Prior to Bruno Sammartino's Hall of Fame nod, rumor's were abound that DX could be part of this years Hall of Fame class.
Now, it appears that will not be happening.
I know some of you may be thinking that it's due to Sammartino heading up this years class, but that is not the case.
According to Chris Cash at WrestleZone.com:
...D-Generation X was the front-runner to join Mick Foley on top of this year's class. I've since learned that while that idea was certainly being discussed, it would have likely not happened, regardless of Bruno's involvement.
Vince McMahon was said to be the one really pushing for the DX induction this year. However, Hunter was said to be resisting that decision, for now. He wants to go into the Hall of Fame by himself before being inducted with D-Generation X. He would have likely won that battle in the end.
There was no talk of putting Hunter in by himself this particular year, as he'll be working more matches in the future.
Overall, I can't blame Triple H. Like him or not, he definitely is worthy of a solo induction. The fact is, with or without Stephanie McMahon, "The Cerebral Assassin" has solidified himself as a top guy in the WWE. Ultimately, his pedigree (pun intended) speaks for itself as he is an eight-time WWE champ, five-time World champ, and five-time Intercontinental champ.
Outside if his in-ring career, he is the only WWE executive in the past three decades to not only have successful talks with Sammartino, but managed to persuade him to come back to the company for his rightful Hall induction.
Let's not forget that "The Game" is revered by many legends in the business. In 2009, Ricky Steamboat took some time to recognize Triple H during his Hall of Fame acceptance speech. Keep in mind, it's not unusual for inductees to mention someone else during their speech; however, it is usually to mention one of their peers that they either feuded with or came up with. So, this mention not only broke the mold, but proves that "The King of Kings" is respected by his predecessors.
In the end, you can rest assure that the WWE will be passing on DX's induction for at least a good 2-4 years. Mostly because no one knows when Triple H will be retiring.
But when he finally does, will he be considered a first ballot nominee?