Tonight, former Steeler/good guy Brett Kiesel held his annual fundraiser, “Shear Da Beard” – an annual charity event where yinzers can buy tickets to watch Kiesel get his season long, lumberjack beard shaved off by a special guest celebrity. This year, that special guest celebrity was none other than Kiesel’s new best bud, Shawn Michaels. The fucking Heartbreak Kid himself!
As you may remember, the two first hit it off last spring when Kiesel invited Michaels to Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals as the “HBK Line” phenomenon was exploding. The two of them proceeded to make every girl in Pittsburgh wet their pants as they dined out at Primanti Bros. before taking the game in at
Consol Energy Center PPG Paints Arena. It was an unreal site that literally couldn’t have been predicted by anyone on the planet. Sadly, though, Shawn Michaels was never able to meet the other “HBK” after the game.
That is, until tonight when Hagelin, Bonino, and Kessel made a surprise appearance at Shear Da Beard to join Michaels as this year’s celebrity guests.
What started with a joke that trended on Twitter last spring where fans tweeted #GetHBKToGame5, turned into a motherfucking YINZSPLOSION tonight! All of this makes absolutely zero sense, and I think that’s what I love the most about the whole HBK phenomenon.