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''"[[CatchPhrase Suck]] [[MemeticMutation it]]!"''

DGenerationX is a ProfessionalWrestling PowerStable that began in the AttitudeEra of the MondayNightWars (roughly late 1997) and ended in March of 2010, after ''many'' incarnations. It also has close ties to TheKliq (due to RealLifeWritesThePlot) and the NewWorldOrder (in the sense that both stables were very similar in their RefugeInAudacity tendencies).

Now, that's the boring answer. So, [[CatchPhrase are you ready?]], No TVTropes, [[MemeticMutation I said ARE YOU READY?]] [[EarWorm Break it down!]]. Ahem, D-Generation X exemplified the RefugeInVulgarity craziness of the late 1990s [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]]. It consisted of ShawnMichaels, TripleH, StephanieMcMahon, [[XPacHeat X-Pac]], {{Chyna}}, [[BreakupBreakout Road Dogg]], [[DemotedToExtra Billy Gunn]], [[KilledOffForReal Rick Rude]], [[AndZoidberg and]] [[TheChick Tori]]. [[SelfDemonstratingArticle As you can see]], not every member of D-X was successful, but its legacy and the lengthy [[TrueCompanions bond]] between all (well, most) of them changed the careers of everyone involved and in many ways wrestling forever.
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!!'''D-Generation X provides examples of:'''

