HHH spoke about having both versions of the group—the original group with himself, Shawn Michaels and Chyna, and later Road Dogg, Billy Gunn and X-Pac—being inducted, and cited how both iterations made their mark.
“I think it’s the most meaningful for us all to go in together and to be recognized together. Because I think both groups were [just] as impactful.”
Triple H spoke about how the group got off the ground, saying it was unlike one anyone in wrestling had seen before and the timing was key:
“It’s a funny thing, because DX was something that, before Kevin [Nash] and Scott [Hall] left, at the time we all talked about using ‘The Kliq’ as it was — kind of morphing that into television, since it was so out there anyways. But things worked out the way they did — they left, and the timing was right.
“Shawn and I still wanted to do it. Vince saw the value in it, I guess, and finally let us go at it. By that point in time I was looking for a heater, and we had brought Chyna. It was completely different. No one had ever had a female [enforcer] before, especially one like that. It just worked out. The timing was right.”
When asked about Chyna’s inclusion in the WWE Hall Of Fame announcement, HHH referenced some of his past comments about Chyna’s lifestyle choices and said she is definitely deserving of the honor.
“Look, people believe what they want to believe. When I said a few years ago on the Austin podcast, or show, or whatever you want to call it, there’s complexities around it. But absolutely, definitely deserves to be in there. It’d be tough to pick a female that was more impactful on the business. She did something that was completely so out of left field that it wasn’t even being considered when we first brought it up for her to come in. It wasn’t even a consideration… it wasn’t an easy thing, and against all odds she did all of that. She earned everybody’s trust. She won over the fans. She won over the boys. She did all of it.
“From that standpoint, absolutely 100 percent deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, and should probably be more than once — as a group, but individually as well. There’s more complexity to that than meets the eye, but here we are. I’m just happy that it’s here. I’m happy for her family, the people that she was close to, that hopefully this is super meaningful to them. I know it would be to her. It’s a great thing — very deserving.”