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The original D-Generation X. Left to Right: Rick Rude, Chyna, Shawn Michaels and Triple H.D-Generation X was formed during the genesis of what would become the WWF's highly successful "attitude era" in the latter half of 1997. Real-life friends and reported Clique members Shawn Michaels and Hunter Hearst Helmsley (who began being known simply as Triple H) were the original two members, along with Helmsley's bodyguard, Chyna and Michaels' "insurance policy", Rick Rude. On October 13, 1997, the group officially referred to themselves as D-Generation X for the first time and debuted their signature slogan, "Suck it!" They were often shown on television practicing sophomoric humor and rebelling against authority figures in the company. Their trademark "crotch chops" became one of the most popular gestures in pro wrestling while their "D-Generation X" T-shirts enjoyed considerable sales.
The name D-Generation X was possibly taken from an opinion column by Phil Mushnick which appeared in TV Guide, in which Mushnick lambasted wrestling's primarily Generation X fanbase as degenerates, dubbing them "Degeneration X". On the other hand, Michaels' autobiography would suggest that it was in fact then-WWF head writer Vince Russo who first conceived the moniker for the popular faction.
On-screen, however, the name was taken from Bret Hart who claimed that Shawn Michaels and Triple H were nothing more than degenerates. D-Generation X's first feud came against Bret Hart and his Hart Foundation. This feud ended at Survivor Series 1997 in the infamous Montreal Screwjob which led to Bret leaving the company along with two of the remaining three members of the Foundation. The only member that remained in the WWF, Owen Hart, continued to feud with DX, specifically Triple H.
"D-Generation X" was later used as the title for a WWF In Your House pay-per-view telecast on December 7, 1997.
On March 29, 1998, at WrestleMania XIV, Shawn Michaels was the WWF Champion while Triple H was the European Champion and they had recruited boxer Mike Tyson to act as the "Special Enforcer" in the main event of the night featuring Michaels against Stone Cold Steve Austin. At the end of the match, Tyson turned on D-Generation X and cost Michaels the match. Michaels, who would take a long hiatus due to a real-life injury, was now out of DX. The next night on RAW, Triple H declared himself to be the new leader. He recruited a re-debuting X-Pac and the New Age Outlaws, to reform DX in an incarnation that came to be known as the "DX army". In his debut, X-Pac, who had just been released from World Championship Wrestling, cut a now-famous promo where he responded to then-WCW wrestler Hulk Hogan's live interview that alluded to X-Pac's recent release from the promotion.
This incarnation of DX became extremely popular and eventually turned face. During this time they would be involved in several storylines and skits - including a feud with rival faction Nation of Domination and The Corporation. DX parodied the Nation and The Corporation where they dressed as the members of the respective factions and impersonated their characteristic mannerisms. They also made a video package where they "raided" Atlanta, the home of WCW. At one point the they even attempted to "invade" (with a tank and military dress) a live broadcast of WCW Monday Nitro in Norfolk, Virginia, across Hampton Roads from where WWF Raw is War had their live broadcast in Hampton, Virginia (they made it to the Norfolk Scope arena, but were barred entry). This incarnation of the faction lasted about a year.
The end of an era
DX began falling apart in the early part of 1999. On January 25, Chyna turned on DX by attacking Triple H and joining Vince McMahon's Corporation stable, and three months later Triple H also joining The Corporation. DX, now down to The New Age Outlaws and X-Pac fell apart further two months later when Billy Gunn turned on X-Pac during a match in May, leaving DX and starting a feud with Road Dogg. In June, Triple H informed Gunn that Road Dogg and X-Pac were (kayfabe) still getting royalties from the DX name, which led to a feud that culminated in a match where X-Pac and Road Dogg defeated Gunn -- alongside fellow ex-DX member Chyna -- for the rights to the D-Generation X name.
On October 25, 1999, the group reformed as heels to include every member except for Shawn Michaels, Chyna and Rick Rude (who had died that April). From then until mid-2000, DX remained a strong and united group. In early 2000, however, Billy Gunn was placed out of action for several months after suffering an injury against The Dudley Boyz. Gunn's storyline involved him getting thrown out of DX when he lost his cool. X-Pac teamed with Road Dogg, but the two never reached the heights of the New Age Outlaws. At WrestleMania 2000, Vince McMahon turned on The Rock and aided Triple H in retaining his title. This marked the start of what many fans nicknamed "Corporate-DX" (much like the Corporate Ministry from the previous year). However the group was officially dubbed the McMahon-Helmsley Faction (it had earlier gone by the name "McMahon-Helmsley Regime").
The following month The Rock defeated Triple H at Backlash in a match which featured Steve Austin's brief return to the WWF. Though Triple H would regain the title the following month at Judgment Day, the group gradually broke apart. By late 2000 Triple H was a solo star, while other members went the same way. On the November 6, 2000 edition of RAW is WAR the group temporarily rejoined (save for X-Pac, who was injured) to take on Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn (The Radicalz) in an 8-man tag team match which DX won. The match included the group doing their old DX entrance as well as telling the crowd to "Suck it!" It was the symbolic end to D-Generation X. However, the members of DX (excluding Triple H) along with K-Kwik, then Road Dogg's tag team partner, went on to have a feud with the Radicalz that month, eventually leading up to a match at Survivor Series 2000, involving the same 8 wrestlers except for Triple H, who was replaced by K-Kwik, which The Radicalz won.