* ArchEnemy: The Hart Foundation, The Nation of Domination, and TheCorporation were all enemies of DX in succession.
* AnimalMotif: The Road [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dogg]] even had a [[FurryFandom anthropomorphic ]] representation of himself on some of his merch in the form of a [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience green]] [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife bulldog]].
* AmbiguouslyGay: The entire damn stable. From where [[{{Seme}} Triple H]] stands in relation to [[{{Uke}} Shawn Michaels]] when they hit the ring to the [[BlackComedyRape setup]] to Road Dogg's Pumphandle Powerslam to the random lips painted all over Billy Gunn's trunks along with his moniker of "Mr. Ass". D-X reeks of this trope.
--> "You know and I know, that ShawnMichaels and his boy-toy Hunter Helmsley are the one responsible for all the problems right now."
** When your catchphrase is "Let's get ready to suck it!", this trope is pretty much inevitable.
* AppropriatedAppellation: BretHart called them a pack of degenerates, so they took on that name for themselves.
* BreakupBreakout: TripleH, who went from a smart-assed comic-relief type to [[MagnificentBastard a guy called "the Cerebral Assassin"]] and a ''thirteen-time'' world champion.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: From 1999-2000, DX was a revolving door.
* CoolHat: Shawn with his cowboy hat.
* CoolOldGuy: Shawn and Hunter in the final incarnation of DX firmly hit this trope.
* CrowdSong: "We got two words for ya: SUCK IT!" and these two for the New Age Outlaws:
** "Oh you didn't know?! Yo' ass better caaaaaall somebodyyyyyy!" (Even when it was removed from Road Dogg's entrance theme, the crowd would still do it.)
** "Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, D-Generation X proudly presents to you the World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Champions of the Wooooorld...The Road Dogg Jesse James! Bad Ass Billy Gunn! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis THE NEW! AGE! OUTLAWS!]]"
* DeadpanSnarker: TripleH, hell, the main reason he got pushed was because ShawnMichaels thought Trips was hilarious, the audience certainly agreed.
* {{Delinquents}}: Their major gimmick, due to ShawnMichaels and TripleH's RealLife backstage hijinks.
* {{Depraved Bisexual}}s: Hunter and Shawn most notably.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The original, very brief, and easily forgotten [=DX=] incarnation featuring Rick Rude as the group Enforcer. This roster only lasted about three months before Rude split for {{WCW}} and famously appeared on Raw and Nitro on the same night. Soon after ShawnMichaels went on indefinite leave because of injuries, [=DX=] brought in Chyna as their new Enforcer and the New Age Outlaws as full-time members, evolving from sophomoric jokes and insults into the revolutionary "[=DX=] Army" incarnation they're best remembered for.
* MrFanservice: Shawn. Just - [[TwoWordsObviousTrope Shawn]], and to a lesser but still significant extent, TripleH.
* FanonDisContinuity: Hornswoggle in DX? What is this that you speak of?
** For some people, any part of DX that involved X-Pac.
* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: Shawn.
** TheDragon: Trips.
** TheBrute:/DarkChick: Chyna.
** EvilGenius: Rick Rude.
* FiveManBand
** [[TheHero The (Anti) Hero]]: Triple H
** TheLancer: X-Pac
** TheSmartGuy: Road Dogg
*** Roadie's greatest plan ever involved a one fall match that had three teams facing each other for the Tag Titles. LOD 2000 and Disciples of Apocalypse did most of the fighting while the Outlaws stood on the corner until finally LOD and DOA had enough and tagged BOTH Outlaws into the match, forcing the tag team champs to fight. Road Dogg would end up laying down for Billy Gunn and got the easy pin and title retention to the absolute horror of the other two teams. The next time the Outlaws had a title defense, the commentary team has mentioned that the Outlaws' loophole had been closed and that two partners could not be tagged in at the same time.
** TheBigGuy:/TheChick: Bad Ass Billy Gunn
** TheChick:/TheBigGuy: Chyna
*** Billy Gunn was pushed as the WWF's best pure athlete in 1998-99 all while calling himself Mr. Ass. Chyna was the bodyguard of Hunter Hearst Helmsley and that role evolved into TheEnforcer of DX, but her doctor would constantly evolve her with [[BreastExpansion improvements]] to the point where she was a Playboy covergirl. So, those last two roles are pretty much interchangeable.
* HostileShowTakeover
* [[HoYay/{{WWE}} Ho Yay]]: Just look at the page. Though it doesn't get more blatant than Shawn and Hunter kissing in the middle of the ring and Hunter's response to the question of whether or not he was bilingual:
-->''I'm bi- a lot of things. Lingual ain't one of them.''
* KickTheDog: One of the most cruel acts committed by DX was during the Thanksgiving '99 episode of Smackdown when they invited a group of homeless into the arena for a Thanksgiving feast. Instead of offering them the food, DX tortured the homeless people by waving food in front of their faces. Of course, the whole segment was [[RuleOfFunny played]] [[ForTheEvulz for]] [[BlackComedy laughs]].
* MerchandiseDriven: DX circa 2010 ran off of this trope, at least they made it funny.
* NoFourthWall: All the damn time.
** On a segment posted on WWE.com:
--->'''Hunter''': For the thousands in attendance, for the millions who, five minutes ago, were watching at home- *crowd boos* Guys, it's like, 11:08, we're off the air!
** The constant references to [[StephanieMcMahon Triple H's real-life wife]] and him being the father of her children.
--->'''Shawn''': Man, that baby looks familiar, but I just can't put my finger on it. *taps Triple H on the shoulder*
* OnlySaneMan: Chyna, most of the time.
* {{Pirate}}: X-Pac certainly looked like one.
* PopularityPower: Enough to get ''ShawnMichaels'' ([[LampshadeHanging "for one night only"]]) cheered in [[MontrealScrewjob Montreal]].
* PowerStable
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "ARE? YOU?? REEEAAAAAAAAAAADDDDDDYYYYYY???????"
* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Shawn and Hunter, post-2000. They teased a DX reunion during Shawn's original 2002 comeback, but that lead to a [[HolyShitQuotient heel turn]] for Hunter and a three-year rivalry. They finally pulled the trigger in mid-2006, and ran with it until Shawn's retirement in 2010.
** For the 1000th episode of Raw, Shawn and Hunter came to the ring in their gear, was about to the the intro when Shawn said they where missing someone. Cue Road Dogg, Billy Gunn and X-Pac entering the arena.
* RedOniBlueOni: The HotBlooded, egomaniac Shawn, and the laid back, snide Hunter fit this trope perfectly.
** Inverted in the reunion with TripleH making all the bawdy jokes and a mellowed-out Shawn cringing off to the side.
* RefugeInAudacity: Their signature. Among many instances:
** The time they hijacked a ''tank'' and invaded a WCW live show.
** Any of their excellent parodies (the Nation, TheCorporation, the [=McMahon=] family).
** Takeovers of shows (which was also a staple of rival group the [[NewWorldOrder nWo]]) and messing with the production truck, pyrotechnics, microphones, etc.
** The time they played strip poker in the middle of the ring.
** DX's "Christmas Present to the World" - let's say it involved Shawn and Hunter dressed only in thongs.
** Raining crap on [[VinceMcMahon Vince]], [[ShaneMcMahon Shane]], and the Spirit Squad.
** Shawn sticking the Canadian flag up his nose . . . in ''Calgary''.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Played with ShawnMichaels and TripleH's run from 2006-2010.
* SicklyGreenGlow: Part of the DX aesthetic was bright neon green letters, arena lighting, merchandise and glowsticks.
* SixthRanger: In late 1998 to 1999, [[MickFoley Mankind]] was a unofficial member of the group during their war with the Corporation and, in fact, DX was watching [[MickFoley Mankind's]] back during his famous first world title win. After the match, DX hoisted him on their shoulders with smiles too big not to be real.
** Wrestling/{{Kane}} could have been considered one during DX's DorkAge in 1999.
* SlobsVersusSnobs: First against [[BretHart The Hart Foundation]], then later against [[LawfulEvil The Corporation]] and eventually the [[WrestlingFamily McMahons]] themselves.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: All the damn time.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Any time Shawn Michaels was in the ring, but for maximum tropage:
** The time Shawn, Hunter, and Chyna played strip poker in the middle of the ring.
** The time Shawn and Hunter stripped down to ''mistletoe-covered thongs'' for Christmas. (complete with "Merry [=DXMas=]" written on their asses).
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Road Dogg and Billy Gunn.
* TooDumbToLive: During their late 1999 heel run, the group had the opportunity to bring Wrestling/{{Kane}} into the fold who was tagging with X-Pac at the time. For whatever reason, D-X decided it'd be great if instead they'd turn on the hulking yet loyal monster and make an enemy out of him.
* TheTrickster: Both Shawn and Hunter, especially during their first run.
* TrueCompanions: DX was born out of a RealLife group of these in TheKliq.
* UnPerson: Chyna. Her absence at the Raw 1000 reunion solidifies this.
* WackyFratboyHijinx: Probably the poster children for this trope. If we tried to list all of DX's juvenile pranks, promos, and segments, we'd be here all [[strike:year]] decade.
* XMakesAnythingCool
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''"[[CatchPhrase Suck]] [[MemeticMutation it]]!"''

DGenerationX is a ProfessionalWrestling PowerStable that began in the AttitudeEra of the MondayNightWars (roughly late 1997) and ended in March of 2010, after ''many'' incarnations. It also has close ties to TheKliq (due to RealLifeWritesThePlot) and the NewWorldOrder (in the sense that both stables were very similar in their RefugeInAudacity tendencies).

