How tall is Shawn Michaels

Shawn Michaels Height

5ft 10.5in (179 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 11.25in (181 cm)
Former American professional wrestler.

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Average Guess (24 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 11.46in, Current: 5ft 10.55in
The Ben said on 27/Nov/16
Rob has this spot on.
Attitude said on 14/Nov/16
Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart in their prime height difference (Early 1996 leading up to their Iron Man Match at WM 12). Same posture, same distance from camera. Shawn is 2 inches shorter than Bret.

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Might want to update Rob.

(posted on Bret's page as well, sorry just so more eyes can see it and debate :D )
Attitude said on 6/Nov/16
Hey Rob, In the WWE DVD Documentary, "The True Story of WrestleMania," there is a clip of Shawn Michaels and Vince talking (shot with both of them standing equal distance from the camera at a full profile to the viewer) from 1993 (Wrestlemania 9). Vince is considerably taller than Shawn. The top of Shawn's head is to Vince's eyes/brow region (poofy mullet hair included). Shocking to see them outside of their wrestling costumes and HBK is really small compared to Vince McMahon.

Would that be about a 3 to 4 inch difference in height if the top of the head is about the eye /brow region of the taller person? This would be peak heights for both McMahon and Michaels. It is possible Shawn is in cowboy boots too, so taking that into consideration he might even be an inch shorter than what we see from that behind the scenes footage!
Editor Rob: Attitude, yes, around the eyebrows of another person could be in that 3-4 zone, usually nearer 4 than 3 though.
King of the hill 91 said on 3/Nov/16
In 2002 he looked smaller with or without lifts five eleven people can get believed as ten but at the hall of fame they were laughing nash said hes taller then you thing punk was taller but shawn ithink had lost some
xtrememicah13 said on 20/Oct/16
Shawn Michaels was my idol back in the day and I never got to meet him but I did see him up close back in 1996 and he looks a good even 6'0" back then.....now he is probably like 5'10" even......
Bean said on 6/Oct/16
Always looked 5'11"ish to me.
kingkong56 said on 5/Oct/16
I don't think HBK was hitting the 5'10.5 mark during his latter years. He was absolutely dwarfed by the likes of taker. Looked almost a foot shorter at times. But in all honesty, somewhere between 5'10 to 5'10.25 now. Peak could have been just under 5'11.5.
Attitude said on 26/Jul/16
Sorry for the double post, but since you've seen my comparisons, you can tell from this photo that HBK's boots had an extensive heel, not as much as Kane's I reckon, butlarger than guys like the Rock or Triple H

HBK's boot [2.5 inches at least] (I think he dropped the lifted boots in '06 or '07 as photos afterwards his boots look more normal, but alas here he is still wearing height enhancing boots):

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Kane (2.5-3 inches):

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Triple H (1.5-2 inch increase):

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The Undertaker (normal):

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The Rock (1.5 inch perhaps?):

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Bret Hart (flattest boot I've seen, which makes the HBK-Bret comparisons null and void since it isn't fair that HBK's got advantage):

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Attitude said on 26/Jul/16
I dunno. Benoit is described by Kurt Angle as 5'8" (Which I believe to be the most accurate; he just has too short proportions to be taller) and Shawn Michaels was only 2 inches taller (Remember, HBK's boots have an extremely thick heel, but I think Benoit's does too).

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You can also find pictures of Brian Pillman (5'10") on WWE's site where there are full body shots with him and a clear boot lift.

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And here:

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You can see Triple H wore similar style boots (looks like a logger boot/motorcycle boot with logger style out sole) that have a major heel (lift inside?):

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and him wrestling during the same era (2001/2002):

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Here's Kane's boots for comparison:

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I am absolutely sure that wrestlers are self conscious about their height.
heightchecker34 said on 20/Jul/16
Shawn Michaels is the typical 5'11er claiming 6'1 to boost his self-worth. No doubt one of the greatest in ring wrestlers of all time, yet he has a very poor self image and was quite insecure. He always wore big 2-2.5 inch lifts to the ring, especially in his younger days, he was almost the same height as Vince McMahon (186-187 cm)! Only in the NBA and wrestling, is 5'11'25 considered "small". Present day, he looks no taller than 5'10-5'10.5. Even today, the few appearances he has made in the WWE, he always wears his hunting boots which give him a little boost.

As for X-Pac... he was a 5'10 guy at best... no where near the 6'1 mark either. Plenty of matches and backstage segments to prove that.
andre said on 6/Jun/16
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please rob see shawn michaels twitter where he says he is 5ft10

tell me is he real 5ft10

change his height please if this is real
Editor Rob:yes I'm aware of that, he also gave 6ft too.
Nobody said on 20/May/16
Ok so here are two interesting ones for you guys to figure out, how tall does Ken Shamrock look compared to Shawn Michaels? Shamrock looks about 5'10 here even though he has been billed in MMA at 6'0, he was billed as tall as 6'2 in his Pancrase days!

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Also here is a segment where Michaels confronts Sean Waltman (X-Pac) Waltman claims he is 6'1 and Kevin Nash has also stated that Waltman is 6'1, Waltman has an inch on Michaels here:

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Roman Reigns said on 26/Apr/16
Click Here Michaels claims to be 6'0" and maybe 200 lbs at 4:35.
Jason said on 7/Apr/16
Michaels, Austin and Foley from the other night.

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Attitude said on 4/Apr/16
Sorry for the triple post Rob,

but this picture comes to mind as well.

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Again, HBK at wrestlemania looks to be in Mamun's range today in comparison to Austin.

However, from the 1997 photo, HBK clearly looks 5'10 considering Austin is only a bit taller than Alex 6'0.

So hopefully everyone enjoys these comparisons. I think it shows how much WWF(E) inflates heights!
Attitude said on 4/Apr/16
Actually here's the photo of 1997 HBK and Stone Cold:

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And here's a 3 inch difference with Rob. I hoenstly feel this is a good comparison. If Austin (Prime) is 6'1, Shawn Michaels (Prime) is 5'10.
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Plus, Marty Jannetty is about 5'9 from what I've heard and him and Shawn are the nearly the same height as the Rockers wearing the same boots (and the Rockers boots are not lift type boots with huge rubber soles on the bottom, unlike HBK's 90's attire boots).
Attitude said on 4/Apr/16
Shocked on how short HBK looks beside Steve Austin (in running shoes) at this year's wrestlemania.

Honestly, if you look at Rob and Evander Holyfield, HBK looks the same between him and Austin.

Watch Wrestlemania 14, and HBK is the EXACT same height as Mike Tyson, which both are wearing boots that have a thick sole (HBK's might have a bit more boost than Tyson's) and they look identical in height. No more, no less.

There's a great picture of Steve Austin and HBK back to back from 1997, and HBK's posture is impeccible while Austin is slouching, and HBK is about 2.5 inches shorter (and HBK is in wrestling gear, which his wrestling boots give a boost, Austins wrestling boots are nearly flat, so we can assume both are wearing their wrestling boots in the picture).

But yeah, HBK looks to have lost height. That, or his boots don't have a boost like he used to wear (If you watch Tyson and HBK face-off on Raw is War, HBK is wearing cowboy boots and Tyson is wearing these flat shoes; HBK is barely taller despite his cowboy boots). The only time I can say HBK isn't having a height advantage is in the summer of 1997 where he is wearing those loafers.

It would be interesting to see 1997 era Austin and Michaels vs 2016 Austin and Michaels.
andre said on 14/Mar/16
shawn michaels claiming he was 5ft10 see the video rob and downgrate his height
pauly e said on 10/Mar/16
A Person said on 21/Feb/16
Shawn Michaels claiming he was around 5'10" and 190 lbs: Click Here

exactly! I've also mentioned it for awhile that The Rock described Michaels as 5-10, 195 lbs in his book.
A Person said on 21/Feb/16
Shawn Michaels claiming he was around 5'10" and 190 lbs: Click Here
The Ben said on 21/Feb/16
Met him 94 and he was 5'11, I'd guess 220-ish.
I heard he got up to nearly 250 in 1993 when they were stringent on testing, apparently that had something to do with him leaving for a while. Off the steroids he had quite a lot of body fat, his ass and stomach got pretty big.
I met Davey Boy Smith three times and he was maybe just under 5'11. A very stron 5'10. He was HUGE. Met him first in early 94 and he was in wrestlin gear, probably the biggest most muscular guy I'd ever seen in person, he was great to chat to as well.
Some people say Davey is shorter than that but I disagree, he was noticably taller than Owen and barely any shorter than Bret who I'd say was a peak 6ft.
I'd say own was 5'9.

