|From||San Antonio, Texas|
|Finisher||Sweet Chin Music|
Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, Shawn Michaels remains one of the biggest superstars in WWE history. His career is nothing short of spectacular and successful. In most of his matches he shows resilience, talent and willpower to win. His main-event success debuted at 1995 where he first won the big one, and went on to lead an illustrious career. He is billed as being the first wrestler to win the Royal Rumble at the number one spot, also to have won two consecutive Royal Rumbles as well as winning every major title in the promotion. In 1998, his career came to a sudden halt where he suffered an important injury during a Casket match with The Undertaker, and decided to retire from wrestling. But in 2002, he made a spectacular comeback to the ring, and shortly went on to win the World Heavyweight championship from Triple H. Up to now, Michaels only looks out to be one of the greatest entertainers alive, or as he simply puts it, The Showstopper.
HBK, together with Triple H, was also the founder of the infamous D-Generation X, which was a great factor of the attitude era. Shawn Michaels has been in hundreds of feuds, including his long time rivalry against Bret 'The Hitman' Hart. Shawn Michaels has been a World Champion, an Intercontinental champion and plenty of others. HBK seems to have proven that he is one of the best WWE superstars this world has seen, or as he says best... an icon.
WWE SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role™
Shawn Michaels is able to be unlocked in Season Mode and is initially put into the Non-Wrestler ranks. However, you are free to move him into any rank you wish if you want to make him an active wrestler.
He is listed in the game as the WWF Spokesperson, a role he named himself around the time the game was released.
WWE SmackDown!: Shut Your Mouth™Know Your Role, hot upon the heels of his successful return to World Wrestling Entertainment in the summer of 2002. Shawn Michaels is, as he has been through his career, big on speed and technical maneuvers while lacking in the power department. SYM is no exception. With speedy moves such as the cruiser-weight combo and high-flying moves such as his signature diving elbow, he is a force to be reckoned with.
His two finishers are two different versions of his Sweet Chin Music, a powerful kick to the jaw that will have opponents reeling.
This is the first and only game where Shawn Michaels has not been playable in season mode. He is fully playable in exhibition mode. Within this game, he has two attires, his default being the attire he wore while in the nWo. His other attire must be unlocked after winning a match at No Mercy during the second year of Season Mode, and it is a typical favorite, a cowboy hat, white shirt and jeans, similar to what he wore at Summerslam 2002, when he faced Triple H in a bloody street fight.
WWE Smackdown! Here Comes The Pain™
Shawn Michaels makes his return to the SmackDown series, this time designed to be an active wrestler unlike in Shut Your Mouth. HBK is now playable in season mode and debuts some new ring attire for use in his matches rather than his generic shirt and jeans.
Technique: 8Speed: 8
WWE Smackdown! vs RAW™
HBK appears on the Raw brand. He's finishers are two variations of the Sweet Chin Music, groggy front and ground upper.
WWE Smackdown! vs RAW 2006™
WWE Smackdown vs RAW 2007™SmackDown!. Go to his head area and Tap L1, but do not pin him after the finisher climb the nearest turnbuckle and do an elbow drop, that way you will be sure that your opponent will not longer kick out. The key to Shawn Michaels' is to utilize his speed and technical move set. Do this and HBK can beat any superstar on the roster.
HBK has the highest popularity in GM mode this year, with 88 popularity, and with over 90 overall he is one of the top superstars. He is involved in the SmackDown! vs RAW 2007 Season Mode story lines Framed, which ends at Vengeance and Elimination! which ends at Unforgiven in a Elimination Chamber match.
WWE Smackdown vs RAW 2008™
The Heartbreak Kid comes back in 08 with a higher overall, and his fighting styles consisting of Technical and Showman. His primary style is Technician meaning he has that primary ability to counter any strike or grapple for a short amount of time, rendering him temporarily invincible. Since Shawn is a reputed high-flyer as well, he can also jump off the ropes, crashing onto his opponent outside of the ring in vintage HBK fashion. His taunts will grab momentum, and he'll also be able to copy his opponents' taunts, which he's done a few times in real life.
WWE Smackdown vs RAW 2009™
If there's one thing Shawn Michaels is synonymous with, it's Resiliency, hence why he is given this ability first-hand in the game. A finisher while he's in the red probably won't do the job alone. If that's not enough, he is one of the only in the game who can properly perform a Kip Up, when he's down and his limbs are in the gutter, kipping up will bring him back to life in order to give one last pull in the match. When he contains a finisher, he may also make the crowd clap with his Fan Favorite ability, to aggravate the opponent.
HBK has been given the Inverted Figure-4 Leg Lock as a finisher in this game. The alternate Sweet Chin Music finishers are still available.
Hardcore: 80Stamina: 90
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010™
Smackdown vs Raw 2011
His main attire is his DX attire. Two bonus attires are available as DLC. These attires are his 1990s attire and his civilian clothes. This would be his last game as a normal superstar although he does appear as a legend in All Stars and is a downloadable superstar in WWE'12
Charisma: 100Speed: 80
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