A hilarious D-Generation X acceptance speech capped off a different-look Hall of Fame induction ceremony last night, which thankfully was kept largely in control and did not last more than four hours.
With a new set design in place, DX came out in their jeep throwing out hundreds of glow sticks to fans. They started by roasting Vince McMahon, quoting a real rule that no one should mention or thank Vince McMahon during their HOF acceptance speech. That, obviously, didn’t happen as for the first five minutes, all DX did was mention Vince McMahon. When Billy Gunn noted that Vince can’t fire him now, Triple H joked that Vince could buy that “pissant company” just to fire him again to a big pop from the crowd. Gunn is now employed by All Elite Wrestling. Another AEW mention came when Shawn Michaels told Billy that they always appreciate that he’s “all in” whenever they do something.
Things turned serious for a minute when Shawn Michaels addressed Chyna and her effect on the group. The fans gave the late 9th wonder of the world a massive standing ovation, a welcomed sight by her family who were all there sitting ringside.
As all members of DX took the podium for their acceptance speech, Triple H was the last one, thanking his family, mom, and dad, and then blamed his mother for writing all the penis jokes during the DX era! Triple H got emotional as well when he mentioned Chyna.
The DX podium was brought out for the last segment as they each tried to make a heartfelt apology for corrupting a whole generation of kids during the years with their silly segments. That did not end well though, with saggy boobs shown on screen, more penis jokes, sexual innuendos, and other juvenile stuff taking over. They all finished by saying their catchphrases and the night was over when they all got their huge super soaker guns and sprayed everyone at ringside with water, causing all the women to bolt faster than the speed of light. Bad hair, you know! Baron Corbin was the ultimate victim as Triple H decided to empty his water gun on him, chasing him around ringside as Corbin tried to – and failed – to escape.
The ceremony this year was somewhat different, with only Honky Tonk Man, Torrie Wilson, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, and Sue Aitchison getting someone to induct them. The Hart Foundation, Harlem Heat, and DX were simply introduced to the fans after their HOF video ran.
Stacy Keibler, 13 years after her last appearance on WWE television, was the one who inducted her friend Torrie Wilson. Now mother of two, the 39-year-old Maryland native left WWE in July 2006 after a successful five-year stint with the company. Torrie soldiered on two days after her father Al passed away, something she mentioned towards the end of her speech.
John Cena also showed up to help induct Sue Aitchison and present her the Warrior Award. Aitchison works closely with Cena after he has granted over 600 wishes for Make-A-Wish.
Several wrestlers at ringside were having too much fun, namely The New Day, who didn’t stop being goofs all night…apart from when Hulk Hogan came in. WWE cameras also had fun playing the “Booo” and “Yeah” game with The Miz/Maryse and Shane McMahon and Kofi and Daniel Bryan, resulting in some funny exchanges.
Unfortunately, the event got sidetracked a little bit after Bret Hart was attacked by a fan. Several wrestlers at ringside jumped to the ring to beat the crap out of the individual and Hart, always the professional, resumed where he was left off before he was rudely interrupted.