Met Chris Masters last year and he looked a solid 6'3, could have been as high as 6'4. He stood with bad posture and with his physique, short legs and long body he's hard to judge.
He was much smaller than he used to be but still shredded. Very impressive guy.
james said on 13/Feb/16
And he always claimed 6'1 back in the 1990s I remember when he did in ring interviews with 6'1 Vince McMahon he was about 3 inches shorter
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 10/Feb/16
Sammy Derrick said on 7/Feb/16
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.....he later claims 5'10 and about 185lbs(SEEMS ACCURATE!!!)




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And, sorry - how do you make 185lbs out of but-gay-ty-five ...(SEEMS NOT VERY ACCURATE!!!)


But thx for bringing this vids up!
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 9/Feb/16
Sammy Derrick said on 7/Feb/16
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Triple H jokes about his height from 6'2 225lbs(The audience laughs!!!)


I hear 6ft 225lbs
Sammy Derrick said on 7/Feb/16
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Triple H jokes about his height from 6'2 225lbs(The audience laughs!!!)he later claims 5'10 and about 185lbs(SEEMS ACCURATE!!!)
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Kevin Nash still sticks to the 6'1 claim
FM said on 15/Jan/16
Rob, if Shawn Michaels is 5'11 and a 1/4, how tall would you say these wrestlers are:

British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith?
Rick Martel?
Dynamite Kid?
Josh said on 1/Jan/16
He's always looked to be around the 5' 10 mark. He's always had the body of a 5' 10 guy, not a 6 footer.
62B said on 6/Nov/15
andre said on 16/Oct/15
Rob what you think is shawn michaels prime and today weight

people say that at is prime he was 220lbs and today is 180lbs

i think he was 210lbs prime and in the last years 185lbs since he is 5ft10
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I met him at the bar of a restaurant in the late 80's, Marty Jannetty was there too. He had a bloated look to him at the time, might have been trying roids as his head seemed abnormally large too, but you are probably close with your 210lb guess. 220lbs was possible, but if he was that heavy it would probably have been from water retention. Weight can be hard to guess though as people wear it differently and muscle weighs more than fat. He looked about 6'1" in cowboy boots, so Robs 5'11" barefoot guess is probably right on the money.
NewHorror said on 20/Oct/15
He looked 177 cm standing next to Rollins on the most recent episode of Raw.
andre said on 16/Oct/15
Rob what you think is shawn michaels prime and today weight

people say that at is prime he was 220lbs and today is 180lbs

i think he was 210lbs prime and in the last years 185lbs since he is 5ft10
[Editor Rob: the latter figures seem closer than 220 range.]
Rob the constructor said on 24/Sep/15
How tall is Chris Masters?
Sam said on 16/Aug/15
I think Bret decently edges out Shawn in the 90s and maybe even moreso today. Shawn generally looked taller only because of his footwear (Looking about the same height as 6ft0.5 Austin once) Bret must have been an easy 5ft11.5 now more a weak one based on Robs photo, and Shawn 5ft11 prime 5ft10.5 now.
Alex 6'0 said on 11/Aug/15
Wasn't he and Bret Hart about the same height? HBK was a bit taller than 5'10 Kurt Angle in 2005 and that was 10 years ago so HBK may have still been his peak. No more than 5'11 at his peak.
andre said on 8/Aug/15
what you think is wwe brian kendrick and former shawn michael student height 5ft6.5 barefoot?
Austin said on 9/Jul/15
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The Ben said on 3/May/15
5'11 peak, 5'10 today.
jose said on 10/Apr/15
indeed on what attitude just said, shawn always seemed to be taller due to his shoes, this photo of him infront of sergeant slaughter, shows the difference of atleast 4 inches imo. Click Here
Attitude said on 9/Apr/15
Surfing WWE.fr (since the photo/video surfing on the French site is tons better than the English one) and I came across this photo. Shawn's boot heels are extremely thick, much like he used throughout the late 90s. His boots were like that in his wrestlemania match with Austin at WM 14.

His boot sole looks like at least a 2 inch gain, much like a cowboy boot. But damn, his shoes look like platforms here!!

Any of those who think HBK was anything taller than 5'11 (let alone 5'10.5) has to kid themselves. He was never Austins height (Austin always wore much flatter soles on his wrestling boots). HBK looks an inch shorter than Austin because he is wearing monster boots in his wrestling gear.

He was never 6'1 lol

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Thomas said on 24/Mar/15
Michaels at peak 5-11,25 makes DiBiases height (mid 90ies) 6-1,25 - nonsense.
Michaels was taller, nearly 6 at peak.
173-174 cm guy said on 23/Mar/15
For Me Shawn Michaels Is 510 (1.78 M )PEAK... My Perspective About Wrestlers PEAK And REAL Heights : Khali 70 (2.13 M ) Big Show 611 (2.10 M ) Andre The Giant 611 (2.10 M) And 69 (2.05 M ) In His Death Kevin Nash 68 (2.03 M ) Kane 66.5 ( 1.99 M ) Undertaker 66 (1.98 M ) Hulk Hogan 64 (1.93 M ) Jake Roberts 64 (1.93 M ) Randy Orton 64 (1.93 M ) The Rock 62. 5 ( 1.89 M ) Triple H 62 (1.88 M ) Edge 62 (1.88 M ) Mick Foley 62 (1.88 M )Ultimate Warrior 61 (1.85 M ) Stone Cold 61 (1.85 M) John Cena 60 (1.83 M )Cm Punk 511 (1.80 M ) The Miz 511 (1.80 M )John Morrison 511 (1.80 M )Cris Jericho 58.5 (1.74 M ) Eddie Guerrero 57 (1.70 M ) Daniel Bryan 57 (1.70 M ) Rey Mysterio 52 (1.57 M )
Attitude said on 23/Mar/15
I just had to debunk him shrinking in his later years. I noticed he had full body shots standing the same way (and probably with the same lens distortion, since it is a studio shot, meant to have a default look to be used in promotional material with other wrestlers). I matched his feet and head to the same size, double checking to make the proportions be the same in all images.

In his last days wrestling he hadn't shrunk just yet from his prime before back injury.

In his young days he wore big boots with big heels, many times with cowboy boots. His later days he wore flat shoes. T=In his wrestling gear he remains the same height from then and now.

If he looked 5'10-ish in his older days means he probably always was 5'10.

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cdk said on 18/Mar/15
5 foot 11 peak
5 foot 10 today
Jake S said on 10/Mar/15
I think 5'10.5 peak I think 5'10 today myself personally this photo he has atleast 1.5' with footwear thoughts rob there a fair bits showing him to be 5'10 and even smaller Click Here
Attitude said on 8/Feb/15
If he was 6'1, he'd be taller than Bret Hart, and the exact same height as Curt Hennig. He wasn't. Bret Hart is a proven 5'11-6'0 range guy, and Yokozuna was legit 6 feet. HBK, in his prime, was shorter than both.
Scotty said on 6/Feb/15
He was 6'1 in the 1990's. Every interview I see from Nash, Hall, Waltman, Austin etc. say he's bigger then most people think - & this is 15 years later - no reason to lie. I do think age & knee operations have caused him to shrink.
Attitude said on 4/Feb/15
X Pac appeared taller than HBK on the Raw they were on together.
daz said on 18/Jan/15
5'11 peak
5'10 today, 5'11 in footwear
saj said on 13/Jan/15
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this is an interesting picture of shawn michaels with 6'4 randy orton. there shawn looks 5'11 in whatever footwear he is in. baring in mind randy is a bit closer to the camera and is leaning a bit what do you think rob?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jan/15
Looks around 182-183cm in wrestling boots
paul said on 6/Jan/15
Even HHH said he was 5' 10" at Shawns HOF induction. The Rock said he was 5' 10" in his book too.
derick said on 27/Dec/14
@attitude that picture is the most epic picture of two icons, nice one bro. shawn looks 5'11.5 there with sting who is 6'1 to 6'2.
andre said on 27/Dec/14
dolph ziggler for sure is 5ft9.5
Jdueiqpxm said on 20/Dec/14
Shawn Michaels is 5' 10".
Attitude said on 24/Nov/14
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Shawn Michaels and Sting. Michaels is slightly closer to the camera and still looks really, average, to my surprise. How tall is sting? 6'1 or 6'2 (same as HBK's billed height)?
Dark Magnator said on 19/Nov/14
Jhon Cena and Shawn are of same height then what about Cena
andre said on 12/Nov/14
Was shawn michaels short too be a pro model rob?
BestInTheWorld said on 12/Nov/14
I think HBK was always 179 cm. In his prime he was a lot shorter than Triple H who was around 188 cm. Not only that but he looked short next to almost everyone he wrestled with.
Attitude said on 9/Nov/14
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Hey Rob, I need your opinion, Alex 6 footer, if you could weigh in on this too that'd be awesome; so I recently came across this image in the link above and I noticed the way his boot is looks very strange and his heel looks way too long and at a weird angle despite his foot being flat on the ground, like if there was a built in lift in his shoe... even the top of his foot is at a 45 angle degree despite still being flat on the surface. So I did some digging and looked for a similar shot without a boot lift, such as him in his post-2002 career where he indeed looked shorter.

