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Degeneration X (2006)



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World Wrestling Entertainment – The Buildup:

  • May 8, 2006 – RAW: The Spirit Squad (Kenny & Mikey & Nicky & Johnny & Mitch) defeated Shawn Michaels & John Cena..
  • ~~~After the match, Triple H came down and gave John Cena the Pedigree and stood over him doing the old DX crotch chop!
  • May 15, 2006 – RAW: Shawn Michaels vs Kenny Doane with Shane McMahon as the referee ended in a No Contest..
  • ~~~Triple H was supposed to bash Shawn Michaels with the sledgehammer but instead “accidentally” bashed Shane McMahon!
  • May 22, 2006 – RAW: The Spirit Squad defeated Shawn Michaels in a 5-on-1 Handicap match and also destroyed HBK’s knee!
  • ~~~Vince McMahon ordered Triple H to take out Shawn Michaels with a sledgehammer, but HHH instead attacked the Spirit Squad!

World Wrestling Entertainment – The Return of DX (Suck It, Vince!):

  • June 12, 2006 – RAW: Vince McMahon gave a “State of the WWE Address” adding that HHH would join HBK on the Highway to Hell..
  • ~~~Triple H took on The Spirit Squad in a Gauntlet match and was getting destroyed when Shawn Michaels returned to make the save!
  • ~~~Triple H & Shawn Michaels got rid of the Spirit Squad and then gave McMahon the “DX Crotch Chop” signalling the return of D-X!
  • June 19, 2006 – RAW: Vince McMahon had his revenge planned for DX but was left the building when he heard Stephanie was in labour!
  • ~~~The Spirit Squad showed up during the show and called out Degeneration-X but they ended up getting covered in green slime!..
  • ~~~Later On: DX (HHH & HBK) had their official in-ring reunion, and admitted that they made up the story about Stephanie — Oops!
  • June 26, 2006 – RAW: Triple H (as Vince) and Shawn Michaels (as Shane) performed a hilarious parody of the two McMahon men..
  • ~~~The McMahons & The Spirit Squad came out to fight HHH & HBK but ended up getting showed with “crap” falling from the ceiling..
  • July 3, 2006 – RAW: Degeneration-X was banned from RAW so they threw a BBQ in the parking lot and made a lot of dumb jokes..
  • ~~~DX hijacked the production truck and messed around with the controls all night, especially during a live Vince McMahon speech..
  • July 10, 2006 – RAW: Eugene defeated Vince & Shane McMahon w/The Spirit Squad after distraction from Degeneration X..
  • July 15, 2006 – SNME: DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) defeated The Spirit Squad (all five members) in an Elimination match..
  • July 17, 2005 – RAW: Shawn Michaels w/Triple H defeated Shane McMahon w/Vince McMahon by DQ when the Spirit Squad interfered..
  • July 24, 2005 – RAW: Shawn Michaels announced on the air that Stephanie McMahon was giving birth and that HHH was at the hospital..
  • July 31, 2005 – RAW: The McMahons planted illegal cuban cigars in Triple H’s bags and he was hauled off to police headquarters..
  • ~~~Umaga w/Armando Alejandro Estrada defeated Shawn Michaels (Vince & Shane McMahon further destroyed Michaels afterwards)..
  • August 20, 2006 – Summerslam: Degeneration-X (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) defeated Vince McMahon & Shane McMahon..
  • August 21, 2006 – RAW: DX vandalized Vince McMahon’s corporate jet, the side of WWE Headquarters and Vince’s private limo!
  • August 28, 2006 – RAW: DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) defeated William Regal & Fit Finlay & Mr. Ken Kennedy (from Smackdown!)..
  • ~~~After the match: The Big Show came out and destroyed DX. Vince & Shane McMahon joined in on the destruction of HHH & HBK..
  • August 29, 2006–ECW on Sci Fi: The Big Show challenged DX to show up on ECW next week and face him in a Handicap match..
  • September 4, 2006 – RAW: DX (Shawn Michaels & Triple H) got into an altercation with Vince & Shane McMahon & The Big Show..
  • September 5, 2006–ECW on Sci Fi: DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) defeated The Big Show by DQ when Hardcore Holly interfered..
  • September 11, 2006 – RAW: Vince McMahon defeated Triple H in a No Holds Barred match at the historic Madison Square Garden..
  • ~~~Before the match, The Big Show & Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch attacked DX, resulting in Triple H bleeding from the ear..
  • September 17, 2006 – Unforgiven: DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) defeated The McMahons & The Big Show in a Hell in a Cell match..
  • September 18, 2006 – RAW: Edge & Trevor Murdoch & Lance Cade defeated John Cena & Triple H & Shawn Michaels by DQ…
  • September 25, 2006 – RAW: Degeneration-X (Shawn Michaels & Triple H) was forced into a Gauntlet match against three teams..
  • ~~~DX beat The Highlanders in 10 seconds ||| DX beat Charlie Haas & Viscera ||| DX vs Cade & Murdoch ended in a No Contest!
  • October 2, 2006 – RAW: DX defeated Trevor Murdoch & Lance Cade & Charlie Haas & Viscera & The Highlanders in a Handicap match..
  • October 9, 2006 – RAW: DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch in a Street Fight…

