By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE issued the following press release to announce DX’s entry into the WWE Hall of Fame.
WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced that D-Generation X members Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Chyna, Road Dogg, Billy Gunn and X-Pac will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Saturday, April 6 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY as part of WrestleMania®Week.
One of the most innovative and controversial factions in WWE history, D-Generation X was originally formed in 1997 and went on to become a pop culture phenomenon. Throughout the course of their respective careers, members of DX held nearly every major Championship in WWE and provided the WWE Universe with memorable moments both in and out of the ring.
“Being a part of DX remains one of the highlights of my career, and it is truly an honor to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame alongside my closest friends,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque. “We now have just one question for the WWE Hall of Fame: Are You Ready!?”
Tickets for the 2019 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be available this Friday, February 22 at 12 Noon ET through all Ticketmaster outlets, WWE.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. All tickets are subject to service charges and facility fees.
WrestleMania 35 takes place Sunday, April 7 from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ and will stream live on WWE Network.
Powell’s POV: The ceremony will face tough competition this year in the form of the Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden. The MSG event is sold out, and it will be interesting to see how many tickets WWE sells for the HOF ceremony. I asked Triple H during a recent NXT conference call about the Hall of Fame ceremony being moved to Saturday and the NXT Takeover now airing on Friday during WrestleMania weekend. While he didn’t mention the ROH and NJPW event by name, he did say that their goal was to avoid making fans choose, meaning they didn’t want fans to have to pick between the MSG event and their own NXT Takeover event.
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