Ric Flair proves why he still is the dirtiest player in the game. Meanwhile, Randy Orton makes a surprise return to add more salt to Shawn Michaels' wounds.05/25/2017 - 18:00
See exclusive slow-motion footage from intense Monday Night Raw battle between the teams of Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt & Samoa Joe.05/23/2017 - 17:30
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's Monday Night Raw to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.05/23/2017 - 14:15
Time slows down as Finn Bálor goes to battle against his former "good brother."05/23/2017 - 12:45
Though the Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way Match at Extreme Rules will be every man for himself, Raw's turbulent main event features a tag team showdown between a pair of shaky partnerships.05/23/2017 - 00:00
Following his loss to Kalisto, Titus O'Neil claims Apollo Crews' let down the Titus Brand.05/22/2017 - 23:45
The Wicked Witch of WWE looks to send a painful message to Bayley ahead of their Raw Women's Title Match at Extreme Rules.05/22/2017 - 23:45
Matt Hardy battles The Celtic Warrior for the right to choose the stipulation for their upcoming Raw Tag Team Championship Match at Extreme Rules.05/22/2017 - 23:45
Ahead of his Submission Match at Extreme Rules against WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville, Austin Aries goes head-to-head against Tony Nese.05/22/2017 - 23:30
Vic Joseph gives a special shout-out to his fellow WWE announcers for all their help, as he becomes the newest voice of WWE.05/22/2017 - 22:45
Apollo Crews takes on a high-flying masked adversary with Titus O'Neil keeping close watch.05/22/2017 - 22:45
The Boss will look to take charge of Alicia Fox in an explosive Raw showdown.05/22/2017 - 22:45
In anticipation of the imminent Street Fight on WWE 205 Live, The Brian Kendrick attacks Akira Tozawa and ignites an absolute melee.05/22/2017 - 22:45
It's lights, camera, action as Goldust talks about the flickering light that is his former cohort R-Truth.05/22/2017 - 22:30
The Advocate to Universal Champion Brock Lesnar comes forth to give Bálor the edge in Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way No. 1 Contender's Match at Extreme Rules.05/22/2017 - 22:15
Finn Bálor goes to war against his former friend Karl Anderson.05/22/2017 - 22:00
Elias Samson makes his in-ring Raw debut against the reigning Intercontinental Champion.05/22/2017 - 22:00
Talkin' bout D-Generation
Ten years ago, the hit television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered to rave reviews, the band Aqua shot to No. 1 on the pop charts with the tune "Barbie Girl" and the popular WWE stable D-Generation X was born.
But while Buffy has since been canceled and Aqua disbanded years ago, the legend of DX in WWE continues. While Triple H and Shawn Michaels have been focused on individual personal battles since returning from the disabled list, the two will reunite for one night only, Monday on Raw, against Umaga and WWE Champion Randy Orton.
Though noted for their fun-loving pranks, especially on Mr. McMahon, The Game and HBK have had to show their more serious, intense sides in their respective rivalries with the Samoan Bulldozer and the Legend Killer. Both have had to fight for their careers in individual wars with Umaga and Orton.
But when asked about DX's enduring appeal, Michaels and Triple H reverted to their merry prankster ways.
"It's Shawn's bow-legged sexiness and my rugged good looks," joked Triple H.
Striking an only slightly more serious tone, The Game's partner took a crack at the question.
"I think it all comes down to fun," Michaels explained. "Triple H and I don't take things too seriously, certainly not ourselves."
HBK also ascribes a need for escapism to help explain the ongoing recognition DX receives from our fans.
"One of the greatest things that DX did was to help people laugh at themselves and others," said Michaels with a chuckle. "There's enough happening out there to bring us all down."
That perspective was sorely missed when DX went on hiatus earlier this year after Triple H blew out his quadriceps at New Year's Revolution. While The Game rehabbed his injury, HBK focused on winning the WWE Title and was then sidelined by Orton for five months.
Now, Triple H and Michaels are back and healthy, and reunited -- at least for one night -- against two common enemies. And the WWE Fan Nation is overjoyed. DX is as popular as ever, continuing to lift fans who not only love to watch their exploits, but who live vicariously through the duo to a certain extent. After all, who hasn't wanted to tell off a hardhearted boss or thumb their nose at a ruthless authority figure?
"We always say the things going on in people's heads that they usually don't say," confirmed Michaels.
Another aspect of DX's ongoing appeal involves the chemistry between the two longtime friends and jokesters at the core of the equation.
"We're two guys that fans know are real," said Triple H. "They know we're friends, that we're tight."
That resilient bond formed prior to the inception of DX itself appears evident from the easy interaction that continues to flow between the two men to this day.
"Triple H and I have laughed together for a lot of years," said Michaels, a knowing grin poking out from behind his brush of whiskers. "That's what DX was, two guys sitting around watching other matches, cracking jokes, poking fun and having a good time. We brought that to the people."
And for that, the people continue to be grateful.