If you were a fan of wrestling in the late 90s, you were a D-X fan. Screw NWO, DX were the bad boys of wrestling. The crotch chopping, the green lights, and the epicness of a stable that included wrestlers like Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Chyna, X-Pac, Billy Gunn, and Road Dogg. Yes, this was the standard for wrestling stables. Not since the Four Horsemen has a stable left such a lasting mark on the industry.
Now, they will all be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, an annual event on the eve of Wrestlemania each year.
“I think it’s the most meaningful for us all to go in together and to be recognized together,” Paul “Triple H” Levesque told ESPN. “Because I think both groups were [just] as impactful.”
“It’s a funny thing, because DX was something that, before Kevin [Nash] and Scott [Hall] left, at the time we all talked about using ‘The Kliq’ as it was — kind of morphing that into television, since it was so out there anyway,” Levesque said. “But things worked out the way they did — they left, and the timing was right.
“Shawn and I still wanted to do it. Vince saw the value in it, I guess, and finally let us go at it. By that point in time I was looking for a heater, and we had brought Chyna.”
Historically speaking, when a wrestler wanted to bring in a big, bruising enforcer, the role was always filled by a man. Chyna, a bodybuilder, broke the mold and subverted conventional wisdom within the wrestling world.
“It was completely different. No one had ever had a female [enforcer] before, especially one like that. It just worked out. The timing was right,” Levesque said.