage name used by a professional wrestler to hide their true identity from the wrestling fanbase .
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[1] .After his training with Lothario, he debuted as Shawn Michaels with Mid-South Wrestling and Texas All-Star Wrestling (TASW) promotions in 1984.[1] During his time with TASW, Michaels replaced Nick Kiniski in the American Breed tag team, teaming with Paul Diamond.^ Along with the training, they had their own promotion, the Texas Wrestling Alliance.
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^ After his training with Lothario, he debuted in Mid-South Wrestling in 1984 and later with Texas All-Star Wrestling (TAW) promotion.
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^ While wrestling in the Texas All-Star Wrestling territory, Michaels teamed with Paul Diamond .
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Michaels and Diamond were awarded the TASW Tag Team Championship by Chavo Guerrero, Sr.[8] The team was later renamed American Force.[13] .He also worked for Central States Wrestling.^ Il lutte aussi pour la Central States Championship Wrestling, une promotion indépendante-régionale associée avec la National Wrestling Alliance .
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^ He acts like all of Canada would go into a state of depression if he lost a worked wrestling match.
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^ Central States Wrestling alumni .
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[14] .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.^ There, he and tag team partner Marty Jannetty ( Frederick Jannetty ) defeated The Batten Twins for the Central States Tag Team Championship , later losing it back to the Battens.
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^ May 22, 1986: The Batten Twins defeated The Midnight Rockers to reclaim the Central States Tag Team titles..

^ Michaels also wrestled for Central States Championship Wrestling.
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[8] Michaels also made several appearances in the Dallas, Texas-based World Class Championship Wrestling throughout 1985.
.Michaels made his national-level debut at the age of twenty in American Wrestling Association (AWA), once again teaming with Marty Jannetty.^ Continental Wrestling Association o AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (2 times)[144] – with Marty Jannetty .
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^ American Wrestling Association alumni .
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^ He made his national debut with the American Wrestling Association (AWA) in 1986.
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[6] .The pair were billed as "The Midnight Rockers" and held the AWA World Tag Team Championship, defeating Doug Somers and Buddy Rose.^ Both men also, ironically, entered as co-holders of the World Tag Team Championship.
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^ The Batten Twins The Grapplers Buddy Rose Doug Somers RockNRoll RPMs RockNRoll Express The Brain Busters The Orient Express The Rougeau Brothers The Hart Foundation .

^ CM Punk and Kofi Kingston { Fans Pick Tag Team } defeat Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase in a Tag Team Match For The World Tag Team Championship .
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[6] .In 1987, The Rockers were signed by a competing promotion: the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).^ In 1987, The Rockers were signed by a competing promotion: the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
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^ In a raid of AWA talent in 1987, The Rockers were signed by a competing promotion: the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
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^ In a raid of AWA talent in 1987, The Rockers were signed by a competing promotion: the World Wrestling Federation.
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[6] .They were fired from WWF two weeks later, for a bar incident (a misunderstanding, according to Michaels' autobiography).^ They were fired from WWF two weeks later, for a bar incident (a misunderstanding, according to Michaels' autobiography).
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^ They were fired from the WWF two weeks later, however, for "partying too hard" (a misunderstanding, according to Michaels' autobiography).
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^ If you have an accident driving home tonight in your car, typically your car will sit on the panel beaters shop floor for two weeks until they can get to it.

[6][15] .They then returned to AWA, but were re-signed by WWF a year later.^ They then returned to AWA, but were re-signed by WWF a year later.
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^ They then returned to the AWA, but were re-signed by the WWF a year later.
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^ They returned to the AWA, but were re-signed by the WWF a year later.
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World Wrestling Federation

The Rockers (1988–1991)

The Rockers redebuted at a WWF live event on July 7, 1988.[16] Due to WWF chairman Vince McMahon's desire to have his performers carry WWF-exclusive ring names, Michaels and Jannetty were renamed, as simply "The Rockers."[1] The team proved popular with both children and women.[6] .The team was a mid-card stalwart of television and pay-per-view shows for the next two years.^ The team proved popular with both children and women.The team was a mid-card stalwart of television and pay-per-view shows for the next two years.
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^ Brand-exclusive Pay-per-views .
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^ Pay Per Views and Television is also recognized.
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[17]
.In October 1990, The Rockers were scheduled to win the WWF Tag Team Championship from The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart), as Neidhart, half of the championship team, was in the process of negotiating his release from the company.^ October 1990 - SNME: Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty won the Tag Team titles from Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart..

^ Jim Neidhart, half of the championship team, was in the process of negotiating his release from the company.
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^ Hart Foundation - SNME 1990 16.
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[17] .The match was taped with The Rockers winning the belts, but soon after, Neidhart came to an agreement with management and was rehired.^ The match was taped with The Rockers winning the belts, but soon after, Neidhart came to an agreement with management and was rehired.
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^ The match was taped with The Rockers cleanly winning the belts, but soon after, Neidhart came to a stopgap agreement with management and was rehired.
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^ Belatedly, in October 1990, their chance came when The Rockers were scheduled to win the WWF Tag Team Championship from The Hart Foundation, as Jim Neidhart, half of the championship team, was in the process of negotiating his release from the company.
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[17] .The belts were returned to the Hart Foundation, while the title change was never broadcast or even acknowledged on television.^ 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.
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^ The belts were returned to the Harts, while the title 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.
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^ With rehab and motivation Shawn returned to the ring on May 25th to capture the tag team titles with Steve Austin from Davey Boy and Owen Hart.

[17] .When news spread, WWF explained that the original result was void due to a collapsed turnbuckle in the ring during the bout.^ When news spread, WWF explained that the original result was void due to a collapsed turnbuckle in the ring during the bout.
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^ The belts were returned to the Harts, while the title 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.
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^ 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.
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.A buckle had indeed broken, but not to a noticeable or dangerous extent during the match.^ A buckle had indeed broken, but not to a noticeable or dangerous extent during the match.
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^ BTW Kevin, did you notice Jericho mocking Hulk Hogan during the tag match?
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^ One interesting thing I noticed during the Sheamus segment was him saying something to the extent of only new fresh talent are going to face him for the title.
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[1] .The Rockers continued their partnership, eventually splitting on December 2, 1991 during an incident on Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake's televised Barber Shop talk show promotional segment.^ The Rockers plodded along, eventually splitting on December 2, 1991 during an incident on Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake's ( Edward Leslie ) televised Barber Shop talk show promotional segment .
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^ 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.
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^ He threw his old partner through a plate glass window on a Barber Shop segment with Brutus The Barber Beefcake.
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[18] .Michaels superkicked Jannetty and threw him through a glass window on the set of Beefcake's talk show.^ Throws a sledgehammer through a glass window.
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^ Michaels superkicked Jannetty and threw him through a glass window on the "shop" set.
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^ Michaels superkicked Jannetty and threw him through a glass window on the 'shop' set.
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[6][19] .Jannetty disappeared from the company, and Michaels became a villain as "The Boy Toy."^ Jannetty vanished from the WWF and Michaels turned heel as "The Boy Toy".
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^ Jannetty disappeared from the company, and Michaels became a villain as "The Boy Toy."
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^ Michaels actually baptized Jannetty, when Jannetty became a Christian.
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[18]

The Heartbreak Kid (1992–1995)

At the suggestion of "Mr Perfect" Curt Hennig, Michaels adopted the nickname "The Heartbreak Kid."[6] Along with his new name came a new gimmick as a vain, cocky villain.[20] .He was put together with mirror-carrying manager, Sensational Sherri, who, according to the storyline, had become infatuated with him.^ He was put together with mirror-carrying manager "Sensational" Sherri, who, according to the storyline, had become infatuated with him.
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^ In his new gimmick as a vain, cocky wrestler, he took on a manager, Sherri Martel, who was infatuated with him, and even sang the first version of his theme music, "Sexy Boy".
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^ Shawn's morphing from The Rocker into the Heartbreak Kid with Sensational Sherri (R.I.P.) giving him credibility, Mr. Perfect coining the nickname "Heartbreak Kid", and the importance of the Intercontinental Title.
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[18] Sherri even sang the first version of his new theme music, "Sexy Boy."[1] During that period, Michaels normally wrestled during the first half of live events, and his departure was announced with the words, "Shawn Michaels has left the building" (alluding to the phrase "Elvis has left the building").[21]
Michaels at a live event in 1994
.Michaels failed to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship from Bret Hart in July 1992, even losing against him at a live event in the WWF's first-ever ladder match.^ Intercontinental Championship match .
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^ Austin interfered in the match costing Hart the WWF Championship.
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^ 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.
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[22] .He, however, won the title from The British Bulldog on the October 27, 1992 edition of Saturday Night's Main Event, which aired on November 14.[23] Shortly thereafter, he was in a pay-per-view main event for the first time, in which he lost to Hart, for the WWF Championship at the 1992 Survivor Series.^ At the pay-per-view event, DX defeated Legacy.
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^ Shortly thereafter, he faced — and lost to — future nemesis Bret Hart, for the WWF Championship in the main event of the 1992 Survivor Series.
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^ Shortly thereafter, he was in a pay-per-view main event for the first time, in which he lost to Hart, for the WWF Championship at the 1992 Survivor Series .
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[24] .Michaels and Hart were moved to the main event after The Ultimate Warrior was unable to compete in the tag team match that involved Randy Savage against the team of Ric Flair and Razor Ramon.^ Randy Orton defeated Ric Flair in a Steel cage match.
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^ They were moved to the main event after The Ultimate Warrior suddenly departed from the WWF, leaving his tag team match with Randy Savage against Ric Flair and Razor Ramon hanging.
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^ Michaels and Hart were moved to the main event after The Ultimate Warrior ( Brian Hellwig ) was unable to compete in the tag team match that involved Randy Savage ( Randall Poffo ) against the team of Ric Flair ( Richard Fliehr ) and Razor Ramon ( Scott Hall ).
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[25] .During this time, Michaels and Sherri split and he engaged himself in a feud with former tag team partner Marty Jannetty.^ Tag Team of the Year en 1989 (Shawn Michaels et Marty Jannetty) .

^ During this time, Michaels and Sherri split and he engaged himself in a feud with former tag team partner Marty Jannetty.
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^ For the first time as a team, Triple H & Shawn Michaels have won the tag ...
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[6] .Michaels lost the Intercontinental Championship to Jannetty on Monday Night Raw on May 17, 1993.[23] He then regained it on June 6 with the help of his debuting "bodyguard" (and off-air friend) Diesel.^ But Jannetty would return in May and take the Intercontinental Championship.
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^ July 21st Monday Night RAW .

^ June 6, 1993: Shawn Michaels defeated Marty Jannetty to regain the Intercontinental title..

[1][23]
.In September 1993, Michaels had quit the company, after it was announced that he had failed to defend his title 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.^ 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.
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^ After a feud with Mr. Perfect, Michaels quit the WWF in September 1993.
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^ 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").
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[26] .After turning down World Championship Wrestling (WCW)'s advances, Michaels returned to the WWF and made several appearances in the United States Wrestling Association (USWA) during a WWF/USWA cross-promotion.^ Michaels also made several appearances in the Dallas, Texas-based World Class Championship Wrestling throughout 1985.
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^ 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.
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^ World Class Championship Wrestling alumni .
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.He returned to WWF television in November at the Survivor Series pay-per-view, substituting for Jerry Lawler, who was dealing with legal issues, in a match pitting himself and three of Lawler's "Knights" against the Hart brothers, Bret, Bruce, Keith, and Owen.^ Bret Hitman Hart (series 9) 13.
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^ Those injuries would also play a part in a match against Owen Hart the day after the Survivor Series.
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^ Owen Hart finally beating his brother.
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[27]
.He soon entered a staged rivalry with Razor Ramon, who had won the vacated Intercontinental Championship, during Michaels' absence.^ He soon entered a staged rivalry with Razor Ramon, who had won the vacated Intercontinental Championship, during Michaels' absence.
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^ He soon entered a hot feud with Razor Ramon, who had won the vacated Intercontinental Title during Michaels' absence.
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^ Meanwhile, Michaels began to bring another version of the Intercontinental title claiming that he and not Razor Ramon (who had won a battle royale and a match against Rick Martel to claim the recognized version of the title) was the REAL champion.
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[28] .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.^ Later that night Michaels and Cena defeated the champions and captured the titles.
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^ He walked to the ring with the U.S. Title belt over his shoulder.
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^ 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.
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[28] .This feud culminated in a ladder match between the two at WrestleMania X.^ This feud culminated in a ladder match between the two at WrestleMania X .
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^ 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.
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^ This would be the start to a feud leading up to Wrestlemania between the two.

[28] .Michaels lost the match, which featured both his and Ramon's belts suspended above a ladder in the ring.^ 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.
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^ Michaels lost the match, which featured both his and Ramon's belts suspended above a ladder in the ring.
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^ 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.
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[27][28] .This match was voted by fans as "PWI Match of the Year" by Pro Wrestling Illustrated.^ This match was voted by fans as "Match of the Year" by Pro Wrestling Illustrated .
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^ Happy New Year wrestling fans!
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^ The bout was voted Match of the Year by fans.
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[6] .It also received a 5-star rating from Wrestling Observer Newsletter member Dave Meltzer, one of four WWE matches to do so.^ This would be Shawn’s first 5 star match rated by Dave Meltzer, only four WWF matches have ever been awarded that rating, this was the first one.