Now, that's the boring answer. So, [[CatchPhrase are you ready?]], No TVTropes, [[MemeticMutation I said ARE YOU READY?]] [[EarWorm Break it down!]]. Ahem, D-Generation X exemplified the RefugeInVulgarity craziness of the late 1990s [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]]. It consisted of ShawnMichaels, TripleH, StephanieMcMahon, [[XPacHeat X-Pac]], {{Chyna}}, [[BreakupBreakout Road Dogg]], [[DemotedToExtra Billy Gunn]], [[KilledOffForReal Rick Rude]], [[AndZoidberg and]] [[TheChick Tori]]. [[SelfDemonstratingArticle As you can see]], not every member of D-X was successful, but its legacy and the lengthy [[TrueCompanions bond]] between all (well, most) of them changed the careers of everyone involved and in many ways wrestling forever.
----
!!'''D-Generation X provides examples of:'''

* ArchEnemy: The Hart Foundation, The Nation of Domination, and TheCorporation were all enemies of DX in succession.
* AnimalMotif: The Road [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dogg]] even had a [[FurryFandom anthropomorphic ]] representation of himself on some of his merch in the form of a [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience green]] [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife bulldog]].
* AmbiguouslyGay: The entire damn stable. From where [[{{Seme}} Triple H]] stands in relation to [[{{Uke}} Shawn Michaels]] when they hit the ring to the [[BlackComedyRape setup]] to Road Dogg's Pumphandle Powerslam to the random lips painted all over Billy Gunn's trunks along with his moniker of "Mr. Ass". D-X reeks of this trope.
--> "You know and I know, that ShawnMichaels and his boy-toy Hunter Helmsley are the one responsible for all the problems right now."
** When your catchphrase is "Let's get ready to suck it!", this trope is pretty much inevitable.
* AppropriatedAppellation: BretHart called them a pack of degenerates, so they took on that name for themselves.
* BreakupBreakout: TripleH, who went from a smart-assed comic-relief type to [[MagnificentBastard a guy called "the Cerebral Assassin"]] and a ''thirteen-time'' world champion.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: From 1999-2000, DX was a revolving door.
* CoolHat: Shawn with his cowboy hat.
* CoolOldGuy: Shawn and Hunter in the final incarnation of DX firmly hit this trope.
* CrowdSong: "We got two words for ya: SUCK IT!" and these two for the New Age Outlaws:
** "Oh you didn't know?! Yo' ass better caaaaaall somebodyyyyyy!" (Even when it was removed from Road Dogg's entrance theme, the crowd would still do it.)
** "Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, D-Generation X proudly presents to you the World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Champions of the Wooooorld...The Road Dogg Jesse James! Bad Ass Billy Gunn! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis THE NEW! AGE! OUTLAWS!]]"
* DeadpanSnarker: TripleH, hell, the main reason he got pushed was because ShawnMichaels thought Trips was hilarious, the audience certainly agreed.
* {{Delinquents}}: Their major gimmick, due to ShawnMichaels and TripleH's RealLife backstage hijinks.
* {{Depraved Bisexual}}s: Hunter and Shawn most notably.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The original, very brief, and easily forgotten [=DX=] incarnation featuring Rick Rude as the group Enforcer. This roster only lasted about three months before Rude split for {{WCW}} and famously appeared on Raw and Nitro on the same night. Soon after ShawnMichaels went on indefinite leave because of injuries, [=DX=] brought in Chyna as their new Enforcer and the New Age Outlaws as full-time members, evolving from sophomoric jokes and insults into the revolutionary "[=DX=] Army" incarnation they're best remembered for.
* MrFanservice: Shawn. Just - [[TwoWordsObviousTrope Shawn]], and to a lesser but still significant extent, TripleH.
* FanonDisContinuity: Hornswoggle in DX? What is this that you speak of?
** For some people, any part of DX that involved X-Pac.
* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: Shawn.
** TheDragon: Trips.
** TheBrute:/DarkChick: Chyna.
** EvilGenius: Rick Rude.
* FiveManBand
** [[TheHero The (Anti) Hero]]: Triple H
** TheLancer: X-Pac
** TheSmartGuy: Road Dogg
*** Roadie's greatest plan ever involved a one fall match that had three teams facing each other for the Tag Titles. LOD 2000 and Disciples of Apocalypse did most of the fighting while the Outlaws stood on the corner until finally LOD and DOA had enough and tagged BOTH Outlaws into the match, forcing the tag team champs to fight. Road Dogg would end up laying down for Billy Gunn and got the easy pin and title retention to the absolute horror of the other two teams. The next time the Outlaws had a title defense, the commentary team has mentioned that the Outlaws' loophole had been closed and that two partners could not be tagged in at the same time.
** TheBigGuy:/TheChick: Bad Ass Billy Gunn
** TheChick:/TheBigGuy: Chyna
*** Billy Gunn was pushed as the WWF's best pure athlete in 1998-99 all while calling himself Mr. Ass. Chyna was the bodyguard of Hunter Hearst Helmsley and that role evolved into TheEnforcer of DX, but her doctor would constantly evolve her with [[BreastExpansion improvements]] to the point where she was a Playboy covergirl. So, those last two roles are pretty much interchangeable.
* HostileShowTakeover
* [[HoYay/{{WWE}} Ho Yay]]: Just look at the page. Though it doesn't get more blatant than Shawn and Hunter kissing in the middle of the ring and Hunter's response to the question of whether or not he was bilingual:
-->''I'm bi- a lot of things. Lingual ain't one of them.''
* KickTheDog: One of the most cruel acts committed by DX was during the Thanksgiving '99 episode of Smackdown when they invited a group of homeless into the arena for a Thanksgiving feast. Instead of offering them the food, DX tortured the homeless people by waving food in front of their faces. Of course, the whole segment was [[RuleOfFunny played]] [[ForTheEvulz for]] [[BlackComedy laughs]].
