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#1 Posted on
When Degeneration X was a stable for some time, were you a fan?

I guess I was a fan of DX, I thought X-pac was awesome in DX. I think I even liked HHH in DX. I was never really a fan of Triple H...




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Nope, can't say that I was.
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Nope. Enjoyed the enterance theme but couldn't stand their antics or characters.



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I really didn't like the first version of Michaels, HHH and Chyna (and I guess Rick Rude); they just rubbed me the wrong way. But by the second incarnation (HHH, X-Pac, NAO, Chyna), they really seemed to have their shit together and put on some decent skits/angles. WWE really needs a group like this right now: not necessarily the same gimmick, but a tweener type group with lots of charisma.

I would suggest that Jericho, Christian, Richards and perhaps someone else could make a go of it....



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I LOVED their antics. Attacking the Norfolk Scope when WCW had Nitro there. Playing strip poker in the middle of the ring, then beating up the Headbangers when they came down for their match. Wearing helmets and visors with windshield wipers when the Sarge was talking. Sitting on the rampway with signs like "I'd rather be in Chyna" and "Who booked this crap?". And of course the N.O.D skit. I thought it was hilarious.
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They were funny when they were showing up at WCW shows and at Turner Headquarters. Trying to free the POWCW's Nash and Hall... other than that I wasn't that into them.
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#7 Posted on
The skit with them impersonating the Corporation was awesome.



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I liked the original version but the second version got very lame, very quick, especially HHH's whole Buffer rip. It had its moments but more often then not, I did not look forward to them or their matches. And it's best not to even discuss the version where they were Hunter's stooges during the McMahon/Helmsley Era.
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Yeah, DX 2000 was an abortion. I liked the 1998-1999 DX, though. X-Pac was actually one of my favorites back then, Triple H and Chyna were still cool, and the New Age Outlaws hadn't gotten totally lazy yet.

If nothing else, their music and video were terrific.



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I loved DX. HHH, Chyna, NOD, and hey X-Pac were the best then. They were funny and the stuff they did was great. The first DX (HHH, HBK, Chyna, Rude) had their own feel, but they could still bring the funny when needed. The next DX was the best, after HBK "dropped the ball."



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.20

    Originally posted by XPacArmy
    I loved DX. HHH, Chyna, NOD, and hey X-Pac were the best then. They were funny and the stuff they did was great. The first DX (HHH, HBK, Chyna, Rude) had their own feel, but they could still bring the funny when needed. The next DX was the best, after HBK "dropped the ball."


See, I'm more partial to the original group. Granted, not as many people were watching at the time, but they had a nice 6-month ride before Shawn left in March 98. NAO and X-Pac definitely had their moments, and the Nation feud was good. And I can't forget the ladder match with Rock. However, their stuff with Bret, UT and Tyson/Austin was pretty damn entertaining and pretty bold for the time period. They, along with Austin, really brought in the Attitude era.

Besides, HHH's "S*ck the Cook" apron still makes me giggle.



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I thought the original version w/ Michaels had it's momements. I particularly remember them introducing "the two newest members of DX" when Chyna got her implants.

HHH and X-Pac's speeches the day after Wrestlemania when Austin beat Michaels were both awesome, however, and that incarnation was my personal favourite. I wasn't watching wrestling (or TV period) in 2000, so I never saw that incarnation.
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    Originally posted by Simba

      Originally posted by XPacArmy
      I loved DX. HHH, Chyna, NOD, and hey X-Pac were the best then. They were funny and the stuff they did was great. The first DX (HHH, HBK, Chyna, Rude) had their own feel, but they could still bring the funny when needed. The next DX was the best, after HBK "dropped the ball."


    See, I'm more partial to the original group. Granted, not as many people were watching at the time, but they had a nice 6-month ride before Shawn left in March 98. NAO and X-Pac definitely had their moments, and the Nation feud was good. And I can't forget the ladder match with Rock. However, their stuff with Bret, UT and Tyson/Austin was pretty damn entertaining and pretty bold for the time period. They, along with Austin, really brought in the Attitude era.