^ Hi Dave, Thumbs Up Best Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho Worst Match: Candice Michelle vs. Beth Phoenix This was definitely one of the best pay per views that the WWE has put on in recent months.
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^ Nine matches, four titles, a battle royal, a chaotic ladder match, an icon vs. WWE. That is what is on tap for tonight, 4P/7E on pay-per-view.
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.Over the next few months, Michaels battled various injuries and launched the Heartbreak Hotel television talk show segment, mainly shown on WWF Superstars.^ Michaels battled various injuries over the next few months, and soon launched the "Heartbreak Hotel" TV talk show segment, mainly shown on WWF Superstars.
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^ Over the next few months, Michaels battled various injuries and launched the Heartbreak Hotel television talk show segment, mainly shown on WWF Superstars .
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^ In his early thirties, an age when most Superstars are hitting their prime, Michaels had to bow out of the spotlight, plagued by recurrent injuries which had ended - or so he thought - his career.
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[29]
.On August 28, 1994, Michaels and Diesel captured the Tag Team Championship from The Headshrinkers (Samu and Fatu).^ Both men also, ironically, entered as co-holders of the World Tag Team Championship.
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^ CM Punk and Kofi Kingston { Fans Pick Tag Team } defeat Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase in a Tag Team Match For The World Tag Team Championship .
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^ With rehab and motivation Shawn returned to the ring on May 25th to capture the tag team titles with Steve Austin from Davey Boy and Owen Hart.

[30] .The next day, at SummerSlam, Diesel lost the Intercontinental Championship to Ramon when Michaels accidentally superkicked Diesel.^ RATING- 8/10 Intercontinental Championship (Saturday Night's Main Event, 11/8/92) Shawn Michaels VS British Bulldog(c) British Bulldog had just beaten Bret Hart in their historic match at Summerslam 1992 .
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^ Reunited with Diesel and back in the fans' good graces, Michaels took on and defeated Jeff Jarrett for the Intercontinental Championship on July 23rd.
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^ (Summerslam 1994) Shawn Michaels and Diesel vs. Razor Ramon and 1-2-3 Kid - Just like summerslam, Michaels accidently superkicks Diesel.
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[27] .This triggered a split between Michaels and Diesel, a storyline that was drawn out until Survivor Series that November.^ Michaels returned as a last minute substitution as Jerry Lawler who had to sit out the Survivor Series due to some legal problems.
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^ November 22, 1990 - Survivor Series: Martel/Warlord/Hercules/Roma defeated Roberts/Snuka/The Rockers..

^ Survivor Series 1996 from Madison Square Garden, November 17th.

[31] .Michaels went on to win the Royal Rumble in 1995,[32] which set up a championship grudge match at WrestleMania XI against Diesel (who had gone on to win the WWF Championship from Bob Backlund).^ Looks like the match is set up for The Undertaker to win this match.
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^ Shawn Michaels Shawn Michaels eliminates Diesel to win his second consecutive Royal Rumble.
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^ First Shawn Michaels won the Royal Rumble earning a WWF Championship match against Diesel (the then WWF Champion).
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[32] .As part of the storyline, Michaels recruited Sycho Sid as his bodyguard for the build-up, lost the match,[33] and was attacked by Sid the following night.^ Michaels recruited Sid as his bodyguard for the build-up, lost the match, and then was turned on by Sid the following night.
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^ 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. 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.
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^ Michaels would receive another rematch on Raw against Benoit; losing due to Triple H interfering this would then cause Michaels to attack Triple H the following week.

[34] .After this, Michaels took time off,[34] because Vince McMahon wanted Michaels to become a fan favorite.^ As Sid challenged Diesel for the gold, Michaels took time off.
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^ 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.
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^ 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.
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[35]

Clique's influence (1995–1997)

.Michaels returned to the ring, as a fan favorite, in May 1995. He went on to defeat Jeff Jarrett in July at the In Your House pay-per-view event, to win his third Intercontinental Championship.^ But Jannetty would return in May and take the Intercontinental Championship.
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^ WWF in Your House 3 (1995) 123.
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^ He returned to the ring, as a 'babyface', in June 1995, and toppled Jeff Jarrett in July 1995 for his third Intercontinental Title.
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[6][36] .This led to a title defense against Razor Ramon at SummerSlam, in a ladder match, which Michaels won.^ August 27, 1995 - Summerslam: Shawn Michaels defeated Razor Ramon in their 2nd Ladder match to retain the Intercontinental title..

^ Triple H won a street fight; Michaels won a cage match and Triple H won a ladder match.
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^ This would lead to a title defense against Razor Ramon at SummerSlam 1995, in a Ladder Match, which Michaels won.
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[6] .Around this time, Michaels became the alleged leader of a backstage group known as The Clique.^ He was the leader of a backstage group known as The Kliq , which was known for performing an unscripted act during the Madison Square Garden " Curtain Call " incident in 1996.
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^ 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.
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^ Around this time, Michaels became the alleged leader of a backstage group known as The Clique .Others perceived the group to have sufficient clout with WWF owner Vince McMahon, becoming dominant wrestling figures in WWF for several years in the mid-1990s.
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[6] .Others perceived the group to have sufficient clout with WWF owner Vince McMahon, becoming dominant wrestling figures in the WWF for several years in the mid-1990s.^ 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.
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^ Around this time, Michaels became the alleged leader of a backstage group known as The Clique .Others perceived the group to have sufficient clout with WWF owner Vince McMahon, becoming dominant wrestling figures in WWF for several years in the mid-1990s.
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^ 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.
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.Michaels disputes the perception, saying that McMahon pushed only deserving wrestlers.^ Michaels disputes the perception, saying that McMahon pushed only deserving wrestlers.
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^ Shawn Michaels 15 May 2007, 10:41 PM Wait, so all we do is say a wrestlers' move?
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^ Then the most intriguing quote of 2010 was replayed, which is Shawn Michaels saying if McMahon brings back Bret Hart, "Only good things will happen."
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[37] .Michaels' fan base was later nicknamed "The Kliq" as an inside reference to the real "Clique".[38] In October 1995, he was legitimately attacked by several men outside a bar in Syracuse, New York.^ Shawn's fanbase was later nicknamed "The Kliq" as an inside reference to the real "Clique."
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^ Shawn Michaels was attacked (in real life) outside of a night club in Syracuse, New York by a group of "thugs"..

^ In October 1995, he was attacked by several men outside a Syracuse, New York, bar.
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[1] .Shortly afterwards, at the In Your House: Great White North pay-per-view, Michaels forfeited the Intercontinental Championship to staged rival Dean Douglas because he was, according to WWF, unable to compete.^ In October 1995, he was legitimately attacked by several men outside a bar in Syracuse, New York.Shortly afterwards, at the In Your House: Great White North pay-per-view, Michaels forfeited the Intercontinental championship to staged rival Dean Douglas ( Troy Martin ) because he was, according to WWF, unable to compete.
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^ WWF in Your House 6 (1996) 112.
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^ WWF in Your House 3 (1995) 123.
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[39] .Later in the night, Douglas lost the championship to Clique member Razor Ramon.^ However, Douglas lost the title immediately to Clique member Razor Ramon.
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^ Also see a terrific match with 4 clique members, HBK and Diesel vs. Kid and Razor Ramon plus, HBK, Diesel, and Tatanka vs. Lex Luger and Smoking Gunns.
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^ Shawn also helped Diesel capture the Intercontinental championship off his own rival Razor Ramon.

[40] .The next month, during a match with Owen Hart on an episode of Monday Night Raw, Owen performed an enzuigiri that struck the back of Michaels' head.^ July 21st Monday Night RAW .

^ Owen Hart kicks Shawn in the head and he collapses during the match.
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^ July 13th Monday Night Raw .

[41] .They continued the match, but Michaels collapsed in the ring, supposedly because he had suffered a concussion.^ They continued to wrestle, but Michaels then collapsed in the ring, supposedly because he had suffered a concussion in the Syracuse incident.
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^ However he would make it out to ring only to collapse similar to the Owen Hart incident, causing Orton to win by the match being stopped; Orton would continue the assault on Michaels putting him out of action until October with an on screen concussion.

^ July 7, 2008--RAW : Shawn Michaels accepted Chris Jericho's challenge and they had an in-ring confrontation to hype the match..

[1][41] .The concussion was scripted, which was kept from most fans at the time.^ The concussion was a work, skillfully kept from most fans at the time.
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[1] .A retirement angle was written so that Michaels could take some time off, after he came back from an injury too soon.^ May 2007: Shawn Michaels had to take some time off due to a knee injury...
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^ Michaels would take time off until September.

^ Michaels recalls doing his back flip off the top rope purposely to annoy Bret and other people to make them say his knee injury was definitely faked.

[1]
The MSG Incident.
.After teasing a retirement, Michaels returned to WWF at the Royal Rumble match in 1996, which he wound up winning for a second year in a row, to receive a WWF Championship match in the main event at WrestleMania XII.^ Shawn Michaels Shawn Michaels eliminates Diesel to win his second consecutive Royal Rumble.
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^ Austin eliminated The Rock to win his second consecutive Royal Rumble.
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^ WWF Royal Rumble (1998) 87.
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[42] .Around this time, Jose Lothario became Michaels' on-screen manager.^ Around this time, Jose Lothario, Michaels' original trainer, became his on-screen manager.
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^ September 30, 1996 - RAW: Vader & Jim Cornette defeated Shawn Michaels & Jose Lothario..

^ WWE telecasts over the next few weeks showed Michaels in intense training with his former mentor, Jose Lothario, who would accompany Michaels to ringside.
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[43] .At WrestleMania XII, Michaels defeated Bret Hart in the 'sudden death' overtime of their sixty minute Iron Man match, which had ended in a 0–0 tie.^ Bret vs. Shawn, Iron Man Match, enough said.
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^ The main event at Wrestlemania XII would be an Iron Man match.
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^ Kurt Angle defeated Samoa Joe 3-2 in a 30 minute Iron Man match .
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[6] .On May 19, 1996 in an incident known as "Curtain Call: The MSG Incident," Michaels won a steel cage match against Diesel.^ Triple H won a street fight; Michaels won a cage match and Triple H won a ladder match.
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^ Shawn Michaels after winning the WWF Championship at WrestleMania XIIMichaels 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.
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^ In Your House 12 was another easy show for Michaels again in a dark match this time against Mankind, again this match Michaels went over in.

.After the match ended, Razor Ramon, who was about to leave WWF to company rival WCW, came to the ring and hugged Michaels.^ Shawn Michaels after winning the WWF Championship at WrestleMania XIIMichaels 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.
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^ August 27, 1995 - Summerslam: Shawn Michaels defeated Razor Ramon in their 2nd Ladder match to retain the Intercontinental title..

^ Following the match, HHH grabbed a chair went after young Jeff before Shawn Michaels came out.
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[44] .Although Hunter Hearst Helmsley and Nash were seen as villains at the time, in contrast to Michaels and Hall, they were also members of The Clique, and joined in the good-bye hug as a group.^ Goldust vs Hunter Hearst Helmsley .

^ Vader vs Hunter Hearst Helmsley .

^ Hunter Hearst-Helmsley P320 color .
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[44] .The incident was seen as a rare breach in "kayfabe", the faux action and storylines that promoters wanted the fans to see as real.^ But really, I don’t want to see Bret wrestle again.
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^ Great video for people wanting to see Shawn Michaels in action in his championship year of 1996 until he won it again at the 1997 Royal Rumble.
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^ Anyone who was more interested in seeing TNA than that in my opinion is NOT a real wrestling fan.
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[44] .As WCW gained momentum due to the signings of Hall and Nash, Michaels held the championship for most of the year.^ 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, Vader and The British Bulldog in pay-per-view battles.
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^ Great video for people wanting to see Shawn Michaels in action in his championship year of 1996 until he won it again at the 1997 Royal Rumble.
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^ Rumors circulated of Michaels' possible return in a storyline with Kevin Nash & Scott Hall when they redebut..

.Michaels' championship reign ended at the 1996 Survivor Series event, where he lost to Sycho Sid, his former bodyguard.^ Survivor Series (1996) 108.
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^ Shawn vs. Sid 1996 Survivor Series .

^ Shawn Michaels after winning the WWF Championship at WrestleMania XIIMichaels 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.
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[45] .Michaels recaptured the championship from Sid in January 1997 at the Royal Rumble.^ 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.
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^ January 19, 1997 - Royal Rumble: Shawn Michaels defeated Sycho Sid to recapture the WWF Heavyweight title..

^ Royal Rumble (1997) 94.
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[46]
.On a special episode of Raw dubbed Thursday Raw Thursday, Michaels vacated the WWF Championship;[1] he explained to fans that he was informed by doctors that he had conjured a knee injury, and that he had to retire.^ On August 28, 1994, Michaels and his ever more popular sidekick, Diesel, captured the WWF World Tag Team Championship from The Headshrinkers.
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^ Shawn would vacate the belt on Thursday Raw Thursday a special edition of Monday Night Raw, this was filled with much speculation, had he really suffered a career ending injury?

^ (Raw: 8/4/08) Shawn Michaels/Chris Jericho Interview - After Michaels made the announcement that he was going to retire, Jericho comes out to stir things up.
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[47] .His speech was regarded as controversial, as Michaels was allegedly unwilling to lose to Bret Hart at WrestleMania 13 (since it was noted that he was going to have a rematch with Hart at WrestleMania).^ Bret Hitman Hart (series 9) 13.
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^ Did he not want to lose to Bret Hart at Wrestlemania?

