Rebecca Curci Hickenbottom was born in San Antonio, Texas, USA, on June 16, 1973 – her zodiac sign is Gemini and she is a US citizen. She is a dancerperhaps best known for his World Championship Wrestling (WCW) entry, but also for being the wife of American ex-wrestler Shawn Michaels.
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Early life and education
Rebecca was raised as an only child in San Antonio by her mother who worked as a nurse at a local hospital and her father who taught English in a high school. Rebecca grew up watching a lot of TV with her mother, and that’s how she became interested in dancing – her mother enrolled her in a dance school when she was nine, and she went on to train for the next nine years.
Rebecca was also a member of her high school dance crew, and to stay in shape, she played various sports and often went for a run in a nearby park.
After her entrance exam in 1991, she did not enroll in a university, but focused on her dancing career.
Career as a dancer
Rebecca danced at various events and appeared on TV several times before participating the dance group Nitro Girls in October 1997, becoming a part of WCW – she chose ‘Whisper’ as her stage name, which relates to her special gesture: putting a finger to her lips to silence the crowd. She was only part of WCW for two years, when she decided to leave after marrying Shawn Michaels.
Love life and marriage with Shawn Michaels
In Shawn’s autobiographical book, he wrote how a girl who worked at Gold Gym introduced him to Rebecca, while many other sources falsely claimed that it was ex-wrestler Kevin Scott Nash who introduced the two. After about two years of dating, Rebecca and Shawn got married in a small ceremony attended by just the two of them and an Elvis Presley impersonator, on March 31, 1999. Rebecca is a committed reborn Christian who is a member of the Methodist Church and she persuaded Shawn to become religious as well. The couple welcomed their son Cameron Cade Hickenbottom on January 5, 2000 and their daughter Cheyenne Michelle Hickenbottom followed on August 19, 2004.
Before meeting Rebecca, Shawn was married to Theresa Wood.
As of August 2020, Rebecca has been married to Shawn and they have two children.
hobbies and interests
Rebecca is not a big fan of the social media networks and therefore is not active on Instagram as she prefers not to share pictures of her personal life. She loves to travel and her job as a dancer took her all over the US, while also vacationing in Europe several times, in cities like Athens in Greece and Dubrovnik in Croatia.
She is an animal lover and has a dog while her favorite ‘animals’ are turtles.
Rebecca goes to the gym three to four times a week and is also on a strict diet, which means she eats mostly fruits and vegetables.
She likes to watch movies late at night and her favorite actors and actresses are Johnny Depp, Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet. Some of her favorite movies are the “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Liar Liar” and “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” franchise.
Age and height
Rebecca’s age is 47. She has long blond hair and brown eyes, is 1.78 m tall and weighs about 68 kg.
As of August 2020, her net worth was estimated at over $300,000, while Shawn .’s net worth is estimated at over $17 million.
Who is Shawn Michaels?
Michael Shawn Hickenbottom was born in Chandler, Arizona, USA, on July 22, 1965 – his zodiac sign is Cancer and he is a US citizen.
He is a retired professional wrestler, actor and TV host, still considered one of the best professional wrestlers in wrestling history.
Shawn, along with his three older siblings Shari, Scott and Randy, were raised by their mother and father, who were both in the military. Because Shawn’s father was stationed in England when Shawn was young, the family lived there for two years. He was 12 years old when he decided he wanted to be a wrestler, and he first tried wrestling at his high school talent show. He was physically very active while attending Randolph High Schoolwhile playing football as a standout linebacker and eventually becoming the captain of the school team.
He graduated in 1983 and then enrolled at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, but dropped out after just two months to pursue a career as a wrestler.
He started training in 1984 under professional Mexican wrestler Jose Lothario, and he fought his first fight on October 16, 1984, which he lost. He began competing in World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) in January 1985, and toward the end of the year began wrestling for Texas All-Star Wrestling. He went national in 1986 when he entered the American Wrestling Association (AWA) and won a fight against Buddhakhan. In 1987, Shawn started fighting in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), but was fired after two weeks after a bar fight.
In 1988, he entered World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), eventually retiring ten years later due to a back injury. In 2000, he returned to fight at his own professional wrestling school, the Texas Wrestling Academy. In 2002, Shawn returned to WWE to compete for the next eight years, before becoming a wrestling coach in 2016. During his time in WWE, Shawn won the WWF Championship three times and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship once – he also won the Royal Rumble and the WWF Grand Slam Championship twice.
Shawn is also a model and in 1996 he posed for “Playgirl” magazine – after learning that the magazine was mainly read by gay people, his struggling colleagues started teasing him.
He is also an actor, who started his career in 1996 when he played Vinnie in a single episode of the drama series “Baywatch”. In 1999, Shawn appeared as Michael Shane in two episodes of the crime series “Pacific Blue”. In 2017, he was invited to make his film debut, as Doug in the Christian film “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone”, and that same year he played Ted in the country musical “Pure Country: Pure Heart”. In 2018, he appeared as the Incredible Master Yoga in the superhero comedy “Avengers of Justice: Farce Wars”, as well as Luke Trapper in the action movie “The Marine 6: Close Quarters”. Shawn’s most recent role was in 2019, in the drama film “90 Feet From Home,” in which he played James Devine.
In 1987, Shawn became addicted to various substances he was taking, and this led to him losing many of his friends. Around that time, he contemplated suicide, but eventually went to see a psychologist — as Rebecca has stated, “There was something about him that he despised, and he was self-destructive.”