Heartbreak & Triumph

Heartbreak & Triumph

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World Wrestling Entertainment fans think they know qThe Heartbreak Kid.q He's qThe Showstopperq who pushes his high-flying abilities to the limit in the squared circle, on ladders, and in steel cages. He's the company's first qGrand Slamq champion. And of course, he's forever the guy who conspired with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon to screw Bret qHitmanq Hart out of the WWE Championship in Montreal at Survivor Series on November 9, 1997. But that's the side qHBKq has allowed you to see...until now. Heartbreak a Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story introduces us to Michael Shawn Hickenbottom, the youngest of four children whose qreally conservative upbringingq made him shy and qafraid that people wouldn't like me if I showed who I really was.q But upon discovering Southwest Championship Wrestling (SWCW) on TV one Saturday night, the preteen Hickenbottom realized instantly what he wanted to become, and later would convince his fathera€”a colonel in the U.S. Air Forcea€”to let him pursue his dream. From there, Hickenbottom fully recounts the events that led to qShawn Michaels'sq tutelage under Mexican wrestler Jose Lothario; working matches at Mid-South Wrestling under the guidance of Terry Taylor and the Rock 'n' Roll Express's Robert Gibson a Ricky Morton; flying high with Marty Jannetty as qThe Midnight Rockersq in the American Wrestling Association (AWA); and how a barroom confrontation in Buffalo almost prevented the tandem from ever joining the World Wrestling Federation. While reliving the crippling back injury that forced him to retire in his prime, Michaels credits the new loves in his lifea€”his second wife Rebecca, his children, and his newfound faitha€”with giving him the strength to kick his habit, recover physically, and make a jubilant return to the ring at SummerSlam 2002. Now back on top and doing what he enjoys most, the WWE Superstar regards Heartbreak a Triumph as the perfect means qto review my life, and attempt to figure out how I became the person I am.qHeartbreak aamp; Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story introduces us to Michael Shawn Hickenbottom, the youngest of four children whose aquot;really conservative upbringingaquot; made him shy and aquot;afraid that people wouldna#39;t like me if I showed who I really ...

Title:Heartbreak & Triumph
Author:Shawn Michaels
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2010-05-11


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