Ok, If you are reading this you need to know that I am a HUGE wrestling fan, I LOVE Shawn Michaels. The man is my life (
I know that sounds soooooo stupid, but it is true.)
>>> Real name... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom(I have
heard some people say that it is Michael Shawn James Hickenbottom and I guess that means his confirmation name is James, which
>>> B-day... July 22, 1965 (as of 2004 he is 39( in 2005 he will turn 40!!!!!)
Birth place... Scottsdale, Arizona. Then moved to England, then to Iowa, then to Del Rio, Texas, then to San Antonio, Texas
where Shawn Grew up.
>>> Parents... Carol and Richard Hickenbottom, his dad was a
commander at Laughlin Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
>>> He has two older brothers
named Scott and Randy, also one older sister named Shari.
>>> Pets... 3 dogs named
Droopy, Marge, and Homer.
>>> His feelings are hurt when people clame he is not honest.
>>> Favorite band... Garth Brooks and Green Day.
Favorite movie... Godfatrher and St. Elmo's Fire.
>>> Favorite dessert... mint chocolate
>>> Favorite NBA team... San Antonio, NFL... Dallas Cowboys
Favorite sport... Football
>>> Religion... Catholic
>>> He is Republican
size is 14
Shawn has said the following himself about his wedding, please click
on the picture to go there and read the whole thing and see the rest of their pictures...
people think Kevin Nash introduced me to Rebecca, but that's not true. Rich Minzer, a good friend of mine in Venice, Calif.,
called me one day when he was working out at Gold's Gym. He said, 'Guess who is out here? The Nitro Girls!' I asked him if
the tall one was with them. I didn't know Rebecca's name. She was my favorite. Rich confirmed she was and that Whisper was
the name she used.
"I asked Rich if she looked as good in person as she did on TV Rich told me that TV didn't do her
justice. Then he offered to get her telephone number for me. I told Rich not to do that because I wouldn't feel comfortable.
I thought she might think I was a stalker or something!"
"Well, Rich did not listen to me. He approached her on my
behalf, and she wanted to know if I was an active wrestler. She had never seen me! She was not a wrestling fan, and when she
got in the business she and I both worked Monday nights, so there was no chance she would have seen me wrestle on TV. Rich
found out that she didn't want to date a wrestler, but told her that I was sort of out of the business at the time. She gave
Rich her telephone number, and then the rest was up to me."
"I told Rich I would think about calling her. But again,
I didn't want her to think I was a mark for her as a Nitro Girl. If I picked up the phone to call, what would I say? `Hey
I saw you on TV!' I did not want to do that. A week went by and I just didn't have the guts to call her. Rich called me and
told me that Rebecca left a message on his answering machine thanking him for giving her number to me, but she guessed I wasn't
"That's when I knew it was time to call! On my first attempt, I got her answering machine. I laid it on
the line, telling her why I was afraid to call, that I didn't want her to think I was a weirdo. She returned my call later
that day, and it was magic from the start. For two weeks, we talked almost constantly by phone. I found out where she was
appearing this past Valentine's Day, at an autograph session in California, and I sent flowers to her there. Then she knew
I was serious about meeting her. We made plans for her to come to San Antonio in a few days."
"I was really nervous.
She had never seen The Heartbreak Kid, so I couldn't rely on that part of me. I was out here alone as Shawn Hickenbottom and
nobody else. She got off the plane, we exchanged polite hugs and kisses and then we went to breakfast at Denny's. Since both
of us were accustomed to life on the road, Denny's was the logical place to go. We talked for a few hours, and then I brought
her to the house.
"After hours of talking and getting to know each other, I cooked her dinner. I was trying to show
her I was not a useless man, that I could cook my own meals. I was with a woman who never saw me on TV She didn't care about
that guy from TV I realized she was interested in Shawn Hickenbottom - me!
"Things progressed very quickly. In the
following days, our relationship continued to bloom. When she had to leave to go to a Nitro Girls practice, it broke my heart,
and I could tell she felt the same way. We just couldn't get enough of each other. Between practices and shows, she would
return here. She was in demand as one of the most popular Nitro Girls, and yet she made time to come back. We both knew we
had something special going on."
"After several more days together, I drove Rebecca to the airport because she had
to go to Tampa, Fla., on a promotional tour. I dropped her off, and as I was about to drive away, I ran into the terminal
and said, `Is it OK that I've fallen in love with you?' She said, `Oh good. I thought it was just me falling in love with
"On March 17, she came back to San Antonio, and I brought in some takeout food from Chili's. I turned the lights
down and put on a Diamond Rio CD with a song called `The River.' She had given it to me a few weeks ago, because she said
the song reflected how she felt about me. We danced in the middle of the room to the song. I pulled out an engagement ring,
slipped it on her finger, and asked her to marry me. She said yes, and we both cried out of happiness. We agreed that we wanted
to get married soon, and first considered having the ceremony on April 1, better known as April Fools' Day. Then we figured
most people might think it was a joke, and we didn't want the ceremony to be a silly thing. "On March 31, we flew to Las Vegas
and got married. An Elvis impersonator walked her down the aisle and gave her away. That was the only theatrical part of the
ceremony. The rest was based on religion. Afterward, the Elvis impersonator sang a few songs, and we were Mr. and Mrs. Shawn
Hickenbottom. We spent the next day in Las Vegas and flew home a few days later.
When asked about his home (this was taken from the same
website as the one about his wedding)
"We live in the hill country of San Antonio, Texas, in a gated community. I had this house built
about three years ago. It took about 18 months to finish. It's about 5,500 square feet, Mediterranean style. I came up with
the basic floor plan because I knew exactly what I wanted This was to be the opposite of all the small apartments and dingy
hotel rooms I stayed in when I was on the road. The house is very open, with high ceilings for people like Kevin Nash so they
won't have to duck in any rooms.
"You can feel the breeze throughout each room. We've got three bedrooms, a gym, four
bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, steam room, and office, which will be changed into the baby's room. When you
go out onto the deck, you get a great view of the city and the rolling hills. This is just such a great place to be.