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Shawn Michaels

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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. 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 10,206,164 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Shawn Michaels is the 69th most popular wrestler (down from 54th in 2019), the 5,810th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,819th in 2019) and the 24th most popular American Wrestler.

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  • 10M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 47.90

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 43

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.41

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among wrestlers, Shawn Michaels ranks 69 out of 700Before him are Claes Johanson, Johannes Kotkas, Carl Westergren, Dietmar Lorenz, Pat Patterson, and Roman Reigns. After him are Axel Cadier, Mijaín López, Emam-Ali Habibi, Bobo Brazil, Kurt Angle, and Antonino Rocca.

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Among people born in 1965, Shawn Michaels ranks 174Before him are Christine Lambrecht, Yasutoshi Miura, Megumi Ogata, Paweł Adamowicz, Rob Pilatus, and Velimir Perasović. After him are Ange Postecoglou, Michael Dell, Tomáš Skuhravý, Steven Adler, James Nesbitt, and Robin Sharma.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Shawn Michaels ranks 5,810 out of 18,182Before him are Forest Ray Moulton (1872), Robert Z'Dar (1950), Roman Reigns (1985), Philip Bailey (1951), Chris Farley (1964), and Maclyn McCarty (1911). After him are John Tate (1925), Bob Falkenburg (1926), Ray Romano (1957), Eugene Sledge (1923), Margaret Colin (1958), and Bill Nye (1955).

Among WRESTLERS In United States

Among wrestlers born in United States, Shawn Michaels ranks 24Before him are Randy Orton (1980), Buddy Rogers (1921), Rey Mysterio (1974), Darren Young (1983), Dusty Rhodes (1945), and Roman Reigns (1985). After him are Bobo Brazil (1924), Kurt Angle (1968), Big E (1986), Chris Jericho (1970), Stan Hansen (1949), and Harley Race (1943).

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