World Wrestling Entertainment – DX vs Edge & Randy Orton:

  • October 16, 2006 – RAW: Edge (as Triple H) & Randy Orton (as Shawn Michaels) did a hilarious parody of Degeneration-X!
  • ~~~Randy Orton challenged Triple H to a match later that night: Triple H w/Shawn Michaels defeated Randy Orton w/Edge & Lita.
  • October 23, 2006 – RAW: Randy Orton (w/Edge & Lita) defeated Triple H (w/Shawn Michaels) with help from Eric Bischoff!!
  • October 30, 2006 – RAW: Triple H (by himself) defeated Randy Orton by Disqualification when Edge interfered..
  • November 5, 2006 – Cyber Sunday: Rated RKO (Edge & Randy Orton) defeated DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels)..
  • ~~~Fans Chose The Referee for the Match: 1) Vince McMahon — 2) Eric Bischoff (60%) — or 3) Jonathan Coachman..
  • November 6, 2006 – RAW: Ric Flair & Roddy Piper defeated Randy Orton & Edge w/Lita with help from Degeneration-X..
  • November 13, 2006 – RAW: Triple H & Shawn Michaels squashed Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch & Viscera & Charlie Haas..
  • ~~~Jonathan Coachman placed a bounty on Degeneration-X (HHH & HBK) which created a series of backstage comedy skits..
  • November 20, 2006 – RAW: John Cena & Ric Flair & HHH & HBK defeated Edge & Randy Orton & Kenny Doane & The Big Show..
  • November 26, 2006 – Survivor Series: Team DX defeated Team RKO in a Survivor Series Elimination match with a clean sweep!!!!!..
  • ~~~Shawn Michaels & Triple H & C.M. Punk & The Hardy Boyz beat Edge & Randy Orton & Gregory Helms & Nitro & Mike Knox..
  • November 27, 2006 – RAW: Triple H & Shawn Michaels & Ric Flair defeated The Spirit Squad (all five members)..
  • December 4, 2006 – RAW: Edge & Randy Orton & MNM w/Melina defeated Triple H & Shawn Michaels & The Hardy Boyz..
  • December 11, 2006 – RAW: Triple H defeated Edge by DQ after Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels, Kenny & Ric Flair interfered…
  • ~~~DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) & Ric Flair defeated Rated RKO (Edge & Randy Orton) & Kenny Doane in a Six-Man-Tag..
  • December 18, 2006 – RAW: Degeneration-X participated in a 30-MAN #1 Contenders Battle Royal which was won by Edge..
  • ~~~John Cena defeated Edge to retain the WWE Championship after Degeneration-X countered interference by Randy Orton…
  • ~~~~~~John Cena & DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) vs. Rated RKO (Edge & Randy Orton) & Umaga ended in a No Contest..
  • ~~~~~~Edge & Randy Orton destroyed Triple H & Shawn Michaels with multiple conchairtos and left them a bloody mess..
  • Degeneration-X (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) won Best RAW Tag Team in the 2006 OnlineWorldofWrestling.com Awards
  • January 1, 2007 – RAW: HHH & HBK cut intense promos to hype the match with Rated RKO at New Year’s Revolution…
  • ~~~DX then left the building, but Edge & Randy Orton showed up later in the show and viciously attacked Ric Flair!
  • January 7, 2007–New Year’s Revolution: Degeneration-X (HHH & HBK) vs Rated RKO (Edge & Orton) ended in a No Contest..
  • ~~~The match was a train-wreck and ended early after some botched stuff including Triple H suffering a serious knee injury..
  • January 15, 2007 – RAW: Shawn Michaels defeated Rated RKO (Edge & Randy Orton) by DQ in a Handicap match..
  • ~~~Shawn Michaels fought intensely and smashed Randy Orton with a conchairto while Edge failed to help Orton!
  • January 22, 2007 – RAW: Edge defeated Shawn Michaels in a Street Fight with help from a bruised Randy Orton…
  • June 11, 2007–RAW: The Mr. McMahon “character” was tragically killed when his private limousine exploded into a ball of flames..
  • November 5, 2007–RAW: Degeneration-X reunited for one night only started the show doing all of their old DX gimmicks..
  • ~~~Triple H & Shawn Michaels were interrupted by Hornswoggle, The Boogeyman, then The Great Khali – who wanted to join..
  • ~~~~~~~~~MAIN EVENT: Degeneration-X (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) defeated WWE Champion Randy Orton & Umaga..
  • December 24, 2007–RAW in IRAQ: Degeneration-X (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) defeated Mr. Kennedy & Umaga..
  • January 28, 2008–RAW: Degeneration-X (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) defeated Umaga & Gene Snitsky..
  • September 29, 2008–RAW: DX (Shawn Michaels & Triple H) defeated World Heavyweight champion Chris Jericho & Lance Cade…

