Michaels was trained by Jose Lothario, a local hero in
San Antonio and spent his early years for Southwest Championship Wrestling,
mainly teaming with Paul Diamond. He later went to the Central States
where he teamed with a longtime partner Marty Janetty. Midnight Rockers
then moved to AWA and won the world tag team title, and in '88, they
jumped to WWF as "The Rockers." The team broke up few years
later, and since then, Michaels has become one of the most popular figures
of the federation.