D-Generation X is heading to the WWE Hall of Fame, Tim Fiorvanti of ESPN.com confirmed Monday.
“Both key versions of DX will be recognized as a collective group of six, including Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Chyna, Road Dogg, Billy Gunn and X-Pac,” noted Fiorvanti, who provided a comment from Triple H.
“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.”
An ad promoting DX’s Hall of Fame induction leaked Sunday despite there being no announcement from WWE at the time.
Michaels will become the second two-time WWE Hall of Famer, joining Ric Flair.
The DX stable debuted in 1997 with Triple H, Michaels, Rick Rude and Chyna. Rude exited the faction when he returned to WCW, but DX quickly ascended to the top of WWE’s roster due to its not-so-PG antics and antagonizing of authority.
Triple H also spoke about Chyna’s importance and impact in professional wrestling, per Fiorvanti: “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.”
Michaels was later kicked out of the faction following his loss to Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania XIV, with Triple H assuming control (as Michaels was about to retire for several years from wrestling due to chronic back injuries).