The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels


.:.:[ Disclaimer ]:.:. Uh, it's simple really. It's a roleplay. It's not reality. Don't take it personally, and layout is a variation of a layout by the handler of Jeff Jarrett. To those who actually intend to read these, rather than scroll through it just to see how long it is, sit back in your padded chairs, grab your potato chips, chocolates, licorice, donuts and diet pepsi, adjust your coke bottle lenses and enjoy! C'mon BABY ... ARE YOU READY?

.:.:[ Segment Title ]:.:. Simply Shawn

.:.:[ Total Record ]:.:. 0-0
.:.:[ Single Record ]:.:. 0-0
.:.:[ Tag-Team Record ]:.:. 0-0
.:.:[ Accomplishments ]:.:. None

.:.:[ People Used ]:.:. HBK, Michael Cole
.:.:[ Wrestlers Mentioned ]:.:. Y2J
.:.:[ Previous Match ]:.:. None
.:.:[ Next Match ]:.:. HBK vs. Y2J Chris Jericho


.:.:[ Foreword ]:.:. Time is ticking away, yet we haven't reached the time. A special time. A time that will mark the in-ring return of The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels. Throughout Shawn's career, he has been met with incredible odds, and despite that, he has still come out on top. Looking at Michaels' track record, beating Chris Jericho and ultimately winning the World Title may very well be a walk in the park for him. And why not? He's The Main Event, The Showstoppa, The Icon of Sports Entertainment! This is only expected.  This is not a man who will inflict a great deal of damage upon his opposition. He doesn't have the strength of The Undertaker, Kane, or even a Kevin Nash. He's crafty, cunning, and tricky. And if you just want to get simple about it, he's just that damn good. Kicking your ass is not top priority. Beating you tops the list of priorities in the mind of the Heartbreak Kid when he laces up the boots and takes you on. This is a man who will tell you, to your face, that he will beat you, and then, beat you. He now assures the federation that he will prevail in the tournament, and become World Champion. You think he's lying? You've seen him do it before, what makes you think he can't do it again? This question is to every wrestler on the roster, from Stone Cold Steve Austin to William Regal. Do you honestly believe you have a chance in the Royal Rumble?

The truth is... YOU DON'T HAVE A CHANCE!!!

.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. The scene opens in the parking lot of the arena in which the XHW's first live telecast will occur. It's a hot day, not a scorcher, but hot nonetheless, which is nothing new to The Kid. After all, he is a Texan, born and raised. The parking lot is nearly empty, holding only a couple of cars, until a blue Ford Mustang, a model from the 1960s, comes screeching into the parking lot. In style, the car twirls around in a circle, stopping between the two other cars just in front of the entrance. The door opens, and out pops The Heartbreak Kid. When we last left Shawn Michaels, he was having a little fun in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, maybe to cool his jets, because like he said, he's locked, cocked, and ready to go for his big night on Thursday. Shawn has always loved places with high temperatures and a lot of things to do. What better place to go to than Florida to take a load off? Smackdown! will not only marks the first Xtreme Hardcore Wrestling event, but it'll also be Shawn Michaels first match in years. That's right, after a once thought career ending injury, Shawn Michaels is going to lace up the boots, and make Xtreme Hardcore Wrestling that much better. Following Shawn into the parking lot is a gray 2001 model Cadillac. The car is being driven by a XHW Technician, who's wearing a gray sweat shirt, with black work out pants. The car stops alongside Shawn's car. Shawn leans on his car, with a smile, wearing sunglasses, a black HBK shirt, cut off at the sleeves with black jeans. Out of the passenger side of the car steps a cameraman with a cigarette dangling from his bottom lip. He looks up at Shawn, since he's only about 5'5". He's dressed like he lives in K-Mart, and holds the camera on his shoulder, aiming at Shawn's upper torso. Shawn shoves the camera out of his face, and looks at the little guy.