World Wrestling Entertainment – Triple H & Shawn Michaels vs. John Morrison & Mike Mizanin:

  • October 27, 2008–RAW: John Morrison & The Miz challenged Degeneration-X to a match at next week’s 3-hour episode of RAW..
  • October 28, 2008–ECW on Sci-Fi: John Morrison & The Miz presented a “Dirt Sheet” segment making fun of Degeneration-X..
  • ~~~The Miz & John Morrison brought out two skinny DX imposters and beat the crap out of them (something DX used to do)..
  • November 3, 2008–RAW: Degeneration-X (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) defeated John Morrison & Mike “The Miz” Mizanin..

World Wrestling Entertainment – DX vs. Legacy (SummerSlam):

  • August 3, 2009–RAW: Legacy (Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Jr.) defeated Triple H in a Handicap match..
  • ~~~After the match; Triple H said Legacy was too much for him and suggested he might make just one phone call
  • August 10, 2009–RAW: Triple H traveled to Texas and found Shawn Michaels working as a line cook (aka chef) at a restaurant..
  • ~~~~~~~Triple H spent the night trying to convince Shawn Michaels to come back and help him, even helping him flip burgers..
  • August 17, 2009–RAW: DX were to make thier triumphant return but they were attacked by Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Jr. ..
  • August 23, 2009–WWE SummerSlam: DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) defeated Legacy (Ted DiBiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes)..

World Wrestling Entertainment – DX vs. Legacy (Breaking Point):

