Dx Returns

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Degeneration X Officially Reunites On This Week's RAW

The original members of the group are again back, Shawn Michaels and Triple H. The two revealed the return of DX by doing the infamous "crotch chop" and it was confirmed in a backstage segment later on the show by Vince McMahon, who referred to the duo as "that damn DX!"

April 2006-June 2006: From Wrestlemania 22 and continuing onward into June in RAW programming, Shawn Michaels and Triple H did little subtle references in their matches hinting towards the DX days via the classic DX crotch chops. Triple H gradually went from his usual serious self and more into a more fun joke-dropping guy like he was back in his DX days. This led to....

June 12, 2006 RAW: Since HHH wasn't favoring Vince McMahon as much as he usually did Vince was starting to punish him by forcing him into handicap matches and failing in making him a member in his infamous "Vince McMahon kiss my Ass club." On this night, Vince ordered HHH to face the entire 5 man team of Spirit Squad in a handicap match. A month or so prior Vince did the same thing to Shawn Michaels and the Spirit Squad "injured" him in the process and Shawn was off television for a good month. Spirit Squad was about to injure Triple H in the process too, but Shawn Michaels ran out to make the save and both showboated with the traditional DX gestures indicating the band was back together.

June 19, 2006 RAW: WWE advertised this RAW to be the "official" DX reunion. Vince started off the show saying he was going to stop that from happening, but shortly into the show Shane came out saying his daughter Stephanie was going into labor and they needed to leave now. Apparently DX made the prank to get rid of the McMahons for the day (even though HHH is the legitimate father of the baby, that fact is not acknowledged on WWE TV). So Vince leaves his executive assistant, Jonathan Coachman ("The Coach") in charge for the rest of the show. DX proceeds to beat the crap and spraypaint Coach's ass. Later in the show they come out for their "official" reunion. They rundown their usual "Let's Get Ready to Suck It" and "Two words for ya" catchphrases. DX is billed for a match against Spirit Squad this Sunday at the Vengeance PPV, earlier in the show DX dumped green slime on them, and later a midget version of them runs in to break up the DX reunion. DX easily manhandles them as Spirit Squad watches in disgust as the show goes off the air.

June 25, 2006 Vengeance PPV: Shawn and HHH team up to beat the Spirit Squad in a 5-on-2 handicap match. They didn't really have that many problems in doing and proceeded to beat up the entire Squad after the match, as well as shoving on of the Spirt Squad's face in HHH's ass.

June 26, 2006 RAW: HHH and Shawn are scheduled to face Shane and Vince McMahon in a tag match, they come out to the ring dressed as the McMahons and do pretty funny impersonations of them. The McMahons then come out with the Spirit Squad to back them up and at the entrance ramp, shit falls down from the ceiling and drenches The McMahons and Spirtit Squad. This results in cancelling the match for the night.

July 3, 2006 RAW: Vince McMahon banned DX from the building. In a shocking turn of events DX actually obeyed Vince but they still managed to ruin the night for him. They started things off innocently enough by having a BBQ outside the arena with a bunch of girls. Since Shawn Michaels is a born again Christian they do antics to get him off camera for DX's raunchier gags. In this case, HHH told Shawn that Mr Fuji was around the corner to distract him so he can get some gals to flash a WWE truck driver. Later DX took over the WWE Production truck outdoors and messed with RAW's telecast. They did instant replays of Divas running down to the ring and throwing in sound effects when Vince McMahon was talking to get him aggravated and piss him off into leaving before RAW was even done. As he was leaving a gas bomb went off in Vince's limo and he emerged from his limo smothered in green powder.

July 10, 2006 RAW: McMahon invited DX to the building with open arms this week and when they came out McMahon attempted to throw a net down on them from above and missed. DX then laughed and ridiculed the McMahons for such a lame prank.

July 15, 2006 Saturday Night's Main Event: While Vince was giving a pep talk to the Spirit Squad, Shawn and HHH interruped mimmicking their interview as they all prepared for their 5-on-2 elimination match. DX easily disposed of all 5 members of the Spirit Squad within 7 minutes.

