D-Generation X is one of the more legendary stables, not just in WWE, but all professional wrestling history. The group revolutionized the sport with their controversial antics that are still talked about today prior to their first disbandment. There were rumors of a reunion in 2002 and the record has been set straight on that.
On the latest episode of the Oh… You Didn’t Know? Podcast Road Dogg was asked if were any rumors that WWE wanted to bring him back for a D-Generation X reunion in 2002. Road Dogg confirmed the story, and he said he was in jail at the time, so there was no way for it to work.
“I literally was like in jail or something when they went — there’s a funny story I should have told about on the other podcast that we did about Russo going, ‘Look, I’m trying to get DX back together, bro. Road Dogg’s in jail. Chyna’s over here; she’s doing this. I’m gonna bring in X-Pac, and he’s gonna come in.’
“That was a shoot conversation that was had. Like it was that WWA deal. I had a contract, and they were promoting me, and I was supposed to be in Vegas for the pay-per-view, and I’m in jail in Milton, Florida. And like, people are looking at me like, ‘You’re supposed to be there, right?’ It’s not gonna happen. I’m not gonna have the match for the world title.”
A mini-DX reunion did occur in 2002 with Triple H and Shawn Michaels on an episode of Monday Night Raw, and it was short-lived as The Game turned on The Heartbreak Kid, thus kicking off a two-year feud between them. Road Dogg believes from a creative standpoint; it’s hard to keep both of them together when they are both top guys in their own right.
“Shawn and Triple H could never figure out, are they together? Are they separate? You know what I mean? So it’s awesome that they come together and they do this DX thing, but they’re so good at what they do. I hate to leave them together. If I’m in charge of creative, you know what I mean? Those guys can be top guys on either side of the roster. Either one of them, and they are draws, and I could use that and so it’s hard to put them together and make sense of it all and qualify it anyway.”
WWE did a proper DX reunion in 2006 up until Michaels’ in-ring retirement in 2010 and the group has appeared sporadically on television for anniversary events over the years. Road Dogg joined TNA Wrestling in September 2002 and worked there until 2009. He eventually returned to WWE in 2011 and briefly worked as a wrestler, and now maintains the role of Senior Vice President of Live Events. Everything did work out in the end for all the living DX members involved.
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