Shawn Michaels, a professional wrestler who is one of the names that set the stage for the name that World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. is in today’s day and age. Still considered among the most gifted superstars to step into the ring, Michaels entered the World Wrestling Federation(now WWE) in the year 1988.
The fact that he has headed Wrestlemania five times says a lot about his stature in the wrestling entertainment business. Here is a quick summary of Shawn Michaels’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Shawn Michaels was born with the birth name, Michael Shawn Hickenbottom. His birth date of July 22, 1965, makes him 52 years old as of now. Other than being an avid professional wrestler in WWE, Michaels has acted as a TV presenter and actor as well.
Michaels spent the early part of his childhood in Reading, Berkshire, England. However, his family moved to San Antonio, Texas, where he spent his adolescent years.
Shawn turned into an athlete in his blooming years only and eventually headed the football team of Randolph High School on Randolph Air Force Base.
After graduating from school, Michaels later moved on to pursue formal college education from Southwest Texas State University but soon decided to pursue professional wrestling instead.
Michaels is still in a signed contract with the World Wrestling Federation as a trainer and brand ambassador.
Shawn Michaels started his professional wrestling career in Texas itself. He received his formal training from the great Jose Lothario. During his wrestling years in Kansas, he crossed paths with Marty Jannetty who later turned out to be his long-time wrestling partner.
The duo was later picked by AWA where they wrested as the ‘Midnight Rockers.’ Eventually, Marty and Shawn made it to the WWF but were fired for creating a scene in a bar.
However, after switching back to AWA for some time, the duo reached to WWF and demanded a second chance. The rest is just history!
In the late part of the year 1988, Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels made their return to the WWF where they came to be known as the ‘Rockers.’ Their tag-team dynamics still continue to inspire a great number of tag-teams in the world of wrestling.
Some of the greatest rivalries of the duo include the ones with The Brain Busters, Power and Glory, The Hart Foundation, The Fabulous Rougeaus, and the Orient Express. Eventually, the duo broke apart, and Shawn Michaels continued to become the renowned singles wrestling superstar that he is today.
His first title victory came in the year 1992 when he defeated the British bulldog and grabbed the Intercontinental Championship belt. Later, in a match in RAW(a weekly wrestling show), he wrested his former partner, Marty Jannetty for the same title and lost. That match was dubbed as the Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s match of the year.
Shawn Michaels continued to win a plethora of other titles in the WWE and finally entered the hall of fame in the year 2011.
Awards & Achievements
In the year 1993, Michaels took back the Intercontinental Championship from his former partner, Marty Janet. In the following year, Michaels joined forces with Diesel, and their team went on to defeat Fatu and Samu.
That victory fetched the World Tag Team Championship titles for Michaels and Diesel. In the year 1995, Shawn yet again won the Intercontinental title by defeating Jeff Jarret. The same year fetched another tag team championship victory for Michaels and Diesel.
In 1996, Shawn Michaels won the iconic 60-minute iron man match against Bret Hart at Wrestlemania 22. That wrestle mania victory fetched him the WWE Championship.
In 1997, Michaels won the WWE Championship yet again by defeating Sid. In the same year, he won the tag team championship along with Steve Austin.
Furthermore, he even defeated British Bulldog in 1997 itself to win the European Championship. In the Survivor Series event of that year, Michaels defeated Bret Hart to become WWE Champion one more time.
In 2002, Shawn won the WWE Championship title by winning the Elimination Chamber match against Kane, Triple H, Chris Jericho, Rob Van Dam, and Booker T.
Shawn’s next victory came after a long time in the year 2007. He teamed up with John Cena and won the Tag Team Championship against Edge and Randy Orton.
His last title victory came along with Triple-H. In 2009, he contested in a TLC match against Big Show and Chris Jericho in order to win the WWE Unified Tag Team Championship.
Net Worth of Shawn Michaels
Shawn Michaels estimated net worth is $18 million. Michaels attributed his net worth of $18 million to this signature move, ‘sweet chin music,’ that gave him countless victories in the WWE. His determination and zeal made him the superstar that he is today. Michaels also starred in the movie, ‘The Resurrection of Gavin Stone’ that came out in 2017.
Every time Shawn Michaels stepped in the ring, he gave his fans a spectacle to behold. His numerous title victories and career achievements say enough about his talents and abilities.
Even though he lost his final match against The Undertaker, the Heartbreaker will forever remain a winner in the hearts of wrestling fans.