D.T.A.: 15 Superstars You Can't Trust

#14 Shawn Michaels

Shawn Michaels is often hailed as the most exciting in-ring performer of all time, but he’s also one of sports-entertainment’s shiftiest Superstars. HBK’s pattern of guile first revealed itself early on in his WWE career, and it has often been punctuated by his patented Sweet Chin Music. In 1991, Michaels ended his longtime partnership with Marty Jannetty by superkicking his Rockers teammate through the glass window of Brutus Beefcake’s Barber Shop. (WATCH)

From there, The Showstopper only added to his resume of betraying tag team partners. He cost his pairing with John Cena the World Tag Team Championships in 2007 when he eliminated Cena from a Tag Team Championship Battle Royal. While serving as the special guest referee during The Rock vs. Triple H main event of the very first SmackDown, Michaels shrugged off impartiality in favor of his D-Generation X roots, superkicking The Great One during a pivotal moment in the match (all but gift-wrapping the win for The Game). HBK also blew apart his one-time team with Hulk Hogan when he blasted The Hulkster with a superkick out of nowhere. (WATCH)

DX cohort Triple H hasn’t exactly been spared Michaels’ deceitfulness, either. During the opening seconds of the Survivor Series 2009 Triple Threat against The Game and Cena, HBK hauled off on Triple H with Sweet Chin Music — even while both men sported DX’s green-and-black ring gear. At the following year’s Royal Rumble, Michaels — dead set on facing then-World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXVI —eliminated The Game from the Royal Rumble Match.