Michael Shawn Hickenbottom, better known by his ring name Shawn Michaels, is an American retired professional wrestler, actor, and television presenter. Looking for the definition of HBK? Find out what is the full meaning of HBK on Abbreviations. HBK - Frequently Asked Questions. HBK Stands For : Handbook. HBK means 'The Heartbreak Kid,' a 2007 movie starring Ben Stiller. HBK means "Heart Break Kid" So now you know - HBK means "Heart Break Kid" - don't thank us.