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Shawn Michaels by TheGreatOne

Version: Final | Updated: 07/01/2002

Shawn Michaels (HBK) Character Guide
For WWF Attitude
Sony Playstation
Version: Final
Created: August 3, 2000
Made by: TheGreatOne
E-mail: izzleskizzlez@aol.com
Last Updated: Monday, July 1, 2002

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Table of Contents
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1. Latest Updates
2. Biography
3. Moves
4. Credits
5. My Other Works

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1. Latest Updates
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      Version 1.0(8/3/00), everything is new, added Shawn Michaels's complete
Move list.
      Version 1.1(8/5/00), reformatted my FAQ.
      Version Final(7/1/02), reformatted FAQ, added Bio, updated my other works
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2. Biography (from WWE.com)
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SHAWN MICHAELS

Height: 6-1
Weight: 225
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Finishing Move: Sweet Chin Music
Career Highlights: WWE Champion (3); Intercontinental Champion (3); European
Champion; Tag Team Champion (3); 1995 and 1996 Royal Rumble winner

      He's one of the most charismatic showmen ever to grace a WWE ring. He was
WWE's most resilient champion. Pound-for-pound, he may have been the company's
toughest.

      If a back injury hadn't cut Shawn Michaels' in-ring career short, there's
no telling what the "Heartbreak Kid" would have accomplished. As it was, he
accomplished more than anyone at the time. He was the first Grand Slam Champion
-- the only competitor to hold every title WWE had to offer then. At 225
pounds, he somehow managed to win the WWE Championship on three occasions,
defeating men close to twice his size along the way. One of the keys to his
success was that Michaels would put his body on the line. He participated in
the first (and, many say, most exciting) Hell in a Cell match, against the
Undertaker. There were Ladder Matches. But even in "regular matches" (if there
was ever such a thing with Shawn), HBK was intent on being "the Showstoppa, the
main-eventer, the icon." It took its toll on his long-term health. Still in his
early 30s, when most superstars are hitting their prime, Michaels had to bow
out of the spotlight after losing the title to Stone Cold Steve Austin at
WrestleMania XIV in March 1998. Soon he had surgery to take away the pain, but
officially end his in-ring career, or so it was thought.

      But Michaels doesn't necessarily have to lace up the wrestling boots to
be an instrumental part of WWE programming. One of the most natural "talkers"
in history, he has the ability to rile up fans and fellow superstars simply by
grabbing a microphone. Remember, Michaels was one of the founding members of
D-Generation X, perhaps the most notorious faction in sports-entertainment
history. They had as many memorable moments outside the ring as they did inside
the ring. And Michaels remained one of the most popular superstars when he
returned on a regular basis in November 1998, even though it was in a
non-wrestling capacity as commissioner off WWE. But for a variety of reasons,
Michaels resigned as commissioner in 2000, and has been rarely seen by WWE
audiences since.

      Perhaps the best indication of the impact that HBK made on the business
was the reaction he received on June 3, 2002, live on RAW, when he was
introduced as the newest members of another controversial faction, the nWo.
Fans at the American Airlines Arena cheered because they were happy to see him,
or jeered because they were shocked he was joining the nWo. But they were all
on their feet, as they seemingly always are when HBK's "Sexy Boy" theme song
hits. Now Michaels is back in WWE, again in a non-wrestling capacity. Or is he?
Michaels has indicated in interviews that perhaps he has a few more matches
left in him. His back is feeling great, he has obviously kept himself in great
shape, and he knows he can do it. That's because, after he ceased being an
in-ring competitor for WWE, he opened the Shawn Michaels Wrestling Academy in
his hometown of San Antonio. Often he would climb in the ring with his students
to demonstrate the moves for them; it made him learn that he could still "get
it done."

      Will Michaels step back in the ring again? Or will he be content to act
as the nWo instigator, with his real-life best friends Kevin Nash and X-Pac as
his bodyguards? Only time will tell, but the fans will definitely remain
standing either way.

