The first induction for this year’s WWE Hall of Fame class has been announced.
D-Generation X (DX) will be inducted. At first starting out as Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Chyna, and Rick Rude (as their “insurance policy”). It grew to include X-Pac, Billy Gunn, and The Road Dogg after Wrestlemania 14 when Shawn Michaels took an extended hiatus due to injuries.
With their tagline of “you make the rules and we will break them,” they grew to live up to that. Getting under the skin of WWE wrestlers and management (even WCW’s during their DX’s “invasion”). They helped put the “attitude” in the Attitude Era. Their popularity really grew and grew with arenas full of crotch chops and the loud roar of “suck it” that proceeded “We got two words for ya…”
WWE had this to say about the announcement in their press release:
“STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced that D-Generation X members Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Chyna, Road Dogg, Billy Gunn and X-Pac will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Saturday, April 6 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY as part of WrestleMania®Week.
One of the most innovative and controversial factions in WWE history, D-Generation X was originally formed in 1997 and went on to become a pop culture phenomenon. Throughout the course of their respective careers, members of DX held nearly every major Championship in WWE and provided the WWE Universe with memorable moments both in and out of the ring.
“Being a part of DX remains one of the highlights of my career, and it is truly an honor to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame alongside my closest friends,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque. “We now have just one question for the WWE Hall of Fame: Are You Ready!?”
Tickets for the 2019 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be available this Friday, February 22 at 12 Noon ET through all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. All tickets are subject to service charges and facility fees.
WrestleMania 35 takes place Sunday, April 7 from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ and will stream live on WWE Network.”