On July 22, 2002, on the episode of RAW, a week after the breakup of the nWo, Triple H handed Shawn Michaels a DX t-shirt and stated he "had an idea", suggesting that the two reform the group. The duo later came out that night to their old music and crotch chops to the delight of the crowd. However, this did not last as Triple H turned on Michaels that very show; he had teased the reunion as a ploy to appease Michaels and lure him to the ring before giving him a Pedigree. This act lead to the in-ring return of Shawn Michaels at SummerSlam 2002 and the genesis of a long feud between the two.
Triple H displaying the DX "X".In 2006, a series of events occurred which hinted at a DX reunion. At WrestleMania 22, former members Shawn Michaels and Triple H performed the crotch chop during their matches. The two continued to deliver chops in the following episodes of RAW as Michaels feuded with Vince McMahon and Triple H focused on the WWE Championship, repeatedly running into Vince McMahon in the process.
On the June 12 RAW, the events came to a head, when, during Triple H's gauntlet match against the Spirit Squad, Shawn Michaels came in to help his former companion. After the duo had defeated the Spirit Squad, the two men began to perform their crotch chops. The reunited DX continued their brash antics at the expense of the Spirit Squad, Vince and Shane McMahon and Jonathan Coachman for several weeks and repeatedly took part in blatantly camp product placement during RAW promos. Most of their antics involved practical jokes on Vince, and various double entendres such as claiming that Vince "loves cocks" and "chokes the chicken" while pretending to be oblivious to the puns. During their feud, DX defeated the Spirit Squad at Vengeance and Saturday Night's Main Event, as well as The McMahons at SummerSlam. At Unforgiven in a handicap Hell in a Cell match that featured The Big Show on The McMahons' side, DX again came out victorious.
DX's next feud was with Rated-RKO (Edge and Randy Orton). At Cyber Sunday, the fan selected special guest referee, Eric Bischoff, allowed the illegal use of a chair to give Rated-RKO the ill-gotten win. With this, Rated-RKO became the first team to defeat DX in a tag team match since their reunion coming in June 2006. At Survivor Series 2006 Team DX defeated Team Rated-RKO, in a clean sweep.
At New Year's Revolution 2007, during their match with Rated-RKO, Triple H suffered a (legit) torn right quadriceps muscle, prompting Rated-RKO to claim victory not only of the match (which was ruled a no-contest) but over DX as a whole. Shawn Michaels, however, vowed to support Triple H through his injury and to get revenge on Rated-RKO for him, delivering on that vow the next week when, he "took out" Randy Orton with a one man con-chair-to while Edge looked on from the entrance ramp.
Shawn Michaels (co-founder) - September 20, 1997-March 29, 1998; January 4, 1999; June 12, 2006 - present
Triple H (co-founder) - September 20, 1997-March 28, 1999; October 25, 1999-December 12, 2000; June 12, 2006 - present
Chyna - September 20, 1997-January 25, 1999
Rick Rude - September 20, 1997-November 17, 1997
Bad *** Billy Gunn - March 30, 1998-May 2, 1999; September 23, 1999-February 28, 2000
Road Dogg Jesse James - March 30, 1998-August 24, 2000
X-Pac - March 30, 1998-August 24, 2000
Tori - January 27, 2000-June 25, 2000
Jim Neidhart (November 24, 1997) - After The Hart Foundation dissolved in 1997, Neidhart appeared to have been named the newest member of DX. However, soon after his "induction", Chyna low blowed him, DX beat him down, and then spray painted "WCW" on his back. Triple H would defeat him later that night. Neidhart left for WCW soon after.
Harvey Wippleman (December 1, 1997) - The week after Rick Rude left for WCW, Wippleman filled in for him when he introduced DX. However, Shawn Michaels and Triple H threw him out of the ring, giving him a short tenure.
"Iron" Mike Tyson (March 2, 1998-March 29, 1998) - DX recruited the boxer to act as special enforcer for Shawn Michaels's WWF Championship match with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin at WrestleMania XIV. However, he turned on DX when he counted the pinfall for Austin's victory and knocked Michaels out after the match.
Jason Sensation (July 6, 1998; December 14, 1998) - Sensation took part in both of the DX parodies in 1998, playing Owen Hart and Shawn Michaels respectively.
Mankind (December 28, 1998-January 11, 1999) - Mankind was "adopted" by DX during his quest to win the WWF Championship from late-1998 to early-1999.
Kane (March 29, 1999-October 28, 1999; August 20, 2006) - Kane teamed with X-Pac and won the World Tag Team Championship twice in 1999, while X-Pac was still a part of DX. However, X-Pac turned on Kane during the night of the official DX reunion. At SummerSlam 2006, Kane helped DX by stopping Umaga from interfering in DX's match against the McMahons.
Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley - Triple H's on-screen (and eventually real-life) wife during the McMahon-Helmsley Faction.
