History YMMV / ShawnMichaels

11th Mar '18 1:57:28 PM overman2099
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: After Shawn Michaels became a born again Christian in the early 2000s and had his second run, there's always been the nagging question of just how truly changed of a man he's become. Many think he's truly changed for the better and is no longer the JerkAss that he used to be in the 90s. However, others still think Shawn is still the same old prick he's always been but now he just manages to hide it better under the guise of religion. There have been many of his peers in the 2000s like ''Wrestling/ChrisJericho'' who say that HBK truly was a changed man after accepting God. Still, there have been some dissenting voices like Gregory Helms and Jim Cornette who believe that Shawn's just a fake with his "Born Again" attitude and if this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb9PGJlUUVI interview given by Rob Van Dam]] is anything to go by, Shawn can at the very least still be a bit of a jerk, albeit one who's a bit more backhanded and passive-aggressive than in the past.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: After Shawn Michaels became a born again Christian in the early 2000s and had his second run, there's always been the nagging question of just how truly changed of a man he's become. Many think he's truly changed for the better and is no longer the JerkAss that he used to be in the 90s. However, others still think Shawn is still the same old prick he's always been but now he just manages to hide it better under the guise of with religion. There have been many of his peers in the 2000s like ''Wrestling/ChrisJericho'' who say that HBK truly was a changed man after accepting God. Still, there have been some dissenting voices like Gregory Helms and Jim Cornette who believe that Shawn's just a fake with his "Born Again" attitude and if this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb9PGJlUUVI interview given by Rob Van Dam]] is anything to go by, Shawn can at the very least still be a bit of a jerk, albeit one who's a bit more backhanded and passive-aggressive than in the past. While there is a general consensus that he was a great wrestler in his 2000s run, that consensus becomes a bit more divided when people go into interpretations about how changed of a man he was in that era.
11th Mar '18 1:45:08 PM overman2099
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpratation: After Shawn Michaels became a born again Christian in the early 2000s and had his second run, there's always been the nagging question of just how truly changed of a man he's become. Many think he's truly changed for the better and is no longer the JerkAss that he used to be in the 90s. However, others still think Shawn is still the same old prick he's always been but now he just manages to hide it better under the guise of religion. There have been many of his peers in the 2000s like ''Wrestling/ChrisJericho'' who say that HBK truly was a changed man after accepting God. Still, there have been some dissenting voices like Gregory Helms and Jim Cornette who believe that Shawn's just a fake with his "Born Again" attitude and if this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb9PGJlUUVI interview given by Rob Van Dam]] is anything to go by, Shawn can at the very least still be a bit of a jerk, albeit one who's a bit more backhanded and passive-aggressive than in the past.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpratation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: After Shawn Michaels became a born again Christian in the early 2000s and had his second run, there's always been the nagging question of just how truly changed of a man he's become. Many think he's truly changed for the better and is no longer the JerkAss that he used to be in the 90s. However, others still think Shawn is still the same old prick he's always been but now he just manages to hide it better under the guise of religion. There have been many of his peers in the 2000s like ''Wrestling/ChrisJericho'' who say that HBK truly was a changed man after accepting God. Still, there have been some dissenting voices like Gregory Helms and Jim Cornette who believe that Shawn's just a fake with his "Born Again" attitude and if this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb9PGJlUUVI interview given by Rob Van Dam]] is anything to go by, Shawn can at the very least still be a bit of a jerk, albeit one who's a bit more backhanded and passive-aggressive than in the past.
11th Mar '18 1:44:57 PM overman2099
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpratation: After Shawn Michaels became a born again Christian in the early 2000s and had his second run, there's always been the nagging question of just how truly changed of a man he's become. Many think he's truly changed for the better and is no longer the JerkAss that he used to be in the 90s. However, others still think Shawn is still the same old prick he's always been but now he just manages to hide it better under the guise of religion. There have been many of his peers in the 2000s like ''Wrestling/ChrisJericho'' who say that HBK truly was a changed man after accepting God. Still, there have been some dissenting voices like Gregory Helms and Jim Cornette who believe that Shawn's just a fake with his "Born Again" attitude and if this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb9PGJlUUVI interview given by Rob Van Dam]] is anything to go by, Shawn can at the very least still be a bit of a jerk, albeit one who's a bit more backhanded and passive-aggressive than in the past.
26th Feb '18 9:45:51 AM AM_NK
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** "I JUST KICKED STAN!"
** Perhaps the biggest is his contribution to the vocabularies of twelve-year-old boys everywhere - "SUCK IT!".

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** [[Wrestling/DGenerationX "I JUST KICKED STAN!"
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STAN!"]]
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Perhaps the biggest is his contribution to the vocabularies of twelve-year-old boys everywhere - "SUCK IT!".