.::[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. Aren't you a little small for a cameraman? Do you really think people watching this want a shot of me from below? I'm not a rocket scientist, man, and please, don't mistake for one after I tell you this, but, wouldn't it make sense for you to get a shot of me from up here? [ Shawn places his finger in his face. ] Opposed to getting a shot of me from down there? [ Shawn points to the floor. ] Why don't you get a couple of phone books to stand on?

.:.:[ Small Cameraman ]:.:. Bite me, Michaels. I'm just here to-

.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. Shawn pushes the little guy in his chest, but before he can fall, Shawn yanks the front of the little guy's shirt with both hands, holding him up. Shawn then picks him up by his shirt. The cameraman's feet dangle in the air. Shawn looks at him straight in the eye, and says...

.::[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. What's the deal with you little guys? Seems like the smaller the guy is, the more he talks. I should know, 'cause I'm not really considered a big guy in the sport of wrestling, so I make up for it by talkin' trash. The difference between me and you is I can back it up! Do you think you can tell HBK to bite you, without him responding upset? Think! Now, what the hell do you want, little man? 

.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. Shawn pushes the cameraman almost to the floor. He stumbles a bit, but keeps the camera on his shoulder. He stands up straight, and replies...

.:.:[ Small Cameraman ]:.:. The Xtreme Hardcore Wrestling news division sent me. They want to hear from you again in regards to your upcoming match, and anything else you want to talk about. Your opening segment here in XHW made waves, and the ratings were huge. I guess they want more of the same from you.

.::[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. I'd be lying through my pearly whites if I said I was surprised. Okay, [ Shawn folds his arms over his chest, and rests his weight on his left leg. ] whaddayaa want me to start with?

.:.:[ Small Cameraman ]:.:. Look, I'm not paid to tell you what to talk about. I'm here to film you. Do whatever you want. I can't paid either way. It's your show Michaels.

.::[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. So you're telling me, that if I wanted, that If I really wanted to, I could have a couple of butt-naked chicks in this segment?

.:.:[ Small Cameraman ]:.:. Actually, they want something like that. I overheard one of the suits saying that the thing that brings ratings with you is your unpredictability. The fans love it, apparently. In my opinion-

.::[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. Wait!

.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. Shawn looks around, as if he was looking for someone. He has a smirk on his face, with his hands out to his sides in reaction to the cameraman's comment.

.::[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. Did anyone ask for your opinion, little man?! [ Shawn pauses ] Then shut your hole, runt! Like you said, this is The Heartbreak Kid's show, so start acting like it. The first order of business on MY show will be to take it inside, 'cause It's just tooo damn hot out here.

.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. Shawn reaches into his car, and pulls out a bag, then points to the back entrance of the arena. The cameraman and Shawn head in that direction. The cameraman compliments Shawn on his car, and Shawn responds by telling him not to say another word on his show. Minutes later, we find Shawn inside the building, with the cameraman, back pedaling, getting a better shot at him from yards ahead. Looks like Shawn is about to start talkin'!

.::[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. I love the support you guys are giving me. I mean, really, those ratings really mean something. They mean that Shawn can still entertain better than the best of 'em. It also means the fans still love The Heartbreak Kid. Let me level with you people watchin'. A lot of people ask me, "What is it feels like to be HBK?" I never get tired of the question. Let me tell you what it's like to be Shawn Michaels. Basically, I have a feeling for myself that I don't think anyone else has about themselves or their lives. You see, I don't have a regret. I feel like my life's been good. Damn good. When you don't regret, you don't envy, and I'm not a liar when I tell ya' I've never been jealous of anyone for anything a day in my life. It's a good feelin'. Now hey, perfect? I'm not, but I'm the closest thing to it on the face of this planet! I have always done things my way, and because of that, my life is very good. But taking this look on life doesn't come without its problems. Maybe over the years I've been a little too brash, and maybe that's upset some people. People like Bret Hart... I'm not even going there. Anyway, because I've done what I wanted to do, when I wanted to do it, I've been hit with criticism from everywhere. "He's too wild", my critics say, or "He's rude!". Wild? Rude? Yeah, I fit the bill sometimes, but that's the Heartbreak Kid! But hey, the benefits outweigh the costs when you're HBK, as you can see. [ Shawn slowly whirls around in a circle with his arms in the air, out to his sides. He stops and continues to move ahead. ] It's like the feeling I get when I hit "Sweet Chin Music" on The Taker, or The Rock, or anyone really. I barely even hear the fans screaming and cheering when it happens. I fall into a zone, where, at the moment I pick that foot up, everything slows down. It's all in slow motion. [ Shawn stops, then looks to the ceiling, as if picturing himself landing the Superkick. ] I feel the adrenaline surging through every vein in my body. I feel the impact of him foot on his chin through my entire body. I can't wait until I feel it again. 