^ Shawn Michaels et les Knights ( Barry Horowitz , Greg Valentine et Jeff Gaylord) perdent face à Bret , Owen , Bruce et Keith Hart.

[6] .Michaels contemplated thoughts of retirement and stated that he "had to find his smile again," which he had "lost" somewhere down the line.^ Who would have ever thought that Shawn Michaels would be the 1 to retire Ric Flair, or Shawn would win the very first Elimination Chamber.
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^ I thought that I read somewhere that JBL and shawn Michaels will face off at Wrestlemania in a match where JBL puts up a $1,000,000 vs Shawn's contract.
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^ I thought for sure that Hart would demand as a condition of doing the story line that it be Michaels who said he was sorry and wanted to make amends.
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[6] After knee surgery by Dr. James Andrews, Michaels returned a few months later, briefly teaming with Stone Cold Steve Austin to win the WWF Tag Team Championship.[48] .In his autobiography, Michaels reveals about his real-life feud with Bret Hart, claiming that Bret did interviews on live television claiming that he [Michaels] was faking his whole injury.^ Interview with Bret Hart after knee surgery .

^ Shawn Michaels et les Knights ( Barry Horowitz , Greg Valentine et Jeff Gaylord) perdent face à Bret , Owen , Bruce et Keith Hart.

^ Since Vince has feuded with DX in the past, perhaps Vince and Bret could back The Hart Dynasty against DX for the Tag Team Titles?
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[49]
.At SummerSlam, Michaels officiated the WWF Championship match between WWF Champion The Undertaker and Bret Hart.^ The Champion, Edge, was shocked, and now he has his marriage and unfortunately to him, in this match, he doesn’t have to lose to lose the championship.
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^ (Raw: 5/5/97) Bret Hart/Shawn Michaels - Bret is in a wheel chair and rips on Shawn Michaels while he is standing right there, listening to him.
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^ August 27, 1995 - Summerslam: Shawn Michaels defeated Razor Ramon in their 2nd Ladder match to retain the Intercontinental title..

[50] .The match ended in controversial fashion, with Michaels hitting Undertaker with a chair (unintentionally, as he was aiming for Bret after he spat in his face).^ 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).
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^ Michaels won the match when he hit Sid in the face with a camera from ringside.

^ Bret spat on HBK, causing Shawn to attemp to hit Bret with a chair but missed and he hit the Undertaker.
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[50] .Michaels was then forced to award the championship to his nemesis, Bret Hart.^ Shawn Michaels et les Knights ( Barry Horowitz , Greg Valentine et Jeff Gaylord) perdent face à Bret , Owen , Bruce et Keith Hart.

^ Shawn Michaels after winning the WWF Championship at WrestleMania XIIMichaels 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.
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^ (Raw: 5/5/97) Bret Hart/Shawn Michaels - Bret is in a wheel chair and rips on Shawn Michaels while he is standing right there, listening to him.
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[50] .At WWF One Night Only, held in Birmingham, England in September, Michaels defeated The British Bulldog to capture the WWF European Championship.^ (Raw: 4/29/96) Shawn Michael/British Bulldog Highlights - Highlights of them brawling in the ocean in Kuwait.
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^ However, Kane pushed him to the limit, turning on him at the Royal Rumble costing him the WWF Championship in a Casket Match against Shawn Michaels.
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^ Michaels would then wrestle Owen Hart on an addition of Monday Night Raw, this would prove to be one of the most memorable storylines of this period in wrestling.

[50][51] .The fans at the event were so appalled at the result of the match they booed Michaels out of the building, to the extent that they littered the ring with rubbish.^ The result of the match was a double count out.

^ When Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty were teaming up as the Rockers, they were one of the few tag teams to do double team moves through out the entire matches they wrestled.
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^ The match went as planned ending with Triple H outside of the ring and Michaels submitting in the centre of the ring to Benoit synching back on the sharpshooter.

[50][52] .With this win, Michaels became the first Grand Slam Champion.^ For winning these titles, He became known as the very first Grand Slam Champion.
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^ He made history when he became the first ever grand slam champion.
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^ (Raw: 9/8/97) Shawn Michaels/Undertaker Interview - Says he wants to be the European champion and become the first man in the WWF history to ever hold all 4 titles.
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[2] .During the 1997 SummerSlam event, a feud culminated between Michaels and The Undertaker, after Michaels struck The Undertaker with the usage of a steel chair.^ Michaels' striking of the Undertaker with a chair began a feud between the two men.
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^ August 3, 1997 - Summerslam: Shawn Michaels refereed the main event between The Undertaker & Bret Hart..

^ Show was temporarily stunned, but delivered the Knockout Punch into the steel chair, which was driven into the face of Triple H. Shawn Michaels goes to the ...
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.At the October pay-per-view event, In Your House: Badd Blood, Michaels and Undertaker participated in the first Hell in a Cell match.^ Shawn had his first singles pay per view match up at WrestleMania 8 .

^ October 5, 1997 - Bad Blood: The Undertaker & Shawn Michaels battled in the 1st (and possibly greatest) Hell in the Cell match ever..

^ If we have this match at the Pay Per View, you might as well do the best you can with it.
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.During the match, it saw Michaels fall off the side of the 15-foot (5 m) high structure through a table and saw him as the winner in the match.^ Taker then threw Michaels off the side of the cage and through the broadcast table..

^ 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.
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^ (Raw: 9/15/08) Chris Jericho, Lance Cade, and JBL vs. Batista and Shawn Michaels - Michaels' first match on Raw since March!
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[53] .The match received a 5-star rating from Dave Meltzer.^ This was Michaels second match to receive the 5-star rating from Dave Meltzer and is the only one ever to do so, it is considered by many as the most well told story in a Hell in a Cell as it is the original version of the match, although the Undertaker versus Mankind is more remembered.

^ This would be Shawn’s first 5 star match rated by Dave Meltzer, only four WWF matches have ever been awarded that rating, this was the first one.

^ STAR RATING: **1/2 -- Good tag match.
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.In the summer, Michaels joined forces with real-life friend, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Hunter's then-girlfriend, Chyna, and Rick Rude to form the stable, D-Generation X (DX).^ Hunter , Chyna et Rick Rude l’accompagnent.

^ Vader vs Hunter Hearst Helmsley .

^ Hunter Hearst- Helmsley & Chyna P468 color .
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[54] .Moving away from the family-oriented product, this marked the beginning of the WWF Attitude Era.^ Moving away from the family-oriented product, this marked the beginning of the WWF Attitude Era.
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[55] .Michaels continued his rivalry with Bret Hart and his reformed Hart Foundation, which was now a pro-Canada stable.^ Shawn Michaels et les Knights ( Barry Horowitz , Greg Valentine et Jeff Gaylord) perdent face à Bret , Owen , Bruce et Keith Hart.

^ (Raw: 5/5/97) Bret Hart/Shawn Michaels - Bret is in a wheel chair and rips on Shawn Michaels while he is standing right there, listening to him.
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^ The age-old saying in pro wrestling is that you never say never, but for the longest time I never thought I would ever see Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels face to face on Raw much less hugging each other in the middle of the ring.
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.Michaels taunted the group and Canada by engaging in acts, such as blowing his nose with and humping the Canadian Flag.^ Michaels would taunt The Hart Foundation and Canada by engaging in acts, such as blowing his nose with and humping the Canadian Flag.
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^ The other was Shawn inserting Bret’s canadian flag in his nose and using it as a hankercheif.

^ He would again perform acts on the Canadian flag such as wiping his rear with it, once again pick his nose with it and eventually hump the flag totally desecrating it.

.Michaels later claimed the flag desecration was Bret's idea.^ In his book, Heartbreak & Triumph, Michaels claims the flag desecration was Bret Hart's idea.
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^ Later that Night, Shawn Michaels interrupted Vince McMahon's personal review of Bret Hart's DVD: The Bret Hart Story ..

[56] .Michaels' feud with the Hart Foundation culminated in a championship match at Survivor Series in 1997 against Bret Hart.^ At the 1992 Survivor Series Michaels faced Bret Hart for the WWF Championship belt.

^ Bret at 1997 Survivor Series .

^ Shawn Michaels et les Knights ( Barry Horowitz , Greg Valentine et Jeff Gaylord) perdent face à Bret , Owen , Bruce et Keith Hart.

.Michaels came out of this match, dubbed by fans the "Montreal Screwjob", as the WWF Champion.^ Chris Jericho and Shawn Michaels both came out for their match.
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^ At SummerSlam , Michaels would find himself once again in an Elimination Chamber match, but this time would not be able to gain a victory, with Triple H instead walking away the champion.
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^ Following the match, HHH grabbed a chair went after young Jeff before Shawn Michaels came out.
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[57] .Michaels now held both the WWF and European championship at the same time.^ Michaels thus became the only wrestler to hold both the World Championship and the European Championship at the same time.
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^ On August 28, 1994, Michaels and his ever more popular sidekick, Diesel, captured the WWF World Tag Team Championship from The Headshrinkers.
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^ About that same time, Michaels began to team with Hunter Hearst Helmsley and, along with Chyna formed DeGeneration X. Helmsley and Chyna helped Michaels defeat Davey Boy Smith for the European Championship at the British pay-per-view One Night Only on September 20th.
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.Michaels, however, lost the European Championship to D-Generation X member, Hunter Hurst Hemsley, who often was referred to as Triple H (HHH), when he pinned him during a farcical match, making Triple H the European Champion.^ However, he would have himself pinned by Triple H in December in a farcical match, making Hunter the European Champion.
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^ Slaughter to defend the European title against Triple H, in an attempt to make them fight and split up DX. This would turn out to be an unwise move as for the first time in his career Shawn simply laid down for Hunter to cover him and pick up the pin fall, becoming the new WWF European champion on the December 22nd edition of Raw.

^ Michaels would lose his match for the team when Vader pinned him after a Vader bomb.

[58]

Retirement, commissioner and departure (1998–2000)

Michaels was the WWF Commissioner in 1998.
.At the 1998 Royal Rumble, Michaels received a legitimate back injury in a Casket match against The Undertaker.^ During a casket match against the Undertaker at the 1998 Royal Rumble , Michaels injured his back.
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^ WWF Royal Rumble (1998) 87.
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^ January 18, 1998 - Royal Rumble: Shawn Michaels defeated The Undertaker in a Casket match to retain the WWF title..

[6] .Michaels took a back body drop to the outside of the ring and smashed his lower back on the casket, causing him to herniate two discs and crush one completely.^ At the hospital the doctors informed Shawn he had two herniated discs in his back and had completely crushed one.

^ Michaels was standing outside the ring.
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^ Injury In 1998, a back injury that Michaels received in the Casket Match against the Undertaker at the 1998 Royal Rumble (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. 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.
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[6][59] .This forced Michaels into retirement after losing the WWF Championship to Steve Austin at WrestleMania XIV.^ Injury In 1998, a back injury that Michaels received in the Casket Match against the Undertaker at the 1998 Royal Rumble (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. 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.
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^ Shawn Michaels after winning the WWF Championship at WrestleMania XIIMichaels 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.
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^ Bret Hart took a hiatus after losing the WWF Championship at WrestleMania XII; “Stone Cold” Steve Austin called him all kinds of names, leading to a return of the Hitman at the Survivor Series, where the Hitman won a matchup with Austin.
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[60]
Michaels returned to the WWF on November 23, 1998, but not as a wrestler; instead, he replaced Sgt. .Slaughter as the WWF Commissioner, a portrayed match maker and rules enforcer, joining Vince McMahon's group of wrestlers called the Corporation as a villain.^ Slaughter as the WWF Commissioner, joining Vince McMahon's Corporation stable as a heel.
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^ Nobody calls Vince McMahon "Vinnie."
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^ Bret then called Vince McMahon to the ring.
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[61] .Throughout late 1998 and early 1999, Michaels made regular television appearances on Raw, in which he scheduled matches, throwing around his authority, and sometimes even deciding the outcome of matches.^ Both made a appearance on Raw during Shawn's match.

^ (Raw: 5/17/93) IC Title Match: Marty Jannetty vs. Shawn Michaels - Pretty good match.
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^ January 15, 2007 - RAW : Shawn Michaels defeated Rated RKO (Edge & Randy Orton) by DQ in a Handicap match..

[62][63][64] .In early 1999, Michaels re-joined DX as a fan favorite, but disappeared from WWF television for a few months to have back surgery,[65] and by the time he had returned, DX had broken up.^ Surgery and recuperation put Michaels on the shelf for five months, but he made a surprising return on Raw in October when Vince McMahon ordered the wrestlers to line up and shake the hand of freshly minted WWE Champion Orton.
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^ He would once again pick up another knee injury causing him to need more time off for surgery; this again proved a positive for Michaels being able to spend yet more time with his children.

^ July 23, 2007 Dear Shawn Michaels, Monday ,July 23,2007 I hopeyou come back and beat Orton I think youre the greatest wrestler of all time.

.Michaels made occasional appearances on WWF television as the Commissioner during the spring and summer of 1999. Michaels was absent from WWF television until May 21, 2000 when he returned to officiate the Iron Man match between The Rock and Triple H.[66] One month later, Michaels briefly reappeared to hand over the role of Commissioner to Mick Foley and afterwards was absent from television for nearly a year.^ Shawn would make a brief appearance in WWF during May 2000 where he would officiate an iron man match between The Rock and Triple H, the next month he finally relinquished his commissioner role over to Mick Foley.

