May 6, 2006
Chops bring in DX
By TJ MADIGAN - Calgary Sun
Love them or hate them, wrestling fans all remember DeGeneration X. Led by Shawn Michaels and Triple H, the DX group became hot property during the late '90s wrestling boom, pushing the envelope with X-rated interviews, lewd behaviour and a hefty dose of anti-authority attitude.
The stable disbanded in 1999 but keeping in line with WWE's recent nostalgia efforts, the word on the street is a DX reunion is coming.
For years, it seemed out of the question. Triple H was firmly opposed to the idea of turning babyface and Michaels, now a devout Christian, claimed he would never again take part in edgy storylines.
When the pair began doing the infamous DX crotch chop in their respective matches at Wrestlemania, fans smelled the tease of a reunion. According to a pay-per-view preview, which was prematurely posted on the Viewers Choice Canada website, the group will reform at the Vengeance PPV in July.
"DX, the degenerates that started the Attitude Era, will reunite at Vengeance" read the blurb, which was quickly pulled when WWE caught wind of the gaffe.
It's believed only Michaels and Triple H will be taking part in the PPV, adding fresh young faces to the group in the following weeks. The remaining DX alumni (including Chyna, Road Dogg -- now BG James -- and Billy Gunn -- now Kip James) have not been contacted by WWE.
MTV WANTS WRESTLING: With TNA consistently pulling in more than a million viewers per episode on Spike TV, MTV looks set to jump on the wrestling bandwagon.
The music-based network has filed for trademarks on Wrestling Society X, a grungy show with high-flying hardcore action, set in an underground club. The show features live music from semi-established punk bands to keep in line with the network's music motif. A pilot was taped earlier this year -- with Calgary wrestler Teddy Hart in a starring role -- and is expected to be picked up as a full-time product in the near future.
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BUTCHER CUTS IN: Stampede Wrestling's biggest show of the year is Friday at the Spray Lakes Arena in Cochrane but with a big change to the lineup.
Former WWE star Matt Morgan has been pulled from the event. His replacement will be Stampede legend, Abdullah the Butcher. Abby will be in the main event against Alberta-based grappler Kid Nichols. Also on the card will be Lance Storm, Rhino and the Honky Tonk Man.