  • August 24, 2009–RAW: DX threw a birthday party for Vince McMahon, but it was interrupted by Legacy & Randy Orton..
  • ~~~Vince McMahon & DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) defeated Randy Orton & Legacy (Ted DiBiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes)..
  • August 31, 2009–RAW: DX hung out with guest host Dusty Rhodes all night watching the Rise & Fall of WCW DVD..
  • ~~~MAIN EVENT: WWE champion Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes was a No Contest with special guest referee John Cena..
  • ~~~It turned out to be a trick, as Dusty Rhodes apologized to John Cena saying “there’s nothing a father wouldn’t do for his son”
  • ~~~Suddenly, Randy Orton & Cody Rhodes attacked John Cena and they were joined by Ted DiBiase for a triple team assault!
  • ~~~Eventually DX hit the ring, but Dusty took off his boot and whacked HHH in the head while Legacy destroyed Michaels..
  • September 7, 2009–RAW: DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) defeated Randy Orton & Chris Masters by double submission..
  • ~~~Legacy then showed up and had a brawl with DX all the way to the backstage area – where Legacy escaped in a rental car..
  • September 13, 2009–WWE Breaking Point: Legacy defeated Degeneration-X in a Submissions Count Anywhere match!

World Wrestling Entertainment – DX vs. Legacy (Hell in a Cell):

World Wrestling Entertainment – DX (Shawn Michaels & Triple H):

  • October 5, 2009–RAW: Guest host Ben Roethlisberger brought his Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line to line up with the Big Show!
  • ~~~DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) defeated Unified Tag Team champions Chris Jericho & The Big Show in a Non-title match..
  • ~~~Ben Roethlisberger and his Offensive Line came out in DX gear for a big celebration that made it on many Sports media shows..

World Wrestling Entertainment – Bragging Rights:

  • October 12, 2009–RAW: Triple H & Shawn Michaels (not present) were named co-captains of of Team RAW..
  • October 19, 2009–RAW: DX ordered Team RAW to wrestle a 10-Man tag where if one got pinned they’d be replaced by that person..
  • ~~~The Big Show & M.Henry & K.Kingston & J.Swagger & C.Rhodes beat MVP & E.Bourne & C.Guerrero & C.Masters & Primo..
  • ~~~Triple H defeated John Cena – Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho did not get started cause RAW vs. SD! broke out in a brawl!
  • October 25, 2009–WWE Bragging Rights: Team SmackDown! defeated Team RAW when the Big Show turned on Team RAW..
  • ~~~Team SD! = Chris Jericho & Kane & Matt Hardy & Fit Finlay & R-Truth & David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd w/Natalya Neidhart
  • ~~~Team RAW = Triple H & Shawn Michaels & The Big Show & Jack Swagger & Cody Rhodes & Kofi Kingston & Mark Henry..

World Wrestling Entertainment – John Cena vs. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels (Survivor Series):

  • November 2, 2009–RAW: John Cena did a backstage skit with DX and suggested they won’t get along at Survivor Series..
  • November 9, 2009–RAW: DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) defeated Jerishow (Chris Jericho & The Big Show)..
  • November 16, 2009–RAW: Hornswoggle contunued to infringe on DX trademarks despite being served with a cease & desist order..
  • ~~~Triple H & Shawn Michaels confronted Hornswoggle and invited him to join DX but then turned and Triple H Pedigreed him!
  • ~~~John Cena & The Undertaker defeated DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) and Jerishow (Chris Jericho & Big Show) in a 3-WAY..
  • November 22, 2009–WWE Survivor Series: John Cena defeated Triple H and Shawn Michaels to retain the WWE Championship…

World Wrestling Entertainment – DX vs. Chris Jericho & The Big Show (TLC PPV):

  • November 23, 2009–RAW: DX was served with documents from Hornswoggle to appear in “Little People’s Court” next week..
  • ~~~~~~~~DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) defeated The Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd w/Natalya Neidhart)..
  • November 30, 2009–RAW: Triple H w/Shawn Michaels defeated Chris Jericho w/The Big Show – (Jericho must face DX next week!)
  • December 7, 2009–RAW: Chris Jericho vs. DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) ended in a No Contest when The Big Show interfered..
  • December 13, 2009–WWE TLC PPV: Triple H & Shawn Michaels beat Chris Jericho & The Big Show to win the Tag Team titles!
  • December 14, 2009–Slammy Awards: Chris Jericho & The Big Show won the Slammy Award for 2009 “Tag Team of the Year”..
  • ~~~Nominees: 1) DX (HHH & HBK) — 2) Legacy (DiBiase & Rhodes) — 3) The Hart Dynasty — 4) Chris Jericho & The Big Show.
  • ~~~Jerishow (Chris Jericho & The Big Show) defeated Unified Tag Team champions DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) by DQ..
  • ~~~DX got intentionally disqualified three seconds into the match, so Chris Jericho loses his rematch and has to leave RAW!

