Shawn Michaels fought some tough opponents in the ring, but until he found forgiveness and new life in Christ, his greatest enemy was himself.
Now, retired from the ring, he's helping demonstrate the power of faith by starring in the upcoming Christian comedy, "The Resurrection of Gavin Stone."
Watch the trailer for "The Resurrection of Gavin Stone"
The film's story is based on a washed-up former child star who is forced to do community service at a local megachurch. He pretends to be Christian to land the main acting lead in the church's play.
Michaels recently talked with the Christian Post about his faith and relationship with the Lord over the years.
"As long as I did the good things associated with religion, I thought I was in good shape spiritually, too," Michaels said.
"I was raised Catholic and I knew of him and certainly what he did but I never truly experienced knowing him."
Michaels used to be known for his crazy behavior in and outside of the ring in the wrestling world. Before he joined WWE he said he "began to drink more and started taking drugs and pills and chasing women."
He eventually suffered an addiction to painkillers and was forced to retire from WWE in 1998 for health issues. Afterwards he began to turn to God and seek spiritual help along with his spouse.
"I found you can believe the man in history that is Jesus who walked the earth. It's a whole different thing altogether to know him as the Son of God to have reconciled yourself to Almighty God," he said.
"The Resurrection of Gavin Stone," hits theaters nationwide on Jan. 20, 2017.