Shawn Michaels

1965 - Today

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Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965), better known by his ring name Shawn Michaels, is an American retired professional wrestler. He is signed to WWE, where he is the Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative and oversees the creative aspects of the NXT brand, the promotion's developmental territory. Regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, he is known by the nicknames "The Heartbreak Kid" (often abbreviated as HBK), "The Showstopper", and "Mr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shawn Michaels has received more than 12,138,664 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Shawn Michaels is the 72nd most popular wrestler (down from 71st in 2019), the 5,933rd most popular biography from United States (down from 5,799th in 2019) and the 24th most popular American Wrestler.

Memorability Metrics

  • 12M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 49.16

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 43

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.19

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.48

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among wrestlers, Shawn Michaels ranks 72 out of 1,027Before him are Bertil Antonsson, Shozo Sasahara, Johannes Kotkas, The Ultimate Warrior, Buddy Rogers, and Kristjan Palusalu. After him are István Kozma, Darren Young, Claes Johanson, Stan Hansen, Edge, and The Great Gama.

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Among people born in 1965, Shawn Michaels ranks 189Before him are Diébédo Francis Kéré, Vicky Vette, Eugene Kaspersky, Steven Adler, Daniel Bernhardt, and Patrik Sjöberg. After him are Karim Massimov, Miri Regev, Álex de la Iglesia, Ruud Hesp, Jean, Count of Paris, and Kim Dickens.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Shawn Michaels ranks 5,933 out of 20,380Before him are Larry Van Kriedt (1954), Ned Block (1942), Colleen Camp (1953), George O. Abell (1927), Lou Rawls (1933), and John du Pont (1938). After him are James Joseph Dresnok (1941), Edward Douglass White (1845), Jonelle Allen (1944), David Keith (1954), Mark Cuban (1958), and Jerry Sloan (1942).

Among WRESTLERS In United States

Among wrestlers born in United States, Shawn Michaels ranks 24Before him are Bill Goldberg (1966), Randy Orton (1980), Rey Mysterio (1974), Lou Thesz (1916), The Ultimate Warrior (1959), and Buddy Rogers (1921). After him are Darren Young (1983), Stan Hansen (1949), Chris Jericho (1970), Sting (1959), Ted DiBiase (1954), and Bobo Brazil (1924).