History Wrestling / ShawnMichaels

21st Feb '17 3:38:52 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** To be more precise, Shawn cut a promo where he implied that Bret (who was married at the time) had slept with [[Characters/WWEDivas Tammy "Sunny" Sytch]]. This led to a fistfight backstage that pretty much destroyed their friendship for almost two decades. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUdzPE0PbhA Here's the promo in question, at around the 8:30 mark.]]

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** To be more precise, Shawn cut a promo where he implied that Bret (who was married at the time) had slept with [[Characters/WWEDivas [[Wrestling/TammyLynnSytch Tammy "Sunny" Sytch]]. This led to a fistfight backstage that pretty much destroyed their friendship for almost two decades. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUdzPE0PbhA Here's the promo in question, at around the 8:30 mark.]]
21st Feb '17 3:27:19 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* VocalDissonance: Shawn has a much deeper voice than you'd expect from a PrettyBoy like him.
30th Jan '17 8:57:35 PM SilentStranger
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* TheArtifact: Shawn's persona pre-2002 was ''very'' different than the one he had from 2002-2010. However, Shawn still maintained many of the tropes of his "Sexy Boy" rock star gimmick, perhaps most glaringly his nickname of "the Heartbreak Kid" and his theme song. Anyone who wasn't aware of his gimmicks in the 80's and 90's were probably very confused as to why the Bible-thumping laid back CoolOldGuy was coming out to "Sexy Boy."

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** During the early days of the Heartbreak Kid, his arch-nemesis was ScottHall (in reality one of his closest friends). The two had a legendary feud over the Intercontinental Title that lasted years.
* TheArtifact: Shawn's persona pre-2002 was ''very'' different than the one he had from 2002-2010. However, Shawn still maintained many of the tropes of his "Sexy Boy" rock star gimmick, perhaps most glaringly his nickname of "the Heartbreak Kid" and his theme song. Anyone who wasn't aware of his gimmicks in the 80's and 90's were probably very confused as to why the Bible-thumping laid back CoolOldGuy was coming out to "Sexy Boy."" Being known as the Heartbreak Kid made a lot more sense when he was a ladies man in his 20's. Not so much as a happily married Christian well into middle-age.



** Shawn was on the ''recieving'' end of this when his team with KevinNash (in his "Diesel" persona) broke up in 1995 due to Shawn being jealous that his former bodyguard won the WWF title before he did.



* GameBreakingInjury: Shawn's aforementioned back injury.

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* GameBreakingInjury: Shawn's aforementioned back injury. By 1998, his spine was like a stack of Pringles.
24th Jan '17 12:34:43 PM RayAP9
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* JiveTurkey:
** Only in a hilarious DX sketch, wherein he riffs off the famous [[Film/{{Airplane}} "I speak jive"]] bit. In real life, he subverts it: Shawn will be the first to tell you he's painfully un-hip.

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* JiveTurkey:
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JiveTurkey: Only in a hilarious DX sketch, wherein he riffs off the famous [[Film/{{Airplane}} "I speak jive"]] bit. In real life, he subverts it: Shawn will be the first to tell you he's painfully un-hip.
24th Jan '17 12:34:19 PM RayAP9
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* JiveTurkey: Only in a hilarious DX sketch, wherein he riffs off the famous [[Film/{{Airplane}} "I speak jive"]] bit. In real life, he subverts it: Shawn will be the first to tell you he's painfully un-hip.

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* JiveTurkey: JiveTurkey:
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Only in a hilarious DX sketch, wherein he riffs off the famous [[Film/{{Airplane}} "I speak jive"]] bit. In real life, he subverts it: Shawn will be the first to tell you he's painfully un-hip.