^ Commissioner Mick Foley P640 color .
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^ But hold that thought until later this month.
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[67] .During this time, believing that his wrestling career was over, Michaels was interested in training individuals who wanted to become professional wrestlers.^ He knew he wanted to become a professional wrestler at the age of 12.
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^ Then he began pursuing the career of a professional wrestler.
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^ I want to become a wrestler when Im older and I want you to train me.

[68] .He saw potential in using his name and opening the Shawn Michaels Wrestling Academy, after his lawyer, Skip McCormick, suggested the idea.^ Is Shawn Michaels going to be released from wrestling?
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^ Shawn hated the name Michael but had nothing better and had to use Shawn Michaels.

^ Shawn Michaels is using his speed.
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[68] Michaels eventually left the academy.[68] .During this time, Michaels was a sportscaster for San Antonio's local news for a short time during his retirement.^ During this time Michaels would contact his old buddy Marty Jannetty to come back in part of the storyline.

^ He would use this time to spend with his family do Bible readings for his local churches in San Antonio and appear on Trinity Broadcast Channel along with fellow wrestler Sting.

^ Michaels would regain the championship at the 1997 Royal Rumble in front of a home town crowd in San Antonio, Texas.
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[68]

Return to WWE

Return to wrestling and various feuds (2002–2005)

.In 2002, Michaels returned to wrestling and was brought into the New World Order (nWo) by Kevin Nash as a new member of the group.^ Former member of the NWO (New World Order) along with former WWE superstars Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and X-Pac.
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^ World Wrestling Federation - new World order June 3, 2002 - RAW : Shawn Michaels finally returns, introduced by nWo leader Kevin Nash as the newest member of the nWo..

^ Rumors circulated of Michaels' possible return in a storyline with Kevin Nash & Scott Hall when they redebut..

[69] .After the nWo had disbanded, Triple H appeared to make amends with Michaels.^ (Raw: 6/19/06) Shawn Michaels and Triple H vs. Spirit Squad - DX makes their in-ring redebut.
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^ McMahon would order Triple H to end Michaels’ career but Triple H refused and attacked the Spirit Squad, McMahon also failed to make Triple H join his ‘Kiss My Ass Club’.

^ Triple H vows to find out who attacked Michaels and make them pay for what they did!

.This was solidified when Michaels pleaded Triple H to return to Raw.^ (Raw: 8/19/02) Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels - You read that right, Shawn Michaels back in action.
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^ (Raw: 3/1/04) Chris Benoit/Shawn Michaels/Triple H Interview (Raw: 3/8/04) Heavyweight Title Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Benoit vs. Triple H - Chris Benoit pins Triple H to win the title.
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^ Triple H, CM Punk, Shawn Michaels and the returning John Cena are some of the 30 men competing for a chance at in the Royal Rumble Match.
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[70] .Later on, they came down to the ring sporting their DX music and attire.^ Ben Roethlisberger and his Offensive Line came out in DX gear for a big celebration that made it on many Sports media shows..

^ After he was slapped around by Hornswoggle, a disheveled Marella (who was doing a Jericho impersonation) said to DX as they headed to the ring for their match, “Good luck at the sucking.” .
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^ (Raw: 7/22/02) Shawn Michaels/Triple H Interviews (Raw: 7/22/02) Triple H/Shawn Michaels Segment - They came out to the old DX music with DX shirts as it looks like DX has been reformed.
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.When the pair was about to perform their trademark "Suck It" taunt, Triple H turned on Michaels by performing a Pedigree on him.^ June 26, 2006 - RAW : Triple H (as Vince) and Shawn Michaels (as Shane) performed a hilarious parody of the two McMahon men..

^ Can he coexist with Shawn Michaels and Triple H? Does his medical condition as a stroke survivor enable him to endure the pressure of talking in front of ...
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^ After the match, Triple H came down and gave John Cena the Pedigree and stood over him doing the DX crotch chop!

[70] .Continuing the angle, a week later, Triple H attacked Michaels from behind in a parking lot and put his head through a car window, in storyline.^ Later in the night, Michaels is brutally attacked in the parking lot and had his head thrown through a car window!!

^ A week later, Shawn was attacked in the parking lot.
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^ Superstar, Mickie James, Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels and Edge, as well as a "Brand Warfare" co-op storyline with Triple H and John Cena.
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[71] .In response, Michaels challenged Triple H to "a fight" (a non–sanctioned match) at SummerSlam,[72] which Triple H accepted, laying the foundation for a rivalry that lasted for years.^ Triple H won a street fight; Michaels won a cage match and Triple H won a ladder match.
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^ He defeated Triple H by pin-fall in a non-sanctioned match.
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^ Booker T last match in WWE was against Triple H at Summerslam 2007.
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.Michaels won at SummerSlam, but was attacked by Triple H with a sledgehammer after the match.^ Michaels got the victory but was attacked by Helmsley and his sledgehammer.
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^ After the match Michaels was attacked by the sore loser.
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^ Triple H won a street fight; Michaels won a cage match and Triple H won a ladder match.
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[73] .At Survivor Series, Michaels won the World Heavyweight Championship from Triple H in the first-ever Elimination Chamber match.^ Great video for people wanting to see Shawn Michaels in action in his championship year of 1996 until he won it again at the 1997 Royal Rumble.
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^ Shawn Michaels would be eliminated third by Goldberg and didn’t have too much to do in the match.

^ The Rock won his first Royal Rumble by eliminating The Big Show.
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[74] .Michaels' reign as champion came to an end when he lost the championship to Triple H in a Three Stages of Hell match, a series of three matches in which wrestlers attempt to win the majority of matches, at Armageddon.^ A month later, Michaels reign as Intercontinental Champion ended.
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^ The champions (along with Johnny Nitro, Gregory Helms, and Mike Knox) came out on the losing end of their Survivor Series Match against D-X, the Hardys, and CM Punk, but raised the stakes of their feud with D-X a few weeks later when they decimated Ric Flair after D-X had left the building.
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^ December 15, 2002 - Armageddon : Triple H defeats Shawn Michaels in a three match series to win the WWE World Heavyweight title!

[75]
Michaels' match with Chris Jericho at WrestleMania XIX in March 2003 was his first match at a WrestleMania since his back surgery in 1998.
.Michaels then began a rivalry with Chris Jericho, after Jericho claimed that he was the next Shawn Michaels.^ Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels, still to come tonight.
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^ Jericho was walking backstage....he faces Shawn Michaels next.
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^ A Chris Jericho/Shawn Michaels highlight video is shown.
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[76] .On January 13, 2003, after Jericho won a battle royal to select his entry number for the Royal Rumble, choosing number two in order to start the match with Michaels,[77] who had already been named number one.^ Michaels' night at the Royal Rumble was not over.
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^ (Raw: 1/6/03) Chris Jericho/Shawn Michaels Brawl (Raw: 1/13/03) Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho - Not really a match but this was the beginning of the 2003 Royal Rumble.
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^ One hour after the winning numbers were drawn, the box was opened on a live television broadcast and the numbers on the slip of paper matched the winning draw: 2, 9, 10, 15, 25, 38, 4.
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.At the Royal Rumble, Jericho, with the help of Christian, eliminated Michaels.^ September 27, 2004 - RAW : Christian & Tyson Tomko beat Shawn Michaels & Chris Jericho (Christian pinned Michaels!

^ In the Rumble itself, Michaels eliminated Kurt Angle who returned and eliminated Shawn.
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^ Great video for people wanting to see Shawn Michaels in action in his championship year of 1996 until he won it again at the 1997 Royal Rumble.
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[78] .Michaels defeated Jericho at WrestleMania XIX.^ April 5, 1992 - Wrestlemania 8: Shawn Michaels w/Sensational Sherri defeated "El Matador" Tito Santana..

^ April 3, 2005 - Wrestlemania 21 : Kurt Angle defeated Shawn Michaels in a classic show-stealing Interpromotional match..

^ June 27, 2005 - RAW : John Cena & Shawn Michaels & Hulk Hogan defeated Chris Jericho & Christian & Tyson Tomko!!!

[79] .After the match, Michaels offered his hand to Jericho, who instead of shaking it, hugged Michaels.^ After the match, Jericho hugs Michaels and then turns on him with a low blow!

^ (Raw: 9/15/08) Chris Jericho, Lance Cade, and JBL vs. Batista and Shawn Michaels - Michaels' first match on Raw since March!
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^ July 7, 2008--RAW : Shawn Michaels accepted Chris Jericho's challenge and they had an in-ring confrontation to hype the match..

.At first it seemed like good sportsmanship by Jericho until he quickly kicked Michaels in the groin.^ Michaels looks good, but quickly loses.
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^ I thought that John Cena or Chris Jericho would have been good opponents for Taker, but I guess since Michaels and Taker had such a goo...
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^ Big Show & Chris Jericho bullied Hornswoggle and beat up some Little People until Triple H & Shawn Michaels made the save!

[79]
.As a part of an ongoing feud with Triple H, the two competed alongside Chris Benoit in the main event match at WrestleMania XX for the World Heavyweight Championship.^ Finally, in the main event, former Evolution members Batista and Triple H fought for the World Heavyweight Championship.
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^ The main event at Wrestlemania XII would be an Iron Man match.
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^ A interesting event with two notable matches.
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.The former DX partners both came up short in the match, however, as Benoit won the championship.^ After the match, Triple H came down and gave John Cena the Pedigree and stood over him doing the DX crotch chop!
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^ Turn DX heel and have them feud with the (presumably now face) Hart Dynasty to set up a Wrestlemania match?
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^ Michaels won the match and went on to face Cena the next week on Raw only for the match to be interrupted by Angle jealous of Michaels championship match.

[80] .At Bad Blood in June, Michaels lost to Triple H in a Hell in a Cell match.^ At SummerSlam , Michaels would find himself once again in an Elimination Chamber match, but this time would not be able to gain a victory, with Triple H instead walking away the champion.
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^ (Raw: 9/29/97) Hell In The Cell: Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker - Please tell me you have seen this classic match.
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^ (Raw: 3/1/04) Chris Benoit/Shawn Michaels/Triple H Interview (Raw: 3/8/04) Heavyweight Title Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Benoit vs. Triple H - Chris Benoit pins Triple H to win the title.
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[80] .Four months later, he lost a World Heavyweight championship match against Triple H, after Edge interfered at Taboo Tuesday, when the fans voted for him ahead of Edge and Chris Benoit to face Triple H one more time.^ Triple H defended the World Heavyweight Championship against Booker T, where Triple H was successful in retaining the title.
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^ But after taking a huge dive to allow his "boss" JBL advance to The Royal Rumble to face John Cena for the World Heavyweight Championship.
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^ (Raw: 9/20/04) Christian and Tyson Tomko vs. Shawn Michaels and Chris Jericho (Raw: 9/27/04) Christian vs. Shawn Michaels (Raw: 10/4/04) Chris Benoit/Shawn Michaels/Edge Interview (Raw: 10/11/04) Edge, Shawn Michaels, and Chris Benoit vs. Evolution (Raw: 10/11/04) Edge/Chris Benoit/Shawn Michaels/Eric Bischoff Interview (Raw: 10/11/04) Edge/Chris Benoit/Shawn Michaels Debate/Interview (Raw: 10/18/04) Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Benoit vs. Edge (Raw: 10/18/04) Edge/Chris Benoit/Shawn Michaels Segment - Michaels is voted in by the fans to face Triple H. Edge @ 28%, Chris Benoit @ 33%, and Shawn Michaels @ 39% (Taboo Tuesday 2004) WWE Title Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H - Thanks to a knee injury the night before on Raw, it was an easy decision to have Triple H win here.
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[81] .Following this, Michaels was out of action for a few months with a legitimate torn meniscus.^ When Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty were teaming up as the Rockers, they were one of the few tag teams to do double team moves through out the entire matches they wrestled.
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^ Following the match, HHH grabbed a chair went after young Jeff before Shawn Michaels came out.
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^ More important was the fact that Triple H tore his right quadriceps and would be out of action for several months.
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[2][82]
.At the Royal Rumble in 2005, Michaels competed in the Rumble match and eliminated Kurt Angle.^ In the Rumble itself, Michaels eliminated Kurt Angle who returned and eliminated Shawn.
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^ Royal Rumble 2005 .
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^ WWE Royal Rumble (2005) 43.
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.In seeking revenge, Angle re-entered the ring and eliminated Michaels, and thus placed him in an ankle lock submission hold, outside of the ring.^ Michaels was standing outside the ring.
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^ Au 3ème tombé, Michaels abandonne sur le “Ankle Lock”.

^ A week later, after Hassan's interference cost him a match against Daivari, Michaels wanted revenge but needed a partner.
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[83] .Michaels issued a challenge to Angle for a match at WrestleMania 21, which Angle accepted when he appeared on Raw to attack Michaels.^ After, he accepts his challenge for Wrestlemania.
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^ After the match Michaels was attacked by the sore loser.
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^ By Matt Loede(noreply@blogger.com) Intercontinental Championship Shawn Michaels vs. Sid Vicious RAW September 11, 1995 Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind RAW August 11, 1997 Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho WrestleMania XIX March 30, 2003 Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle WrestleMania 21 April 3, 2005 Mr. WrestleMania .
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[84] .The following week on Raw, Marty Jannetty and Michaels had a one time reunion as The Rockers and defeated La Résistance (Robért Conway and Sylvain Grenier).^ (Raw: 3/14/05) Rockers vs. La Resistance - Rockers one night reunion!
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^ July 19, 1993 - RAW: Shawn Michaels defeated Marty Jannetty..