.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. Shawn begins walking again, only to stop again in front of his V.I.P. Room in the arena. He takes his key, opens the door, enters, then closes the door behind him. The cameraman looks annoyed. Shawn opens the door seconds later, and says...

.::[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. Sorry buddy, I forgot about ya'.

.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. The cameraman enters, and we get a look at this room. It's not a McMahon calibre V.I.P. Room, but it beats most wrestler rooms. Shawn tosses his bag onto the couch, then dives into it the couch alongside of it. The cameraman stands at the door. He moves in a little, to get a better shot of Shawn.

.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. Hmm... I wonder when ole' HBK gets a shot to deliver "Sweet Chin Music" again? Oh yeah! I think we all know when I get that chance! Thursday Night Smackdown! is the Heartbreak Kid's time to shine once again! It's the beginning of my career here in XHW. Hell, it's gonna be my first match in years, and what's the purpose? The winner will advance to the next round in the World Title Tournament. You gotta believe I'm ready to go. I am the best damn wrestler in the world, but I'll never convince everybody of that. All I can do is prove the doubters wrong over and over again. I'm the best technician with the best stamina. Ask "The Hitman"! No one can bounce back from near-defeat to rebound as smoothly as I can. No one in the world combines power with grace, balance, and skill the way I do. There are a lot of great wrestlers out there. Some of them will be in this tournament. Yet, not one of them is the complete package. No one except me. Not The Rock, not Goldberg, and God knows not Chris Jericho! I am the complete package. I have the gift... And nooobody does it better!

.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. Shawn gets up, and grabs a steel chair from the corner of the room. The cameraman begins to back away, but Shawn assures him that he's not going to hit him. The cameraman takes a seat, and Shawn takes a seat right before him. We now have a close up shot of The Heartbreak Kid.

.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. Now let's have a word about the boy I'm gonna face Thursday Night. One thing I noticed is that Jericho has a submission finisher. Yeah, you're thinking, "AND?", but there's a little more to it than that. The Walls Of Jericho, I mean, let's be real, it's a killer on the back. And let's back track. Why what HBK sidelined? A back injury. This could be a problem- So you'd THINK! But take a look at me. [ Shawn pauses. ] Take a look at a man who just won't stay down. I've taken on... Phew! I've taken on some of the biggest men in the history of the business! Now, a lot of people have gone against them. But less my size, and even less that have actually beat one of them, and only one that has beat practically all of them at one point or another. That man is The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels! Who the hell else?! I've been powerbombed, chokeslammed, and any other devastating move you can name by these behemoths, but still, I stand. Actually, the reason I went out before my time is I took just a tad too many. I'm back now though, and I'm in better shape than I have ever been in. I went back to the roots. I went back to the mentor, Jose Lothario. Forget Stu Hart, Jose it the MAN! After training, and strengthening the back, I'm back, and probably better than ever. Jericho, shouldn't, no he can't make the mistake of thinking I'm coming into this match as a washed up legend. I'm coming into this match as a healthy Shawn Michaels. That's scarier than ten of those big guys, and I promise ya'! 'Cause while there's a way to beat them. A simple one, I might add, at Jericho's size and skill level, there's no way to beat me! Hey, cameraman, tell Jericho to catch me in a few years after I'm retired, as a bigger superstar than even before. Then, maybe, MAYBE, he'll be able to handle me. Right now, in with the mind set I have, and the way I'm feeling, there's NO WAY!

