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.