|Stable Debut||September 20, 1997|
|Current Status||Recurring (only HBK and Triple H)|
|Members||Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Chyna, Road Dogg, X-Pac, and Billy Gunn|
|Temporary Members||Rick Rude, Mike Tyson, Torri, Stephanie McMahon, Hornswoggle, The Boogeyman, The Great Khali and Ranjin Singh|
D-Generation X (also known as DX) is a stable that has been featured in many SmackDown! games over the years. Triple H is the only member to be in every game. DX is what would become one of the best, and most comical, stables in wrestling history. DX made their debut at the "One Night Only" Pay Per View on September 20, 1997. The stable formed when Triple H, Chyna and Rick Rude interfered in an European Title Match between the contender Shawn Michaels and the champion at the time, British Bulldog, costing the Bulldog to lose his title at the event. DX was originally founded by Triple H and Shawn Michaels, who recruited Chyna and Rick Rude into the original stable. Their gimmick was basically a small group of wrestlers that did what ever they want in the company, bended and had minimal care for the rules. This made them loved by many WWE fans as they took a habit of embarrassing WWE authorities, primarily Vince McMahon and former commissioner and wrestling legend Sgt. Slaughter.
DX's first feud, as a stable, was with Bret Hart and the Hart Foundation, which later ended in the "Montreal Screwjob" in which Shawn Michaels defeated Bret Hart for the WWE Title at the 1997 Survivor Series pay-per-view. After Survivor Series, Bret Hart and the Hart Foundation left the WWE. The next month, WWE broadcasted a pay-per-view called "D-Generation X" as a symbol for DX being the leading stable in the WWE at the time. The group later went on to feud with The Undertaker leading to the now famous Hell in a Cell match between HBK and the Deadman.
A little while after that, Rick Rude left the company and Shawn Michaels severely injured his back during a Casket Match with the Undertaker at the Royal Rumble 1998. He battled through to face Steve Austin at WrestleMania 14. The very next day on Raw the "new" DX was formed. It consisted of, now, the most memorable DX team - Triple H, Chyna, X-Pac (just coming over from WCW) and the New Age Outlaws, Billy Gunn and Road Dogg. To show their dominance, DX helped The N.A.O. to win the World Tag Team championships back that night when they faced Cactus Jack and Chainsaw Charlie (Terry Funk) in a Steel Cage. The newly formed group went on to have very memorable feuds with the Nation of Domination and The Corporation. After a series of breakups and back stabbings in the group the four guys rejoined in 2000. Eventually they all just went their separate ways.
In 2006 after weeks of waiting, Triple H and Shawn Michaels finally reunited to form DX once again. During this time they had feuds with Vince McMahon, Shane, the Spirit Squad and Big Show. They later went on to feud with Rated RKO until Triple H tore his quad yet again. To this day every once and a while Triple H and Shawn Michaels usually reunite for a tag match here and there. Their legacy and this stable will not be forgotten.
WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role
Triple H leads the reformation of DX, this time all as heels feuding with Steve Austin. Road Dogg, X-Pac, Billy Gunn, Triple H, along with help from Vince McMahon and Stephanie McMahon form the group. A memorable angle in the game has Steve Austin smashing the DX Express with a crane during Season Mode. This is the angle that unlocks Steve Austin for use in the game.
WWE SmackDown!: Shut Your Mouth
All the members of DX, except for Road Dogg, are in this game. However, X-Pac was with the nWo and Billy Gunn teamed with Chuck with Rico as their manager. Triple H and Shawn Michaels did not have an initial stable in the game, but it's possible to reunite them with a DX entrance, blue print made for HBK and Triple H.
WWE SmackDown!: Here Comes the Pain
DX is not featured in the game as only Triple H, a heel leading the Evolution stable, and Shawn Michaels, a living legend just fresh off his return to the ring, are the only members included. However, in season mode, there is a stable storyline where you can choose to name your stable after DX. There's also a segment during this storyline that involves your express bus (Modelled after the famous DX Express) being smashed by a crane. This angle is very similar to the one in SmackDown!: Know Your Role that involves Steve Austin, Vince McMahon, and Triple H. There is also their old entrance from 'Shut Your Mouth' although their movie and music is not in the game. :'(
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008
The duo of HBK and HHH are set to a stable, and alternative DX costumes can be purchased from the WWE Shop.
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2009
Though DX are not a consistent team, HHH and HBK are the wrestlers featured on the cover - to reinforce the change in Tag Team matchups, as well as maintain the Smackdown vs. Raw notion (in that HHH has since been drafted to Smackdown).
WWE Smackdown! vs. RAW 2010
The DX stable is not already created at the start of the game but their entrance, music , movie can be unlocked and so can their DX attires.
WWE Smackdown! vs. RAW 2011
This is the last (SvR) game to feature DX. HBK's main attire is his DX one. They also debut a new DX entrance that feature glow sticks.
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