July 17, 2006 RAW: In DX's opening promo they shill their new shirts, and then they try and run house until Vince McMahon cuts him off. He books Shawn vs Shane for the main event. Right when Shawn was about to beat Shane the Spirit Squad runs in and demolishes both of DX until HHH evens things up with his sledgehammer and left DX standing tall at the end of RAw.

July 24, 2006 RAW: Triple H was gone for the night as was the McMahons to go to the hospital for Stephanie giving birth to her child (for the few who don't know, HHH is the father). So HBK comes out at the beginning of the show to explain the situation, but Coach comes out (recently titled RAW's executive assistant) and tells Shawn he will be wrestling the Coach himself tonight. Shawn demolishes DX until Spirit Squad interferes to no avail, but then the "Undefeated Samoan Bulldozer" Umaga runs-in and pummels HBK.

July 31, 2006 RAW: Shane & Vince McMahon come out at the beginning of the show to bloat about Vince's new granddaughter, and they announce that they will be facing DX in a tag match at Summerslam. DX comes out to interrupt, and HHH says while he was at the hospital he got the McMahon family album and showed several doctored photos Vince and Shane in baby form, and later one of the new McMahon child which was just Helmsley in baby form. Later on backstage, FBI agents busted Triple H for having Cuban Cigars that the McMahons planted earlier on. This leaves Shawn all alone to face Umaga later in the show. After help from the McMahon and the Spirit Squad, Umaga pins Michaels and beats the holy hell out of him. Umaga vs. Triple H is announced for next week's RAW.

August 7, 2006 RAW: Shawn Michaels takes Shane McMahon's bait by attacking him in front of police officers and ends up getting taken away from the building to leave Triple H alone against Umaga. And with lots of interference from the McMahon's, Umaga pins HHH.

August 14, 2006 RAW: DX did nothing too notetworthy on this show. It was the go-home RAW before Summerslam. DX went to the ring and cut a promo on the McMahons saying how they're gonna beat them, then the McMahons came out and did the same thing at the entrance ramp.

August 20, 2006 PPV: Summerslam: DX had a very entertaining match against the McMahons. Before entering the match, the McMahon sent the Spirit Squad down to the ring, but DX made a quick disposal of them. Then they sent down Smackdown's Ken Kennedy, William Regal, and Fit Finlay which DX took a tad longer to dispose of. Then came the Big Show who destroyed HBK and chokeslammed Triple H through a table. While HHH was recovering, the McMahons wailed away on Michaels, giving him finishers that mocked three of WWE's greatest tag teams: Demolition, Hart Foundation, and Legion of Doom. Finally HHH got in and DX got the upper hand until Umaga came out to beat up DX, but then Kane interfered on DX's behalf to even up the score. This resulted in HHH giving a pedigree to Vince for the Pin.

August 21, 2006 RAW: The McMahons are pissed off after losing the previous night and guarentee revenge on DX. They get interrupted via their in-suite television with DX over at the airport inside Vince McMahon's personal jet. As we see Shawn & Hunter walk out of the aircraft, the camera pans out to see they spray painted in big green letters "DX" on the side of the jet. Vince nearly breaks down in tears. Later that night Vince walks out to the ring and says he sent police down to his air hangar to arrest DX and commanded the camera man at the air port to appear on the titantron. Instead we get another camera with DX, this time on top of Titan Towers at the WWE main corporate headquarters in Conneticuit. HHH & HBK are on the rood and yell out "Suck It" as the camera pans out so we see the entire building with "DX" spray painted all over the WWE main logo on the tower. Vince breaks down in tears again and later on he and Shane leave the building, but as their limo takes off we see a chain connected to the bumper and it completely yanks off bumper and rear axel of the limo. Vince and Shane emerge out of the limo very pissed off, and Vince appears to have a nervous breakdown as Ross on commentary says that DX has broken Vince McMahon.

August 28, 2006 RAW: Shane McMahon decides to run RAW for the day so Vince can relax at the hotel and ease his nerves. DX ends up having room service send him a cage of roosters which causes Vince McMahon to break down. DX is booked that night against mystery opponents which Shane later reveals to be Smackdown's Kennedy, Finlay, & Regal in a 3-on-2 handicap match. Shawn & Hunter end up defeating them, but then Big Show runs in to get the upperhand. With DX weakened, Vince runs in with a lead pipe and bashes the hell out HBK & HHH with it, leaving them bloody as RAW goes off the air. It's announced at the next PPV, Unforgiven, DX will face the McMahons & Big Show in a handicap Hell in a Cell match.

