After a teased reunion in , D-X reformed in June as the duo of Triple H and Shawn Michaels for the remainder of the year  and again in August until March , shortly before Michaels' retirement. The group's gimmick was best known as a gang of rebels who broke the rules, acted and spoke as they pleased, and wrestled whomever they wanted no matter how provocative and insulting. On October 6, , in one of the earliest D-X promos — in fact the week before the group was officially named — Michaels alluded to this off-screen connection. According to Triple H, WWF management wanted to keep apart The Kliq , of which he and Michaels were members, so they were hesitant to pair the duo together at first. During Michaels' match with Mankind, Hunter Hearst Helmsley Triple H and Chyna both interfered as they were feuding with Mankind; towards the end of the match Rick Rude returned to the WWF revealing himself as Michaels' bodyguard and helped him win the match by attacking Mankind with a chair. Slaughter , the latter of which D-X made a particular habit of humiliating by giving him the nickname Sgt.
WWE legend Triple H has been fortunate enough throughout his career to have great entrance music. Not only are the songs great, but the intros to the songs give the fans an immediate sign that he is coming. King of Kings was used by Triple H starting in It was usually used as a prelude or for promos, so it was not a song that was heard very often. The guitar and bass riffs in the song are fantastic, as are the lyrics howled by Lemmy Kilmister. Used during his time in the stable Evolution, this is another instance of a great wrestling song composed by Motorhead. This song has the feel of a heel faction, which Evolution was considered as for most of its run. The lyrics are masterful, and the instrumental makes the song as good as it could possibly be. Used during his runs in DX, "Break It Down" will go down in history as one of the best, most recognizable entrance themes for any stable in wrestling. The song really has an "Attitude Era" feel to it.
It was the sixth annual Vengeance event. Eight professional wrestling matches were featured on the event's card. The buildup to the matches and the scenarios that took place before, during, and after the event were planned by WWE's script writers. The event starred wrestlers from the Raw brand: a storyline expansion of the promotion where employees are assigned to a wrestling brand under the WWE banner. One bout was featured on the undercard , in which John Cena defeated Sabu in an Extreme Rules lumberjack match , which featured superstars from the Raw and ECW brands at ringside. The professional wrestling section of the Canadian Online Explorer website rated the entire event a 6. The event featured eight professional wrestling matches with different wrestlers involved in pre-existing scripted feuds, plots and storylines. Wrestlers were portrayed as either villains or fan favorites as they followed a series of tension-building events, which culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.
The group originated in the midst of the WWF's "Attitude Era" from to and helped change the face of sports-entertainment. Their gimmick was that of a group of rebels who did and said what they wanted, no matter how provocative. DX is generally considered one of the most popular stables in pro wrestling history. After its original run, the group underwent several roster changes.