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* TotallyRadical: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COOh6LafphQ&feature=youtu.be&t=101 Returned on the January 9, 2017 episode of Monday Night Raw]] to promote his role in the movie "The Resurrection of Gavin Stone". Wrestling/EnzoAndCass soon joined him, as did Jinder Mahal, along with Wrestling/RusevAndLana. When Enzo started to do his "What do we got ova' here?" bit, Shawn was excited to jump in, sounding as uncool as he possibly could:
-->'''Shawn:''' You know what, what you kids call them today? ... haters! They're haters! Haters, I tell you!
24th Jan '17 11:04:26 AM 313Bluestreak
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** Michaels seems to be particularly prone to these. He had already experienced one at the 2008 ''Unforgiven'' pay-per-view, where he challenged Wrestling/ChrisJericho to an Unsanctioned Match after Jericho punched his wife in the face. He whipped his enemy with a belt, injuring him so grievously that Jericho went into shock. The bell was rung, and an announcer declared Michaels the winner of the fight. By this point, however, Michaels was so consumed with rage that [[NightmareFuel his face had gone completely blank]] and he was continuing to mindlessly whale away on the unconscious Jericho as if he didn't understand what he was doing. He finally snapped out of his stupor after a referee tried to stop him and he kicked the official in the face; he then had a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment and finally agreed to leave the ring.

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** Michaels seems to be particularly prone to these. He had already experienced one at the 2008 ''Unforgiven'' ''Wrestling/{{Unforgiven}}'' pay-per-view, where he challenged Wrestling/ChrisJericho to an Unsanctioned Match after Jericho punched his wife in the face. He whipped his enemy with a belt, injuring him so grievously that Jericho went into shock. The bell was rung, and an announcer declared Michaels the winner of the fight. By this point, however, Michaels was so consumed with rage that [[NightmareFuel his face had gone completely blank]] and he was continuing to mindlessly whale away on the unconscious Jericho as if he didn't understand what he was doing. He finally snapped out of his stupor after a referee tried to stop him and he kicked the official in the face; he then had a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment and finally agreed to leave the ring.
24th Dec '16 5:13:41 PM TheMysteriousTroper
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** To explain it a bit further; Michaels just about begged Vince McMahon (in a promo on Raw) to be allowed to referee the match. McMahon gave it the okay, much to Hart's disapproval - this was before the Montreal Screwjob, but the rivalry was heating up. Michaels declared that if he didn't call the match right down the middle, he'd ban himself from wrestling in the US. Right after Michaels blasts Undertaker with the chair, the look of disgust on his face says it all, as well as the sly look on Hart's face as he goes for the cover.

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** To explain it a bit further; Michaels just about begged Vince McMahon [=McMahon=] (in a promo on Raw) to be allowed to referee the match. McMahon [=McMahon=] gave it the okay, much to Hart's disapproval - this was before the Montreal Screwjob, but the rivalry was heating up. Michaels declared that if he didn't call the match right down the middle, he'd ban himself from wrestling in the US. Right after Michaels blasts Undertaker with the chair, the look of disgust on his face says it all, as well as the sly look on Hart's face as he goes for the cover.



** His feud with [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] ended with one of these in a match at [=Wrestlemania=] after Vince had done everything in his power to destroy Shawn. By the end of the match, Shane was handcuffed to the ring rope and thoroughly pummeled and [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad the Spirit Squad]] had the holy hell beat out of them. And that's not even going into what he did to Vince himself. After beating the living crap out of him, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill he shoved him in a trash can, put him on a table, and then gave him an elbow drop from an]] ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill insanely]]'' [[NoKillLikeOverkill tall ladder]]. ''Then'' gave him a Sweet Chin Music for good measure before ''finally'' pinning him.

