It’s crazy to think twenty years ago we were watching Shawn Michaels and Triple H break it down for the first time. Of course, back then they were also joined by Chyna and Rick Rude. But that faction was one of the best parts of the Attitude Era.
Shawn Michaels took his long hiatus after WrestleMania XIV when he lost the WWE Championship to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin (and got punched out by Mike Tyson). But after that Triple H picked up where they left off by bringing in X-Pac and later the New Age Outlaws to carry on the business of crotch chops and yelling “suck it” into the microphone every week on Monday Night Raw.
DX created a legacy of intensity and double entendre that lives on to this day. They’re also responsible for a ton of kids ending up in detention (like this writer). Classic DX shirts still sell as vintage wear and it’s easy to spot the classic black and green design in the crowd every week in the crowd on Raw and SmackDown.
The members of DX have since gone their separate ways, and although two of them are sadly no longer with us the antics they were a part of in WWE’s canon will be remembered for the rest of time. Sometimes things happen that make us very sentimental and others make us feel incredibly old. The 20 year anniversary of D-Generation X accomplishes both of those feats.
— Triple H (@TripleH) August 10, 2017
— Shawn Michaels (@ShawnMichaels) August 10, 2017
You were the magic ingredient in the DX Recipe. pic.twitter.com/fmdvO0kNGK
— Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) August 11, 2017
— Brian G. James (@WWERoadDogg) August 11, 2017
D-Generation X is 20 years old today! Here's how today's Superstars marked the occasion… pic.twitter.com/qQ69Nv61yg
— WWE UK (@WWEUK) August 10, 2017
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