^ The rockers(Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty) debuted in the summer of 1988.

[85] .Three days later on SmackDown!, Angle defeated Jannetty, after Angle made Jannetty submit to the ankle lock.^ It was another back and forth encounter causing many false finishers and spectacular wrestling, finishing with Angle locking on the ankle lock after a long and agonising struggle Michaels finally had no choice but to submit.

^ Shawn Michaels versus Kurt Angle was 5th, Shawn recalls neither knew who would win the day before at which point Michaels offered to put Kurt over for the good of the company even losing to Angles ankle lock submission.

^ Kennedy would interfere in Michaels' match with Orton the following week, (which allowed Orton to win by count-out), and a week later he defeated Marty Jannetty.
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[86] .To send a "message" to Michaels, Angle also humiliated Michaels' former manager, Sensational Sherri, when he applied the ankle lock hold on her.^ It was originally sung by Michael's former manager, Sherri Martel.
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^ April 5, 1992 - Wrestlemania 8: Shawn Michaels w/Sensational Sherri defeated "El Matador" Tito Santana..

^ It was another back and forth encounter causing many false finishers and spectacular wrestling, finishing with Angle locking on the ankle lock after a long and agonising struggle Michaels finally had no choice but to submit.

[87] .At WrestleMania 21, Angle defeated Michaels by submission, again with an ankle lock.^ Au 3ème tombé, Michaels abandonne sur le “Ankle Lock”.

^ April 5, 1992 - Wrestlemania 8: Shawn Michaels w/Sensational Sherri defeated "El Matador" Tito Santana..

^ At Vengeance in June 2005, Michaels would do battle once again against Kurt Angle in a rematch from Wrestlemania XXI, this time Michaels would be the victor after escaping an ankle lock and performing sweet chin music, although it was not as good as the original this was still a very well received match.

[83]
Michaels performing his signature pose.
.The next night on Raw, Muhammad Hassan and Daivari came out to confront and assault Michaels.^ April 4, 2005 - RAW : Muhammad Hassan & Khosrow Daivari assaulted Shawn Michaels leaving him unconsious in the ring..

^ May 3, 1993 - RAW: "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan defeated Shawn Michaels by Count Out..

^ Following the match, HHH grabbed a chair went after young Jeff before Shawn Michaels came out.
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[88] .On the April 11 episode of Raw, Michaels approached authority figure Eric Bischoff, in which he demanded a handicap match with Hassan and Daivari, a match consisting of one wrestler or team of wrestlers facing off against a team of wrestlers with numerical superiority such as two against one, or three against two.^ This match was thrown together by at the time on screen authority figures on Raw Eric Bischoff and Stone Cold.

^ A match was scheduled between the two teams at Cyber Sunday, and thanks to Eric Bischoff's controversial officiating Edge and Orton, now calling themselves Rated-RKO got the victory, and handed D-X their first major loss all year.
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^ In Your House 12 was another easy show for Michaels again in a dark match this time against Mankind, again this match Michaels went over in.

.Bischoff refused to schedule the match, but informed Michaels to find a partner and he would grant him the match.^ Shawn Michaels would be eliminated third by Goldberg and didn’t have too much to do in the match.

^ Shawn Michaels and Chris Jericho would finish their feud at No Mercy in a ladder match, a match Jericho claimed he was better at than Michaels ever could have been.

^ HBK was hesitant, but after Flair aggressively sought the “show-stopper” in Michaels, he then accepted Flairs challenge and promised him that he would give his best.
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.Michaels then made a plea for Hulk Hogan to come back and team with him.^ July 23, 2007 Dear Shawn Michaels, Monday ,July 23,2007 I hopeyou come back and beat Orton I think youre the greatest wrestler of all time.

^ (Raw: 2/2/98) Steve Austin/DX Interview - Steve Austin steals HBK's WWF Title and tells him to come get it back.
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^ (Raw: 6/27/05) John Cena, Shawn Michaels, and Hulk Hogan vs. Chris Jericho vs. Christian vs. Tyson Tomko - Past, present, and future.
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[89] .On the April 18 episode of Raw, Hassan again led an attack on Michaels until Hogan appeared to save Michaels and accept his offer.^ (Raw: 4/25/05) Shawn Michaels and Hulk Hogan vs. Muhammad Hassan and Daivari (Backlash 2005) Shelton Benjamin vs. Shawn Michaels - Awesome match between these two.
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^ The week before though Kane attacked DX and saved the outnumbered ‘Taker from a beating on Raw.

^ But he was attacked in the end by the heel nWo, which is led by the babyface Hogan.
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[90] .At Backlash, Hassan and Daivari lost to Hogan and Michaels when Daivari was pinned.^ May 1, 2005 - Backlash : Hulk Hogan & Shawn Michaels defeated Muhammad Hassan & Khosrow Daivari..

^ April 11, 2005 - RAW : Khosrow Daivari (debut) defeated Shawn Michaels after interference from Muhammad Hassan..

^ Muhammad Hassan vs. Shawn Michael - Man, Hassan and Daivari are over, even if they use cheap 9/11 tricks.
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[91] .On the July 4 episode of Raw, Michaels and Hulk Hogan had a tag team match, which they won.^ July 18, 2005 - RAW : Hulk Hogan accepted Shawn Michaels' challenge to a match at Summerslam 2005!

^ For the first time as a team, Triple H & Shawn Michaels have won the tag ...
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^ (Raw: 5/17/93) IC Title Match: Marty Jannetty vs. Shawn Michaels - Pretty good match.
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[92] .During the post-match pose, Michaels hit Hogan with his superkick, knocking Hogan to the ground and making Michaels a villain for the first time since returning in 2002.[92] The following week on Raw, Michaels appeared on Piper's Pit where he superkicked Roddy Piper and then challenged Hogan to a match at SummerSlam.^ This should have happened the week following Michaels Superkicking Hogan.
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^ First Time Republished Since December 9, 2002 .
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^ Shawn Michaels superkicks Hogan after the match and turns heel (we think).
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[93][94] .Hogan defeated Michaels at SummerSlam, and 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 would lose his match for the team when Vader pinned him after a Vader bomb.

^ May 3, 1993 - RAW: "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan defeated Shawn Michaels by Count Out..

^ January 15, 2007 - RAW : Shawn Michaels defeated Rated RKO (Edge & Randy Orton) by DQ in a Handicap match..

.Michaels left the ring to allow Hogan to celebrate with the crowd, and Michaels once again became a fan favorite.^ Michaels is left in a heap as H tears off his shirt (SQUEEEEEAL) and throws it at him on his way out of the ring and up the ramp.
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^ That arrangement was short-lived, as Shawn Michaels broke away and became a fan-friendly commissioner to Vince's dismay..

^ July 25, 2005 - RAW : Shawn Michaels went to the ring and cut a promo on Hulk Hogan and vows to prove he's the ICON..

[95]

Feuding with McMahon; reforming DX (2006–2007)

.On the December 26, 2005 episode of Raw, Vince McMahon lauded Michaels for his part in the "Montreal Screwjob". Michaels said he was only being loyal to his company, he had moved on, and McMahon should move on as well.^ Michaels would claim McMahon should move on as he had.

^ March 17, 2008--RAW : Ric Flair defeated Vince McMahon in a Career Threatening Street Fight with help from Shawn Michaels..

^ (Raw: 1/26/09) JBL/Shawn Michaels Interview - JBL makes a match with him vs. Shawn Michaels.
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.McMahon then began setting unusual stipulations for Michaels' matches and interfering on behalf of Michaels' opponents.^ Michaels would go on to lose this match thanks to interference from Randy Orton.

^ March 27, 2006 - RAW : Triple H vs Shawn Michaels ended in a No Contest when Vince McMahon interfered (Cena made the save)..

^ Vince McMahon comes out before the match and says Michaels must win or he won't be in the Rumble.
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[96] .During the Royal Rumble, McMahon made his way to the ring, and as Michaels stared at McMahon, Shane McMahon made a surprising appearance, eliminating Michaels from the match.^ Taylor made fun of Bam Bam at the Royal Rumble after he lost a match.
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^ The beginning of 1990 looked positive also for Shawn Michaels with an appearance in the Royal Rumble match.

^ Both made a appearance on Raw during Shawn's match.

[97] .On the February 13 episode of Raw, McMahon tried unsuccessfully to force Michaels to sign retirement papers.^ February 13, 2006 - RAW : Vince McMahon forced Shawn Michaels into "Mandatory Retirement" but Michaels ripped up the papers!

^ June 26, 2006 - RAW : Triple H (as Vince) and Shawn Michaels (as Shane) performed a hilarious parody of the two McMahon men..

^ March 17, 2008--RAW : Ric Flair defeated Vince McMahon in a Career Threatening Street Fight with help from Shawn Michaels..

[98] .The following week, Michaels won a handicap match against the Spirit Squad (Kenny, Johnny, Mitch, Nicky and Mikey) and after the match, Michaels' former partner, Marty Jannetty, came down to help Michaels from the assault by the Spirit Squad.^ February 20, 2006 - RAW : Shawn Michaels defeated The Spirit Squad (Kenny & Johnny & Mikey & Nicky) by DQ in a Handicap match..

^ The champions (along with Johnny Nitro, Gregory Helms, and Mike Knox) came out on the losing end of their Survivor Series Match against D-X, the Hardys, and CM Punk, but raised the stakes of their feud with D-X a few weeks later when they decimated Ric Flair after D-X had left the building.
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^ The feud continued after Backlash pitting Michaels in 5-on-1 handicap matches against the Spirit Squad, the Spirit Squad would work on his knee injuring it.

.After the two reunited, McMahon offered Jannetty a contract if he "kissed his ass."^ McMahon Kiss My Ass Club" for a job..

^ (Raw: 3/20/06) Shawn Michaels/Marty Jannetty Interview (Raw: 2/27/06) Vince/Shawn Michaels Interview (Raw: 2/27/06) Vince/Marty Jannetty/Chris Masters/Shawn Michaels/Shane Segment - Vince wants Marty to kiss his ass for a contract but doesn't as Michaels makes the save.
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^ McMahon would order Triple H to end Michaels’ career but Triple H refused and attacked the Spirit Squad, McMahon also failed to make Triple H join his ‘Kiss My Ass Club’.

[99] The following week, Jannetty refused McMahon's offer and instead took Chris Masters' "Masterlock challenge."[100] Michaels tried to help Jannetty, which ultimately resulted in Shane attacking Michaels and forcing him to kiss his father's ass.[100] .At Saturday Night's Main Event, Shane defeated Michaels in a Street Fight, a match without disqualifications and where scoring conditions can occur anywhere, after he applied a sharpshooter on Michaels, which led to McMahon immediately ordering for the bell to be rung, even though Michaels did not submit, which was an allusion to the "Montreal Screwjob".[101] Despite interference from the Spirit Squad and Shane, Michaels defeated McMahon at WrestleMania 22 in a No Holds Barred match, a match where there are no disqualifications.^ If the match is for 1 fall (Wrestlemania Challenge), there is no second wind.
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^ Shawn Michaels vs Triple H & Shane McMahon in a Handicap match ended in a No Contest when Cena interfered against orders...

^ April 2, 2006 - WrestleMania 22 : Shawn Michaels defeated Vince McMahon w/Shane McMahon in a Super Grudge match..

[98] .At Backlash, The McMahons (Vince and Shane) defeated Michaels and "God" in a tag team match, with help from the Spirit Squad in a no disqualification match.^ Vince says no and that his war with Michael isn't over with and that Michaels will be in a tag match with God as Michaels' partner vs. Vince "and the product of 'his' semen, Shane".
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^ July 17, 2005 - RAW : Shawn Michaels w/Triple H defeated Shane McMahon w/Vince McMahon by DQ when the Spirit Squad interfered..

^ (Raw: 4/24/06) Vince and Shane vs. Shawn Michaels - This match was hyped as having God as Michaels' tag team partner.
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[102] .On the May 22 episode of Raw, the Squad was scripted to injure Michaels' knee.^ May 3, 1993 - RAW: "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan defeated Shawn Michaels by Count Out..

^ July 22, 1996 - RAW: Shawn Michaels & Ahmed Johnson defeated The Smoking Gunns..

^ May 26, 2008--RAW : Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho ended in a Double Disqualification in a Judgment Day Rematch..

[103] .This was angle was written so that Michaels could have surgery on his knee, which had been legitimately injured for some time.^ I know you are busy 280 days a year but if you could find some spare time to send me a letter or e-mail, I would love it!!!

^ He would once again pick up another knee injury causing him to need more time off for surgery; this again proved a positive for Michaels being able to spend yet more time with his children.

^ January 9, 2006 - RAW : Chris Masters & Carlito Cool defeated Shawn Michaels & Kurt Angle (they could not co-exist)..

[104]
Triple H and Michaels as DX on an episode of Raw.
.In 2006, a series of events took place which suggested a reunion of Michaels and Triple H as DX. They began at WrestleMania 22, where both Michaels and Triple H performed the crotch chop, during their matches.^ Michaels would perform the DX crotch chop during his match with Vince before diving off the ladder; meanwhile Triple H would also perform the crotch chop during his match.