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** His feud with [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] Wrestling/VinceMcMahon ended with one of these in a match at [=Wrestlemania=] after Vince had done everything in his power to destroy Shawn. By the end of the match, Shane was handcuffed to the ring rope and thoroughly pummeled and [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad the Spirit Squad]] had the holy hell beat out of them. And that's not even going into what he did to Vince himself. After beating the living crap out of him, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill he shoved him in a trash can, put him on a table, and then gave him an elbow drop from an]] ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill insanely]]'' [[NoKillLikeOverkill tall ladder]]. ''Then'' gave him a Sweet Chin Music for good measure before ''finally'' pinning him.
16th Oct '16 4:32:01 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* FingerPokeOfDoom: Quite possibly the ''original'', at least to how the term is used in professional wrestling and definitely the first any national promotion had the audacity to air when he laid down for Triple H and gave up the European Championship. It wasn't as hated as the WCW example because it did not involve the prior destruction of a hot star (Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}), it did not lead to a retread of an angle people were getting sick of (the Wrestling/{{n|ew World order}}Wo), it wasn't the top title, it wasn't in the main event, and [[PlayedForLaughs it was]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny fucking hilarious!]].

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* FingerPokeOfDoom: Quite possibly the ''original'', at least to how the term is used in professional wrestling and definitely the first any national promotion had the audacity to air when he laid down for Triple H and gave up the European Championship. It wasn't as hated as the WCW example because it did not involve the prior destruction of a hot star (Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}), it did not lead to a retread of an angle people were getting sick of (the Wrestling/{{n|ew World order}}Wo), it wasn't the top title, it wasn't in the main event, and [[PlayedForLaughs it was]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny fucking hilarious!]].hilarious!]]''.
16th Oct '16 4:31:29 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* FingerPokeOfDoom: Quite possibly the ''original'', at least to how the term is used in professional wrestling and definitely the first any national promotion had the audacity to air when he laid down for Triple H and gave up the European Championship. It wasn't as hated as the WCW example because it did not involve the prior destruction of a hot star (Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}), it did not lead to a retread of an angle people were getting sick of (the Wrestling/{{n|ew World order}}Wo), it wasn't the top title, and it wasn't in the main event.

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* FingerPokeOfDoom: Quite possibly the ''original'', at least to how the term is used in professional wrestling and definitely the first any national promotion had the audacity to air when he laid down for Triple H and gave up the European Championship. It wasn't as hated as the WCW example because it did not involve the prior destruction of a hot star (Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}), it did not lead to a retread of an angle people were getting sick of (the Wrestling/{{n|ew World order}}Wo), it wasn't the top title, and it wasn't in the main event.event, and [[PlayedForLaughs it was]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny fucking hilarious!]].
16th Sep '16 11:17:34 AM Gimere
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* [[Memes/ProfessionalWrestling Memetic Mutation]]: Shawn "losing his smile"; achieving the "boyhood dream"; "LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADDER MATCH"; "I JUST KICKED STAN!"; and if you're not down with that, he's got two words for you . . . see below.
** Perhaps the biggest is his contribution to the vocabularies of twelve-year-old boys everywhere - "SUCK IT!".



** The Screwjob becomes a touch HarsherInHindsight, as the Screwjob left Bret's brother, Owen, alone in WWE, with Bret unable to protect Owen from doing the stunt that cost him his life on May 23, 1999, giving the Screwjob's legacy a REALLY bad taste in the mouths of the fans of the Hart Family, and all Canadian fans of WWE.

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** The Screwjob becomes a touch HarsherInHindsight, harsher now, as the Screwjob left Bret's brother, Owen, alone in WWE, with Bret unable to protect Owen from doing the stunt that cost him his life on May 23, 1999, giving the Screwjob's legacy a REALLY bad taste in the mouths of the fans of the Hart Family, and all Canadian fans of WWE.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot[=/=]ShockingSwerve
** The Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob.
** Also under RealLifeWritesThePlot: Shawn's status as a born-again Christian (he found religion during his time away from the ring between 1998 and 2002), which has played into promos and angles since his return, most notably in his feud with Wrestling/TheUndertaker leading into ''[=WrestleMania=] 25'' and his controversial feud with [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] leading into Backlash '06.
** Doubly so for his rematch against Undertaker. After he lost the Royal Rumble, Shawn went berserk and descended into an obsessive downward spiral.
** As well as his oft-referenced [[HeterosexualLifePartners friendship]] with Wrestling/TripleH.
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