Ric Flair (2006) - Flair teamed with DX at numerous house shows in 2006, and teamed with them on the November 27, 2006 edition of RAW in a 5-on-3 handicap match.
John Cena (2006 January 29, 2007 - presnet) - On three separate occasions, including a Pay-Per-View event, Cena has joined DX in tag-team matches. One such match ended with Cena performing the DX crotch chops in the ring with Triple H and Michaels. Also, Cena has defended his Championship Title against Edge twice in the past year, and both times has won with help from DX, who took out others who interfered on Edge's behalf. Cena is now one half of the World Tag Team Championship with HBK.
The 2006 version of the infamous DX "crotch chop".
When DX formed they began doing a gesture where they would put one arm on each side of their crotch and point down. This was known as the "crotch chop". There is an alternate version of the "crotch chop" where instead of pointing down on each side of their sides, they point down and make their arms in an "X" formation, over their stomach/crotch. However, when DX reformed in 2006 Michaels said he felt uncomfortable doing the real "crotch chop" so he would do the alternate version, as he had become a born-again christian since the last D-Generation X incarnation.
When DX enters the ring they do a pyro routine. Green X pyrotechnics go off three times, with DX crotch-chopping at each firing. They then pause for a few seconds, then chop once more as the pyrotechnics fire again.
"Suck it" is DX's signature slogan. This is also used in their popular "Let's get ready to suck it" routine, originally a parody of Michael Buffer's "Let's get ready to rumble!"
The routine starts when Triple H asks the audience "Are you ready?" He then shouts the same sentence to get a louder reaction from the crowd. He continues and says "Then, for the thousands in attendance, and the millions watching at home. Let's get ready to suck it!" Shawn Michaels then ends the routine by saying "And if you're not down with that, then we got two words for ya." before sticking up the microphone up in the air for the crowd to scream "Suck it!" As well, Triple H will often say the match is for someone else, varying on their recent exploits and who they're about to wrestle (e.g., "and for Vince McMahon, who is home right now choking his chicken" when they had previously sent Vince home injured.)
Another taunt DX performs, is crossing their forearms above their head, making an "X" formation.
Videos and DVDs
While these videos where released eight years apart, they are the same product, although the DVD edition has all profanity censored. The DVD edition also includes eight bonus matches.
WWF - D-Generation X (1998, VHS)
WWE - D-Generation X (June 2, 2006, DVD)
The New and Improved D-Generation X (February 20, 2007, DVD)
^ Tim Quinn (2002-07). Interview: "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels. Retrieved on [[October 15]], 2006.
The Original DX at Obsessed with Wrestling
The "New" DX at Obsessed with Wrestling
Degeneration-X (2006) at Obsessed with Wrestling
Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
D-Generation XWWE.com Profile
WWE.com DX subsite
DX Unlimited: Fansite
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
DX is called D-Generation X. They were called Generation X until a wrestler called them Degenerates, where member HBK Shawn Michaels came up with D-Generation X. Here are former members and status:
1. Triple H: out on injury but will return.
2. Shawn Michaels: going after WWE Championship.
3. Billy Gunn: wrestling in TNA under BG James.
4. Chyna: on the Surreal Life Fame Games.
5. Road Dogg Jesse James: in TNA under Kip James.
7. Rick Rude: dead.
8. X-Pac: in MTV's WSX under 6-Pac. Says he wants to return after his contract ends.
For more info, go to wikipedia.com and type in DX.Source(s): My mind
- victorinLv 44 years ago
actual, DX does suck in spite of the undeniable fact that that's no longer something new, you all seem to forget approximately DX is and has continually been an entire and obtrusive scam of the NWO, which grew to become into between the main amazing angles taken in wrestling historic past only to be repeated by using Vince in the WWE (which by using the way, the WWE is having lots of the worst tale traces ever and that i do no longer think of any physique with 0.5 an IQ factor could argue that John Cena has had his call for thank you to long and did no longer quite deserve it in the 1st place.)
- 1 decade ago
D Generation X, is shawn Micheals, And Triple H. A group of 2, in the WWE. Very , Popular. And Awesome!
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- 1 decade ago
Degeneration X is made up of two wrestlers named Shawn michaels ( formally of the tag team" The rock and roll express") and triple HSource(s): my 10 year old son who is a wwe fanatic
- 1 decade ago
Triple H and Shawn Micheals in a tag team partnershipSource(s): wwe.com,Monday night RAW
- Anonymous1 decade ago
They are a tag team who are very degenerate and have respect for very few people.Recently,one half of the team "Triple H" came down with a quadriceps injury.So Shawn Michaels is carrying the load.
- 1 decade ago
c'mon if ur going to talk on the wrestling section u need to know who DX is.they kick ***.but anyway it stands for Degeneration X.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Some people say they are a knock off of the NWO but they much better than the nwo at mic skills and better wrestlers .
- Anonymous1 decade ago
One question:R U F****** SERIOUS!!!!fOR THE OTHER DUDE JOHN CENA IS NOT EVEN IN DX!!!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
D-Generation X is one of the most recognizable stables in WWE history.