Title History

Texas All-Star Wrestling

Texas All-Star Texas Tag Team Title

Defeated (w/Paul Diamond): Given belts by Chavo Guerrero on September 1, 1985
Lost to: The Masked Hoods (Ricky Santana & Tony Torres) on September 29, 1985

Defeated (w/Paul Diamond): The Masked Hoods (Ricky Santana & Tony Torres) on November 17, 1985
Lost to: The Masked Hoods (Ricky Santana & Tony Torres) on September 29, 1985

National Wrestling Alliance

NWA Central States Tag Team Title

Defeated (w/Marty Jannetty): The Batten Twins (Brad and Bart Batten) on May 15, 1986
Lost to: Al Madril & Magnificent Zulu on January 27, 1986

American Wrestling Association

AWA World Tag Team Title

Defeated (w/Marty Jannetty): Buddy Rose and Doug Somers at a Live Event on January 27, 1987
Lost to: Soldat Ustinov and Boris Zhukov at a Live Event on May 25, 1987

Defeated (w/Marty Jannetty): The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey and Randy Rose) on AWA Championship Wrestling December 27, 1987
Lost to: Badd Company (Paul Diamond and Pat Tanaka) on AWA Championship Wrestling March 19, 1988

AWA Southern Tag Team Title (Tennessee)

Defeated (w/Marty Jannetty): The Rock ‘n’ Roll RPMs (Mike Davis and Tommy Lane) on October 26, 1987
Lost to: The Rock ‘n’ Roll RPMs (Mike Davis and Tommy Lane) on November 16, 1987

Defeated (w/Marty Jannetty): The Rock ‘n’ Roll RPMs (Mike Davis and Tommy Lane) on November 22, 1987
Lost to: Title vacated on December 27, 1987
(Note: The title was vacated when The Midnight Rockers won the AWA World Tag Team Titles, defeating The Original Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey and Randy Rose) in Las Vegas, Nevada.)

Texas Wrestling Alliance

TWA Heavyweight Title

Defeated: Justin Credible when Credible vacated the title to Shawn on March 21, 2000
Lost to: Title vacated on April 4, 2000
(Note: On March 21, 2000 Justin Credible beat Venom (Paul Diamond) for the title, Credible vacated the title to Shawn who was later provoked by Venom which lead to Michaels’ return match on April 4, 2000. Shawn held the title for 14 days before it was vacated for a further 14 days.)

World Wrestling Entertainment

WWF Title

Defeated: Bret Hart in a 60-minute Iron Man Match at WrestleMania XII
Lost to: Sycho Sid at Survivor Series 1996

Defeated: Sycho Sid at the Royal Rumble 1997
Lost to: Michaels forfeited the title due to a “knee injury” on Raw February 13, 1997

Defeated: Bret Hart at Survivor Series 1997
(Note: This was the night of the “Montreal Screwjob”)
Lost to: Stone Cold Steve Austin at Wrestlemania XIV
(Note: This was Shawn’s last match in the WWF/E for 4 years due to back injury)

World Heavyweight Title

Defeated: Triple H, Chris Jericho, Booker T, Rob Van Dam and Kane in an Elimination Chamber at Survivor Series 2002 (Note: This was the first ever Elimination Chamber match.)
Lost to: Triple H in a Three Stages of Hell Match at Armageddon 2002

WWF Intercontinental Title

Defeated: The British Bulldog on Saturday Nights Main Event October 27, 1992
(Note: Aired on the November 14, 1992 edition on tape delay.)
Lost to: Marty Jannetty on Raw May 17, 1993

Defeated: Marty Jannetty at a Live Event on June 6, 1993
Lost to: Stripped of the Title on September 27, 1993
(Note: Michaels was stripped of the title for failing to defend it within 30 days.)

Defeated: Jeff Jarrett at In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks July 23, 1995
Lost to: Dean Douglas at In Your House 4: Great White North October 22, 1995
(Note: Douglas won the title by forfeit due to Michaels being attacked outside a nightclub in Syracuse, NY on October 14, 1995.)

WWF Tag Team Title

Defeated (w/Diesel): The Headshrinkers (Samu and Fatu) at a Live Event on August 28, 1994
Lost to: Title vacated at Survivor Series 1994
(Note: Title was vacated when Diesel and Michaels could not function as a tag team.)

Defeated (w/Diesel): Owen Hart and Yokozuna at In Your House: Triple Header September 24, 1995
(Note: This match was also for Diesel’s WWF Championship and Michaels’ Intercontinental Championship. However, as Hart failed to show up for the match, the British Bulldog substituted as Yokozuna’s partner. During the match, Owen ran down to the ring, only to be pinned, despite not officially being in the match.)
Lost to: Owen Hart and Yokozuna on Raw September 25, 1995
(Note: Due to the ensuing controversy, the titles were restored to Hart and Yokozuna the following night on Raw.)

Defeated (w/Stone Cold Steve Austin): Owen Hart and The British Bulldog on Raw May 26, 1997
Lost to: Title vacated on Raw July 14, 1997
(Note: Title was vacated when Shawn was suspended after a backstage fight with Bret Hart on June 9, 1997.)

WWE World Tag Team Title

Defeated (w/John Cena): Rated-RKO (Edge and Randy Orton) on Raw January 29, 2007
Lost to: The Hardy Boyz on Raw April 2, 2007
(Note: This was the second of 2 ten team battle royals. The Hardys won after last eliminating Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch; the other participants were Michaels and Cena, Val Venis and Viscera, Johnny Nitro and The Miz, Paul London and Brian Kendrick, Tommy Dreamer and The Sandman, Marcus Cor Von and Kevin Thorn, Chavo Guerrero and Gregory Helms, and William Regal and Dave Taylor.)

WWE Unified Tag Team Title

Defeated (w/Triple H): Jeri-Show (Chris Jericho and Big Show) in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Match at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2009
Lost to: ShoMiz (Big Show and The Miz) on Raw February 8, 2010
(Note: This was a Triple Threat Elimination Match also involving The Straight Edge Society (CM Punk and Luke Gallows).)

WWF European Title

Defeated: The British Bulldog at One Night Only on September 20, 1997
(Note: Michaels became the first Grand Slam Champion with this win, and the only wrestler to hold the WWF Title and European Title simultaneously after winning the WWF Title almost 2 months later)
Lost to: Triple H on Raw December 11, 1997
(Note: Aired December 22. Michaels was ordered to defend the title against Helmsley by WWF Commissioner Slaughter. Michaels intentionally lost the match.)