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Here the heel doesn't have that weird extension and rounding and the top of the shoe/foot isn't at a 45 degree angle, it looks normal.


Could you weigh in on the matter?
[Editor Rob: there's a possibility, it looks a bit suspect, but could always just be the design of the boot. Some of these wrestler would have at times had some special boots with an insert, but who exactly is the question!]
Attitude said on 6/Nov/14
5'11 and a half is too tall. He was close to 3 inches shorter than Austin in their primes and still smaller than Bret Hart.
genes said on 6/Nov/14
no way is he 5'9, that is too short for him. 5'10.5 today and 5'11.5 peak. maybe he hits over 5'11 today in boots. the best we will ever no is if shawn has a pic with rob, best look at for shawn doing uk visits rob lol
pauly e said on 5/Nov/14
hbkfan says on 16/Apr/14
If I can also make a comment that first of all I'm probably the biggest hbk fan you're ever going to meet I'm just clarifying what is probably the truth I've read that the rock describes hbk as 5'10 in his book.. And on shawn michaels retirement triple h says abit along the lines of shawn michaels 6 foot 225 pounds.. Then laughs and says alright more like 5'10'' 185 pounds I'm not hating on hbk I'm his biggest bloody fan just saying that he's mostly known for being 5'10'' and that wrestler's who were known to be 5'10'' that shawn has wrestled shawn was barely, maybe even the same sizer and as attitude points out yes his footwear does mostly range of higher heeled boots once again not hating or saying its wrong personally I like more a heeled footwear to feel that bit more sturdy and confident I'm just stating my opinion rob your thoughts?

I've stated this as well. I remember HHH saying that and I also read that same thing in the Rock's book. I was just watching some old footage of HBK wrestling. He has the build of a 5'10 guy for sure.
Attitude said on 3/Nov/14
In that picture I posted he is 4 inches shorter than HHH. That puts him at 5'10 if HHH is 6'2. There's always been about 4 inches between them. Maybe 3 and a half. 5'11.25 might still be too high. If Austin is 6'0, HBK is about 2 inches to 2 and a half inches shorter with his wrestling boots on. In regular shoes it was 2 and a half inches at least. Weak 5'11 was his peak. Hart was a weak 6 footer. I'd put hart at 5'11.75.
George F said on 1/Nov/14
Shawn Michaels peak height: 179.5 cm and 178 cm now. 5ft 11.25 is too much for him. Maybe 5ft 10.75 was his peak.
George F said on 30/Oct/14
Rob do you think Michaels was 180.5 cm peak or as tall as 181?
[Editor Rob: you can argue really 5ft 11 or a bit more for him]
Attitude said on 28/Oct/14
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The absolute best picture for comparing height for both HBK and HHH. They both look like they are wearing similar boots in that they don't have a2 inch heel nor a lift inside. Around the time HBK changed his pants, his boots stopped having that thick heel. This is also a great photo because it's taken pretty much straight on unlike most. It's also a full body shot of both standing pretty straight. HHH is leaning on slightly. Goes to show you how camera tricks make guys look similar in height. HBK looks just as tall here as he did in 2000 in the segment where he gives Foley the powers of commissioner.

Feel free to figure out how much an inch is and edit in a measuring tape like Red or Vegas have done in the past in other comparisons.
andre said on 20/Oct/14
5ft10.3 today and 181lbs with big arms
Dxcnfesd said on 19/Oct/14
He's 5' 10".
wrestlehead said on 29/Sep/14
Hate to say it but guys you're wrong the video I posted down at the bottom proves shawn michaels is 5'10'' shawn lost height 2010+ before then no! in the 90's he would wear thick footwear and I believe lifts sometimes shawn michaels is 5'10'' no more no less
Attitude said on 29/Sep/14
There is an interview with Shawn and Jim Ross from 1996. Both were standing beside each other, Shawn in his ring gear. He looked barely 2 inches above Jim Ross.

Shawn's height seems to fluctuate a lot.
Loser said on 28/Sep/14
Michaels looks about 5'11" WITH BOOTS.
Horse said on 28/Sep/14
HBK is 5'11" in his prime nothing more okay
Habanero said on 28/Sep/14
Shawn Michaels looks like he was 5'11 in the 90s and looks a strong 5'10 today. He has long legs so he looks taller than he is.
Rory said on 27/Sep/14
Rob what do you think? Can the boots he wore really add that much height or maybe he just lost it because of his injuries?

Another thing is Shawn Michaels has long legs which make him look taller. He has good posture too.
Rory said on 27/Sep/14
I always found Shawn Michaels' height interesting. Back in the 1990s he looked anywhere from 5'11 to a very strong 5'11 (5'11.5 or higher). At times he even look over 6 foot, although he was wearing pretty big cowboys boots. But even with cowboys boots pushing to look over 6 foot, he was still looking 5'11.5". When he came back in 2002 he again looked 5'11.25 to 5'11.5 range and he wasn't in his big boots. In the mid-2000s, he started to look more 5'11 and by the end of his career and today he looks 5'10.5" and can even look 5'10". So in his prime/90s, Shawn can look anywhere from 5'11" to 6'0" and nowadays he looks anywhere from 5'10" to 5'10.5". Either HBK was wearing lifts in the 90s/early 2000s or he has lost a good amount of height (or both!). Either way, I would say:

Prime/1990s: 5'11.25" (in wrestling shoes can look 5'11 to 5'11.5)
Today: 5'10.5" (can look 5'10" at times)

Rob is 100% correct
Rory said on 27/Sep/14
This seems right. Dude has long legs that make him look taller than he is. Jericho is the opposite where he looks shorter because of his leg.
wrestlehead said on 21/Sep/14
Hey Rob, Chris Jericho is currently listed as 5'9'' and Shawn Michaels is listed as 5'10.5'' I believe Shawn is 5'10'' and this video which contains a segment with Chris Jericho shows strong evidence that he is nothing above 5'10'' even with the rumors saying Jericho's boots are thicker Click Here your thoughts rob?
pro rasslin said on 31/Aug/14
watching old promo's of HBK's. he was about an inch taller than JR, and 2-3 inches shorter than sgt slaughter in his heel turn promo post-summerslam '97, and he was wearing shorts and FLAT boat shoes. face-to-face with steve austin backstage he was pretty damn close to his height.
it'd give him 6' on the dot before he had the major back surgery.
Kourosh177cm said on 29/Aug/14
Kourosh177cm says on 8/May/14
179cm fits him better.

Here is my comment in may 8th when i said 179 cm fits him better and i was right :).
Kourosh177cm said on 26/Aug/14
yesss true height of hbk. he was nothing more than a typical 5'10 guy. he always wears boots to be taller.
Harrold said on 20/Aug/14
I disagree with this downgrade, Shawn is more likely a flat 5'11 today and peaked 5'11.5 in his younger days.
mike said on 18/Aug/14
Rob, this should be changed to: Former American Professional Wrestler.
Attitude said on 15/Aug/14
For those saying he looked close to Austin's height and just a couple of inches shorter than HHH, I think this photo proves that it isn't the case. HBK is the only one wearing lift type footwear and still was shorter than both. I think HBK was aware of it and always wore boots like this to get away with looking taller.

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Attitude said on 15/Aug/14
If he was over 5'11 and closer to 6 feet, HBK would look 6'2 in cowboy boots. The thing is he never looked the same height as triple h ever. Not even close. Again, going with the segments with Tyson, HBK was in his cowboy boots and HHH was in some fairly flat looking dress shoes and Tyson I think was in boots. They looked about the same height in the segment where HBK tells Tyson that he is calling him out and rips off his shirt, revealing that Tyson is with DX.

If Michaels was 5'11.5" then in those cowboy boots, he would look about the same height as Triple H. He didn't. He looked to be almost the same height as Mike Tyson.

I think both, barefooted, would be pretty close if not the same height.
Alex 6'0 said on 9/Aug/14
Attitude, yea I agree. Angle who I met I estimated 5'10 but a bit less is very possible as well. To me comparing HBK to him was good since I had met Angle and have a pic with him on here. The cowboy boots he use to wear more gave a 5'11 or more impression.
Attitude said on 8/Aug/14
I am inclined to believe 5'10.5". In a shoot interview with Bret and Anvil, they said Shawn was a small guy and wasn't very tall. He would have to be noticeably shorter than Bret.

And he is barely taller than Angle who is possibly just under 5'10" or 5'10" on the dot. Shawn also seems to be the same height as Brian Pillman who was measured at 5'10"! Don't forget that. Compare Brian Pillman to Steve Austin, Bret Hart, or Vince McMahon, and you will see that they are about the same height.

