Shawn Michaels Facts


* Shawn Michaels, a linebacker, was the captain of his high school football team.

* Prior to "Sweet Chin Music," Shawn used a belly-to-back suplex as his finisher.

* HBK was the first-ever WWE Superstar to achieve the Grand Slam (European, Intercontinental, Tag Team and World) Championship.

* HBK was the first WWE Superstar to win the Royal Rumble after drawing No. 1.

* The Rockers actually beat the Hart Foundation for the World Tag Team Championship in 1990, but it had to forfeit the titles back becuase a faulty ring rope caused "unfair ring conditions."

* "The Showstopper" was part of the first-ever Hell in a Cell Match against the Undertaker at Bad Blood in October of 1997. The match also marked the first time WWE fans saw Kane.

* Shawn Michaels is an avid archer.

* HBK has guest starred on the television shows Baywatch and Pacific Blue.

* According to Jim Ross' comments in the Shawn Michaels special magazine, HBK's first fine in sports-entertainment was for $50. He was fined for not being present at all television tapings.

* Long-time friend Kevin Nash (Deisel) is responsible for introducing Shawn Michaels to his wife, Rebecca.

* Shawn Michaels was a member of the New World Order for a short time. He was announced as a member on the June 3, 2002, edition of Monday Night RAW.

* Former manager Sensational Sherri first recorded HBK's theme song "Sexy Boy."

* Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty were called the Midnight Rockers while competing in the AWA. They dropped the "Midnight" when they came to WWE.

* When Shawn was 19, he trained to become a professional wrestler with Jose Lothario. It cost him $3,000 for two months of training.

* The Showstopper won the first-ever Elimination Chamber Match.

* Shawn Michaels faced Razor Ramon at WrestleMania X in the first-ever Ladder Match on a WWE pay-per-view. FAQsOnline Pay-Per-View Events

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