Shawn Michaels’ Net Worth
Shawn Michaels‘s net worth is reportedly $17 million dollars (as of 2022). The former WWE Champion made the bulk of his money through wrestling, when he was signed with WWE from 1987 until present day. He is currently employed by WWE as the head of creative for WWE’s developmental brand, NXT 2.0.
Shawn Michaels’ WWE salary was reportedly as high as $1 million at his peak in wrestling, from the mid 1990s all the way to his retirement in 2010. He is also rumoured to have been paid a multi-million dollar sum to wrestle one more match at WWE Crown Jewel 2018, teaming with Triple H against Kane & The Undertaker.
Since retiring from the ring and taking over from Triple H in NXT, he has reportedly been paid thousands of dollars in his new role in WWE. He has also starred in some low budget movies in recent years, although they are likely to have not made a dent in Shawn Michaels’ net worth.
What is Shawn Michaels’ real name?
Shawn Michaels’ real name is Michael Shawn Hickenbottom. He chose to alter his real name and change it to Shawn Michaels when he was learning to wrestler. He trained under Mexican professional wrestler Jose Lothario in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas, United States.
Shawn Michaels’ real name has not been mentioned on WWE TV, but he was referred to as his real surname on an episode of TNA Impact. Former teammates Billy Gunn and Road Dogg called out DX (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) during their time as the Voodoo Kin Mafia, and proceeded to challenge “Levesque” and “Hickenbottom” to a fight at “The Alamo”. This match never came to fruition as Triple H suffered an injury prior to Wrestlemania 23.
Is Shawn Michaels retired?
Shawn Michaels is retired from wrestling, having been forced to retire after losing to the Undertaker in a “Streak vs Retirement” match at Wrestlemania 26. He did come out of retirement one more time, at WWE Crown Jewel, but it is expected that it is a one-off match and Shawn Michaels will remain retired.
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