In a move which opens up a whole new type of inductee, Degeneration X, the whole official group (outside of Rick Rude) is being inducted in the 2019 Hall of Fame. This is a huge move for a couple of reasons. First, this is the first time Triple H, Head of Creative, and Events for the WWE organization and 14 time World Champion has gone into the Hall of Fame. By himself, he is completely deserving, but he is going in as a member of a faction. This itself is a little of a head scratcher. Why is this the case?
Triple H will go into the Hall again as a single star, but this feels wrong somehow. When he does hang up the boots and become an executive exclusively, he will go in again? I don’t know. Other option is that the man of H’s is only going to go in through factions, as like Vince, he is running the whole thing and doesn’t want to praise himself. I wouldn’t be surprised if Triple H is not referred to as a WWE Hall of Famer on TV going forward.
Other notable points of this induction:
- Shawn Michaels goes in for a 2nd time, making him only the 2nd person to do this
- Chyna, persona non gratis up until her death, is getting a well deserved induction
- XPAC sneaks his way in the Hall of Fame
- The New Age Outlaws are going in, including Billy Gunn, who works as a producer for the newly formed AEW. Strange…
This faction as headliner might very well be an easy out for the lack of main event talent to feature at the Hall of Fame going forward. I could see the NWO, Hart Foundtation (96/97) and Evolution going in as headliners.
I’m going to do a full breakdown on DX later, but for now, here’s their theme song, which I hate.