Shawn Michaels has made a Hall of Fame career out of overcoming adversity – every time you think HBK is down and out, he keeps coming back. In 1998, he thought his career was over after a debilitating back injury. However, four years later, he not only returned to the ring, but won the World Heavyweight Championship.
At Judgment Day in May, HBK’s career was once again in jeopardy when Randy Orton he gave him a severe concussion. But The Showstopper surprised everyone – especially Orton – when he returned to Raw on Oct. 8 and targeted the new WWE Champion. Here is a look back at some of the classic instances of HBK overcoming the odds: