Top 50 good guys in wrestling history

#24 Shawn Michaels

Shawn Michaels was known to break a rule or two during his career, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he was a bad guy. Beloved early in his career as one-half of the high-flying Rockers, HBK ultimately shocked the world when he turned on his partner, Marty Jannetty.

Though he was essentially a “bad boy” at heart, the WWE Universe couldn’t help but love Michaels for his fast-paced arsenal of maneuvers, unbridled charisma and, of course, D-Generation X. However, it wasn’t until his return to WWE after a four-year hiatus following a near-career ending back injury that HBK established himself as one of the most beloved Superstars in history.

Upon his return to active competition in 2002, the WWE Hall of Famer became a humble, family-first fan-favorite. The WWE Universe remained in his corner until his final battle with The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXVI, grateful that they had the opportunity to watch the boy become a man. (WATCH FULL MATCH) — K.P.