* MerchandiseDriven: DX circa 2010 ran off of this trope, at least they made it funny.
* NoFourthWall: All the damn time.
** On a segment posted on WWE.com:
--->'''Hunter''': For the thousands in attendance, for the millions who, five minutes ago, were watching at home- *crowd boos* Guys, it's like, 11:08, we're off the air!
** The constant references to [[StephanieMcMahon Triple H's real-life wife]] and him being the father of her children.
--->'''Shawn''': Man, that baby looks familiar, but I just can't put my finger on it. *taps Triple H on the shoulder*
* OnlySaneMan: Chyna, most of the time.
* {{Pirate}}: X-Pac certainly looked like one.
* PopularityPower: Enough to get ''ShawnMichaels'' ([[LampshadeHanging "for one night only"]]) cheered in [[MontrealScrewjob Montreal]].
* PowerStable
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "ARE? YOU?? REEEAAAAAAAAAAADDDDDDYYYYYY???????"
* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Shawn and Hunter, post-2000. They teased a DX reunion during Shawn's original 2002 comeback, but that lead to a [[HolyShitQuotient heel turn]] for Hunter and a three-year rivalry. They finally pulled the trigger in mid-2006, and ran with it until Shawn's retirement in 2010.
** For the 1000th episode of Raw, Shawn and Hunter came to the ring in their gear, was about to the the intro when Shawn said they where missing someone. Cue Road Dogg, Billy Gunn and X-Pac entering the arena.
* RedOniBlueOni: The HotBlooded, egomaniac Shawn, and the laid back, snide Hunter fit this trope perfectly.
** Inverted in the reunion with TripleH making all the bawdy jokes and a mellowed-out Shawn cringing off to the side.
* RefugeInAudacity: Their signature. Among many instances:
** The time they hijacked a ''tank'' and invaded a WCW live show.
** Any of their excellent parodies (the Nation, TheCorporation, the [=McMahon=] family).
** Takeovers of shows (which was also a staple of rival group the [[NewWorldOrder nWo]]) and messing with the production truck, pyrotechnics, microphones, etc.
** The time they played strip poker in the middle of the ring.
** DX's "Christmas Present to the World" - let's say it involved Shawn and Hunter dressed only in thongs.
** Raining crap on [[VinceMcMahon Vince]], [[ShaneMcMahon Shane]], and the Spirit Squad.
** Shawn sticking the Canadian flag up his nose . . . in ''Calgary''.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Played with ShawnMichaels and TripleH's run from 2006-2010.
* SicklyGreenGlow: Part of the DX aesthetic was bright neon green letters, arena lighting, merchandise and glowsticks.
* SixthRanger: In late 1998 to 1999, [[MickFoley Mankind]] was a unofficial member of the group during their war with the Corporation and, in fact, DX was watching [[MickFoley Mankind's]] back during his famous first world title win. After the match, DX hoisted him on their shoulders with smiles too big not to be real.
** Wrestling/{{Kane}} could have been considered one during DX's DorkAge in 1999.
* SlobsVersusSnobs: First against [[BretHart The Hart Foundation]], then later against [[LawfulEvil The Corporation]] and eventually the [[WrestlingFamily McMahons]] themselves.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: All the damn time.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Any time Shawn Michaels was in the ring, but for maximum tropage:
** The time Shawn, Hunter, and Chyna played strip poker in the middle of the ring.
** The time Shawn and Hunter stripped down to ''mistletoe-covered thongs'' for Christmas. (complete with "Merry [=DXMas=]" written on their asses).
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Road Dogg and Billy Gunn.
* TooDumbToLive: During their late 1999 heel run, the group had the opportunity to bring Wrestling/{{Kane}} into the fold who was tagging with X-Pac at the time. For whatever reason, D-X decided it'd be great if instead they'd turn on the hulking yet loyal monster and make an enemy out of him.
* TheTrickster: Both Shawn and Hunter, especially during their first run.
* TrueCompanions: DX was born out of a RealLife group of these in TheKliq.
* UnPerson: Chyna. Her absence at the Raw 1000 reunion solidifies this.
* WackyFratboyHijinx: Probably the poster children for this trope. If we tried to list all of DX's juvenile pranks, promos, and segments, we'd be here all [[strike:year]] decade.
* XMakesAnythingCool
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6th Jan '13 8:11:59 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ButYouScrewOneGoat: One one episode of Smackdown, DX puts together a recap package of them humiliating various superstars they were in feuds with such as [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]], StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/{{Kane}}. A short clip of two lions mating appears on the tape and Road Dogg claims 'it was his mom's old tape'.
5th Jan '13 10:31:19 AM SeptimusHeap
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* KickTheDog: One of the most cruel acts committed by DX was during the Thanksgiving '99 episode of Smackdown when they invited a group of homeless into the arena for a Thanksgiving feast. Instead of offering them the food, DX tortured the homeless people by waving food in front of their faces. Of course, the whole segment was [[RuleOfFunny played]] [[ForTheEvulz for]] [[DeadBabyComedy laughs]].

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* KickTheDog: One of the most cruel acts committed by DX was during the Thanksgiving '99 episode of Smackdown when they invited a group of homeless into the arena for a Thanksgiving feast. Instead of offering them the food, DX tortured the homeless people by waving food in front of their faces. Of course, the whole segment was [[RuleOfFunny played]] [[ForTheEvulz for]] [[DeadBabyComedy [[BlackComedy laughs]].
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[[caption-width-right:295:"If you're not down with this page, [[TripleH w]][[ShawnMichaels e]] got two words for ya..."]]