^ March 10, 2008--RAW : Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels agreed to a match at WrestleMania 24 and promised to steal the show..

^ (Raw: 3/1/04) Chris Benoit/Shawn Michaels/Triple H Interview (Raw: 3/8/04) Heavyweight Title Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Benoit vs. Triple H - Chris Benoit pins Triple H to win the title.
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[98] .On Raw, the two continued to deliver chops, as Michaels feuded with Vince McMahon and Triple H went for the WWE Championship, repeatedly butting heads with Vince McMahon in the process.^ Show was temporarily stunned, but delivered the Knockout Punch into the steel chair, which was driven into the face of Triple H. Shawn Michaels goes to the ...
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^ March 17, 2008--RAW : Ric Flair defeated Vince McMahon in a Career Threatening Street Fight with help from Shawn Michaels..

^ (Raw: 7/24/06) Shawn Michaels vs. Umaga (Raw: 7/31/06) Shawn Michaels/Shane/Triple H Segments (Raw: 8/7/06) DX/Vince/Shane Interview (Raw: 8/14/06) Shawn Michaels and Triple H vs. Vince and Shane (Summerslam 2006) DX/Vince/Shane Interview/Segments - These clips had some funny parts to it.
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.On the June 12 episode of Raw, DX officially reunited.^ (Raw: 1/5/98) Shawn Michaels Interview (Raw: 1/12/98) DX Interview - I love when DX made fun of Michael Cole.
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^ (Raw: 12/15/97) DX Interview - One of their usual funny interviews.
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^ (Raw: 12/22/97) DX Interview - Michaels comes down in a casket as he and HHH crack some jokes about Chyna's new breasts.
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[105] .During Triple H's gauntlet match, which had him compete against the Spirit Squad.^ Triple H, CM Punk, Shawn Michaels and the returning John Cena are some of the 30 men competing for a chance at in the Royal Rumble Match.
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^ September 25, 2006 - RAW : Degeneration-X (Shawn Michaels & Triple H) was forced into a Gauntlet match against three teams..

^ Shawn Michaels/Triple H/Spirit Squad Segment - Michaels returns after a few weeks off to help save Triple H and show that DX is back.
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.Michaels came in to help Triple H, and the two did the DX "crotch chops."^ After the match Shawn hugged Vince, and Shane and along with the Rock they all did crotch chops.

^ Shawn Michaels/Triple H/Spirit Squad Segment - Michaels returns after a few weeks off to help save Triple H and show that DX is back.
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^ (Raw: 7/22/02) Shawn Michaels/Triple H Interviews (Raw: 7/22/02) Triple H/Shawn Michaels Segment - They came out to the old DX music with DX shirts as it looks like DX has been reformed.
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[105] .At Vengeance, DX defeated the Spirit Squad in a 5–on–2 handicap match.^ January 15, 2007 - RAW : Shawn Michaels defeated Rated RKO (Edge & Randy Orton) by DQ in a Handicap match..

^ (SNME: 7/15/06) Elimination Match: DX vs. Spirit Squad (SNME: 7/15/06) DX/Vince/Shane Interview - The intro is cut off.
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^ MAIN EVENT: Randy Orton & Umaga defeated Triple H by DQ in a Handicap match when Shawn Michaels interfered..

[106] .They also defeated the Spirit Squad at Saturday Night's Main Event in a 5-on-2 elimination match and defeated The McMahons at SummerSlam.^ At Summerslam the pair of DX again did battle with the McMahons in a tag team match, before the match even began Vince had the Spirit Squad attack them; they again were quickly disposed of.

^ Shortly after McMahon would pit DX against the Spirit Squad again in an elimination style match this time on Saturday Night Live, DX would again win this match with much ease.

^ Vince McMahon ordered Triple H to take out Shawn Michaels with a sledgehammer, but HHH instead attacked the Spirit Squad!

[107] .At Unforgiven, DX once again defeated the McMahons and ECW World Champion The Big Show in a Hell in a Cell match.^ By Matt Boone Credit: Melvin Cabrera & ProWrestling.net Dark Match Main Event: -John Cena, Triple H, and Shawn Michaels (w/Hornswoggle) defeated Sheamus, Randy Orton, and Big Show Orton struck the DX...
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^ April 3, 2005 - Wrestlemania 21 : Kurt Angle defeated Shawn Michaels in a classic show-stealing Interpromotional match..

^ Ben Roethlisberger and his Offensive Line came out in DX gear for a big celebration that made it on many Sports media shows..

[108]
.At Cyber Sunday, DX took on Rated-RKO (Edge and Randy Orton).^ I'm not sure why DX needs more momentum against Edge and Orton.
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^ January 15, 2007 - RAW : Shawn Michaels defeated Rated RKO (Edge & Randy Orton) by DQ in a Handicap match..

^ April 29, 2007 - Backlash: John Cena defeated Randy Orton, Edge and Shawn Michaels to retain the WWE Championship...
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.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.[109] At Survivor Series, however, Team DX emerged victorious against Team Rated-RKO.[110] At New Year's Revolution, Triple H suffered a legitimate torn right quadriceps during their match with Rated-RKO.[111] Rated-RKO claimed victory over DX, citing Triple H's injury, as the "end" of DX.[112] On January 15, Michaels lived up to his word of "dealing" with Rated-RKO, from his comments the previous week before,[113][114] when he took out Randy Orton with a con-chair-to after a handicap match against Edge and Orton.^ January 15, 2007 - RAW : Shawn Michaels defeated Rated RKO (Edge & Randy Orton) by DQ in a Handicap match..

^ After the match Orton hit an RKO on HBK...
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^ Not long after their victory Michaels won a triple threat match against Edge and Orton for the right to face Cena for the WWE Title at WrestleMania 23.
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[115]

Various feuds (2007–2009)

Michaels confronting John Cena on an episode of Raw
.On the January 29 episode of Raw, Michaels captured the World Tag Team Championship with WWE Champion John Cena after defeating Rated-RKO.[116] He then defeated both Edge and Orton in a Triple Threat number one contender's match on another episode of Raw to earn a shot at the WWE Championship.^ January 15, 2007 - RAW : Shawn Michaels defeated Rated RKO (Edge & Randy Orton) by DQ in a Handicap match..

^ Both men also, ironically, entered as co-holders of the World Tag Team Championship.
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^ April 29, 2007 - Backlash: John Cena defeated Randy Orton, Edge and Shawn Michaels to retain the WWE Championship...
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[117] .At WrestleMania 23, Cena retained the championship, after he made Michaels submit to the STFU.^ April 1, 2007 - Wrestlemania 23 : John Cena defeated Shawn Michaels by Submission to retain the WWE Championship..

^ Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels, World Championship Match - WrestleMania 20 If there ever was a match that defined the decade, both the good and the bad, ...
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^ March 27, 2006 - RAW : Triple H vs Shawn Michaels ended in a No Contest when Vince McMahon interfered (Cena made the save)..

[118] .The next night on Raw, Michaels and Cena competed in two back-to-back ten team battle royals, winning the first and losing the titles in the second to The Hardys (Matt and Jeff) when Michaels threw Cena over the top rope.^ Later that night Michaels and Cena defeated the champions and captured the titles.
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^ Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy P1138 color .
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^ (Raw: 4/2/07) Tag Team Title, 10 Tag Team Battle Royal (Raw: 4/2/07) Tag Team Title, 10 Tag Team Battle Royal - Yes, they did two of these, back to back.
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[119] .Michaels' feud with Cena continued and he faced off with Cena, Edge and Randy Orton in a Fatal Four-Way Match at Backlash for the WWE Championship.^ April 29, 2007 - Backlash: John Cena defeated Randy Orton, Edge and Shawn Michaels to retain the WWE Championship...
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^ Legend Killer Match » face à Randy Orton.

^ Michaels, 42, faces WWE champion Randy Orton this Sunday a...
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.Cena retained the championship when Michaels performed Sweet Chin Music on Cena causing him to fall on Orton, which gained Cena the pinfall.^ Michaels stomped the mat to signal for Sweet Chin Music.
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^ Superstar, Mickie James, Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels and Edge, as well as a "Brand Warfare" co-op storyline with Triple H and John Cena.
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^ This time Orton only narrowly won with the interference of Flair passing him some brass knuckles and distracting Michaels.

[120]
.Michaels then entered a feud with Randy Orton when Orton claimed that he could beat Michaels.^ Superstar, Mickie James, Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels and Edge, as well as a "Brand Warfare" co-op storyline with Triple H and John Cena.
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^ January 15, 2007 - RAW : Shawn Michaels defeated Rated RKO (Edge & Randy Orton) by DQ in a Handicap match..

^ April 29, 2007 - Backlash: John Cena defeated Randy Orton, Edge and Shawn Michaels to retain the WWE Championship...
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[121] .The week before their scheduled match at Judgment Day, after Michaels won a match against Edge, Orton interfered, punting Michaels in the head.^ Orton RKO'd Michaels after the match!

^ Triple H punts Orton in the head.
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^ Superstar, Mickie James, Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels and Edge, as well as a "Brand Warfare" co-op storyline with Triple H and John Cena.
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[121] .Orton assaulted Michaels again, just prior to their match at Judgment Day, interrupting Michaels' interview segment.^ Orton RKO'd Michaels after the match!

^ May 26, 2008--RAW : Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho ended in a Double Disqualification in a Judgment Day Rematch..

^ Unforgiven) Chris Jericho/Mike Adamle/Shawn Michaels Interview - Michaels brings out a ladder and will face Jericho for the Title in a ladder match at the ppv.
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[122] .Michaels collapsed during the course of their match, causing Orton to win by referee stoppage.^ Orton RKO'd Michaels after the match!

^ Randy Orton defeated Shawn Michaels by referee stoppage.

^ Randy Orton defeated Shawn Michaels by referee stoppage...
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[122] .Afterwards, Orton continued the beating, when he performed an RKO to a fallen Michaels.^ Orton RKO'd Michaels after the match!

^ July 23, 2007 Dear Shawn Michaels, Monday ,July 23,2007 I hopeyou come back and beat Orton I think youre the greatest wrestler of all time.

^ September 29, 2003 - RAW : Shawn Michaels & Bill Goldberg beat Ric Flair & Randy Orton by DQ when Rodney Mack interferes..

.Michaels was then removed out of the ring in a stretcher.^ (Raw: 5/14/07) Shawn Michaels/Randy Orton Segment - Orton attacks Michaels backstage and causes HBK to hobble out to the ring, weak and beaten up.
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^ Shawn left victorous, McMahon left on a stretcher but was able to give Shawn Michaels the “finger” as he was being wheeled out of the arena.
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^ During this Battle Royal Michaels purposely threw Cena out of the ring, essentially forfeiting the titles and ending the team.
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[122] .During the feud, Michaels conjured a storyline concussion.^ All of a sudden, Bret’s music hits and Michaels tries to do the same shit he pulled a few years ago during the the Hogan feud.
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^ During this time Michaels would contact his old buddy Marty Jannetty to come back in part of the storyline.

^ Shawn Michaels suffered a Grade 1 concussion during his match against Edge when smashed in the head with Edge's briefcase..

.This injury was used to keep Michaels out of action, as he required surgery for his knee.^ He would once again pick up another knee injury causing him to need more time off for surgery; this again proved a positive for Michaels being able to spend yet more time with his children.

^ February 10, 1997 - RAW: Shawn Michaels forfeited the title due to a knee injury..

^ Michaels' fakes a knee injury here and catches Batista with the superkick for the win.
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[123] .Michaels made his return on the October 8 episode of Raw, performing a superkick to newly-crowned WWE Champion, Randy Orton, during his title ceremony at the end of the show and then celebrating over the knocked-out champion as Vince McMahon watched.^ Randy Orton vs Chris Benoit for the WWE title at SS 4.
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^ Michaels, 42, faces WWE champion Randy Orton this Sunday a...
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^ October 22, 2007--RAW : Shawn Michaels & Jeff Hardy defeated Randy Orton (WWE Champion) & Mr. Kennedy..

[124] .At Cyber Sunday, Michaels was voted by the fans to face Orton for the WWE Championship; though he won via disqualification when Orton hit Michaels with a low blow, which resulted in Orton retaining the championship.^ Michaels won the match when he hit Sid in the face with a camera from ringside.

^ Flair low-blowed Michaels and submitted Randy Orton with the Figure-4..

^ October 28, 2007 - Cyber Sunday : Shawn Michaels defeated WWE Champion Randy Orton by DQ (Orton retains WWE Championship)..

[125] .Michaels got another opportunity at the WWE Championship, when he was granted his rematch against Orton at Survivor Series.^ November 18, 2007 - Survivor Series : Randy Orton defeated Shawn Michaels with an RKO to retain the WWE Championship..

^ In Your House 12 was another easy show for Michaels again in a dark match this time against Mankind, again this match Michaels went over in.

^ April 29, 2007 - Backlash: John Cena defeated Randy Orton, Edge and Shawn Michaels to retain the WWE Championship...
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[126] .In their match, Michaels was banned from using Sweet Chin Music upon request by Orton, referring to as Michaels superkicking Orton week after week.^ Orton RKO'd Michaels after the match!

