Shawn Michaels is known as one of the greatest WWE legends of all time. He has been in feuds with some of the biggest names in the history of wrestling. Some of them are Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Triple H, Bret Hart, and many others.
While everyone in the wrestling industry knows his capabilities inside the ring, very few know about his wife, Rebecca Curci.
Rebecca Curci, an American actress, was born in Tampa, Florida on June 16, 1973. She graduated from South San Antonio High School.
In a way, she also belonged to the wrestling industry. She was the part of a dance group known as Nitro Girls who performed at World Championship Wrestling. Her stage name was Whisper.
According to rumours, Shawn Michaels first saw her on television. He would tune in every time just to watch her.
The duo spent weeks together before tying the knot on March 31, 1999 at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. Apart from the couple, only an Elvis Presley impersonator was present.
Shawn Michaels and Rebecca Curci have two children. Their son, Cameron Kade, was born on January 15, 2000. Following this, the couple had a daughter named Cheyenne on August 19, 2014.
Rebecca Curci, Shawn Michaels, and Chris Jericho made history with a wrong punch
There’s a famous botch story in the wrestling industry that surrounds Rebecca Curci. This was when Chris Jericho accidentally punched her.
Back in 2008, WWE involved Shawn Michaels and Chris Jericho in a brilliant feud. This was the second time they were feuding following WrestleMania 19 in 2003.
Now, during an episode of Raw, Jericho invited Michaels on his talk show. Jericho accused Michaels of faking a knee injury to win against Batista. As expected, he denied the claim and superkicked Jericho.
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The duo tried to talk it out a second time, but this time Jericho put Michaels through the Jeritron 5000. This move did considerable damage to Michaels’ eyes.
Chris Jericho did the unimaginable
Michaels continued to sell the injury until SummerSlam. At that point, everyone was expecting him to retire. He even brought Rebecca Curci to the ring with him for the announcement.
Jericho interrupted the proceeding and demanded that HBK admit he was the reason for his retirement. He looked at Jericho and said, “I want you to do me a favour…I want you to go home sit your wife down, your kids down, look them in the eye and tell them that daddy will never, ever be Shawn Michaels.”
Upon hearing this, Jericho snapped and attacked Michaels with a punch. HBK ducked, and Jericho punched Rebecca Curci in the face.
Unfortunately, the punch hurt Rebecca for real. Later, Jericho explained what had happened. Apparently, they talked about timing it correctly. However, Rebecca was hit for real because of bad positioning.
Thankfully, Rebecca Curci mellowed the situation backstage by drawing a hearty laugh from everyone when she asked Jericho if that was all he had.
This was one incident where both Chris Jericho and Shawn Michaels did not know what to do next.
Shawn Michaels was briefly married to Theresa Lynn Wood. The reason for their split is unknown.