''"[[CatchPhrase Suck]] [[MemeticMutation it]]!"''

DGenerationX is a ProfessionalWrestling PowerStable that began in the AttitudeEra of the MondayNightWars (roughly late 1997) and ended in March of 2010, after ''many'' incarnations. It also has close ties to TheKliq (due to RealLifeWritesThePlot) and the NewWorldOrder (in the sense that both stables were very similar in their RefugeInAudacity tendencies).

Now, that's the boring answer. So, [[CatchPhrase are you ready?]], No TVTropes, [[MemeticMutation I said ARE YOU READY?]] [[EarWorm Break it down!]]. Ahem, D-Generation X exemplified the RefugeInVulgarity craziness of the late 1990s [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]]. It consisted of ShawnMichaels, TripleH, StephanieMcMahon, [[XPacHeat X-Pac]], {{Chyna}}, [[BreakupBreakout Road Dogg]], [[DemotedToExtra Billy Gunn]], [[KilledOffForReal Rick Rude]], [[AndZoidberg and]] [[TheChick Tori]]. [[SelfDemonstratingArticle As you can see]], not every member of D-X was successful, but its legacy and the lengthy [[TrueCompanions bond]] between all (well, most) of them changed the careers of everyone involved and in many ways wrestling forever.
----
!!'''D-Generation X provides examples of:'''