^ Michaels stomped the mat to signal for Sweet Chin Music.
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^ Of course again, it involved HBK. (King of the Ring 1996) Marty Jannetty vs. Shawn Michaels - Good match with Shawn Michaels hitting Leif Cassidy with a superkick after the match.
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[127] .Michaels lost the match, when Orton performed an RKO for the win.^ After the match Orton hit an RKO on HBK...
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^ Orton RKO'd Michaels after the match!

^ January 15, 2007 - RAW : Shawn Michaels defeated Rated RKO (Edge & Randy Orton) by DQ in a Handicap match..

[126]
Michaels interacting with the fans at WrestleMania XXIV before his match with Ric Flair.
.As part of the storyline involving Ric Flair, Michaels faced Flair in a Career Threatening match at WrestleMania XXIV, in which he won by performing Sweet Chin Music and thus ending Flair's career.^ Michaels won the match when he hit Sid in the face with a camera from ringside.

^ Each man had the match won but it ended in a draw.
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^ March 30, 2008 - WrestleMania 24 : Shawn Michaels defeated "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair in a Career Threatening match..

[128] .Afterwards, Batista confronted Michaels about his actions at WrestleMania, calling him selfish and egotistical.^ Triple H & Shawn Michaels confronted Hornswoggle and invited him to join DX but then turned and Triple H Pedigreed him!

^ Batista attacked Shawn Michaels and choked him out, causing him to bleed from the mouth area..

^ (Raw: 4/14/08) Shawn Michaels/Batista Interview - At first I was thinking, not another interview about Ric Flair but it turned out to be more about Batista not liking HBK and HBK not caring what Batista thinks of him so it was ok.
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[129] .The two faced off at Backlash with Chris Jericho as the guest referee.^ Unforgiven) Chris Jericho/Mike Adamle/Shawn Michaels Interview - Michaels brings out a ladder and will face Jericho for the Title in a ladder match at the ppv.
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^ September 7, 2008 - Unforgiven : Shawn Michaels defeated Chris Jericho by referee stoppage in an unsactioned grudge match..

^ May 12, 2008--RAW : Chris Jericho finally admitted that he believes Shawn Michaels legitimately hurt his knee at Backlash..

.Michaels won after faking a knee injury and performing Sweet Chin Music.^ Michaels stomped the mat to signal for Sweet Chin Music.
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^ Peu de temps après, Mr. Perfect se pointe pour recevoir un "Sweet Chin Music".

^ Shawn nailed sweet chin music and won the WWF championship belt for the 2cd time in his hometown of San Antiono.

[130] .Jericho then confronted Michaels on this matter, in which Michaels admitted to faking the injury in order to defeat Batista.^ (Raw: 9/15/08) Chris Jericho, Lance Cade, and JBL vs. Batista and Shawn Michaels - Michaels' first match on Raw since March!
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^ September 22, 2008--RAW : Chris Jericho & Lance Cade & JBL defeated Batista & Shawn Michaels (Cade pinned Michaels!

^ July 7, 2008--RAW : Shawn Michaels accepted Chris Jericho's challenge and they had an in-ring confrontation to hype the match..

[131] .Michaels then defeated Jericho at Judgment Day.^ May 26, 2008--RAW : Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho ended in a Double Disqualification in a Judgment Day Rematch..

^ May 18, 2008 - Judgment Day : Shawn Michaels defeated Chris Jericho (Jericho offered a handshake and Michaels accepted)..

^ September 7, 2008 - Unforgiven : Shawn Michaels defeated Chris Jericho by referee stoppage in an unsactioned grudge match..

[132] .At One Night Stand, Michaels lost to Batista in a stretcher match, thus ending their feud.^ June 1, 2008 - One Night Stand : Batista defeated Shawn Michaels in a Stretcher Match with Chris Jericho at cheering for Michaels..

^ At One Night Stand 2008, Shawn would do battle with Batista in a stretcher match with Batista intent on keeping his promise to hurt Michaels.

^ (Raw: 5/26/08) Stretcher Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Batista (2008 One Night Stand) Highlight Reel with Shawn Michaels - Chris Jericho turns heel by attacking Shawn Michaels and tossing him into the Jeritron 6000.
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[133] .On the June 9 episode of Raw, Michaels was attacked by Chris Jericho during his talk show segment, The Highlight Reel, being thrown directly through a television screen.^ Chris Jericho would attack Michaels on his talk show the Highlight Reel claiming Michaels was a fake and a hypocrite, a shameful Christian and hero to children everywhere.

^ World Wrestling Entertainment - Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels : June 2, 2008--RAW : Chris Jericho defeated JBL by DQ to retain the WWE Intercontinental title (dedicated to Shawn Michaels) June 9, 2008--RAW : Chris Jericho invited Shawn Michaels onto the Highlight Reel again and even called Michaels his "mentor"..

^ (Raw: 5/12/08) Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho (2008 Judgment Day) Shawn Michaels/Willaim Regal Interview (Raw: 5/19/08) WWE in Mexico Highlights - Funny, short segment by Triple H and Shawn Michaels who wore luchador masks.
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[134] .The following week, it was revealed that, within the context of the storyline, Michaels had suffered a detached retina.^ Michaels would receive another rematch on Raw against Benoit; losing due to Triple H interfering this would then cause Michaels to attack Triple H the following week.

^ This should have happened the week following Michaels Superkicking Hogan.
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^ On the next week of Raw Jericho apologised to Michaels and Michaels revealed his injury was indeed faked when again super kicked Jericho.

[135] .At The Great American Bash, a match between Michaels and Jericho was scheduled, in which Jericho assaulted Michaels' eye, which caused Jericho to win by referee stoppage.^ July 20, 2008 - Great American Bash : Chris Jericho defeated Shawn Michaels by referee stoppage in a brutal grudge match..

^ Michaels would pull a broken Jericho into the ring and continue to beat his limp carcass until the referee stopped the match due to Jericho being able to defend himself similar to what happened to Michaels at the Great American Bash .

^ (Raw: 9/15/08) Chris Jericho, Lance Cade, and JBL vs. Batista and Shawn Michaels - Michaels' first match on Raw since March!
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[135] .A month later at SummerSlam, Michaels was scripted to announce his retirement from professional wrestling, though the staged rivalry between Jericho and himself continued after Jericho punched Michaels' wife in the face.^ Chris Jericho tried to sucker-punch Shawn Michaels, who ducked, and Jericho "accidentally" punched Rebecca on the mouth!

^ Unforgiven) Chris Jericho/Mike Adamle/Shawn Michaels Interview - Michaels brings out a ladder and will face Jericho for the Title in a ladder match at the ppv.
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^ Referee calls for a DQ. (2008 Great American Bash) Shawn Michaels Interview - Will Shawn make his retirement announcement at Summerslam?
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[136] .On the August 25 episode of Raw, Michaels denounced his decision to retire and challenged Jericho to an unsanctioned match at Unforgiven, which Jericho accepted.^ August 25, 2008--RAW : Shawn Michaels challenged Chris Jericho to an unsanctioned grudge match at Unforgiven on PPV..

^ Michaels returned on Raw to shut Jericho up from bragging about how he had no remorse for punching Rebecca in the mouth; Michaels would challenge to an Unsanctioned match at Unforgiven which Jericho would accept.

^ September 27, 2004 - RAW : Christian & Tyson Tomko beat Shawn Michaels & Chris Jericho (Christian pinned Michaels!

[137] .The following week, Michaels and Jericho held a scripted official contract signing for the unsanctioned match.^ While Shawn was off on screen they explained his absence by claiming Shawn had been lazy and not defended his title enough, and held a battle royal followed by a singles match to decide the new official champion.

^ (Raw: 9/15/08) Chris Jericho, Lance Cade, and JBL vs. Batista and Shawn Michaels - Michaels' first match on Raw since March!
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^ July 20, 2008 - Great American Bash : Chris Jericho defeated Shawn Michaels by referee stoppage in a brutal grudge match..

.During the contract signing, a confrontation with Jericho occurred.^ (Raw: 8/25/08) Contract Signing with Chris Jericho/Shawn Michaels (Raw: 9/1/08) Non-sanctioned Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho - Definitely more of a brawl than a match.
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^ February 9, 2004 - RAW : During the HHH/Benoit contract signing, HBK superkicked Benoit and signed his name on the contract!

[138] .A predicament ensued when Michaels suffered a small tear on his left triceps,[138][139] though Michaels was medically cleared to compete in the match.^ Michaels is left in a heap as H tears off his shirt (SQUEEEEEAL) and throws it at him on his way out of the ring and up the ramp.
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^ Prior to this PPV Vince had declared if Michaels lost a match on Raw to Shelton Benjamin he would lose his place in the match, HBK would win the match though.

^ January 22, 1995 - Royal Rumble: Shawn Michael won the Royal Rumble even though he drew #1 to enter the match..

[138] .At Unforgiven, Michaels defeated Jericho, after the referee stopped the match, due to the severity of the beating Michaels was giving Jericho.^ September 7, 2008 - Unforgiven : Shawn Michaels defeated Chris Jericho by referee stoppage in an unsactioned grudge match..

^ Michaels would pull a broken Jericho into the ring and continue to beat his limp carcass until the referee stopped the match due to Jericho being able to defend himself similar to what happened to Michaels at the Great American Bash .

^ September 27, 2004 - RAW : Christian & Tyson Tomko beat Shawn Michaels & Chris Jericho (Christian pinned Michaels!

[140] .It was at the same September event that Jericho replaced CM Punk in the World Heavyweight Championship scramble match, which saw him win the match and become World Heavyweight Champion.^ September 29, 2008--RAW : DX (Shawn Michaels & Triple H) defeated World Heavyweight champion Chris Jericho & Lance Cade...

^ Batista won the Royal Rumble and tussled over which world champion to wrestle at WrestleMania, in the end he chose his ally Triple H. In a back and forth match, Batista was able to finish off “The Game” and win the World Heavyweight Championship.
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^ The Champion, Edge, was shocked, and now he has his marriage and unfortunately to him, in this match, he doesn’t have to lose to lose the championship.
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[140] .The following month at No Mercy, Michaels met Jericho in a ladder match in which Jericho defended the championship against Michaels.^ In Your House 12 was another easy show for Michaels again in a dark match this time against Mankind, again this match Michaels went over in.

^ August 27, 1995 - Summerslam: Shawn Michaels defeated Razor Ramon in their 2nd Ladder match to retain the Intercontinental title..

^ (Raw: 9/15/08) Chris Jericho, Lance Cade, and JBL vs. Batista and Shawn Michaels - Michaels' first match on Raw since March!
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[141] .At the event, Jericho defeated Michaels to retain the title.^ April 29, 2007 - Backlash: John Cena defeated Randy Orton, Edge and Shawn Michaels to retain the WWE Championship...
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^ World Wrestling Entertainment - Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels : June 2, 2008--RAW : Chris Jericho defeated JBL by DQ to retain the WWE Intercontinental title (dedicated to Shawn Michaels) June 9, 2008--RAW : Chris Jericho invited Shawn Michaels onto the Highlight Reel again and even called Michaels his "mentor"..

^ Later that night Michaels and Cena defeated the champions and captured the titles.
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[142]
.In December 2008, Michaels accepted an offer to become an employee of John "Bradshaw" Layfield (JBL).^ World Wrestling Entertainment - John Bradshaw Layfield & Shawn Michaels : December 14, 2008--Armageddon : JBL introduced his "employee" Shawn Michaels, who talked about his decision to work for JBL..

^ February 15, 2009--No Way Out : Shawn Michaels w/Rebecca defeated John Bradshaw Layfield to win his financial freedom!!!

^ World Wrestling Entertainment - Shawn Michaels vs. John Bradshaw Layfield (the setup) : October 13, 2008--RAW : Batista vs. Shawn Michaels ended in a No Contest in a Lumberjack match set up by Chris Jericho..

.The storyline was that Michaels had lost his family's personal savings due to the global recession, forcing him to accept JBL's offer of employment.^ (Raw: 1/26/09) JBL/Shawn Michaels Interview - JBL makes a match with him vs. Shawn Michaels.
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^ Shawn Michaels came down and threw JBL back into the ring so the Undertaker could drop him with a Tombstone Pile-driver!

^ HBK was hesitant, but after Flair aggressively sought the “show-stopper” in Michaels, he then accepted Flairs challenge and promised him that he would give his best.
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[143] .After failing to secure JBL the World Heavyweight Championship against John Cena at the Royal Rumble,[144] Michaels agreed to take part in an "All or Nothing" match at No Way Out in February.^ February 18, 2007 - No Way Out : Shawn Michaels & John Cena defeated The Undertaker & Batista in the main event..

^ Most probably he is losing the title at the Rumble or at No Way Out.
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^ It's all or nothing at No Way Out.
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[145] .Michaels won the match, letting Michaels out of his one-year contract with JBL immediately while still receiving full payment.^ Great video for people wanting to see Shawn Michaels in action in his championship year of 1996 until he won it again at the 1997 Royal Rumble.
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^ (Raw: 1/26/09) JBL/Shawn Michaels Interview - JBL makes a match with him vs. Shawn Michaels.
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^ (Raw: 9/15/08) Chris Jericho, Lance Cade, and JBL vs. Batista and Shawn Michaels - Michaels' first match on Raw since March!
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[146] .Michaels became the first person to successfully defeat Vladimir Kozlov on the March 2 episode of Raw, and as a result earned the right to face The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXV in April.^ March 2, 2009--RAW : Shawn Michaels defeated "the undefeated" Vladimir Kozlov to earn the right to challenge the Undertaker!