HBK wasn't much taller than Tyson, not an inch difference. Less than that.
Alex 6'0 said on 7/Aug/14
He was barely taller than Angle at WM. it was more like 1/2 inch
SaveUsY2J said on 7/Aug/14
5'11 peak at least. He was an inch taller than proven 5'10 Kurt Angle at WM21. Never more than 3 inches shorter than HHH either.
Alex 6'0 said on 5/Aug/14
Rob, I just noticed the height change for Michaels on this page.
Alex 6'0 said on 5/Aug/14
Height 181, yea that's what I think. When he was only a bit taller than Kurt Angle at WM 21 in 2005 he was still at his peak 5'10 1/2 and today 5'10 flat.
Attitude said on 5/Aug/14
I would say the listing is much more fair! I think it is more accurate now!

Though, I do agree with Alex too. We can all agree that HBK was never even close to 6'1" haha
Alex 6'0 said on 5/Aug/14
5'10 1/2 peak, today 5'10? That would make sense. Was always an inch or so shorter than Bret Hart who was prob 6'0 peak? Hart looked 5'11-5'11.25 with Rob in 2008 I think it was. He's lost height too
[Editor Rob: to be fair, I have looked a bit more at Michaels and can believe him being sub 5ft 11 today.]
Attitude said on 4/Aug/14
Yup, no taller than 5'10" today! In 2005, he still looked as he did in 1995! He looks like he has lost height recently, like around the time he retired. Before that, he looks to be the same as he was in his prime.

I do not think he was ever over 5'11" though. He just looks too small for that, even in his prime. He got away with claiming 6'0" or so due to his cowboy boots or his combat boots he always wore (with a 2 inch heel).
Alex 6'0 said on 4/Aug/14
At WM 21 with Kurt Angle. I had actually met Angle only some months later that year. The picture angle favors HBK a bit though. This was in 2005 so HBK was prob at his peak height still. 5'10.5 he looks with Angle and today 5'10 flat would be right.

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Danimal said on 3/Aug/14
Alex 6'0 says on 2/Aug/14
5'10 range nowadays but peak I could see more 5'11 but no more. At WM 21 he was a big taller than 5'10 or slightly shorter Kurt Angle who I met

You're right Alex. I agree.
Alex 6'0 said on 2/Aug/14
5'10 range nowadays but peak I could see more 5'11 but no more. At WM 21 he was a big taller than 5'10 or slightly shorter Kurt Angle who I met
Attitude said on 30/Jul/14
Yeah, Shawn, being interviewed by Lawler in 1995, was only half an inch taller if that. Shawn was wearing his tall cowboy boots in the segment when Tyson joined DX and looked almost Tyson's height despite those giant cowboy boots he had on. I really think Shawn has always been in the 5'10" range all his life.
Alex 6'0 said on 30/Jul/14
Looked a bit shorter than Bret Hart in his peak and looked only a bit taller than Kurt Angle in 2005. Not Bret was possibly 6'0 at his peak. HBK was shorter and looks 5'11 with him. HBK wasn't anything more than 5'11 peak and today 5'10-5'10.5.
Alex 6'0 said on 30/Jul/14
5'11 peak. 5'10.5 today
Attitude said on 25/Jul/14
Hey Rob, how much would these shoes give in terms of a lift? They look like customs in my opinion.

In this particular segment, HBK looked a bit taller than 5'9" Jim Ross but not by much.

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[Editor Rob: they don't look like they'd have enough room for any lift of note, I'd say they were just near an inch]
Attitude said on 6/Jul/14
Here I have compared Cena and Shawn:

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with Bret Hart in mind, a few pictures (not mine) show that Bret looks to be under 6 feet and is more of a 5'11.5"-5'11.75" guy.

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So when we compare Bret and Shawn, Shawn is obviously shorter. Keep in mind Shawn always wore thicker wrestling boots with a slight lift to them and Bret's was always flat on the bottom. I have posted Shawn's boots on this thread before so you can take a look, but his has a heel on them whereas Bret's boots don't.

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In the more recent photo, Shawn stopped wearing those styled boots in the mid-2000's when he changed his attire. There, he is wearing flat boots like Bret did.

Shawn Michaels at his peak was 5'11-5'11.25 MAX and if he has shrunk today (looks like it could be possible) I would pit him under 5'11 today if he has shrunk.
Attitude said on 2/Jul/14
I would say 5'11" peak and 5'10.5" today. He may have not been shy about wearing that type of footwear, but when you see him in that and compare it to him in boots, it's a huge difference. He was dwarfed by Slaughter in sandals but a few inches shorter than him in boots.

He was never close to 6'0" tall. He looks a good 2 inches shorter (if not more) than Cena. I'll get a pic of that soon. He didn't shrink a lot if at all today. He's the same height he was in 97 and 98, no doubt.
ryan said on 2/Jul/14
now a days he's only 5'10 tops. i think he was listed as around 6' cause of the boots.
Quartile said on 1/Jul/14
Listen if Shawn was confident to walk around in flat shoes and sandals, as he did many times back in the 90s, then he clearly was not shy from 6'0.
5'11.5 peak
5'11 today
Attitude said on 26/Jun/14
Shawn's head came up to about Vince's eyebrows often times looking shorter. Vince hunched over a lot in his interviews and made himself look smaller, but when he would straighten out, he looked huge compared to Michaels. Austin would hunch over a bit too when he got into someone's face.


Take this for what it is worth, but Kevin Nash called Bret Hart 5'11. What would that make Michaels?
james said on 25/Jun/14
The wwe listed Shawn at 6'1 Vince McMahon is a solid 6'1 and I remember back n the late 90's McMahon would do ring interviews with Shawn and he was about 2 inches shorter then vince
mikey said on 19/Jun/14
there is no way shawn is below 5'11.
5'11.5 at peak, hit 6'0.5 max in boots possibly
5'11 today and probably can only appear 5'10 due to posture
my uncle has the same thing due to back problems and can appear 5'10 when he is actually still in the 5'11 mark
Attitude said on 14/Jun/14
Take this image for example:

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Shawn is looking a very weak 5'11" if that. possibly could be 5'10.5". He also seems to be wearing boat shoes unlike the rest. Hey, one of the only times the wrestlers probably aren't wearing their boots with height-elevation technology. Steve Austin looks to be in the 6'0.5" range at most if Owen is 5'8-5'9 (yet Owen looks shorter than 5'9" for sure!)


For Owen Hart, to me, he probably is 5'8 (possibly even in the 5'7" range). He looks short compared to the Bulldog who is a legit 5'10" guy. Owen's height looks to be identical to that of Dynamite kid who is a legit 5'8" guy.

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Bernardo said on 6/Jun/14
though he really could be 5'9-5'10 considering he always wears boots on promos and stuff. plus looking at his more recent pictures on the hall of fame he really looks significantly shorter than everyone else.
Bernardo said on 6/Jun/14
Triple H sarcastically remarked Shawn was 5'10 but maybe he was downplaying it for the joke. 5'11 seems about right.
Attitude said on 31/May/14
To me, according to this pic, he looks to be barely 5'11 if at all. He has a perspective advantage but still looks close to Tyson's height. I don't think he shrunk, or if he did, it was minimal considering that when he has his cowboy boots off or isn't wearing his wrestling boots, he has been smaller than Austin, McMahon and Bret Hart.Actually, his height relation to McMahon in this picture is the same as it was in 1997 before his back injury. Watch some of his promos during the summer months where his footwear is nothing but boat shoes; he looked much smaller than McMahon.
pauly e said on 29/May/14
He looks in the 5'10 range to me in his wrestling days. He has the body of a 5'10 guy, not a near 6'0 guy. I seem to remember Bret Hart looking a tad taller than Michaels when they would be face to face.
herrshelll said on 11/May/14
enough with these 5'10 claims people, he is nowhere and never was in that range. shortest for shawn michaels is 5'11 flat, no more. rob has it accurate hear.
5'11.5 peak
5'11 today
Attitude said on 8/May/14
Hey Rob, one last thing if you don't mind, but I came across this image and to me, Michaels' boot looks suspect. What do you think?

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Kourosh177cm said on 8/May/14
179cm fits him better.
Attitude said on 8/May/14
Well, Michaels always looked (from 1996-2000 included) about 2 inches shorter than McMahon when not wearing cowboy boots (cowboy boots give a solid 2 inches of extra height). Otherwise, when he wore his cowboy boots in segments on TV, he looked to be the same height as McMahon. I think we can get an accurate height of HBK in his prime if we know McMahon's height.
Terry said on 7/May/14
Rob what about this pic, HBK looks 3.5-4 inches shorter than HHH
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[Editor Rob: as I said before, there is a chance he could have lost a fraction in height...today 5ft 11 is probably what he generally looks yeah.]
Terry said on 6/May/14
Rob if you have time check out these photos from Mike Tyson's Hall of Fame induction in 2012. I've posted some different ones and maybe you can look at the angle of the pictures and determine Shawn Michaels' height. In some pictures he looks barely 5'10 but in others he looks around 5'11. I do think he needs a downgrade though (as does almost everyone on this page).

