WWE has officially announced D-Generation X as the first inductees in the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2019.
Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Road Dogg, Billy Gunn, X-Pac, and the late Chyna will all be inducted during the 2019 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday April 6, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Triple H spoke with ESPN regarding the news, and feels that it is meaningful for all of them to be inducted together.
“I think it’s the most meaningful for us all to go in together and to be recognized together,”
“Because I think both groups were [just] as impactful.”
Triple H spoke on Chyna being inducted, and stated it would be tough to pick a female that was more impactful in the business.
He also stated that he hopes her induction is super meaningful to her friends and family, as she is well deserving of the honor to be inducted.
“Look, people believe what they want to believe. When I said a few years ago on the Austin podcast, or show, or whatever you want to call it, there’s complexities around it,”
“But absolutely, definitely deserves to be in there. It’d be tough to pick a female that was more impactful on the business. She did something that was completely so out of left field that it wasn’t even being considered when we first brought it up for her to come in. It wasn’t even a consideration… it wasn’t an easy thing, and against all odds she did all of that. She earned everybody’s trust. She won over the fans. She won over the boys. She did all of it.
“From that standpoint, absolutely 100 percent deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, and should probably be more than once — as a group, but individually as well,”
There’s more complexity to that than meets the eye, but here we are. I’m just happy that it’s here. I’m happy for her family, the people that she was close to, that hopefully this is super meaningful to them. I know it would be to her. It’s a great thing — very deserving.”
WWE released an official press release this afternoon announcing DX’s induction.
STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced that D-Generation X members Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Chyna, Road Dogg, Billy Gunn and X-Pac will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Saturday, April 6 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY as part of WrestleMania®Week.
One of the most innovative and controversial factions in WWE history, D-Generation X was originally formed in 1997 and went on to become a pop culture phenomenon. Throughout the course of their respective careers, members of DX held nearly every major Championship in WWE and provided the WWE Universe with memorable moments both in and out of the ring.
“Being a part of DX remains one of the highlights of my career, and it is truly an honor to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame alongside my closest friends,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque. “We now have just one question for the WWE Hall of Fame: Are You Ready!?”
Tickets for the 2019 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be available this Friday, February 22 at 12 Noon ET through all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. All tickets are subject to service charges and facility fees.
WrestleMania 35 takes place Sunday, April 7 from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ and will stream live on WWE Network.
Last night an advertisement ran on local television first revealing DX’s induction in the 2019 WWE Hall Of Fame.
Changes Made To NXT Takeover: WarGames Match Card
Tonight during NXT on USA, changes were made to the NXT Takeover: WarGames card.
It was announced that Matt Riddle will no longer compete in the Men’s WarGames match, and will instead face Finn Balor in a singles match. Dominik Dijakovic has replaced Matt Riddle in the WarGames match.
Johnny Gargano was originally scheduled to face Finn Balor, but due to an injury announced during last night’s WWE Backstage event, he will no longer compete. Gargano is reportedly suffering a neck injury.
NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray made an appearance, assisting Io Shirai in winning a Ladder Match against Mia Yim in the main event of the show. Kay Lee Ray is expected to be the final member of Team Baszler at NXT Takeover.
NXT Takeover: WarGames Match Card
- War Games Match: Rhea Ripley, Candice LeRae, Tegan Nox and Mia Yim vs. Shayna Baszler, Io Shirai, Bianca Belair and Kay Lee Ray
- War Games Match: The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong) vs. Tommaso Ciampa, Keith Lee, Dominik Dijakovic, and TBA
- Finn Bálor vs. Matt Riddle
NXT Takeover: WarGames will emanate from the Allstate Arena on 11/23 in Chicago, IL.
First Time Ever Women’s Tag Team Tables, Ladders, Chairs Match Advertised For WWE TLC
Local advertising for WWE’s next PPV following Survivor Series has begun.
WWE will host TLC at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN on on 12/15.
According to advertising sent to the Target Center, the following matches are currently penciled in for the event.
- TLC Match: King Corbin vs. Roman Reigns
- First Time Ever Women’s Tag Team TLC Match: Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch vs. The Kabuki Warriors (Women’s Tag Team Championship Match)
- Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley
WWE returns to the Twin Cities with its first Pay Per View in over two years! See your favorite superstars put their bodies and careers in jeopardy including:
ROMAN REIGNS vs. KING CORBIN (in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match)
BECKY LYNCH & CHARLOTTE vs. KABUKI WARRIORS (for the FIRST TIME EVER for the Women’s Tag Team Championship a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match)
RUSEV vs. BOBBY LASHLEY w/ LANA
…. and more! *Card is subject to change*
Local advertising usually has placeholder matches, which are subject to change. WWE advertising a Women’s TLC Match would indicate that they are in talks to host that match at the event.
ACH Announces He Quit WWE, No Longer Wants To Be Known As Jordan Myles (Video)
Following several weeks of is controversy involving a t-shirt design, Albert Hardie Jr. aka Jordan Myles took so social media to announce he has quit WWE.
In a video posted on social media, ACH states he is no longer employed with WWE, and he refuses to work for racists.
“As of today, I’d like to officially announce that I quit f—ing WWE. I am no longer employed, I refuse to work for racists… I f—ing quit. F— them. I hate that f—ing company and everything they f—ing stand for. All they ever did was hold our f—ing people back. I do this s— for the culture. I don’t need anyone’s f—ing permission to do what I want to do. Screw Jordan Myles, don’t ever call me by that slave name. Call me ACH and don’t forget the Super, b—! I quit!”
Check out the video below, word of caution, the language is NSFW.
ACH aka Jordan Myles has quit WWE. pic.twitter.com/Hef4zI9rHb
— HeelByNature.com (@HeelByNatureYT) November 13, 2019
ACH has been vocal on social media following a scrapped t-shirt design WWE released in September.
No word from WWE whether he has been released from the company.
Thanks to comicbook.com for the transcription.