We continue with our profiles of wrestlers! Today, let’s take a look at HBK himself–Shawn Michaels!
Shawn Michaels, trained in Texas under Jose Lothario, rose to prominence in the AWA (based in Minnesota) alongside tag team partner Marty Janetty. Fast-forward a few years, and “The Midnight Rockers” moved to the WWF (now WWE) as “The Rockers.”
Here is a match between The Rockers and Demolition from 1990, featuring some guest stars at the end:
Shawn would eventually ditch Marty:
His solo career launched him to the top of the WWF/WWE, with numerous championship reigns. Take a look:
HBK was a founding an integral part of D-Generation X, the group that helped launch WWF/WWE back to the top in sports entertainment. Here is a great slideshow on the history of the group:
And I can’t forget his theme music, which still excites crowds today:
More profiles coming soon!