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Triple H & Shawn Michaels Reflect At Length On The Legacy Of The New World Order

The promotional push for nWo week in WWE continues.

In a new interview with Sports Illustrated, WWE legends and former D-Generation X founding members Triple H and Shawn Michaels spoke about the legacy of the New World Order and more.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.

On the nWo:

Shawn Michaels: “Kevin and Scott were the beginning of it all, and bringing Hogan into it was the icing on top. Now I know people complain and say they went too far down the road with too many members, but it was still so cool. That’s a monumental time in the wrestling business, and those guys were a big part of it.”

Triple H: “Scott leaves, which is massive, but if Kevin doesn’t leave, nothing changes,” Levesque adds. “And then Kev leaves. We knew they were forming a group. Hulk turning heel and running with that group added a whole new refresh. It was the biggest thing in the business.”

On the creation of DX:

Michaels: “Kevin and Scott leaving made me want to work with Hunter even more. And we had Chyna, and there was chemistry there. Then we started doing DX.”

On adding new members to DX:

Triple H: “We wanted Billy [Gunn] and [Road] Dogg with us, but right from the start, we wanted to wait and hold. They’d either get over on their own, which would be bigger for us, or we’d get them over. Then they started getting over on their own. Shawn gets hurt, Kid comes back. In the end, it all panned out.”

On the success of the nWo:

Michaels: “I didn’t get a chance to watch all the time, but I’m one of those people that was entertained by it when I did. The NWO turning 25, and still being so popular, I think it’s huge.”

Check out the complete interview at


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