This induction is long overdue! Shawn Michaels has been cited by a number of peers and fans as the greatest in-ring performer in history. Michaels wrestled for WWE from 1988 until his first retirement in 1998. He then held non-wrestling roles from 1998 to 2000 and resumed wrestling in 2002 until 2010. He started as a trainer in 2016. During his career the “Heartbreak Kid” headlined major PPVs between 1989 and 2010, closing WrestleMania five times. He was the co-founder and original leader of the successful stable, D-Generation X. Michaels also wrestled in the AWA, where he founded The Midnight Rockers with Marty Jannetty in 1985. After winning the AWA World Tag Team Championship twice, the team continued to the WWF as The Rockers and had a high-profile breakup in January 1992. Within the year, Michaels twice challenged for the WWF Championship and won his first Intercontinental Championship. Overall Michaels is a four-time world champion, having held the WWF Championship three times and WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship once. He is also a two-time Royal Rumble winner, the first WWF Grand Slam Champion and the fourth WWF Triple Crown Champion, as well as a WWE Hall of Fame class of 2011 inductee.
Online World of Wrestling is proud to (finally) induct Shawn Michaels into our Hall of Fame!