World Wrestling Entertainment – DX & Hornswoggle:

  • December 21, 2009–RAW: DX took part in a series of comedy sketches with Hornswoggle and a special “Little People’s Court”..
  • ~~~The Big Show asked Santa Clause to allow his best friend Jericho back on RAW, and Santa curiously agreed for some reason..
  • ~~~Hornswoggle showed up and pulled Santa’s beard revealing Chris Jericho! Some Little People came out to defend Hornswoggle.
  • ~~Big Show & Chris Jericho bullied Hornswoggle and beat up some Little People until Triple H & Shawn Michaels made the save!
  • ~~~~Triple H & Shawn Michaels said if Hornswoggle dropped the court stuff they would make him the official DX mascot..
  • December 25, 2009–SmackDown!: DX defeated The Hart Dynasty w/Natalya Neidhart to retain the WWE Unified Tag Team titles..
  • ~~~~After the match, DX mascot Hornswoggle came out and joined DX in the ring to wish the fans a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
  • December 28, 2009–RAW: Triple H had fun playing with DX mascot Hornswoggle backstage (duct taped him to a skateboard!)..
  • ~~~~LATER: WWE Unified Tag Team champions DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) defeated The Big Show & Chavo Guerrero..
  • ~~~~Chris Jericho, who was given a front row seat by the Big Show, jumped the rail and was super-kicked by Shawn Michaels!
  • January 4, 2010–RAW: DX w/Hornswoggle defeated Chris Jericho & The Big Show to retain the Unified Tag Team titles..

World Wrestling Entertainment – DX & Hornswoggle:

  • January 11, 2010–RAW: Shawn Michaels tried to make peace with Mike Tyson (because Tyson knocked Shawn out at WM14)..
  • ~~~~Mike Tyson turned heel, and aligned himself with Chris Jericho – giving Jericho a chance to earn his spot back on RAW..
  • ~~~DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) defeated Mike Tyson & Chris Jericho after Tyson turned on Jericho and knocked him out!
  • January 18, 2010–RAW: Triple H & Shawn Michaels & Hornswoggle defeated The Big Show & The Miz & The Flame (Jon Heder)..
  • ~~~After the match; Shawn Michaels, Triple H, John Cena, and the Big Show all fought over who would win the Royal Rumble!
  • ~~~Shawn Michaels wants to win the Royal Rumble so he can face World champion the Undertaker in a WrestleMania rematch..
  • January 25, 2010–RAW: DX defeated Legacy (Ted DiBiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes) despite there being obvious tension between them..
  • January 29, 2010–SmackDown!: Triple H defeated C.M. Punk w/Luke Gallows & Serena by DQ (Michaels made the save!)..
  • February 8, 2010–RAW: The Miz & Big Show beat DX (c) and Punk & Gallows in a 3-WAY to win the Unified Tag Team titles!
  • March 1, 2010–RAW: Triple H tried to show his faith in Shawn Michaels by getting DX a shot at the Unified Tag Team titles.
  • ~~~ShowMiz (The Big Show & Mike Mizanin) defeated DX (Shawn Michaels & Triple H) to retain the Unified Tag Team titles..
  • ~~~~Shawn Michaels was distracted by The Undertaker’s face on the big screen…. Sheamus attacked Triple H after the match!!
Updated: January 31, 2024 @ 10:17 am

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Finishing Move(s)

The Pedigree (Triple H),
Sweet Chin Music (Michaels)

Favorite Move(s)

The DX Crotch Chop

Notable Feuds

Vince McMahon,
Shane McMahon,
The Spirit Squad,
Randy Orton,
Edge w/Lita,
Miz & Morrison,
Rhodes & DiBiase,
John Cena (2009),
The Big Show,
Chris Jericho