* ArchEnemy: The Hart Foundation, The Nation of Domination, and TheCorporation were all enemies of DX in succession.
* AnimalMotif: The Road [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dogg]] even had a [[FurryFandom anthropomorphic ]] representation of himself on some of his merch in the form of a [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience green]] [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife bulldog]].
* AmbiguouslyGay: The entire damn stable. From where [[{{Seme}} Triple H]] stands in relation to [[{{Uke}} Shawn Michaels]] when they hit the ring to the [[BlackComedyRape setup]] to Road Dogg's Pumphandle Powerslam to the random lips painted all over Billy Gunn's trunks along with his moniker of "Mr. Ass". D-X reeks of this trope.
--> "You know and I know, that ShawnMichaels and his boy-toy Hunter Helmsley are the one responsible for all the problems right now."
** When your catchphrase is "Let's get ready to suck it!", this trope is pretty much inevitable.
* AppropriatedAppellation: BretHart called them a pack of degenerates, so they took on that name for themselves.
* BreakupBreakout: TripleH, who went from a smart-assed comic-relief type to [[MagnificentBastard a guy called "the Cerebral Assassin"]] and a ''thirteen-time'' world champion.
* ButYouScrewOneGoat: One one episode of Smackdown, DX puts together a recap package of them humiliating various superstars they were in feuds with such as [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]], StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/{{Kane}}. A short clip of two lions mating appears on the tape and Road Dogg claims 'it was his mom's old tape'.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: From 1999-2000, DX was a revolving door.
* CoolHat: Shawn with his cowboy hat.
* CoolOldGuy: Shawn and Hunter in the final incarnation of DX firmly hit this trope.
* CrowdSong: "We got two words for ya: SUCK IT!" and these two for the New Age Outlaws:
** "Oh you didn't know?! Yo' ass better caaaaaall somebodyyyyyy!" (Even when it was removed from Road Dogg's entrance theme, the crowd would still do it.)
** "Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, D-Generation X proudly presents to you the World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Champions of the Wooooorld...The Road Dogg Jesse James! Bad Ass Billy Gunn! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis THE NEW! AGE! OUTLAWS!]]"
* DeadpanSnarker: TripleH, hell, the main reason he got pushed was because ShawnMichaels thought Trips was hilarious, the audience certainly agreed.
* {{Delinquents}}: Their major gimmick, due to ShawnMichaels and TripleH's RealLife backstage hijinks.
* {{Depraved Bisexual}}s: Hunter and Shawn most notably.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The original, very brief, and easily forgotten [=DX=] incarnation featuring Rick Rude as the group Enforcer. This roster only lasted about three months before Rude split for {{WCW}} and famously appeared on Raw and Nitro on the same night. Soon after ShawnMichaels went on indefinite leave because of injuries, [=DX=] brought in Chyna as their new Enforcer and the New Age Outlaws as full-time members, evolving from sophomoric jokes and insults into the revolutionary "[=DX=] Army" incarnation they're best remembered for.
* MrFanservice: Shawn. Just - [[TwoWordsObviousTrope Shawn]], and to a lesser but still significant extent, TripleH.
* FanonDisContinuity: Hornswoggle in DX? What is this that you speak of?
** For some people, any part of DX that involved X-Pac.
* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: Shawn.
** TheDragon: Trips.
** TheBrute:/DarkChick: Chyna.
** EvilGenius: Rick Rude.
* FiveManBand
** [[TheHero The (Anti) Hero]]: Triple H
** TheLancer: X-Pac
** TheSmartGuy: Road Dogg
*** Roadie's greatest plan ever involved a one fall match that had three teams facing each other for the Tag Titles. LOD 2000 and Disciples of Apocalypse did most of the fighting while the Outlaws stood on the corner until finally LOD and DOA had enough and tagged BOTH Outlaws into the match, forcing the tag team champs to fight. Road Dogg would end up laying down for Billy Gunn and got the easy pin and title retention to the absolute horror of the other two teams. The next time the Outlaws had a title defense, the commentary team has mentioned that the Outlaws' loophole had been closed and that two partners could not be tagged in at the same time.
** TheBigGuy:/TheChick: Bad Ass Billy Gunn
** TheChick:/TheBigGuy: Chyna
*** Billy Gunn was pushed as the WWF's best pure athlete in 1998-99 all while calling himself Mr. Ass. Chyna was the bodyguard of Hunter Hearst Helmsley and that role evolved into TheEnforcer of DX, but her doctor would constantly evolve her with [[BreastExpansion improvements]] to the point where she was a Playboy covergirl. So, those last two roles are pretty much interchangeable.
* HostileShowTakeover
* [[HoYay/{{WWE}} Ho Yay]]: Just look at the page. Though it doesn't get more blatant than Shawn and Hunter kissing in the middle of the ring and Hunter's response to the question of whether or not he was bilingual:
-->''I'm bi- a lot of things. Lingual ain't one of them.''
* KickTheDog: One of the most cruel acts committed by DX was during the Thanksgiving '99 episode of Smackdown when they invited a group of homeless into the arena for a Thanksgiving feast. Instead of offering them the food, DX tortured the homeless people by waving food in front of their faces. Of course, the whole segment was [[RuleOfFunny played]] [[ForTheEvulz for]] [[DeadBabyComedy laughs]].
* MerchandiseDriven: DX circa 2010 ran off of this trope, at least they made it funny.
* NoFourthWall: All the damn time.
** On a segment posted on WWE.com:
--->'''Hunter''': For the thousands in attendance, for the millions who, five minutes ago, were watching at home- *crowd boos* Guys, it's like, 11:08, we're off the air!
** The constant references to [[StephanieMcMahon Triple H's real-life wife]] and him being the father of her children.
--->'''Shawn''': Man, that baby looks familiar, but I just can't put my finger on it. *taps Triple H on the shoulder*
* OnlySaneMan: Chyna, most of the time.
* {{Pirate}}: X-Pac certainly looked like one.
* PopularityPower: Enough to get ''ShawnMichaels'' ([[LampshadeHanging "for one night only"]]) cheered in [[MontrealScrewjob Montreal]].
* PowerStable
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "ARE? YOU?? REEEAAAAAAAAAAADDDDDDYYYYYY???????"
* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Shawn and Hunter, post-2000. They teased a DX reunion during Shawn's original 2002 comeback, but that lead to a [[HolyShitQuotient heel turn]] for Hunter and a three-year rivalry. They finally pulled the trigger in mid-2006, and ran with it until Shawn's retirement in 2010.
** For the 1000th episode of Raw, Shawn and Hunter came to the ring in their gear, was about to the the intro when Shawn said they where missing someone. Cue Road Dogg, Billy Gunn and X-Pac entering the arena.
* RedOniBlueOni: The HotBlooded, egomaniac Shawn, and the laid back, snide Hunter fit this trope perfectly.
** Inverted in the reunion with TripleH making all the bawdy jokes and a mellowed-out Shawn cringing off to the side.
* RefugeInAudacity: Their signature. Among many instances:
** The time they hijacked a ''tank'' and invaded a WCW live show.
** Any of their excellent parodies (the Nation, TheCorporation, the [=McMahon=] family).
** Takeovers of shows (which was also a staple of rival group the [[NewWorldOrder nWo]]) and messing with the production truck, pyrotechnics, microphones, etc.
** The time they played strip poker in the middle of the ring.
** DX's "Christmas Present to the World" - let's say it involved Shawn and Hunter dressed only in thongs.
** Raining crap on [[VinceMcMahon Vince]], [[ShaneMcMahon Shane]], and the Spirit Squad.
** Shawn sticking the Canadian flag up his nose . . . in ''Calgary''.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Played with ShawnMichaels and TripleH's run from 2006-2010.
* SicklyGreenGlow: Part of the DX aesthetic was bright neon green letters, arena lighting, merchandise and glowsticks.
* SixthRanger: In late 1998 to 1999, [[MickFoley Mankind]] was a unofficial member of the group during their war with the Corporation and, in fact, DX was watching [[MickFoley Mankind's]] back during his famous first world title win. After the match, DX hoisted him on their shoulders with smiles too big not to be real.
** Wrestling/{{Kane}} could have been considered one during DX's DorkAge in 1999.
* SlobsVersusSnobs: First against [[BretHart The Hart Foundation]], then later against [[LawfulEvil The Corporation]] and eventually the [[WrestlingFamily McMahons]] themselves.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: All the damn time.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Any time Shawn Michaels was in the ring, but for maximum tropage:
** The time Shawn, Hunter, and Chyna played strip poker in the middle of the ring.
** The time Shawn and Hunter stripped down to ''mistletoe-covered thongs'' for Christmas. (complete with "Merry [=DXMas=]" written on their asses).
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Road Dogg and Billy Gunn.
* TooDumbToLive: During their late 1999 heel run, the group had the opportunity to bring Wrestling/{{Kane}} into the fold who was tagging with X-Pac at the time. For whatever reason, D-X decided it'd be great if instead they'd turn on the hulking yet loyal monster and make an enemy out of him.
* TheTrickster: Both Shawn and Hunter, especially during their first run.
* TrueCompanions: DX was born out of a RealLife group of these in TheKliq.
* UnPerson: Chyna. Her absence at the Raw 1000 reunion solidifies this.
* WackyFratboyHijinx: Probably the poster children for this trope. If we tried to list all of DX's juvenile pranks, promos, and segments, we'd be here all [[strike:year]] decade.
* XMakesAnythingCool
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''"[[CatchPhrase Suck]] [[MemeticMutation it]]!"''

DGenerationX is a ProfessionalWrestling PowerStable that began in the AttitudeEra of the MondayNightWars (roughly late 1997) and ended in March of 2010, after ''many'' incarnations. It also has close ties to TheKliq (due to RealLifeWritesThePlot) and the NewWorldOrder (in the sense that both stables were very similar in their RefugeInAudacity tendencies).