Jericho, when I hit that ring, it all begins, or maybe I should say, it all returns. The screaming fans, the sweat of a nervous opponent striking the canvas as he looks over at me from the other side of the ring, and Shawn Michaels pleasing the crowd as only he can to best. The adrenaline rush that I get from that returns. That right foot gets a tappin' just waiting to be smashed into a jaw. Guess who's jaw it's gunnin' for Jericho. Yeah, baby! It's comin' for yours! And after it's all said and done, and feed the crowd a little of that swagger that makes me the Sexy Boy, you'll lay there, forgotten by me, 'cause after I beat you to advance, you mean nothing to me. You'll lay there, look up at the rafters. [ Shawn points to the ceiling with a smile. ] And you'll be in a lose-win situation. The loss comes from the fact that you've just been drilled with a Superkick, and lost the match, but the win comes from the fact that after it's all over, you'll be able to say, "I lost... But I lost to the best wrestling has to offer, Shawn Michaels." You'll have nothing to hang your head about. Really, you're going into this match knowing you're going to lose, so it shouldn't be a surprise. Be proud of the effort, put some ice on the jaw, and good luck on your career in the XHW. Hey, when I go on and do exactly what I'm telling you I'm going to do and win the World Title, don't hesitate tell ALL your Jericholics that Shawn is great and all, but you were the one who began it all for him. They'll love to hear the story of how HBK told you he was going to beat you, how he beat you, then went on to take his place in the promotion as the best ever. 

Am I little too difficult to follow here? Are you understanding the words that are coming out of my mouth? Jericho, when Shawn Michaels says he's going to do something, he does it. When he tells you you're not going to do something, you usually don't. So, you can take my word to the bank, Jericho! Ole' HBK speaks truth when he tells you he's gonna beat you. After all, will a Showstoppa lie to ya'? Will The Main Event tell you a fib? Can't you take the word of a Headliner? Of course you can! Now sure, I'll bend the rules a little if necessary. I wouldn't be The HB Kid if I didn't. Rest assured however, no matter how you fight, or how much you put into it, HBK is putting his all into it, and there's no man who can beat me when I'm at my best, giving every bit of myself out there. Not ONE man. It's the luck of the draw, I guess. Some of us are born winners, [ Shawn points to himself and nods his head with a smile. ] and some of us are born losers, [ He points into the camera as if pointing at Jericho to his face, shakes his head from left to right, with a frown. ]. One thing I've noticed about this, however, is that there's only ONE ultimate winner, and that's me. People like Jericho, Regal, and others are a dime a dozen. People like me come along once in a lifetime, and that's nothing but the facts, JACK! Now, it's time to strap on the laces, and get ready for Shawn. And it doesn't matter how long it takes to put you away Jericho, cause I can stay up, all night! 

After I have you dancing to some "Sweet Chin Music", Jericho, I assure you're you'll never eeeeeeeeeeever be the same, AGAIN!

.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. Shawn knocks the camera to the floor, out of the cameraman's hand, turning the scene to snow. We get another look from the upper corner of the room. The cameraman pushes Michaels. Michaels retaliates by picking him up by his clothes and tossing him out of his room. Shawn turns his back from the door, and the little guy returns, leaping on Shawn's back, trying to apply a sleeper hold. Shawn tries to fight him off, but when he can't, he simply flips him over his back. The cameraman hits the floor hard, and flinches after hitting the ground. Shawn picks him up, and tosses him out of his room once again. He claps his hands together, as if cleaning his hands. Shawn laughs as the scene ends...