^ Not to forget Shawn Michaels was the first man to defeat Vladimir Kozlov, Chris Masters, and the Undertaker ( In A Hell In a Cell Match) come on Shawn is the home run hitter for the WWE. The Streak ends at WM 26.
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^ Next up would be Wrestlemania XXV; to get to his match there Shawn would first have to defeat JBL again on Raw followed by the undefeated Vladimir Kozlov the following week.

[147] At the event, The Undertaker defeated Michaels to extend his WrestleMania winning streak to 17-0.[148] After WrestleMania, Michaels took a hiatus from WWE.

Return of D-Generation-X (2009–present)

Michaels arguing with the referee after being eliminated from the Royal Rumble match.
Michaels returned to WWE programming in a series of segments that aired on the August 10, 2009 episode of Raw, where he had scripted left the WWE. Triple H met with Michaels at an office cafeteria in Texas where he was working as a chef; throughout the segments, Triple H would try to convince Michaels to return to WWE and reform DX. After several incidents during the segments, Michaels agreed to team with Triple H to face The Legacy (Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase) at SummerSlam.[149] .At the pay-per-view event, DX defeated Legacy.^ And then you give the pay per view a “2”?
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^ Nine matches, four titles, a battle royal, a chaotic ladder match, an icon vs. WWE. That is what is on tap for tonight, 4P/7E on pay-per-view.
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^ With WWE’s pay per view buy rates falling considerably, I’m a bit surprised that the company would not do more to make this show stand out from the pack.
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[150] .The two teams would exchange victories, with their feud concluding in October.^ This would go on to set up a feud between the two, with Edge claiming Michaels screwed him out of the title.

^ DX would continue with the sophomoric pranks as they had done now for over a decade while Legacy would continue viciously attacking DX between PPV’s the next PPV would show the end of the feud when the two teams met in a Hell in a Cell.

^ This would be the start to a feud leading up to Wrestlemania between the two.

.Two months later, at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs, DX defeated Chris Jericho and The Big Show to win the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match (TLC).^ December 13, 2009--WWE TLC PPV : Triple H & Shawn Michaels beat Chris Jericho & The Big Show to win the Tag Team titles!

^ Backstage Big Show told Chris Jericho that this is their last chance.
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^ DX defeated The Hart Dynasty w/Natalya Neidhart to retain the WWE Unified Tag Team titles..

[151] .On the January 4, 2010 episode of Raw, Michaels buried the hatchet with long-time rival Bret Hart, as they shook hands and hugged in the ring.^ Lawler said Bret was back, burying the hatchet with Michaels earlier.
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^ Michaels also seemed to whisper something to Bret while they hugged.
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^ Surreal Bret Hart-Shawn Michaels embrace highlights Raw .
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.In contrast to the storylines featured on the show, this was in fact a real-life reconciliation which laid to rest animosities surrounding the Montreal Screwjob.^ Shawn Michaels' real-life attitude began to show, as he refused to "do the job" and drop the Intercontinental belt..

While some cast doubts on its sincerity, Hart has confirmed that it was indeed genuine.[152] .DX lost the Unified Tag Team Championship in a Triple Threat match to the team of The Miz and Big Show on the February 8 episode of Raw, the match also included The Straight Edge Society (CM Punk and Luke Gallows).^ Edge was on Big Shows back.
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^ To kick off 2007 at New Years Revolution, DX would fight Rated RKO for the World Tag Team championships; this would come about after their long feud and a 6 man tag match on a previous Raw including Ric Flair with DX and Coachman with Rated RKO. Triple H would injure his quadriceps during this match legitimately, after it quickly broke down in a brawl ending in a no contest and DX beating Rated RKO down into a bloody mess finishing them off by driving each member through an announce table.

^ Most people including myself have been waiting for this to happen for a while because it finally shows that Edge and Orton are a threat to DX. (Raw: 12/18/06) DX New Years Revolution Promo DX Interview (Raw: 1/1/07) Tag Team Title Match: Shawn Michawls and Triple H vs. Randy Orton and Edge - Triple H injures his quad as the future of DX would be in jeoperdy.
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[153] .At the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, Michaels cost The Undertaker the World Heavyweight Championship in the main event.^ And then you give the pay per view a “2”?
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^ Thirdly, The Undertaker entered in the event again putting his 15-0 WrestleMania streak up against the World Heavyweight Championship, which was held by Edge.
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^ World Wrestling Federation - Shawn Michaels in Limbo March 23, 1997 - Wrestlemania 13: Shawn Michaels joined commentary for the Undertaker vs Sid main event..

[154]

Personal life

.Hickenbottom's marriage to his first wife, Theresa Wood, was brief and ended in divorce, but was amicably settled.^ All Theresa asked for was the car, some belongings and enough money to help her start her new life and that was it, the marriage was over, the divorce settled.

[155] .He is now married to former WCW Nitro Girl, Rebecca Hickenbottom (née Curci), who went by the stage name of Whisper.^ Shawn Michaels: Real Life Shawn Michaels married former nitro girl, Whisper, who he was introduced to by WCW's Kevin Nash..

^ Several months later on March 31st 1999 Shawn and the Nitro girl Whisper, Rebecca, would get married at Graceland Chapel in Las Vegas.

^ August 19, 2004: Shawn Michaels & Rebecca Curci welcome their daughter (Cheyenne Hickenbottom) into the world..

.They were married on March 31, 1999 at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada in a small ceremony.^ Several months later on March 31st 1999 Shawn and the Nitro girl Whisper, Rebecca, would get married at Graceland Chapel in Las Vegas.

^ Les hommes ont un match retour dans l’opener de WrestleMania 9 le 4 Avril 1993 à Las Vegas, Nevada !

[156] The only people present were the couple and an Elvis impersonator. .The couple have a son, Cameron Kade (born on January 5, 2000)[157] and a daughter, Cheyenne Michelle (born on August 19, 2004).^ Cameron Kade Hickenbottom born at 7:09 P.M. on January 5th, 2000 and Cheyenne Michelle Hickenbottom born August 19th, 2004.

^ In reality Michaels had requested time off to spend some time with his wife Rebecca and son Cameron, Rebecca was pregnant and due to have their second child who was born in August giving Cameron a little sister.

^ Ils auront leur premier enfant le 5 Janvier 2000 qui naît à 19H09, sous le nom de Cameron Kade Hickenbottom.

[158]
Hickenbottom has several tattoos. .He has a tattoo of a heart with a sword through it, that has a snake around it in the shape of an "S."[159][160] He has one on his wedding finger, that has an R for his wife Rebecca.^ Tattoos A heart with a sword through it surrounded by a snake on his left arm.

[160] .Another in his left wrist, is a bracelet design that says "Cameron" for his son.^ A bracelet design that says Cameron on his left wrist.

[160] .On his left leg he has a picture of his wife,[160] the other leg has a picture of the state of Texas.^ A picture of his wife on his left leg.

^ A picture of the state of Texas on his right leg.

[160] .Finally, he has a small broken heart with the letters "HBK" above it, tattooed on his right hip.^ A broken heart with ‘HBK’ above it on his right hip.

[160]
.In 1996, Hickenbottom posed in a non-nude layout for Playgirl magazine.^ Posed for Playgirl in 1996.

^ It was around this time at the end of 1996 that Shawn Michaels famously appeared in the magazine for homosexuals called Playgirl.

[161] It was not until after he posed that he discovered that Playgirl has a mostly homosexual readership, which was seen as humorous by his fellow wrestlers.[161] .He is ambidextrous, which caused him problems as a boy playing football, as he had trouble differentiating between his right and left directions.^ P+K After executing the run, you hold down the buttons and you can choose which direction to run in (left or right).
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^ He recalls playing football as being a big part of growing up, but struggled while making plays as he couldn’t tell his left from his right and still struggles with it at times to this day.

[10] .He uses his right hand to draw and color and his left hand to write.^ To change color for your character, hold the joystick to the left or right (depending on which character you choose) and hit one of the buttons other than block.
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[10] .He typically uses his right leg when performing Sweet Chin Music, but has been known to use either arm when performing his signature elbow drop.^ Peu de temps après, Mr. Perfect se pointe pour recevoir un "Sweet Chin Music".

^ Shawn nailed sweet chin music and won the WWF championship belt for the 2cd time in his hometown of San Antiono.

^ Would be a horrible finish -Sweet Chin Music.
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Hickenbottom is a fan of the San Antonio Spurs. He has been seen wearing Spurs merchandise and attending Spurs games.[162] .John "Bradshaw" Layfield (JBL) made a reference to Hickenbottom being a season ticket holder during the 2007 Royal Rumble.^ John Cena also entered the event as John Bradshaw Layfield’s challenger to the WWE Championship.
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^ February 15, 2009--No Way Out : Shawn Michaels w/Rebecca defeated John Bradshaw Layfield to win his financial freedom!!!

^ At the Royal Rumble from San Antonio Texas on January 28th 2007, Shawn would just participate in the Rumble match itself, entering number 23 and lasting to be one of the last two in the match; the other being the Undertaker.

[163]
Hickenbottom is a born again Christian. .He was raised as a Roman Catholic, but became a non-denominational Christian under the influence of his wife Rebecca.^ En 2001, il rejoint l’église des "born-again Christian”, sous l’influence de sa femme Rebecca.

[1] .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.^ There’s no way in hell he’s getting in the ring again.
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^ The Undertaker came down next to his normal demonic entrance theme full of smoke and lightening in his black attire.

^ On his way to the ring a fan tossed a soda or something in Shawn's face he just shook it off.

.He has been seen in the congregation during a televised service of John Hagee's Cornerstone Church in his hometown of San Antonio.^ San Antonio Shawn's hometown is where the 1997 Royal Rumble took place.

^ They got married at a Catholic church in San Antonio Texas three weeks before he started for Vince.

Hickenbottom is a Bible teacher in San Antonio.[1] .He also appeared on a Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) program along with fellow professional wrestler Sting.^ He would use this time to spend with his family do Bible readings for his local churches in San Antonio and appear on Trinity Broadcast Channel along with fellow wrestler Sting.

^ January 12, 2006: Shawn Michaels appeared on Trinity Broadcasting's program "Praise The Lord", which was co-hosted by Sting.

[164]

In wrestling

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Michaels performing Sweet Chin Music on Chris Jericho

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Michaels performing a diving elbow drop

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Michaels' pyrotechnics going off during his ring entrance
  • Entrance themes
    • 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.[168] Michaels' entrance music was originally performed by Sherri Martel until she became a crowd favorite.^ It is fitting that Andre was the first wrestler inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
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      ^ This year, Austin will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
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      ^ The WWE Hall of Fame is running out of guys to induct.
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      [1] The second version was performed by Michaels himself with traces of Sherri in the chorus portion of the song. .The current version of the song in use today is the version Michaels sang himself.^ The song that he still uses today ‘Sexy Boy’ as ring music was actually originally sung by Sherri.

      [1]
    • During DX reunions, Michaels used the DX entrance "Break It Down", by The Chris Warren Band, even when wrestling in singles competition, but then went back to using "Sexy Boy".

Championships and accomplishments

.^ In October 1990, Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty defeated The Hart Foundation for the title.^ April 5, 1992 - Wrestlemania 8: Shawn Michaels w/Sensational Sherri defeated "El Matador" Tito Santana..

^ At the Survivor Series Shawn will face Bret Hart for the WWF title.

^ May 3, 1993 - RAW: "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan defeated Shawn Michaels by Count Out..

.Despite winning the match, the win and reign are not recognized by WWE, as the ring ropes broke and the match was not aired on television.^ One hour after the winning numbers were drawn, the box was opened on a live television broadcast and the numbers on the slip of paper matched the winning draw: 2, 9, 10, 15, 25, 38, 4.
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^ Title History: WWE: 3 time WWE Champion, 1 time World Heavyweight Champion, 3 time Intercontinental Champion, 1 time European Champion, 4 time Tag Team Champion (with Diesel twice, Stone Cold Steve Austin once, John Cena once), 1 time Tag Team Champion, with Marty Jannetty (this appears separately due to the fact it is not recognized by WWE as the ropes broke causing the match not to be televised).

^ The official reason is the match simply couldn’t be aired due to the condition of the ring.

As a result, Michaels is only officially recognized as a 5-time World Tag Team Champion.

See also

Notes

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References

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  • Assael, Shaun; Mooneyham, Mike (2002), Sex, Lies, and Headlocks: The Real Story of Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment, Crown, ISBN 1400051436 
  • Michaels, Shawn; Feigenbaum, Aaron (2005), Heartbreak and Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story, WWE Books, ISBN 9780743493802 
  • "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts". Wrestling’s Historical Cards (Kappa Publishing).^ March 17, 2008--RAW : Ric Flair defeated Vince McMahon in a Career Threatening Street Fight with help from Shawn Michaels..

    ^ World Wrestling Entertainment - Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels : June 2, 2008--RAW : Chris Jericho defeated JBL by DQ to retain the WWE Intercontinental title (dedicated to Shawn Michaels) June 9, 2008--RAW : Chris Jericho invited Shawn Michaels onto the Highlight Reel again and even called Michaels his "mentor"..

    ^ February 18, 2007 - No Way Out : Shawn Michaels & John Cena defeated The Undertaker & Batista in the main event..

    2007. 

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