WWE: Why DX Is the Best Faction in Wrestling History

David LevinSenior Writer IIAugust 1, 2012


Oh you didn't know your ass better call somebody. It’s me it’s me it’s that d.o.double, g rollin with that a double crooked letter damn right I’d like to welcome everybody to the dogg house. Ladies & gentleman boys & girls. Children of all ages.  D-Generation x proudly brings too you the road dogg Jesse James, the bad ass Billy Gunn, the New Age Outlaws. And if you’re not down with that we got two words for you-- suck it!

They did not miss a beat last week when they got in the ring. The sophomoric humor, the clowning around and the smart-ass attitude. If D-Generation X started today as a faction in the WWE, they would be the best thing going.

Triple H, Shawn Michaels, The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Jesse James) along with X-Pac and Chyna may have been the best thing to come out of the Attitude Era.

Yes, Steve Austin beat the hell out of Vince McMahon, and The Rock all let us knew what he was cooking. Even Vince McMahon himself became one of the most polarizing figures in wrestling history.

Still, nothing came close to D-Generation X with their antics, skits, promos and, most of all, their wrestling.

They were the group of antiheroes we all wanted to be in college or high school. They pushed it to the limit, and they got away with it.

With that came factions within factions:

A tag team combination in The Outlaws that were WWE tag team champions.

Triple H was a world champion.

Shawn Michaels was one of the five best of all time.

X-Pac could be one of the 10 greatest cruiserweights to ever wrestle.

Chyna pushed past barriers and won the intercontinental belt.

How can you match that?

The Horsemen were jet-setters, winning belts and carrying on a tradition of winning unmatched since. Often imitated, never duplicated. Evolution tried and failed. Several factions of the Horsemen failed too.

DX remained true to form.

And when they were on television, especially in the Monday Night Wars, it was must-see TV.

Their success can be attributed to the way they adapted to the times and the way they interacted with the fans.

The Horsemen did as they wished. While the fans were important, they were more concerned with themselves.

I think even Ric Flair would attest to that.

DX happened when a change was needed in wrestling—a new flow of characters and something the fans could root for. Other factions and wrestlers had their 15 minutes of fame. DX has had 13 years and counting.

Hopefully they will be as good on the mic and in the ring in five years' time.