A former American professional wrestler with a net worth of $10 million is Shawn Michaels. Michaels had a 30-year wrestling career, mostly with the WWE, and is well-known for it (formally known as WWF). Shawn Michaels, however, had several ailments during his career, including a back issue that forced him to give up the game in 1998. He then made a brief comeback to wrestling before announcing his definitive retirement in 2010. However, Michaels was able to give one final performance in 2018 before quitting the ring for good. Shawn Michaels took a second retirement and started working as a trainer.
Shawn Michaels served as the main attraction at a number of WWE events, which helped the company generate substantial profits from Pay-Per-View competitions. He co-founded D-Generation X and amassed a number of victories, including four global crowns. One of the greatest wrestling matches in history was his contest with John Cena in 2007.
|Michael Shawn Hickenbottom
|July 22, 1965
|Chandler, Arizona, United States
|Mr. Wrestle Mania
|6 Feet 1 Inch (1.85 M)
|102 KG (225 lbs)
|Theresa Wood (m. 1988; div. 1994)Rebecca Curci (m. 1999)
Shawn Michaels Early Years
As a “military brat,” Michael was brought up in a Catholic home with four older siblings and also spent time in Reading, England. Shawn Michaels military family moved to San Antonio, where he spent another part of his formative years. Michael eventually began to despise his initial name and requested that his family use the name “Shawn” instead. Due to his father’s military job, Shawn Michaels then lived in several different areas of the country for a sizable portion of his life. Hickenbottom made the decision to pursue a career in professional wrestling at the age 12. Shawn Michaels ultimately did a wrestling performance during the talent contest at his high school. Shawn Michaels was an active athlete throughout this time, having played football since he was six years old. Following his high school graduation, Shawn Michaels enrolled at Southwest Texas State University. However, he quickly lost interest in academic life and left to seek a career as a professional wrestler.
Shawn Michaels Career and Awards
After receiving instruction from Mexican wrestler Jose Lothario, Hickenbottom started his career in 1984 with the National Wrestling Alliance. Before making his WWF debut in 1987, he spent some time competing in Texas All-Star Wrestling and the American Wrestling Association. This occurred when Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels were working together to create The Midnight Rockers. Unfortunately, The Midnight Rockers returned to AWA after being dismissed from the WWF following a “bar incident.”
In the years 2005 to 2007, Shawn Michaels got back together with D-Generation X. He engaged in several feuds over the following few years while also capturing more championships. His second retirement occurred in 2010, and it was marked by a handful of eagerly awaited farewell contests.
Shawn Michaels Addiction to drugs
By the middle of the 1980s, Shawn Michaels was dealing with severe drug misuse problems. He finally cut relations with many of his closest friends as a result of their inability to stop this downhill spiral. Hickenbottom even gave suicide a thought in the late 1980s. Up until the late 1990s, this pattern persisted, and Shawn michaels didn’t realize a psychiatric intervention was required. Hickenbottom’s own wife said that he was struggling with self-hatred and harmful thoughts. In the end, a number of variables contributed to Shawn Michaels’ success in overcoming his substance usage problems. First of all, he came to the realization that he didn’t want to be a bad role model for his son. Second, he discovered encouragement in his Christian religion.
Shawn Michaels Relationships and Personal Life
Theresa Wood was the first lady Shawn Michaels wed, but the two soon chose to split. They divorced peacefully. He wed Whisper, a former WCW Nitro Girl, in 1999. An Elvis impersonator was the sole guest at their Las Vegas wedding, which took place. The couple gave birth to their first kid in the year 2000. They gave birth to a second kid four years later.
Shawn Michaels Net worth from Other Businesses
“Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures” is a popular outdoor television program that Michaels hosts. In this program, Shawn Michaels and his companion go big-game hunting all around the world, including at the first MacMillan Adventures camp in Yukon, Canada. CarbonTV airs this program.
FAQ’s on Shawn Michaels Net Worth
What is Shawn Michaels’ annual salary?
Shawn Michaels used to receive a salary of $1 million per year, but now he only receives payment for certain performances.
What led Shawn Michaels to lose consciousness?
On a November edition of Raw, Owen Hart hit the back of Shawn Michaels’ skull with an enzuigiri during their bout. The fight went on, but Michaels passed out in the ring.
Shawn Michaels is now doing what?
Michaels has been a coach at the WWE Performance Center for the past five years, where he has also developed into a key player in NXT.