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3. Moves
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(Control Legend)
X:    X
S:    square
O:    circle
T:    triangle
L:    left
U:    up
R:    right
D:    down
R1:   R1
R2:   R2
L1:   L1
L2:   L2

(Basic Controls)
X:    Block
S:    Kick
O:    Tie-Up/Pin
T:    Punch
R1:   Dodge/Release a Pin, Hold, or a Submission
R2:   Run
L1:   Pick Opponent/Pick Up Weapon
L2:   Climb:

(Moves)

(READY MOVES)

Snapmare: R, D, T or L, D, T
Flying Head Scissors: R, U, T or L, U, T
Drop Toe Hold: U, D, S or D, U, S
Crucifix: R, U, S or L, U, S
Tie-Up: O
Body Slam: R, R, T or L, L, T
Hip Toss: R, R, S or L, L, S
Vertical Suplex: R, R, O or L, L, O
Punch: T
Kick: S
Pose:
Blowing You Off: S + O
Hurracanrana (TRADEMARK): U, D, O or D, U, O
Sweet Chin Music (FINISHING): R, L, S or L, R, S

(TIE-UP)

Northern Lights Suplex: R, O or L, O
Fisherman's Suplex: R, T or L, T
Chestbreaker: R, S or L, S
Whip: R, R, X or L, L, X
Arm Wrench: T
Hammerlock: S
Top Wristlock: O
To Behind Tie-Up: U, U, X or D, D, X

(REAR TIE-UP)

Bridging German Suplex: R, O or L, O
Sleeper: R, T or L, T
Victory Roll: R, S or L, S
Belly-to-Back Suplex: T
Full Nelson: S
Put opponent on your shoulders: O
Atomic Whip: R, R, X or L, L, X

(OPPONENT RUNNING)

Drop Kick: T
Drop Kick: S
Drop Kick: O

(RUNNING)

Running Clothesline: T
Running Clothesline: O
Flying Head Scissors: S
Charging Avalanche (opponent in turnbuckle): T
Charging Avalanche (opponent in turnbuckle): S
Charging Avalanche (opponent in turnbuckle): O
Fist Drop (opponent on ground): T
Fist Drop (opponent on ground): S
Fist Drop (opponent on ground): O

(WHIPPED OPPONENT)

Drop Toe Hold: S
Back Body Drop: T
Back Body Drop: O

(OPPONENT ON GROUND)

Leglock Chokehold (at feet): R, D, T or L, D, T
Pick Up By Head (at head): O
Stomp (at head): S
Rear Chinlock (at head): T
Figure Four Leglock (at feet): R, D, S or L, D, S
Stomp (at feet): S
Knee to Inside Leg (at feet): T
Elbow Drop Onto Arm (at side): R, D, O or L, D, O
Spinning Arm Hold (at side): R, U, O or L, U, O
Stomp (at side): S
Elbow Drop (at side): T

(ON TOP ROPE)

Shooting Star Press (opponent on ground): X + O
Axe Handle Smash (opponent standing): T
Axe Handle Smash (opponent standing): S
Axe Handle Smash (opponent standing): O
Elbow Drop (opponent on ground): T
Elbow Drop (opponent on ground): S
Elbow Drop (opponent on ground): O


(OPPONENT IN TURNBUCKLE)

Flying Head Scissors: U, U, T or D, D, T
Kick In Corner: S
Chest Chops: T
Climb Turnbuckle and Pummel: U, T
Superplex: O
Whip: R, R, X or L, L, X


(DIZZY PUNCH)

Grab Head & Punch: T

(DIZZY KICK)

Drop Kick: S

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4. Credits
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GameFaqs, for posting this guide.

The WWE, for providing great entertainment for years and years to come.

WWE.com, for the bio

Me, for typing this Character Guide.

You, for reading this Character Guide.

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