YMMV / D-Generation X

  • Arc Fatigue: The 2006 Reunion is not quite as remembered fondly, primarily because DX became even more Lighter and Softer. The 2009 Reunion is also frequently hit with this complaint (since this was during the height of the PG era), to saying nothing of the induction of Hornswoggle into the group, but most either ignore it or give it a pass since it was DX's final run before Shawn Michaels retired permanently the following year.
  • Awesome Music: Bow to the masters... BREAK IT DOWN!
  • Base-Breaking Character: Casual fans/big fans of the Attitude Era tended to love the DX reunions. The workrate crowd, er, not so much. Which is somewhat funny since the two main members of D-X, Shawn Michaels and Triple H are considered to be excellent workers.
  • Critic-Proof: Shawn and HHH on their own aren't, especially with their well known backstage antics and politicking being the most highly criticized points of their careers. Same with Road Dogg (especially nowadays as a member of Smackdown's creative), X-Pac (for obvious reasons) and Billy Gunn, not to mention Chyna and her own antics. All of them as DX on the other hand, especially the "full-band" reunions? They aren't. DX is so iconic and so adored that X-Pac only needs to appear with them in order to get cheered!
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Nearly all of them.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: During the WWF's apex of popularity in 1999, the New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and "Bad Ass" Billy Gunn) were ranked #3 in merchandise sales only behind "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and The Rock.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Hornswoggle in DX? What is this that you speak of?
  • Heartwarming Moments: D-X had Mankind's back during his famous championship match against The Rock in 1999. When Mankind got "the pinfall heard around the world", they hoisted the new champion onto their shoulders and carried him around the ring.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • During the group's reunion for RAW 1000, Triple H segued a joke in his Catch-Phrase about him being the only guy among them with a full head of hair. Fast forward to his involvement in The Authority storyline, where he has basically had a sleek buzz-cut in line with his role in the stable, and with his Real Life obligations outside the ring.
    • Remember that hilarious State of the Union promo? Fast forward nearly two decades, and Hunter's mother-in-law went into politics for real, and was eventually nominated to be head of the Small Business Administration by President-Elect Donald Trump.
  • Memetic Mutation: DX is responsible for a ton:
    • "Are you ready? NO! I SAID AAAAARREEEE YOUUUUU REAAAADDDYYYY?!?"
    • "LLLLLLLLET'S GET READY TO SUCK IT!"
    • "And if you're not down with that, we've got two words for you - SUCK IT!"
    • "OH, YOU DIDN'T KNOW? YOUR ASS BETTER CAAAAAAALLLL SOMEBODY!"
    • "I JUST KICKED STAN!"
  • Moment of Awesome: Unforgiven 2006. Shawn and HHH against the Big Show-backed Vince McMahon and Shane McMahon. In one of the bloodiest post-Attitude Era matches, and after being subjected to all kinds of pain, DX manages to overcome the three of them. The bothof them shaving Vince's head onto TBS's back door is just the icing on the cake.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: "ARE YOU READY?" *cue green sound wave* "BOM BOM."


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