* {{Tearjerker}}:
** His match against Wrestling/RicFlair at ''[=WrestleMania=] 24'' also qualifies.
--->'''Shawn''': I'm sorry... I love you. ''(Hits the [[FinishingMove Sweet Chin Music]], officially retiring Flair)''
** His Survivor Series 2003 effort to save the career of Stone Cold Steve Austin and the aftermath should probably count; Shawn all but kills himself to take down three main-event level stars (including both Randy Orton and Chris Jericho), while bleeding all over the ring, and is foiled at the last second by an intervening [=Batista=]. Then Austin helps the bloodied Michaels to the back, despite the entire arena expecting a Stunner.
** The "Career vs Streak" match against The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 26.
** His farewell on the following Raw. Unlike [[Wrestling/RicFlair other people]], Shawn kept his low-keyed, thanked [[HeterosexualLifePartners his best friend]] Triple H, Bret Hart and Vince [=McMahon=] for putting up with him, and the fans for sharing his career.
*** The moment when Hunter hit the stage at the very last minute, embracing Shawn and saying goodbye in front of the crowd.
*** Not to mention The Undertaker coming out, tipping his hat to Shawn, and then leaving. Simple, effective, and Shawn seemed truly touched by the gesture. Willing Suspension of Disbelief was enough to put a smile on the faces of many fans.
** His comments about Eddie Guerrero at the man's memorial show, mentioning they never wrestled each other, and only knew each other through their shared faith. He then assured the fans that, one day, the two of them would finally put on a wrestling match in Heaven before the Lord. Which should, by all rights, be [[{{Narm}} cheesy as hell]], but somehow... isn't.
** The absolute tornado of emotions Shawn went through as the guest referee for Triple H vs. Undertaker's Hell in a Cell. All of the history between the three men; the epic friendship between Shawn and Hunter, the inability of both men to beat Taker previously and their respective rivalries with Taker. After witnessing both Hunter and Taker beating the everloving hell out of each other with steel chairs & ring steps, completely unable to stop the match, Shawn was huddled in the corner having a HeroicBSOD of epic proportions. And at the end, Taker having continued the Streak to 20-0, the three men helped each other up, hugged, walked up the ramp together, and stood at the top arm-in-arm in a show of mutual respect and love.
** Chances are, if you weren't rolling your eyes over Shawn "losing his smile," you were probably tearing up.
13th Jan '18 4:29:51 PM nombretomado
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** Even his Kliq compatriots ScottHall and KevinNash conceded that he was a pain in the ass sometimes and deserved the backstage backlash he received from other wrestlers, all while lauding his in-ring talent. Nash even half jokingly later said he missed "prick-Shawn" sometimes.

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** Even his Kliq compatriots ScottHall Wrestling/ScottHall and KevinNash Wrestling/KevinNash conceded that he was a pain in the ass sometimes and deserved the backstage backlash he received from other wrestlers, all while lauding his in-ring talent. Nash even half jokingly later said he missed "prick-Shawn" sometimes.
16th Oct '17 5:49:25 PM nombretomado
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* AntiVillain: Arguably was this in his last two heel runs. In 2005 he turned on HulkHogan, for reasons the fans seemed to side with Michaels for. The fans were keenly aware of Hogan's backstage meddling and mostly no-sold Michaels as a heel. In 2013, when he attacked DanielBryan, he did get huge crowd heat for it, but his reasons for doing it (protecting his best friend Triple H), seemed honorable and it passed fairly quickly.

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* AntiVillain: Arguably was this in his last two heel runs. In 2005 he turned on HulkHogan, for reasons the fans seemed to side with Michaels for. The fans were keenly aware of Hogan's backstage meddling and mostly no-sold Michaels as a heel. In 2013, when he attacked DanielBryan, Wrestling/DanielBryan, he did get huge crowd heat for it, but his reasons for doing it (protecting his best friend Triple H), seemed honorable and it passed fairly quickly.
1st Sep '17 1:17:27 PM SirVancelot131
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** By extension, even though it was a mockery, Wrestling/KurtAngle did a hilariously awesome parody called "Sexy Kurt" also including Sherri Martel.
27th Aug '17 10:26:46 PM LLSmoothJ
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** [[Characters/WWEDivas Tammy "Sunny" Sytch]] [[http://thesmartmarks.com/old_site/artman/publish/article_583.shtml said]] that the Clique tried to get her to breakup with [[Wrestling/ChrisCandido Chris "Skip" Candido]] backstage and join with them, and, when she didn't, they would rib her nonstop, with Shawn being the ringleader.

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** [[Characters/WWEDivas [[Wrestling/TammyLynnSytch Tammy "Sunny" Sytch]] [[http://thesmartmarks.com/old_site/artman/publish/article_583.shtml said]] that the Clique tried to get her to breakup with [[Wrestling/ChrisCandido Chris "Skip" Candido]] backstage and join with them, and, when she didn't, they would rib her nonstop, with Shawn being the ringleader.
15th May '17 6:52:34 PM nombretomado
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** His three year feud with TripleH also came off as a particularly nasty breakup (especially in the early going when Trips was acting like a deranged abusive boyfriend trying to prove that Shawn needed him for protection).

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** His three year feud with TripleH Wrestling/TripleH also came off as a particularly nasty breakup (especially in the early going when Trips was acting like a deranged abusive boyfriend trying to prove that Shawn needed him for protection).
20th Apr '17 9:12:39 AM Anddrix
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* MostWonderfulSound[=/=]HellIsThatNoise: The "bah-bah-bah-bah" drumbeat and "OOOOH OOOH" opening to "Sexy Boy".

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* MostWonderfulSound[=/=]HellIsThatNoise: MostWonderfulSound: The "bah-bah-bah-bah" drumbeat and "OOOOH OOOH" opening to "Sexy Boy".
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