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Brad said on 6/May/14
hey rob here is a pic of HBK and Angle in their match at Wrestlemania. If Angle is 5'10 how much does HBK look here? From watching the match their wrestling footwear looks standard for both with no look of lifts. I'd say it looks an inch difference at most.

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exe said on 28/Apr/14
give me a break - he is barely 5"10. the guy weighted 190 pounds in his prime. look at his appearence on "bay watch".
Attitude said on 25/Apr/14
Well, best is to compare HBK to Owen Hart (5'9") or the British Bulldog (5'10"), Stone Cold Steve Austin (who is really 6'1") and Bret Hart (6'0" highest but has been billed at 5'11" as well). Also, if you take a look at Brian Pillman, who had similar tags on him as HBK, such as too small (see his tribute video by the WWF in '97), since he was listed in Football as 5'10". However, he looks roughly the same height as Michaels and can appear a lot taller when in some thick boots or other footwear with some leverage.

For today, compare HBK to CM Punk who is 5'11". Now, HBK can appear quite a bit smaller than CM Punk or around his height, again, depending on footwear. However, more recently, HBK appears quite a bit shorter than CM Punk.
Kourosh177cm said on 22/Apr/14
rob your estimation for both HBK and Cm Punk are way off.
HBK is 5'10
Cm punk is 5'11
neither of these guy are anywhere near 6'0 mark.
Hamd said on 20/Apr/14
hbkfan idf you think HBK is 5'10 then what height is Kurt Angle? cause he never looked taller than HBK and the world knows Kurt has a 5'10 Olympic listed height.
Attitude said on 14/Apr/14
Well, to be sure, Shawn did wear thick boots when he was up against Austin and still was a bit shorter. In a RF shoot with Bret and Anvil, when they were talking about the Rockers first time being up in the WWF, they mentioned that they couldn't make it since they were both "too short." Shawn Michaels obviously was shorter than Anvil and Bret yet Anvil is slightly smaller than Bret, with Bret Hart only being 6 feet tall at best.

Here are some comparisons of HBK with Austin. Note, Shawn Michaels' boots compared to Austin's boots; Michaels was easily getting a two to three inch lift. Plus, in those days, Michaels wore Cowboy boots everywhere and could have easily worn lifts inside the 2-3 inch heel already on the boot. I doubt he wore extra lifts but it is not out of the question. Also, X-Pac looks taller than Shawn Michaels (especially now, when Michaels is not wearing cowboy boots 24/7). If you take a look at a segment recently, when WWE had many past champions in the ring and Cena and Orton were doing a promo, HBK was standing beside Bret and looked 2 inches shorter than Bret. It is really noticeable.

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Hamd said on 13/Apr/14
hbkfan aree you a fan or a hater?
HBk is no less than 5'11.5......he's barely an inch shorter than Austin who's 6'1 and is clearly taller
Attitude said on 21/Mar/14
See that's the thing, Shawn Michaels, even today, can look like his height during his prime, or he can look much smaller. It's hard to tell if he has lost height since in anything pre-2000 he usually is wearing cowboy boots or some dress shoes with a huge heel on them. However, there is moments, like in 1998 when he was with Vince McMahon and the corporation story line, where he looks nearly 2 inches smaller than McMahon.

There are moments in the early 1990's where Michaels still looks smaller than McMahon whilst wearing wrestling boots and Mcmahon is in Dress shoes, in which it looks like the boots Michaels wore had a good two-inch lift on them like Jericho's boots (Look at Austin's boots for comparison; Stone Cold's boots were flat on the bottom).

There are moments in 2003 where he looks just as tall as Austin, yet in 1998-2000, 2006-present looked shorter; or how in 1997 he looked taller than Austin. It seems really odd how that has happened.

It seems after a certain point in the mid-2000's that Shawn Michaels stopped wearing his old style wrestling boots when he changed his attire. The boots he wore from the period of 2006-2010 are much flatter than what he wore prior.
Carter said on 20/Mar/14
How much does wrestling boots give? Because Cena wrestles in sneakers which is probably 1 inch range and Shawn in boots which I think are 2 inches (since most wrestlers are billed 2 inches above barefoot height). Rob I think 5'11 is more fair for Shawn what you think
Lorne said on 20/Mar/14
Michaels had some serious injuries, so I say, yes, a cm loss is probable. But, CM doesn't really look taller...
Carter said on 19/Mar/14
Hey Rob thanks for replying. Do you think 5'11 is more accurate for Shawn? Also do you think he has a very small torso and long legs?
[Editor Rob: 5ft 11 is possible, he can look sometimes 1.5 inches smaller than cena in the ring.

maybe Shawn is a candidate for having lost a half inch or so by today.]
Carter said on 19/Mar/14
Hi Rob, we know John Cena is 6'0.5" what do you think of this picture. How can Shawn Michaels be only one inch shorter?

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[Editor Rob: he can look barely 5ft 11 at times, maybe that shot cena has more posture advantage making him appear not even 5ft 11.]
Attitude said on 14/Mar/14
Saw some recent clips of him and Bret Hart together and Shawn Michaels looks to be an inch, 2, or more shorter than the Hitman. I understand that HBK has had back surgery but Hart has had health problems too after his wrestling career ended. I would pin Shawn to be about 5'10" (possibly just 5'10" in regular running shoes). Bret looks to be the same as he was in the past which was about 6 feet tall. If you look in older clips, Shawn Michaels always wore cowboy boots when he was going casual and his boots looked to have at least a 2 inch lift on them. When you see HBK on the WWE Network promotion with Helmsley, he is wearing those boots and looks to be his old height like in the past. It's safe to say he might have lost a bit of height but not that much and he always wore boots such as cowboy boots, that gave him an extra lift that put him at 6 feet or more.

There was a picture of him and Austin in referee shirts and Michaels looked to be around 3-4 inches shorter than Stone Cold. That was a recent picture from around 2012. There is also a picture of them back to back as a tag team from 1997 and again, HBK looks to be quite shorter than Austin, like 3 inches.

However, for some reason, come Wrestlemania 14, HBK during the press conference looks to be taller than Austin. So, I attribute that to what boots or dress shoes he was wearing. I think, since HBK was a vain person back in that time, he probably was aware of how much smaller he was compared to the challenger, Stone Cold, and did not want to look weak.
cdk82 said on 2/Feb/14
peak height was very close to 6 foot, today he is 5'11" or slightly under
Marcus Hickman said on 15/Jan/14
Ken Shamrock 5' 11" 206 lbs.
Shawn Michaels 5' 11 1/2" 210 lbs .
Jo said on 10/Jan/14
I think shawn was 5 ft 11 prime,punk is 5 ft 11(i dont think taller,since my brother is 6 feet,so i could tell),and punk is a lil taller than shawn,so my guess is 5 ft 10 barefoot
Jo said on 10/Jan/14
Met punk at the airport,my brothers whose 6 feet tall,is quite taller than punk.
Zoro177 said on 9/Jan/14
I'm sorry but 182 cm is way too generous

One inch shorter than Punk (who is probably not 182 cm himself) so I would guess 179 cm
Jeffery said on 4/Jan/14
Looked like a strong 5'11" (if not 5'11.5") next to a 6 foot Bret Hart in 2010. I don't think he's under 5'11"
Chris said on 1/Jan/14
If Kurt Angle is 5ft10 than Shawn Michaels is 5ft11 there was one inch between tham at wrestlemania in 2005
The Ben said on 30/Dec/13
A solid 5'10.
Looks to have lost an inch with age. I imagine a 21 yr old HBK would be a solid 5'11.
cobra said on 26/Dec/13
Same height as 5-10 Kurt Angle.
Attitude said on 25/Dec/13
Shawn Michaels clearly wore boots that increased his size when he was doing interviews with taller people such as Vince and even Commissioner Slaughter. If you look at his boots he wore in 1996-1997 when he came out in a suit or something of the likes like that, he looks taller because the boots he wore had HUGE heels on them. However, in those same years, when he came out with those yacht shoes in the summer months he was barely taller than Jim Ross. In that same time frame, you see Shawn is considerably smaller than Sgt Slaughter, who comes out in one segment (the one where HBK is wearing a green shirt). Shawn goes on his tip toes to mock him. However, that same year (1997) in a segment around October or November, Shawn with Hunter, Sgt. Slaughter comes out again and all of a sudden HBK is the same height as Slaughter!! But, the trick is, Michaels is wearing these boots again!

