Triple H and Shawn Michaels reformed D-Generation X back in 2006, where the two feuded against Vince McMahon and Shane McMahon. The second run was certainly a huge hit with fans as well.
To prepare for their Hell in a Cell Handicap match at Unforgiven 2006, DX vandalized Vince McMahon’s private jet and his office in Stamford, Connecticut.
While speaking during the latest episode of Something to Wrestle, Bruce Prichard revealed that WWE got “heat” from the city of Stamford for vandalizing Titan Towers.
We actually painted the WWE jet in the actual hangar,” Prichard said. “We had to get the entire hangar so that we didn’t disrupt any other planes or anything else. We had a vision. I had a vision, Hunter had a vision, Shawn had a vision of what we wanted to do. And then, there was Vince’s vision.
I don’t know that he was able to explain his vision very well to us. Instead, we got a lot of ‘This is what we’ll do, ya okay. You guys seem to have a grasp on it, go and do it.’ So we did our vision what the three of us thought, went on and did the stuff inside the plane and everything. The office was another story because that was a lot of fun, it got heat with all the lights and everything in the area. We did it after a show, we went up there late at night and shot it. That got a lot of heat from the town in the immediate vicinity because of the bright lights that were shining up in the building. We had permits, we had everything, everybody knew what we were doing.
The plane thing, when Shawn and Hunter went into the plane and cut their promo, it was a DX promo. It was a goof and it was meant to be a goof. Vince wanted it more specific and more poignant. We were like, ‘This isn’t serious!’ We looked at DX in a way that threw the eyes of here guys that aren’t in their 20s anymore that it was basically a spoof on a spoof to let you know, hey folks, we’re not taking ourselves too seriously. We’re having fun here. Don’t take this as serious, but when it comes time to kick somebody’s ass, we’ve got to kick somebody’s ass. It was sophomoric high-jinx, that’s what it was intended to be from my viewpoint.
The feud between DX and the McMahon family was certainly one of the highlights of 2006 and fans couldn’t be happier to see everything that happened during the feud.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.
September 22, 2021 8:01 am