X-Pac Explains Why Degeneration-X Didn’t Want To Embarrass Young Talent On Raw

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The 25-year anniversary of D-Generation X was a big part of the October 10 edition of Raw, but Sean “X-Pac” Waltman made it clear that he didn’t want the group’s presence to hurt WWE talent.

Any time wrestlers from WWE’s past come back for an appearance on Raw or Smackdown, there has oftentimes been a tendency for them to beat up a current wrestler. Perhaps that current wrestler is a comedy character, so the feeling is that if they took a superkick from Shawn Michaels or a Stunner from Steve Austin then they won’t be hurt by it.

There have been some instances in the past when some wrestlers in WWE got beat up by returning stars and fans didn’t like it. In some cases, wrestlers would complain about it after they were gone from WWE.

Prior to the October 10th Raw, Sean “X-Pac” Waltman was on Busted Open Radio talking about how he joked about “burying” younger talent, but he really didn’t want it to happen.

“I was joking with somebody earlier about us going out there and burying some of the younger talent like my friends and I have done in the past when they’ve had us come on. I hope that doesn’t happen. Let’s please not do that. I just want to have some fun. Maybe do something to uplift some of the talent that is there.”

The good news for Waltman and DX is that they didn’t end up burying any younger talent on Raw. There was a show opening segment where WWE’s Chief Content Officer Triple H was telling his DX buddies Shawn Michaels, X-Pac and Road Dogg to behave, which led to a comedy routine where they said a bunch of swear words (they were bleeped) and even pointed out some rubber chickens nearby just so can say “cocks” for a laugh.

Later in the show, DX was in the main event spot as the foursome was given the main event spot in the show. That led to X-Pac giving a shoutout to their late friend Chyna, Road Dogg doing his classic New Age Outlaws introduction (while calling the group D-Geriatric X), Triple H hyping up the crowd and Michaels bringing it home. It was definitely a happy reunion to end Raw.