Every segment with McMahon prior to 1998, HBK is just as tall as him or taller, yet in segments with McMahon in 1998, the one where he gets fired as commissioner, Michaels is considerably smaller than McMahon, like at least 3 inches shorter.

In conclusion, Michaels wore shoes that increased his height in public and you can tell he is wearing suspicious boots back then. He was never a 6 footer. Even in his prime.
Hamd said on 10/Dec/13
This man enzo is clearly a troll...anyways HBK is close to 6ft its a proven fact he was taller than kurt who's a legit 5'10.
Mike T said on 31/Oct/13
Apokerat I am having a hard time believing that Shawn Michaels is 5'6"-5'8" max. That would make Daniel Bryan as short as 5'2"-5'3" and Rey Mysterio under 5'0" he clearly isn't and Daniel Bryan is at least 5'6"-5'7".
Enzo Amore said on 22/Oct/13
My friend ZenoPalato on MMA forums is crying cause his hero is a little wee man like he is. They wear lifts to stack **** higher. But sorry wrestling freaks. Shawn is 5'7" tops.
Here he is beside me. I am 5 even at that point, IF I hit 5 feet.
Shawn is NOT 5'11"

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apokerat said on 19/Oct/13
I saw Shawn at an event in the late 80's. Had aisle seats along the entrance. 5'6 - 5' 8" MAX!!
123kid said on 15/Oct/13
HBK is 5'10.
pauly e said on 2/Jul/13
The Rock describes HBK as "5'10 195 lbs" in his book...that came out in 1999 or 2000. I'd bet he was 5'11 at his peak, probably 5'10ish now. he's almost 50 and he's had alot of back problems....
hithere said on 25/Jun/13
saw a staredown between rvd and hbk. they were extremely close in height it was difficult to see who was taller. I think hbk might have been a hair taller 5ft 10.75?
sid said on 29/May/13
Taj Jericho is 5'8 5'9 I saw him up close when they where here years ago. Im 5'10 I had about, 1.5 to 2 inches on him
TAJ said on 26/May/13
HBK was an inch taller than Jericho who is 6'0" in lifts, so he is 6'1", but he does wear lifts, not like Jericho though.
Junior31 said on 13/May/13
Danimal is correct Tyson is at best 5'10. I need to post these pics I have with him but I'm computer iliterate. I think Shawn michaels back in the days with Marty Jeanety 5'11 morning height possible
Junior31 said on 12/May/13
Mike tyson is 5'9 75 and that's being generous. I jus met him. I'm a weak 5'8 and I was appalled that my he wasn't even 5'10
n1st said on 8/May/13
This listing needs to be updated. He is nothing over 5'10
johno said on 5/May/13
Exact same height as mike tyson
Derek said on 25/Apr/13
Him and Bret were eye to eye and I remember Bret being BILLED at 5'11".
mj said on 2/Apr/13
5'11..hhh has 3 inches on him
Anonymous said on 27/Mar/13
180 cm bare foot
with boots 185
hhh 186 188 cm bare foot
Jon said on 12/Nov/12
Shawn Michaels,The miz,christian,and cm punk aren't 183 cm in barefoot.They're 182 cm so 5'11 and they're under 6ft because 183 cm is 6ft.John Cena isn't 184 cm in barefoot which is 6'1,he wears Reebok pumps sneakers but that even makes him 184 cm.His real height could be 182-183cm.He never wears nike sneakers.
doublec said on 28/Oct/12
when you have as many herniated discs as hbk lets see how tall you are.
The Tornado Ace Baron said on 15/Sep/12
id say six one
Vegas said on 7/Sep/12
tony t. says on 6/Sep/12
Look at michaels at wrestlemania 8 in his match with tito santana. The guy wore lift type wrestling boots.
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this was addressed recently by shawn himself when asked on twitter, he said he wore o'neal motocross boots wrestling in the early to mid 1990s
tony t. said on 6/Sep/12
Cm punk isn't 6'0. He's 5'11.5, or possibly could even be shorter than that. On raw this past week when punk was out of gear he could've passed for a run of the mill 5'10 guy walking down the street. Jerry Lawler was never over 5'10, and also Michaels is 5'11 at most today. Lesnar who is 6'2.5 had a good bit of height on michaels while michaels was in thick black boots. Look at michaels at wrestlemania 8 in his match with tito santana. The guy wore lift type wrestling boots. Michaels might have been 6'1 in lifts, but that's about it.
Alex said on 6/Sep/12
Here is good shot of Angle/HBK facing off. The angle does favor HBK slightly making it appear an inch but during that faceoff from a better angle it was clear HBK had under an inch on Angle. HBK at 5'10.5-5'10.75 is what he is today. Strong 5'11 peak

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Alex said on 6/Sep/12
HBK was a strong 5'11 at his peak. Today I'd give him 5'10.5.

Red, haha HBK claimed 6'0 today. He had under an inch on Angle. Hes def a 5'10 and change guy today.
Cornbread said on 26/Aug/12
In the early 90s (1992-1993) Shawn Michaels Billed height and weight was 6’0 234lbs. In 1994 the WWE jumped Shawn Michael’s height up to 6’1; the WWE kept his weight the same at 234lbs. Since 1995 he has took off an enormous amount of weight 35-40 pounds to be exact.
At the 1993 WWE Summer Slam Pay-per-view Shawn Michael’s looked to be at his heaviest weight, he was listed at 6’0 240lbs at that Pay-per-view so in reality back than his real height was 5’11 ½ and his exact weight was 210-225lbs at the max. Today Shawn Michael’s height is about a shade less than 5’11 and his weight is about 170-185lbs
Melissa said on 25/Aug/12
Shawn (HBK) always looked 6' 0" tall to me, well, a bit shorter than Bret Hart, so that's why Bret was billed 6' 1". So 5' 11.5" sounds about right,
Hamd said on 25/Aug/12
Click Here ..shawn is at least 6 foot,see this pic shawn with austin who is 6'1 .......so they should change his listing to 6 foot..... shawn is easily 6 foot and nothing less than that...
Danimal said on 24/Aug/12
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 24/Aug/12
Kevin Nash said HBK was 6"1.5-6"2

He's never been over a flat 5'11".
Melissa said on 24/Aug/12
Jerry Lawler 5' 11" peak 5' 10" today
CM Punk 6' 0"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Aug/12
Kevin Nash said HBK was 6"1.5-6"2
Red said on 22/Aug/12
BR4D says on 21/Aug/12
I asked him on twitter what his current height was and he said 6'

Thx to Alex we know how a legit 6 footer looks next to 5´10" Kurt Angle, HBK was never that tall next to Angle.
Vegas said on 22/Aug/12
BR4D says on 21/Aug/12
I asked him on twitter what his current height was and he said 6'. Kevin Nash claims he was 6'1 in his prime.
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nash the other days in response to claims that his friend shawn was small like punk and bryan said that shawn was 6'1.5 and 225lb at his biggest
BR4D said on 21/Aug/12
I asked him on twitter what his current height was and he said 6'. Kevin Nash claims he was 6'1 in his prime.
Hamd said on 21/Aug/12
shawn is at least 6 foot,see this pic shawn with austin who is 6'1 Click Here ......so they should change his listing to 6 foot.....so shawn is easily 6 foot and nothing less than that...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Aug/12
Still looks 5"11.5(182cm). I think like a lot of wrestlers he's listed by the WWE at a height that he'd easily reach in wrestling boots which typically add 1.5-2in

These guys are also prime examples

Triple H - 189cm barefoot / 193-194cm in boots
John Cena - 184cm barefoot / 188cm in Nike Shox
Batista - 191cm barefoot / 195cm in boots
CM Punk - 183cm barefoot / 187cm in boots
Christian - 183cm barefoot / 187cm in boots
The Rock - 192cm barefoot / 196cm in boots
Edge - 192cm barefoot / 196cm in boots
Steve Austin - 185cm barefoot / 189-190cm in boots
Miz - 184cm barefoot / 188cm in boots
Dolph Ziggler - 181cm barefoot / 184-185cm boots
Booker T - 187cm barefoot / 191-192cm in boots

