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. Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, he is known by the nicknames "Heartbreak Kid", "The Showstopper", and "Mr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shawn Michaels has received more than 8,613,682 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Shawn Michaels is the 54th most popular wrestler (up from 61st in 2019), the 4,821st most popular biography from United States (up from 5,066th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Wrestler.

Memorability Metrics

  • 8.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.95

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.51

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among wrestlers, Shawn Michaels ranks 54 out of 703Before him are Rey Mysterio, Antonino Rocca, Dusty Rhodes, The Ultimate Warrior, Bobo Brazil, and Martin Klein. After him are Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, The Iron Sheik, Bayram Şit, Rudolf Svensson, Terry Funk, and Stephanos Christopoulos.

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Among people born in 1965, Shawn Michaels ranks 125Before him are Quique Sánchez Flores, Amanda Tapping, Prakash Raj, Shinji Mikami, Yuki Kajiura, and Yoshiki. After him are Dennis Lehane, Mark Pellegrino, Embeth Davidtz, Paige Turco, Guido Marini, and Uwe Boll.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Shawn Michaels ranks 4,821 out of 15,968Before him are Francis Spellman (1889), Michael C. Hall (1971), Michael Peña (1976), Diane Venora (1952), Mary Agnes Chase (1869), and Michael Freedman (1951). After him are Paul Morrissey (1938), Jane Dee Hull (1935), Don Felder (1947), Horace Greeley (1811), Jessie Royce Landis (1896), and Michael J. Pollard (1939).

Among WRESTLERS In United States

Among wrestlers born in United States, Shawn Michaels ranks 23Before him are Randy Orton (1980), Buddy Rogers (1921), Rey Mysterio (1974), Dusty Rhodes (1945), The Ultimate Warrior (1959), and Bobo Brazil (1924). After him are Terry Funk (1944), Kurt Angle (1968), Chris Jericho (1970), Roman Reigns (1985), Ted DiBiase (1954), and Sting (1959).

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