In 2010, Shawn Michaels retired from WWE after a successful run of over twenty-five years in the ring. A San Antonio, Texas native, Shawn officially became a part of WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) in 1988.
A ten-time winner of Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Match of the Year Award, Michaels has been blessed to be the WWE World Champion, World Heavyweight Champion, two time Royal Rumble winner, Intercontinental Champion and World Tag Team Champion, along with many other noteworthy accolades. He also has compiled a list of memorable nicknames that fans across the globe associate with his career in WWE including: The Heartbreak Kid, The Showstopper and Mr. Wrestlemania to name a few.
Michaels recently added Mr. Hall of Fame to the list of nicknames after being inducted into WWE's most exclusive club less than a year after his retirement.
The only thing that rivals Michaels’ passion for performing is the love of his Family, Faith and the Great Outdoors.
In 1999, Michaels met his wife of twelve years Rebecca, and the two, along with their children Cameron and Cheyenne, began a spiritual journey that continues today.
Michaels has often told people that his first encounter with all mighty God took place in a deer blind. It was this encounter that would transform his life and the life of his family forever.
Though the WWE schedule would keep Michaels busy, he always made it a point to "get in the field" when the opportunity arose.
With the decision to homeschool their children, the love of God, family and country would be the hallmark of the outdoor lifestyle Shawn and Rebecca would adopt for their family. Though Michaels still appears occasionally on WWE programming, in 2010 he stepped away to, "be home and help raise my children."
Shawn and Rebecca met Keith Mark and his wife Jeanne at the 2010 SHOT Show and the two quickly realized it was more than just “coincidence.”
Two families with the same "core" value system, not just in talk, but in practice, quickly formed a friendship that they firmly believe will stand the test of time.
It was this bond that led Shawn and Keith to bring MacMillan River Adventures back to Outdoor Channel.
The two outdoorsmen make no bones about their agenda, they are going to promote their love of God...their family...and the great outdoors - each one in their own riches and glory.
And in the words of Hank Williams Jr, "we say grace and we say Ma'am, and if you ain't into that, we don't give a damn!”