WWE Executive Director Bruce Prichard has talked about the time D-Generation X vandalised Titan Towers, and the heat it caused in the city of Stamford.
The D-Generation combination of Triple H and Shawn Michaels reunited in 2006 for the first time in eight years. ‘The Game’ teamed back with ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ for his battles against Vince McMahon, and the pair spent the revived run mostly battling The Spirit Squad and the McMahon family.
As part of this run, Triple H and Michaels scrawled the DX logo on Titan Towers, as well as defacing vandalising corporate jets owned by WWE.
According to Prichard, a number of the hijinks were the ideas of the D-Generation X members themselves, although they and the company then got heat for lighting up Stamford late at night.
We actually painted the WWE jet in the actual hangar. 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 hijinks, that’s what it was intended to be from my viewpoint.
Triple H is currently recovering from a cardiac event, and recently released his first statement since successful surgery.
With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.