It's usually the 5"11-6"4 range wrestlers that fall into this category. It's a pretty useful marketing tool because as a result many naive wrestling fans are more likely to buy into all this BS when they go to live events. So really someone like Kane whose billed at 7"0(213cm) should really be billed 6"9-6"10 since 6"8(203cm) his real height.
Hamd said on 17/Aug/12
shawn is at least 6 foot,see this pic shawn with austin who is 6'1 Click Here .......so they should change his listing to 6 foot.....I believe austin isn't standing properly but it also seems shawn is easily 6 foot and nothing less than that...
tony t. said on 14/Aug/12
Still think michaels is a weak 5'11 these days. Probably 5'10.75 tops. Brock Lesnar had a good 4 inches on him on raw last week while michaels was in a thick heeled shoe and lesner was in tennis shoes.
Red said on 12/Aug/12
peak 5´11"-5´11.5"
today 5´10.5"
Alex said on 8/Aug/12
Hes a weak 5'11 guy. 5'10.5-5'10.75
George Fergadiotis said on 5/Feb/12
Rob i am trying to find out how you list 5ft 11.5 range. I measured myself at 180.5 cm in the evening. Can you say you list me at 5ft 11.5 Rob?
tony t. said on 2/Feb/12
Michaels can't be 5'11 because 5'11.5 - 5'11.75 cm punk had an inch on michaels when they were teaming together for survivor series 2006. Michaels is more a weak 5'11. 5'10.75
George Fergadiotis said on 2/Feb/12
I can't even imagine Shawn Michaels to be a strong 5ft 11. No way he is 5ft 11,5 or 5ft 11,25. Rob nobody here considers him at that height he is clearly no more than 180cm. Maybe to change him to 5ft 11?
The Ben said on 2/Jan/12
There's a Shawn Michaels Q&A thats just come out Click Here and he looks pretty chunky on it.
Dont know if its just the shirt?
logan noll 1996 said on 30/Dec/11
Michaels is taller than Bret by an inch nowadays, so Michaels is 6 foot and Bret is 5 foot 11.
andy said on 29/Dec/11
Shawns physique was certainly different towards the end of his career. Was nowhere near his billed weight of 225, and as for height Triple H looked to have him by no less than 3 inches so I reckon flat 5'11" sounds about right.
Godred said on 15/Dec/11
5`10/5`11
Tuga said on 14/Dec/11
NCL says on 30/Nov/11
I'm wondering if Shawn lost some height. Here he is with Bret about 1992 (enters at 23 sec in) Click Here they look about the same height or HBK could be a bit taller

IMO both bret and michaels were 6' peak, bret can still look 6'today, michaels 5'11 I guess.
Back in the day they were close in height to 6'1 peak roddy piper.
hamd said on 5/Dec/11
hbk is billed at 6.1 as everyone says.....but in his wrestling attire his shoes didnt showed any amount of lifts.....and remember these wrestlers always fight big guys but wen u meet them in person u will come to know how big they are....by the way he looks almost at the same height as vince if u see the hall of fame video (in which vince gives him the ring) while vince is billed at 6.2.........hbk looks the same or an inch shorter so he is well above 6 ft coz u can see he is not wearing big boots but normal flat heels which gives an inch max not more than that.......
NCL said on 30/Nov/11
I'm wondering if Shawn lost some height. Here he is with Bret about 1992 (enters at 23 sec in) Click Here they look about the same height or HBK could be a bit taller

And here from recently: Click Here Bret looks to be a bit taller

Footwear perhaps?

I'd say this listing is probably good for HBK, and maybe we was just over 6' at peak
Redeemer said on 20/Nov/11
I would say he's 5'10", maybe 5'10.5".

Chris Jericho is listed as 5'9.5" and here both him and Shawn can be seen as very close heights, almost the same. Shawn however, is wearing cowboy boots which obviously give him a height advantage, but I do think Chris may be wearing lifts.
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Also during the Hall of Fame induction of his, Triple H joked about him merely being 5'10" in this video.
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Nevertheless, he is one of the greatest entertainers in the squared circle.
Dan90 said on 15/Nov/11
Edge isnt 6'1", I think he is 6'3.5 at least.
Tman said on 15/Nov/11
1,81m peak 1,80m today
Alex said on 14/Nov/11
5'11 peak. 5'10 1/2 today. He's lost minimal height I think
tony t. said on 12/Nov/11
Dolph Ziggler who is 5'11 was a little taller.
Clay said on 12/Nov/11
Wow, I disagree with a lot of that list Andre.
Parra said on 8/Nov/11
he is at most 6'
andre said on 4/Nov/11
Real height in reality "injuries may have an effect

edge seemed to have 6ft4 / 6ft1 edge wwf magazine says
Strange because triple h is at least 6ft1
Exikiel jackson is smaller than triple h but certainly not least is 6ft1

Cris jericho 5ft9 (175cm) /(176cm max)
Cris benoit 5ft8 (174cm) lifts-(181cm)
marty janety 5ft7.25(172cm)
Edge 6ft1.99(187cm)
triple h 6ft1 (186cm)
mark henry(185cm)
Orton 6ft2 (189cm)
batista 6ft2 (187cm)
eddie 5ft7.10(171cm)

undertaker 6ft6 (198cm)
kane 6ft7 (202cm)
Cena 6ft (183cm)
evan born 5ft6 (168cm)
daniel bryan 5ft6.99(169cm)
jerry lawler 5ft8 (173cm/174cm)
kendrick 5ft7.2 (171cm)
rey 5ft4 (164cm)
shawn michaels 5ft10 (178cm)-5ft11(181cm)
big show 6ft9 (208cm)7ft(213cm)
andre 6ft8 (206cm)/6ft10(210cm)
kali 7ft (213cm)
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Vegas said on 13/Oct/11
Legend says on 11/Oct/11
He's 5'10.
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that makes angle ~5'9, 2mins 40secs Click Here
Legend said on 11/Oct/11
He's 5'10.
Danimal said on 28/Sep/11
Was listed at 5'11" in the 1980's. Was never over that height.
Enigma said on 28/Sep/11
5'11.5 was his height before his back injury. He's 5'10 in 2011.
dicksock said on 25/Sep/11
Tuga says on 30/Aug/11
Ok, 5'11 peak shawn Micheals?
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I´m sure curious about how tall some think vince and bulldog are...

It is 100% obvious that Shawn was taller than Vince in that video. Vince is a lift wearer. That video proves it. I've seen his height vary so much it's ridiculous. It's like Sheamus and HHH. The first time they had a stare down at the Elimination Chamber a few years ago, they looked the same height. Then, a few weeks later, they had another stare down and Sheamus looked a few inches taller...
Vince can look as tall as 6'1" Austin or shorter than 6' Bret and Shawn. Gee..I wonder how that's possible?
the AMAZING Babushka said on 20/Sep/11
Shawn is 6'5" minimum, and about 350 pounds. I met him, he got out of his limo, and then ate his limo driver...
drummer777 said on 8/Sep/11
I think Vince is 5'11 and shawn michaels is 5'9 or 5'10
Red said on 3/Sep/11
I agree with Vegas estimates, can´t see Vince over 6´1" peak, maybe 6´0.75".
Bulldog wasn´t under 5´10" for sure. Henning at 6´1.5" spot on.

Shawn was def. in his magicboots in tuga´s vid.
Vegas said on 2/Sep/11
vince 184cm, shawn 181cm, davey 178cm imo

i doubt smith's boots gave him much advantage over vinces shoes by themselves Click Here curt hennig is in "casuals" in this clip and despite hbk being in wrestling boots hennig is still clearly taller Click Here hennig and 6'3 nfl listed steve jordan for comparison, shows hennig was no more than 186-7cm himself Click Here
tell-em said on 2/Sep/11
hbk and bulldog are in wrestling boots. mcmahon is in casuals. they both have footwear advantage.
Tuga said on 1/Sep/11
Ok Danimal, so that makes vince how tall?
Check the video I posted, full body filmed with live crowd, so no boxes there...
Danimal said on 31/Aug/11
fearnelover453 says on 26/Aug/11
hbk would be about 6'0 or 6'1

Never been over a flat 5'11".
Tuga said on 30/Aug/11
Ok, 5'11 peak shawn Micheals?
Click Here
I´m sure curious about how tall some think vince and bulldog are...
The Ben said on 27/Aug/11
HBK looked heaviest at wrestlemania 9
fearnelover453 said on 26/Aug/11
hbk would be about 6'0 or 6'1
Sam said on 10/Aug/11
The weights I heard for Bale was about 220 when he first gained all the weight for Batman Begins (not TDK) at which weight he looked pretty bloated for his frame and then shaped it down to about 200 pounds. In The Dark Knight and the next sequel, he is thinner.
Clay said on 8/Aug/11
lol@Christian Bale being 240 lbs in Dark Night...
Marc said on 28/Jul/11
@ andre