    Besides, HHH's "S*ck the Cook" apron still makes me giggle.



I have to agree with Simba, they were also good in the feud against Commisioner Slaughter. Slaughter and Triple H even busted out a really good match. I also liked the Outlaws antics before they joined DX, especially the LOD stuff. And I liked them teasing the four getting together in the destruction of the LOD and the pushing whoever it was off the stage (was it Foley, Funk or both?) But then when the new group formed with X-Pac I didn't like them anymore. I know the X-Pac interview is a "classic" to most people. But I thought it sucked, all he did was scream really loud in a screechy voice like Stephanie McMahon and everybody says she sucks for doing it. So I don't understand that. Plus HBK was the best interviewer and the best wrestler in the group so losing him pretty much made me lose interest.

I did enjoy parts of the NOD feud that the second group had, but that was mostly because of The Rock and D'Lo and not because of DX.

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I thought the DX antics were hilarious and I certainly looked forward to them, but when it was match time I cheered for The Nation. They certainly had their moments.
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Yeah, the first two incarnations were good. The first was the best cause they got some mean heel heat, I thought it was Shawn Micheals peak as a character. I kind of got resentful towards them after the summer of 98, all the 'suck it' chants at school and everywhere just started to wear on my nerves.



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#16 Posted on
Funnily enough, the skits you guys mention were all the work of one Vince Russo. As much as we don't like the guy, his work (before he was known by the wrestling public) was responsible for getting the WWE back into competition with WCW.

Right time, right place, right audience (mostly teenage males who got a kick out of fart jokes and sexual innuendo - Russo's forte).







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For me both incarnations of DX have gotten better with age, the first one in particular. I love watching tapes of Raw from the last four months of 97, because it was so different, so new, and some of it was so funny. The little stuff like Shawn randomly kissing HHH on the lips and repeatedly flicking the ear of Vinnie Mac -- that stuff was great.

As for the new DX, I didn't find any of their stuff laugh-out-loud funny, but they were consistently entertaining and interesting to watch. We as fans, I think, need lines, skits, etc. that we can later repeat with our friends in order to really draw us in. Half the stuff that Asteroidboy and I quote to each other came from DX.

Finally, any faction that makes major wrestling stars out of Road Dogg and Billy Gunn deserves some credit.
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#18 Posted on

    Originally posted by chill
    Funnily enough, the skits you guys mention were all the work of one Vince Russo. As much as we don't like the guy, his work (before he was known by the wrestling public) was responsible for getting the WWE back into competition with WCW.

    Right time, right place, right audience (mostly teenage males who got a kick out of fart jokes and sexual innuendo - Russo's forte).



Where does one find the list that specifies who wrote each individual skit?
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I enjoyed the early DX alot. It was probably the only time I actually liked HHH. His Val-Venis lite skits during the DX/Slaughter feud twere wonderful. Funny enough, but not over saturated like Val ended up being. The second group was ok, but it kind of killed the NAO's creativity. Their bit on attacking WCW and the Nation skits were fun. But not "Dog Spot, Liver Spot funny."

Did NOA drop Funk and Foley off the stage in the dumpster before or after joining DX? If after DX, add that to the goodness.



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95
Looking through the tapes, old DX was a little unsettling. Those four were such a motley crew of characters. Top of that list was Chyna, who was so weird-looking. She just didn't fit in with the rest of the group at all. It looked like Shawn or Hunter had gotten drunk one night and married someone from a drag bar.

They had some Pyrrhically funny moments, mainly at the Hart Foundation's expense. Bret would come out and cut a promo on them and Shawn and Hunter would paste on these cartoonishly frightened expressions. Which, of course, made Bret look like an idiot.

Another time, DX was at commentary eating bannanas. Bret was in a match with Faarooq. He lunged for Shawn, who ducked out of the way and a NOD beatdown ensued. While Bret was getting the shit kicked out of him, Shawn got as close as possible and watched, with his hands on his chin, like he was a little kid watching cartoons on TV. And everytime Bret dove for him, Shawn would just back up a little bit.





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