September 4, 2006 RAW: Vince & Shane & Big Show hold an interview in the ring (with security surrounding ringside) saying how great they are and how they are gonna beat DX at Unforgiven. Big Show also says he'll take on DX in a handicap match the next night on ECW on Sci-Fi. DX runs out, pissed as hell as the McMahons & Big Show retreat, but DX beats the hell out of the security guards to let them know they mean business. Later that night Vince announces he'll face Triple H next week on RAW, which happens to be in Madison Square Garden.

September 5, 2006 ECW on Sci-Fi: DX faces Big Show in a handicap match. It is pretty back and fourth action. DX looks like they're about to get the win as Hardcore Holly runs in and attacks DX for the DQ and a big brawl erupts as the show goes off the air.

September 11, 2006 RAW: Before HHH and Vince McMahon do battle, DX is attacked backstage by the McMahons, Big Show, and Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch. Both are left bleeding, and Triple H limps out to his match against Vince, which he now proclaims is No DQ. Even with very little help from a battered HBK, HHH got demolished throughout the match from constant interference from Shane & Big Show and got pinned by Vince, 1-2-3.

September 17, 2006 PPV: Unforgiven: DX faces Vince & Shane McMahon & Big Show in a handicap Hell in a Cell match. Highlights include KO'ing Big Show so Vince got his head shoved up Big Show's ass. DX ends up gaining the advantage, they "Pillmanize" Shane's neck, and HHH gives a sledgehammer shot to the back of Vince for the win.

September 18, 2006 RAW: RAW Executive Assistant Jonathan Coachman ("The Coach") has various wrestlers giving get well wishes throughout the night for the McMahons. DX eventually intrudes and send their heartfelt condolences. Coach later makes a match where DX and John Cena team up to face Edge and the tag team that beat up DX last RAW, Cade & Murdoch. DX and Cena wind up victorious as they deliver their finishers to all of their opponents.

September 25, 2006 RAW: Coach books DX to run a tag team gauntlet against three teams. DX ends up defeating the Highlanders, Charlie Haas & Viscera, but the match is thrown out against the last team of Murdoch & Cade when Cade brings a chair to the ring and the team runs scared.

October 2, 2006 RAW: DX is all over the show this week. Coach books DX in an 8-man tag team tornado match at the beginning of the show against Highlanders, Haas & Viscera, and Cade & Murdoch. DX makes it seem easy although all 6 are against only them, and Shawn pins Haas within a few minutes. DX immediately chases Coach down and for a little while throughout the show, where eventually Coach KOs himself in fear, and DX gets him wheeled away in a trash wheelbarrow. DX then declare themselves as in control of the show now, and their first order of business is to make the entire Spirit Squad appear in skimpy dresses for Nicky's match against Sgt. Slaughter, DX appears on titantron during the match to distract Nicky so Slaughter can get a rollup for a win. In the main event of the night between Cena & Edge in a Cage, Murdoch & Cade run out to interfere, but DX makes the save an allows for Cena to get the win.

October 9, 2006 RAW: This is a special "3-Hour Season Premier" episode of RAW. DX did a PSA promo, where both HBK & HHH stood in front of a podium and gave fake apolagies for their actions last week. DX faced Cade & Murdoch in a street fight that night, which featured Shawn doing an elbow through a table on Murdoch, and Hunter pinning Cade after a Superkick/Pedigree combo. Later in the show Edge interviewed Randy Orton in his "Cutting Edge" talk show segment, and convinced him to join forces to gain revenge on DX for their actions last week.

October 16, 2006 RAW: Orton & Edge come out to start the show dressed up as and impersonating DX and mocking their actions. DX then confronts them and makes fun of Edge's lack of manliness, and Orton's makeshift gay community. The main event of the night is HHH vs. Randy Orton, where DX gets the win after some interference from Shawn Michaels.

October 23, 2006 RAW: Earlier in the show Orton and Edge dub themselves "Rated R-K-O." Orton wrestles Triple H again in a rematch, this time with Edge getting the upper hand in interference and with Orton getting the win.

This is the most complete history of DX you'll find.