Now, that's the boring answer. So, [[CatchPhrase are you ready?]], No TVTropes, [[MemeticMutation I said ARE YOU READY?]] [[EarWorm Break it down!]]. Ahem, D-Generation X exemplified the RefugeInVulgarity craziness of the late 1990s [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]]. It consisted of ShawnMichaels, TripleH, StephanieMcMahon, [[XPacHeat X-Pac]], {{Chyna}}, [[BreakupBreakout Road Dogg]], [[DemotedToExtra Billy Gunn]], [[KilledOffForReal Rick Rude]], [[AndZoidberg and]] [[TheChick Tori]]. [[SelfDemonstratingArticle As you can see]], not every member of D-X was successful, but its legacy and the lengthy [[TrueCompanions bond]] between all (well, most) of them changed the careers of everyone involved and in many ways wrestling forever.
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!!'''D-Generation X provides examples of:'''

* ArchEnemy: The Hart Foundation, The Nation of Domination, and TheCorporation were all enemies of DX in succession.
* AnimalMotif: The Road [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dogg]] even had a [[FurryFandom anthropomorphic ]] representation of himself on some of his merch in the form of a [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience green]] [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife bulldog]].
* AmbiguouslyGay: The entire damn stable. From where [[{{Seme}} Triple H]] stands in relation to [[{{Uke}} Shawn Michaels]] when they hit the ring to the [[BlackComedyRape setup]] to Road Dogg's Pumphandle Powerslam to the random lips painted all over Billy Gunn's trunks along with his moniker of "Mr. Ass". D-X reeks of this trope.
--> "You know and I know, that ShawnMichaels and his boy-toy Hunter Helmsley are the one responsible for all the problems right now."
** When your catchphrase is "Let's get ready to suck it!", this trope is pretty much inevitable.
* AppropriatedAppellation: BretHart called them a pack of degenerates, so they took on that name for themselves.
* BreakupBreakout: TripleH, who went from a smart-assed comic-relief type to [[MagnificentBastard a guy called "the Cerebral Assassin"]] and a ''thirteen-time'' world champion.
* ButYouScrewOneGoat: One one episode of Smackdown, DX puts together a recap package of them humiliating various superstars they were in feuds with such as [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]], StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/{{Kane}}. A short clip of two lions mating appears on the tape and Road Dogg claims 'it was his mom's old tape'.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: From 1999-2000, DX was a revolving door.
* CoolHat: Shawn with his cowboy hat.
* CoolOldGuy: Shawn and Hunter in the final incarnation of DX firmly hit this trope.
* CrowdSong: "We got two words for ya: SUCK IT!" and these two for the New Age Outlaws:
** "Oh you didn't know?! Yo' ass better caaaaaall somebodyyyyyy!" (Even when it was removed from Road Dogg's entrance theme, the crowd would still do it.)
** "Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, D-Generation X proudly presents to you the World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Champions of the Wooooorld...The Road Dogg Jesse James! Bad Ass Billy Gunn! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis THE NEW! AGE! OUTLAWS!]]"
* DeadpanSnarker: TripleH, hell, the main reason he got pushed was because ShawnMichaels thought Trips was hilarious, the audience certainly agreed.
* {{Delinquents}}: Their major gimmick, due to ShawnMichaels and TripleH's RealLife backstage hijinks.
* {{Depraved Bisexual}}s: Hunter and Shawn most notably.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The original, very brief, and easily forgotten [=DX=] incarnation featuring Rick Rude as the group Enforcer. This roster only lasted about three months before Rude split for {{WCW}} and famously appeared on Raw and Nitro on the same night. Soon after ShawnMichaels went on indefinite leave because of injuries, [=DX=] brought in Chyna as their new Enforcer and the New Age Outlaws as full-time members, evolving from sophomoric jokes and insults into the revolutionary "[=DX=] Army" incarnation they're best remembered for.
* MrFanservice: Shawn. Just - [[TwoWordsObviousTrope Shawn]], and to a lesser but still significant extent, TripleH.
* FanonDisContinuity: Hornswoggle in DX? What is this that you speak of?
** For some people, any part of DX that involved X-Pac.
* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: Shawn.
** TheDragon: Trips.
** TheBrute:/DarkChick: Chyna.
** EvilGenius: Rick Rude.
* FiveManBand
** [[TheHero The (Anti) Hero]]: Triple H
** TheLancer: X-Pac
** TheSmartGuy: Road Dogg
*** Roadie's greatest plan ever involved a one fall match that had three teams facing each other for the Tag Titles. LOD 2000 and Disciples of Apocalypse did most of the fighting while the Outlaws stood on the corner until finally LOD and DOA had enough and tagged BOTH Outlaws into the match, forcing the tag team champs to fight. Road Dogg would end up laying down for Billy Gunn and got the easy pin and title retention to the absolute horror of the other two teams. The next time the Outlaws had a title defense, the commentary team has mentioned that the Outlaws' loophole had been closed and that two partners could not be tagged in at the same time.
** TheBigGuy:/TheChick: Bad Ass Billy Gunn
** TheChick:/TheBigGuy: Chyna
*** Billy Gunn was pushed as the WWF's best pure athlete in 1998-99 all while calling himself Mr. Ass. Chyna was the bodyguard of Hunter Hearst Helmsley and that role evolved into TheEnforcer of DX, but her doctor would constantly evolve her with [[BreastExpansion improvements]] to the point where she was a Playboy covergirl. So, those last two roles are pretty much interchangeable.
* HostileShowTakeover
