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** [=DX=] beat up Shawn on the January 4, 1999 ''Raw.''

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** [=DX=] beat set up Shawn to be beaten up by The Corporation on the January 4, 1999 ''Raw.'''' This was in retaliation to Shawn turning on [=DX=] on his first night as Commissioner.


In 1993, Shawn Michaels, Scott Hall (Razor Ramon) and Sean Waltman (The 1-2-3 Kid, later known as Syxx or [[XPacHeat X-Pac]]) were working for the then-[[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]]. Michaels was a rising star, and Hall and Waltman were solid midcard wrestlers. All three were notorious hellraisers known for drinking and abusing drugs, and they all had ego to spare. Michaels was looking for a way to get himself even more over with the crowd, having just made an infamous [[FaceHeelTurn heel turn]] by [[BreakupBreakout kicking ex-partner Marty Jannetty through the Barbershop window]]. He turned on Wrestling/{{WCW}}'s show, ''WCW Saturday Night'', one night, and found what he was looking for -- Kevin Nash, who was playing a comedic character named "Vinnie Vegas".

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In 1993, Shawn Michaels, Scott Hall (Razor Ramon) and Sean Waltman (The 1-2-3 Kid, later known as Syxx or [[XPacHeat X-Pac]]) were working for the then-[[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]]. Hall and Michaels were acquaintances stemming all the way back to the mid 80's when they were in AWA together, and their similar personalities had them becoming travel mates and friends. Waltman was a young indie wrestler that Hall took a liking to after their famous program and served as his mentor on screen and off. Michaels was a rising star, and Hall and Waltman were solid midcard wrestlers. All three were notorious hellraisers known for drinking and abusing drugs, and they all had ego to spare. Michaels was looking for a way to get himself even more over with the crowd, having just made an infamous [[FaceHeelTurn heel turn]] by [[BreakupBreakout kicking ex-partner Marty Jannetty through the Barbershop window]]. He turned on Wrestling/{{WCW}}'s show, ''WCW Saturday Night'', one night, and found what he was looking for -- Kevin Nash, who was playing a comedic character named "Vinnie Vegas".


[[caption-width-right:350:From left in 1995: Paul "Wrestling/{{Triple H}}" Levesque, Wrestling/KevinNash, Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Wrestling/ScottHall, and Wrestling/SeanWaltman. And [[http://i0.wp.com/www.wrestlingdom.com/wp-content/images/2015/06/The_Kliq_WWE.jpg?resize=642%2C361%7D 2015]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:From left in 1995: Paul "Wrestling/{{Triple H}}" Levesque, Wrestling/KevinNash, Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Wrestling/ScottHall, and Wrestling/SeanWaltman. And [[http://i0.wp.com/www.wrestlingdom.com/wp-content/images/2015/06/The_Kliq_WWE.jpg?resize=642%2C361%7D [[https://i.pinimg.com/564x/d3/61/34/d3613464c87515d89be868bed4b3dd1f.jpg in 2015]].]]

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* SpiritualSuccessor: They were one to Wrestling/HulkHogan's crew, and they've got their own in Wrestling/BulletClub. The Bullet Club even uses the "Too Sweet" hand gesture (as homage to the Kliq), which seems to have been legitimized by a little torch-passing moment of Wrestling/TripleH sharing a "Too Sweet" with Wrestling/FinnBalor (Bullet Club's founder) at ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'' 2017.


* MentorArchetype: Curt Hennig. Hennig was never a member of the Kliq, but had a lot of influence on their philosophy. He also mentored Hall and Michaels early in their careers.

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* MentorArchetype: Curt Hennig. Hennig was never a member of the Kliq, but had a lot of influence on their philosophy. He also mentored Hall and Michaels early in their careers. It especially influenced Hall, who routinely took younger wrestlers under his wing.


TheOtherWiki has an excellent page on The Kliq [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kliq here]].

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TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has an excellent page on The Kliq [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kliq here]].

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* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Shawn Michaels
** TheLancer: Triple H
** TheSmartGuy: Kevin Nash
** TheBigGuy: Scott Hall
** TagalongKid: Sean Waltman


* BashBrothers: Shawn and Hunter in DX. Kevin and Scott as the Outsiders in the NWO. Shawn and Kevin. Scott and Kid. It's pretty safe to say that they've all teamed with each other at one time or another.