Triple H is a strong 6'2 and was always 3 inches or so taller than HBK

Orton was always 2 inches taller than HHH how on earth can Orton be 6'2? he is a strong 6'4 guy

and Rey Misteryo is closer to 5'3 than 5'4 since all 6'2 guys have a feet over him
Vegas said on 28/Jul/11
michaels was nowhere close to 240 at mania 14, i remember powerslam magazine saying at the time if wwf weight limit was legit (225lb minimum) that michaels wouldn't even be able to compete at heavyweight
hassaan said on 22/Jul/11
christian bale in his interview said he went upto 240lbs for the movie dark knight and then brought it down to 225 lbs cos nolan asked him to...so ya michaels in that casket match against the undertaker and at WM14 definitely looked like 240lbs to me
Vegas said on 14/Jul/11
tell-em it seems no matter what i post you always see it your way ;)
tell-em said on 13/Jul/11
thank you for proving my point, vegas. you're always a help in hand. davey's soles were bigger than bret's.
Vegas said on 13/Jul/11
Click Here vs Click Here
tell-em said on 12/Jul/11
davey had bigger soles in his wrestling boots than hart
Vegas said on 12/Jul/11
Derek says on 10/Jul/11
Bret was BILLED at 5'11". He had max 3 inches on his brother, 2 on Davey Boy.
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thats not 2 inches, 4mins 15secs on Click Here
Derek said on 10/Jul/11
bobby says on 3/Jul/11
"Bret was a good inch taller than Shawn...Bret was never under 6"

Bret was BILLED at 5'11". He had max 3 inches on his brother, 2 on Davey Boy.
andre. said on 7/Jul/11
Real height in reality "injuries may have an effect

edge seemed to have 6ft4 / 6ft1 edge wwf magazine says
Strange because triple h is at least 6ft1
jackson and smaller than triple h but certainly not least is 6ft1

Cris jericho 5ft9 (175cm) /(176cm max)
Cris benoit 5ft8 (174cm)
marty janety 5ft7.25(172cm)
Edge 6ft1.99(187cm)
triple h 6ft1 (185cm)
jackson 6ft1? (185cm)
Orton 6ft2 (189cm)
batista 6ft2 (187cm)
eddie 5ft7.10(171cm)

undertaker 6ft6 (198cm)
kane 6ft7 (202cm)
Cena 6ft (183cm)
evan born 5ft6 (168cm)
daniel bryan 5ft6.99(169cm)
king 5ft8 (173cm)
kendrick 5ft7.2 (171cm)
rey 5ft4 (164cm)
shawn 5ft10 (178cm)
big show 6ft9 (208cm)7ft(213cm)
andre 6ft8 (206cm)/6ft10(210cm)
kali 7ft (213cm)
bobby said on 3/Jul/11
Bret was a good inch taller than Shawn...Bret was never under 6
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Jun/11
I doubt he's below 5ft11 even today.
Viper said on 28/Jun/11
Hes under 5-11. 5-10 and change Max guy
sRecollet said on 28/Jun/11
to me it's seems as if too that shawn always did a workout on the day of a wrestling event and then just sometimes forgot...his body never looked too consistent, even in his prime...
tell-em said on 28/Jun/11
shawn looks 5'11.5" w/ 5'10" jerry lawler. i wouldn't doubt hbk has on cowboy boots though.
hs2011 said on 28/Jun/11
Shawn Michaels with ~5'10" Jerry Lawler: Click Here
Also, backstage with The Rock @ WMXXVII: Click Here

Shawn's nothing under 5'11" IMO.
Danimal said on 9/Jun/11
Derek says on 24/May/11
I really don't see how Shawn was ever 6'0" 5'11" or a hair over I can see, but never 6'0". Bret Hart was BILLED at 5'11"(prior to his first WWE Title) and they were pretty much the same height.

Agree 100%
Danimal said on 9/Jun/11
Alex says on 28/Apr/11
I met Jericho. When I was on the line waiting he walked by right in front of me on flat ground and I pegged him at 5'9.

I'd go as low as 5'8" for Jericho.
The Ben said on 7/Jun/11
Met Jericho and HBK.
Jericho 5'9. HBK 5'11 ish
Robby said on 6/Jun/11
F those are some of the worst height estimates I have ever seen in my life. Andre was lucky to hit over 7 feet in his prime. Death bed measurement was 6'9.75" Taker is between 6'7"-6'8". here Shawn Michaels and Emmitt Smith Click Here Michaels look to have roughly 3" On Smith.
James said on 25/May/11
179cm or 180cm in 2006
Derek said on 24/May/11
I really don't see how Shawn was ever 6'0" 5'11" or a hair over I can see, but never 6'0". Bret Hart was BILLED at 5'11"(prior to his first WWE Title) and they were pretty much the same height.
f said on 9/May/11
Marty janetty - 5ft7.75(172cm) today- 5ft7.11(171cm)
Shawn michaels- 5ft11.5(182cm) today 5ft10(178cm)
cris benoit - 5ft11(180cm) real height 5ft8.88(174cm)
Jericho - 5ft11(180cm) real height 5ft9(175cm)
eddie - 5ft8(173cm) real height with shoes 5ft7.1(172cm)max
triple h - wwf 192cm,190cm today real height 185cm/188cm
edge - wwf 194cm,193cm today real height 187cm/192cm maby
randy - wwe 195cm real height 189cm/193cm
hulk - wwf 2.03cm real height 195cm/187cm today
andre the giant- 7ft5 real height 7ft/6ft8
undertaker real height 195cm 6ft5
kane real height 6ft7
Godred said on 4/May/11
I could buy 5`11 at most for michaels maybe as low as 5`10, Jericho at 5`9.
Alex said on 28/Apr/11
I met Jericho. When I was on the line waiting he walked by right in front of me on flat ground and I pegged him at 5'9.
Clay said on 23/Apr/11
Jericho 5'8???
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Apr/11
In wrestling boots both HBK and HHH would reach their billed heights...

HBK real height is 5"11.5(182cm)
Billed Height/Height in boots 6"1(185cm)

HHH real height 6"2.5(189cm)
Billed Height/Height in boots 6"4(193cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Apr/11
5"11(180cm) and 205lbs-210lbs
tony t. said on 8/Apr/11
Very weak 5'11 today. Probably 5'10.75.
Vegas said on 6/Apr/11
ben, michaels is in wrestling boots there with dibiase, thats the full video of the shots anon posted, certainly not 4 inches in that video and shawns got flat boots on too Click Here

if jericho is 5'8 then mean gene was 5'6 no taller, jericho is also clearly taller next to mike tyson on video and in photos than rob, piper and jericho were roughly same height in 2002 so your 6'2 piper dropped 6 inches or thereabouts before he was 50???

jannetty was not that short, he was just as tall as lance russell in 1985 and shawn was taller than russell, hogan had lance russell by 6 inches at most in 1979
The Ben said on 6/Apr/11
Anonymous says on 30/Jan/11
The Ben says on 7/Jan/11
I met HBK in 94 and he was below 6ft then.

HBK under 6'0 is equal with dibiase under 6'2 as well 5'11 Shawn Click Here Click Here

Pretty sure HBK's wearing cowboy boots and got a mullet on top there, I met them both in 94 on the same day and I'd say 6'3 Dibiase 5'11 HBK.
I know there doesn't look like that much in it but anyone who's met both in person will probably agree.
Danimal said on 5/Apr/11
Pauly e says on 5/Apr/11
Ok, so I've long said that Rock described hbk in his book as 5' 10 195 lbs. Last night on the wwe hall of fame triple h made a joke about his size and said he was 6' 0 225 lbs and laughed and said more like 5' 10 185 lbs. I don't believe he was ever over 5' 11.

And him and Bret Hart WERE the same height at their peak... I always wondered how tall Marty Jannety was? HBK always had a good 2-3" on him I think.. Probably same height as Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Owen Hart.. ALL 5'8"....
Pauly e said on 5/Apr/11
Ok, so I've long said that Rock described hbk in his book as 5' 10 195 lbs. Last night on the wwe hall of fame triple h made a joke about his size and said he was 6' 0 225 lbs and laughed and said more like 5' 10 185 lbs. I don't believe he was ever over 5' 11.
Clay said on 29/Mar/11
Alex says on 17/Jan/11
HBK looks 185lbs max today! Even when he was more built he wasn't a real big guy. Some people are bigger than others at the exact same body weight.

He did look 185 MAX last night on RAW.
Big Mike said on 24/Mar/11
I could probably say no to this I heard Chris Jericho was 5ft11 even though he looks 5ft9 on screen ina pic of Shawn and Jericho at I think Wrestlmania I think in 2002 or sumthin Shawn had a good 2 inches on him and WWE always had Sahwn at 6ft or 6ft1 most of the time he looks mad short on TV cause he's always fighting bigger guys in real life he's probably considered a giant to most people
Ales said on 8/Mar/11
Michaels is nowhere near 5ft 10. He a legit 6ft guy. The so called ''smaller'' wrestlers like Bret Hart, Austin etc. look small beacuse most of the time they're up against 6ft5/6ft 6 monsters. In reality they're tall guys.

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