Its a known fact that Shawn Michaels is one of the greatest superstars of all time. Quite simply, the guy could go inside the squared circle. He has provided fans with countless classic matches and moments. Shawn Michaels is known by many different monikers, and all of them are apt descriptions -- Mr. WrestleMania, the Main Event, the Icon, the Showstopper, and so on. Its also no mystery that the Heartbreak Kid led a tumultuous lifestyle before finding God and becoming born again. Michaels himself doesnt hide his past, stating on numerous occasions that he was a pain to deal and was frequently not in the right state of mind. Many other superstars have also spoken out against Michaels and his past actions. It seems that in his heyday, ole HBK earned quite a few detractors and nay-sayers. Despite this, Michaels was able to turn his life around, and when he made his return to active competition in 2002, he was all the better for it. Many bridges that were once burned have been mended, and by all accounts, Shawn was a much more level-headed guy upon his return. Still, there are some past WWE superstars and personalities that continue to hold grudges toward HBK. Frankly, its hard to blame them in some instances and first impressions often last the longest. While no one -- even those who continue to harbor ill will toward Michaels -- denies his in-ring ability and talent. It was the man outside the ring and behind the scenes that many could not deal with. Join us as we take a look at ten WWE superstars who, at one time, could not stand the Heartbreak Kid.
Douglas Scarpa is a freelance writer, independent filmmaker, art school graduate, and pro wrestling aficionado -- all of which mean he is in financial ruin. He has no backup plan to speak of, yet maintains his abnormally high spirits. If he had only listened to the scorn of his childhood teachers, he wouldn't be in this situation.