Arizona: Shawn Michaels
While the Heartbreak Kid is billed as hailing from San Antonio, TX and spent much of his time growing up in the Lone Star State, his true roots are in Arizona. And considering there are no shortage of options for this list from Texas, we’ll say Michaels is from Arizona.
Growing up as a military brat, HBK was born in the city of Chandler before later relocating around the world with his father, who was in service as a member of the Air Force. He settled in Texas as a high schooler, where he became a standout linebacker before embarking on his professional wrestling career under the guidance of Jose Lothario.
Of course, Michaels’ list of accolades is as impressive as any resume in the history of the WWE. The first Triple Crown champion and founding father of Degeneration X, Michaels’ legacy as a big match performer and memory-maker will endure forever in the minds of wrestling fans. And with all due respects to Arizona native, and fellow WWE Hall of Famer Superstar Billy Graham, Michaels is the greatest product of the state ever.