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* BashBrothers: Shawn and Hunter in DX. Kevin and Scott as the Outsiders in the NWO.nWo. Shawn and Kevin. Scott and Kid. It's pretty safe to say that they've all teamed with each other at one time or another.



** Hall turned on Nash to side with Hogan's NWO Hollywood as opposed to Nash's red-and-black wearing NWO Wolfpac. This was an apparent move by Bischoff to split up Hall and Nash and keep them in line.

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** Hall turned on Nash to side with Hogan's NWO nWo Hollywood as opposed to Nash's red-and-black wearing NWO nWo Wolfpac. This was an apparent move by Bischoff to split up Hall and Nash and keep them in line.


In WCW, Hall and Nash formed the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder nWo]] with Wrestling/HulkHogan, a move that for 84 weeks gave WCW control over the Wrestling/MondayNightWars. The Hall/Hogan/Nash triumvirate wielded tremendous booking power (even moreso than in the WWF), and it was their decisions that either made or sank the careers of many a WCW performer. Waltman would join them a few months later, but he was fired in early 1998 and went back to WWE to become [=X-Pac=], making him the second person, after Wrestling/RickRude, to have been a member of DX and the original NWO. Michaels and Levesque went on to become two of WWE's most successful and celebrated stars, and their behind-the-scenes clout has become both the wrestling business's worst kept secret and a point of contention for both fans and fellow performers when considering the merits of their careers.

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In WCW, Hall and Nash formed the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder nWo]] with Wrestling/HulkHogan, a move that for 84 weeks gave WCW control over the Wrestling/MondayNightWars. The Hall/Hogan/Nash triumvirate wielded tremendous booking power (even moreso than in the WWF), and it was their decisions that either made or sank the careers of many a WCW performer. Waltman would join them a few months later, but he was fired in early 1998 and went back to WWE to become [=X-Pac=], making him the second person, after Wrestling/RickRude, to have been a member of DX and the original NWO.nWo. Michaels and Levesque went on to become two of WWE's most successful and celebrated stars, and their behind-the-scenes clout has become both the wrestling business's worst kept secret and a point of contention for both fans and fellow performers when considering the merits of their careers.


* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Shawn Michaels
** TheLancer: Triple H
** TheSmartGuy: Kevin Nash
** TheBigGuy: Scott Hall
** TagalongKid: Sean Waltman


[[caption-width-right:350:From left in 1995: Paul "{{Triple H}}" Levesque, Wrestling/KevinNash, Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Wrestling/ScottHall, and Wrestling/SeanWaltman. And [[http://i0.wp.com/www.wrestlingdom.com/wp-content/images/2015/06/The_Kliq_WWE.jpg?resize=642%2C361%7D 2015]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:From left in 1995: Paul "{{Triple "Wrestling/{{Triple H}}" Levesque, Wrestling/KevinNash, Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Wrestling/ScottHall, and Wrestling/SeanWaltman. And [[http://i0.wp.com/www.wrestlingdom.com/wp-content/images/2015/06/The_Kliq_WWE.jpg?resize=642%2C361%7D 2015]].]]


** Can also apply to Hunter. Wrestling/JimRoss stated that uf he ever had something to address with to the Kliq, he'd always go through Hunter and it would get done.

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** Can also apply to Hunter. Wrestling/JimRoss stated that uf if he ever had something to address with to the Kliq, he'd always go through Hunter and it would get done.

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** Can also apply to Hunter. Wrestling/JimRoss stated that uf he ever had something to address with to the Kliq, he'd always go through Hunter and it would get done.

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** While all still have some vices, all members have become steadily less assholes and more CoolOldGuy, although that took a while.


* RealLifeWritesThePlot: D-Generation X's crotch chops and the [=nWo=]'s "Wolfpac" handsigns were originally used by the members in real life.
** Supposedly, the "Wolfpac" handsign was started by Wrestling/CurtHennig and his best friend[[note]] MLB Hall-of-Famer Wade Boggs[[/note]] according to Hennig's WWE DVD.
** Their real life friendship and public acknowledgment of that friendship with the Curtain Call led to the first real break in kayfabe, the [[DemotedToExtra de-pushing of Triple H]] and rise of Austin and the Attitude Era, and the establishment of the New World Order.

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