Shawn Michaels
Shawn Michaels
Real Name/Full Name Michael Shawn Hickenbottom
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Shawn Michaels
Birth Place: Chandler, Arizona, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 22 July 1965
Age/How Old: 58 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 102 Kg
In Pounds – 225 lbs
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father – Richard Hickenbottom
Mother – Carol Hickenbottom
Siblings: Randy Hickenbottom, Scott Hickenbottom, Shari Hickenbottom
School: Randolph High School
College: Southwest Texas State University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Rebecca Curci Hickenbottom (m. 1999), Theresa Lynn Wood (m. 1988–1994)
Kids/Children Name: Cameron Kade, Cheyenne
Profession: Professional Wrestler, Actor, Television Presenter
Net Worth: $18 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

Shawn Michaels is a former professional wrestler and television presenter who is regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers in history. During his time with WWE, he was known by the nicknames “The Heartbreak Kid,” “The Showstopper,” and “Mr. WrestleMania.” He joined the company in 1988 till 1998 when a back injury forced him to retire for the first time.

After his retirement, he continued to appear in non-wrestling roles and also wrestled a match in Texas Wrestling Academy in 2000. After almost four years without a competitive wrestling match, he resumed his wrestling career in 2002 and finally retired in 2010. In WWE, he headlined several pay-per-view events and also main-event WWE’s flagship annual event, WrestleMania, five times.

Well, how well do you know about Shawn Michaels? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Shawn Michaels’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Shawn Michaels to date.

Biography and Early Life

Shawn Michaels was born in Chandler, Arizona, U.S., on July 22, 1965, to parents Richard Hickenbottom and Carol Hickenbottom. His father was in the military, so he and his family spent a brief time in Reading, Berkshire, England. He is the youngest of four children: Randy, Scott, and Shari. When he was a child, he didn’t like to be called Michael, so his friends and family members called him Shawn. He spent most of his childhood moving from place to place because of his father.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Shawn Michaels in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Shawn Michaels’s age is 58 years old as of today’s date 24th April 2024 having been born on 22 July 1965. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 225lbs in Pound and 102kg in Kilograms.


Shawn Michaels was an athlete from an early age, and his athletic talents began to manifest when he joined the football team of his school. He started as a line-backer at Randolph High School and later went on to captain the team. When he was 12 years old, he decided that he wanted to become a professional wrestler so that he would take part in his high school’s talent shows to perform wrestling routines. After graduating high school, he got himself enrolled at the Southwest Texas State University but dropped out later when he realized he wants to pursue a career in wrestling entertainment.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Shawn Michaels was first married to Theresa Lynn Wood. They married way back in 1988 but decided to get a divorce in 1994. After some time, he met Rebecca Curci, who at the time was a member of WCW’s The Nitro Girls. Their destination wedding was in Nevada. The couple has two children, Cameron Cade and Cheyenne. Shawn Michaels has admitted that in the 1990s, he had taken drugs and alcohol to deal with depression, but after his marriage to Rebecca, he decided to get clean. After he retired from wrestling in 2010, he and his family moved to Texas.

Is Shawn Michaels Gay?

No, one of the best WWE Wrestlers of all time is not gay, and his sexual orientation is straight. He is currently married to Rebecca, and has previously married Theresa, both of which are women.

Professional Career

Jose Lothario trained shawn Michaels, and he made his debut as a professional wrestler with the National Wrestling Alliance in 1984. After that, he had short stints with Texas All-Star Wrestling and the American Wrestling Association. In 1987, he was signed by World Wrestling Federation along with his partner Marty Jannetty but was fired after only two weeks due to misunderstanding.

One year later, he was rehired by the company, and they made their debut at a live event in 1988. The group was very popular among women and children, and they headlined the 1989 Survivor Series in a four-on-four match. The tag team split in 1991 when Michaels turned heel by super-kicking his partner.

Sensational Sherri then managed him, and in his first pay-per-view as a singles superstar, he was put over against Tito Santana at WrestleMania VIII. In 1993, he partnered with Diesel, and Dave Meltzer awarded his match with Razor Ramon at WrestleMania X five-stars. Michaels was an important part of the company when it clashed with rival company WCW for more TV viewers.

He was then feuding with Bret Hart over the WWF Championship. Hart was supposed to lose the belt at the 1997 Survivor Series, but he didn’t want to lose it in front of his hometown, so Vince McMahon decided the title would change hands and didn’t inform Hart. Shawn Michaels suffered many back injuries at the 1998 Royal Rumble, which led to his decision to retire from wrestling.

After a nearly two years hiatus, he returned to WWE in 2002, and for the next years, established his legacy as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time by wrestling superstars like Kurt Angle, John Cena, and Edge. He wrestled his final match at WrestleMania 25 in 2010 against The Undertaker. After his retirement, he worked as a WWE ambassador and later as a trainer.


Shawn Michaels has won several individual titles in his career. He is a two-time AWA World Tag Team Champion with Marty Jannetty. He is a three-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion, one-time World Heavyweight Champion, a three-time Intercontinental Champion, one-time WWE Tag Team Champion a five-time WWF/World Tag Team Champion with Triple H, Diesel, Steve Austin, and John Cena. He is a two-time Royal Rumble winner, the first Grand Slam Champion, and the fourth Triple Crown Champion.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Shawn Michaels in 2024

Shawn Michaels Net Worth
Shawn Michaels Net Worth

As of 2024, Shawn Michaels has an estimated net worth of $18 Million. He has earned the majority of his wealth from his 25 years career as a professional wrestler. With WWE, he has traveled the whole world wrestling in live events, and this has made him a household name in many countries. He has many sponsorship deals with big brands as well.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Shawn Michaels is ambidextrous, which means he can use both of his hands equally.
  • Fellow wrestler Curt Hennig suggested his nickname, “The Heartbreak Kid.”
  • After he opened his own wrestling, he taught many talented wrestlers, a young Daniel Bryan who later became one of the biggest wrestlers in WWE.

Many people might not like Shawn Michaels due to his controversial nature, but it is hard to deny that he is a legendary name in the wrestling business. What he has done for wrestling is hard to replicate. Considering him a legend is not a bad idea, and people will worship him for years to come.


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