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In September 1995, the wrestling world changed forever when World Championship Wrestling debuted there new show Monday Nitro. At first it was business as usual until the arrival of the New World Order in May 1996 that is when the tide turned toward WCW. Vince needed something to shift gears and turn the tide back to his promotion and that came in the Summer of 1997 when Shawn Michaels and Triple H formed an alliance. On the August 11, 1997, edition of Raw we saw the formation of D-Generation X with Triple H and Chyna interfering in Shawn's match with Mankind and the return of Rick Rude. To retrace the history of DX word for word would be unnecessary drowning as after August 11 the rest would become history. Shawn and Triple H would help lay the foundation of one of the greatest factions in Wrestling history.
Following Wrestlemania 14, Shawn Michaels retired from the ring due his back injury which lead to a leadership change in DX. Triple H took control and needed to fill in the empty spot or spots within the faction this lead to Road Dogg, Billy Gunn and the returning X-Pac (formerly 1-2-3 Kid) joining the faction. It was this point that D-Generation X would not only cement their legacy within the main event level, but in wrestling. From feuding with the Nation of Domination, Vince McMahon, Steve Austin, Undertaker, and each other nothing stopped D-Generation X from making themselves a legacy in wrestling and one of the reasons many fans look back at the Attitude Era so fondly. I proudly will welcome Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Chyna, Rick Rude, New Age Outlaws, and X-Pac into the Wrestling Express Hall of Fame Class of 2021.