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Top 20 Things You Didn't Know About D-Generation X

D-Generation X is considered by many as the most controversial faction in WWE history. This group started when Hunter Hearst Helmsley and Shawn Michaels (two backstage friends) joined forces. Add in Chyna, who was the onscreen bodyguard of Triple H along with Rick Rude, and DX was born. After Shawn Michaels lost the WWE Championship to Stone Cold Steve Austin, the group changed into what was arguably their most popular line up. While Shawn left to nurse injuries, X-Pac returned to join with his friend HHH. Along with The New Age Outlaws and Chyna we would get the most famous form of the group. Then in the mid to late 2000s, Shawn would return to tag with Triple H to form the final incarnation of the group.

The Monday Night Wars sparked the most profitable time in wrestling history. In WCW, Nitro was gaining steam behind a mixture of realism and wrestling. WCW did everything they could to blur the lines and make you wonder if what you were watching was really a hostile take over or not. The first significant volley in the war was watching Scott Hall interrupt a match on Nitro, uttering the now famous words "you know me but you don't know why I am here." A couple weeks later Kevin Nash appeared, followed by a heel turn from Hulk Hogan and the nWo was born.

D-Generation X was the WWE's answer to the NWO. They dominated WWE programming during the Attitude Era and brought us some of the most memorable moments in wrestling history. From the assault on an episode of Nitro while riding an army jeep to the impersonation of The Nation of Domination during an episode of Raw, this group did things by their rules and were an absolute perfect fit for the that time period. While they have had many memorable moments, they also had their share of backstage drama and off camera issues that have since been forgotten. Lets Take a look at the 20 things you probably didn't know about D-Generation X.

20 Rude Double Take 

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19 All in the Family 

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18 McMahon Love Triangle 

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17 Bischoff Wants A Do Over 

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16 Oh You Didn't Know..... 

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15 Just a Degenerate 

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14 It's a Kliq Thing

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13 Unintentional Face Turn

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12 Mocking the Nation 

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11 Straight From the Heart 

10 Not All For One, But One For All

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9 Clean and Sober 

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8 Are You Ready? 

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7 Championship Gold 

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6 I Quit...

5 Out Shining The Rest 

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4 Never Say Never 

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3 Before The Beginning 

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2 Shocking Betrayal 

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1 Triple H Knew

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During 1997 when the WWE was losing in the ratings and money was getting tight, Vince gave Bret permission to seek a contract with rival WCW so that he could be paid what he was worth and what WWE couldn't afford. Bret Hart was set to leave the WWE for the WCW after Survivor Series 1997. The problem was he really didn't want to lose the championship to his rival, Shawn Michaels, especially in his home country of Canada. They had booked an ending in which there would be a double DQ and Bret would lose the title at a later date to someone else. In a backstage meeting Shawn, Vince and various others determined that they could not let Bret leave with the title and it was Triple H who allegedly came up with the idea to ring the bell during the submission spot, essentially "screwing" Bret.

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