Mr. Wrestlemania! The Showstopper! The Headlines! The Main Event! The Heart Break Kid! Shawn Michaels had an illustrious 26 year career in professional wrestling. Shawn began debuted for the AWA in October of 1984. He later formed a tag team with Marty Jannetty and they were known as, "The Midnight Rockers." They signed with the WWF but never won the tag titles there. In early December, 1991 Shawn Michaels turned on Jannetty and through him through a glass window on the Barber Shop. Shawn was then paired with Sensational Sherri. She managed him throughout 1992 and he was later paired with Big Daddy Cool Diesel, now known as Kevin Nash. Michaels and Diesel split near the end of 94 and main evented Wrestlemania a few months later against each other. Michaels went on to compete in the first ever Iron Man match a year later at Wrestlemania 12 in which he became victorious. Later on, he formed a team with Hunter Hearst Helmsley and they were knows as D-Generation X. Shawn competed in the first ever Hell in a Cell match against the Undertaker in 97. At Wrestlemania 14, he competed against Stone Cold Steve Austin for the WWF CHampionship in the Main Event. It was his last match for four years. During his time off, he had struggled with a lot of personal issues but came back to ref a few matches in 1999. He had a falling out with his best friend Triple H at a show where he was drunk. Shawn Michaels opened up a wrestling school during his time off and trained Brian Kendrick, Lance Cade, and Daniel Bryan. HBK resolved all of his personal problems and was able to clear things up with Triple H. Michaels returned to feud with Triple H and had his first match in four years against Hunter at Summerslam 2002. Watching that match, you couldn't even tell he was gone for four years. Shawn went on to win the World title on Raw and feuded with Triple H, Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Ric Flair, John Cena, and The Undertaker just to name a few. Shawn Michaels retired at Wrestlemania 26 after a 26 year career when he put his career on the line against Undertaker's streak and came up on the losing end. The HeartBreak Kid has accomplished so much throughout his wrestling career. American Wrestling Association AWA World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Marty Jannetty Central States Wrestling NWA Central States Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Marty Jannetty Continental Wrestling Association AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (2 times)– with Marty Jannetty Pro Wrestling Illustrated PWI Feud of the Year (2008) vs. Chris Jericho PWI Match of the Year (1993) vs. Marty Jannetty on Monday Night Raw on May 17 PWI Match of the Year (1994)vs. Razor Ramon in a Ladder match at WrestleMania X PWI Match of the Year (1995)vs. Diesel at WrestleMania XI PWI Match of the Year (1996) vs. Bret Hart in an Iron Man match at WrestleMania XII PWI Match of the Year (2004)vs. Chris Benoit and Triple H at WrestleMania XX PWI Match of the Year (2005) vs. Kurt Angle at WrestleMania 21 PWI Match of the Year (2006)vs. Vince McMahon in a No Holds Barred match at WrestleMania 22 PWI Match of the Year (2007) vs. John Cena on Raw on April 23 PWI Match of the Year (2008)vs. Ric Flair at WrestleMania XXIV PWI Match of the Year (2009)vs. The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXV PWI Match of the Year (2010) vs. The Undertaker in a Career vs. Streak match at WrestleMania XXVI PWI Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year (2010) PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (1995, 1996) PWI ranked him #1 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the year in the PWI 500 in 1996 PWI ranked him #10 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003 PWI ranked him #33 of the Top 100 Tag Teams of the "PWI Years" with Marty Jannetty in 2003 Texas All-Star Wrestling TASW Texas Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Paul Diamond Texas Wrestling Alliance TWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time) World Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Entertainment WWF Championship (3 times) WWF European Championship (1 time) WWF Intercontinental Championship (3 times) WWF/E World Tag Team Championship (5 times) – with Diesel (2), Steve Austin (1), John Cena (1), and Triple H (1) WWE Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Triple H (1) World Heavyweight Championship (1 time) Royal Rumble (1995, 1996) Fourth Triple Crown Champion First Grand Slam Champion WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2011) Slammy Award for Best Slammin' Jammin' Entrance (1996) Slammy Award for Best Threads (1996) Slammy Award for Squared Circle Shocker (1996) Won for collapsing; Owen Hart accepts the award for making Michaels collapse Slammy Award for Master of Mat Mechanics (1996) Slammy Award for US West Match of the Year (1996) vs. Razor Ramon in a Ladder match at SummerSlam Slammy Award for Leader of the New Generation (1996) Slammy Award for Best Finisher (1997) Slammy Award for US West Match of the Year (1997) vs. Bret Hart in an Iron Man match at WrestleMania XII Slammy Award for Match of the Year (2008) vs. Ric Flair at WrestleMania XXIV Slammy Award for Match of the Year (2009) vs. The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXV Slammy Award for Moment of the Year (2010) vs. The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXVI [YOUTUBE]dDaUQ1RlbZI[/YOUTUBE] [YOUTUBE]KS0uc5Mu1f0&feature=fvwrel[/YOUTUBE] The question isn't, "why vote for Shawn Michaels?" The question is, "why not vote for Shawn Michaels?" He is arguably the best to ever step foot in a wrestling ring. Ladies and Gentlemen, the HeartBreak Kid has left the building!