* [[HoYay/{{WWE}} Ho Yay]]: Just look at the page. Though it doesn't get more blatant than Shawn and Hunter kissing in the middle of the ring and Hunter's response to the question of whether or not he was bilingual:
-->''I'm bi- a lot of things. Lingual ain't one of them.''
* KickTheDog: One of the most cruel acts committed by DX was during the Thanksgiving '99 episode of Smackdown when they invited a group of homeless into the arena for a Thanksgiving feast. Instead of offering them the food, DX tortured the homeless people by waving food in front of their faces. Of course, the whole segment was [[RuleOfFunny played]] [[ForTheEvulz for]] [[DeadBabyComedy laughs]].
* MerchandiseDriven: DX circa 2010 ran off of this trope, at least they made it funny.
* NoFourthWall: All the damn time.
** On a segment posted on WWE.com:
--->'''Hunter''': For the thousands in attendance, for the millions who, five minutes ago, were watching at home- *crowd boos* Guys, it's like, 11:08, we're off the air!
** The constant references to [[StephanieMcMahon Triple H's real-life wife]] and him being the father of her children.
--->'''Shawn''': Man, that baby looks familiar, but I just can't put my finger on it. *taps Triple H on the shoulder*
* OnlySaneMan: Chyna, most of the time.
* {{Pirate}}: X-Pac certainly looked like one.
* PopularityPower: Enough to get ''ShawnMichaels'' ([[LampshadeHanging "for one night only"]]) cheered in [[MontrealScrewjob Montreal]].
* PowerStable
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "ARE? YOU?? REEEAAAAAAAAAAADDDDDDYYYYYY???????"
* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Shawn and Hunter, post-2000. They teased a DX reunion during Shawn's original 2002 comeback, but that lead to a [[HolyShitQuotient heel turn]] for Hunter and a three-year rivalry. They finally pulled the trigger in mid-2006, and ran with it until Shawn's retirement in 2010.
** For the 1000th episode of Raw, Shawn and Hunter came to the ring in their gear, was about to the the intro when Shawn said they where missing someone. Cue Road Dogg, Billy Gunn and X-Pac entering the arena.
* RedOniBlueOni: The HotBlooded, egomaniac Shawn, and the laid back, snide Hunter fit this trope perfectly.
** Inverted in the reunion with TripleH making all the bawdy jokes and a mellowed-out Shawn cringing off to the side.
* RefugeInAudacity: Their signature. Among many instances:
** The time they hijacked a ''tank'' and invaded a WCW live show.
** Any of their excellent parodies (the Nation, TheCorporation, the [=McMahon=] family).
** Takeovers of shows (which was also a staple of rival group the [[NewWorldOrder nWo]]) and messing with the production truck, pyrotechnics, microphones, etc.
** The time they played strip poker in the middle of the ring.
** DX's "Christmas Present to the World" - let's say it involved Shawn and Hunter dressed only in thongs.
** Raining crap on [[VinceMcMahon Vince]], [[ShaneMcMahon Shane]], and the Spirit Squad.
** Shawn sticking the Canadian flag up his nose . . . in ''Calgary''.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Played with ShawnMichaels and TripleH's run from 2006-2010.
* SicklyGreenGlow: Part of the DX aesthetic was bright neon green letters, arena lighting, merchandise and glowsticks.
* SixthRanger: In late 1998 to 1999, [[MickFoley Mankind]] was a unofficial member of the group during their war with the Corporation and, in fact, DX was watching [[MickFoley Mankind's]] back during his famous first world title win. After the match, DX hoisted him on their shoulders with smiles too big not to be real.
** Wrestling/{{Kane}} could have been considered one during DX's DorkAge in 1999.
* SlobsVersusSnobs: First against [[BretHart The Hart Foundation]], then later against [[LawfulEvil The Corporation]] and eventually the [[WrestlingFamily McMahons]] themselves.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: All the damn time.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Any time Shawn Michaels was in the ring, but for maximum tropage:
** The time Shawn, Hunter, and Chyna played strip poker in the middle of the ring.
** The time Shawn and Hunter stripped down to ''mistletoe-covered thongs'' for Christmas. (complete with "Merry [=DXMas=]" written on their asses).
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Road Dogg and Billy Gunn.
* TooDumbToLive: During their late 1999 heel run, the group had the opportunity to bring Wrestling/{{Kane}} into the fold who was tagging with X-Pac at the time. For whatever reason, D-X decided it'd be great if instead they'd turn on the hulking yet loyal monster and make an enemy out of him.
* TheTrickster: Both Shawn and Hunter, especially during their first run.
* TrueCompanions: DX was born out of a RealLife group of these in TheKliq.
* UnPerson: Chyna. Her absence at the Raw 1000 reunion solidifies this.
* WackyFratboyHijinx: Probably the poster children for this trope. If we tried to list all of DX's juvenile pranks, promos, and segments, we'd be here all [[strike:year]] decade.
* XMakesAnythingCool
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** TheBigGuy/TheChick: Bad Ass Billy Gunn
** TheChick/TheBigGuy: Chyna

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** TheBigGuy/TheChick: TheBigGuy:/TheChick: Bad Ass Billy Gunn
** TheChick/TheBigGuy: TheChick:/TheBigGuy: Chyna
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* SlobsVersusSnobs: First against [[BretHart The Hart Foundation]], then later against [[LawfulEvil The Corporation]] and eventually the [[WrestlingFamily McMahons]] themselves.
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* TheTrickster: Both Shawn and Hunter, especially during their first run.
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* CoolHat: Shawn with his cowboy hat.
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* UnPerson: Chyna. Her absence at the Raw 1000 reunion solidifies this.
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