When 8 o'clock rolls around on Monday night, and RAW officially turns 1000, the renegades known as Degeneration X will be lighting the candle. To most of the new WWE fans, they only know DX as the merchandise shills that appear every couple of years that your dad or uncle gets really excited to see.
To me DX is the definition of the attitude era in the WWE. Yes the Rock, Stone Cold, and Mick Foley did a lot to mold the attitude era, but it was Degeneration X that not only pushed the limits, but destroyed them. They were great for a laugh, and even better in the ring. The times they made fun of Sgt. Slaughter, or harrassed Michael Cole, were always a must see moment. In the end they even crossed the line & tried to invade WCW before it became an actual WWE storyline years later.
HBK, HHH, Chyna, and Rick Rude created the modern smart ass tweener that acted like a heel, but was cheered like a face. The second coming of DX with the New Age Outlaws, X-Pac, and even Tori kept raising the bar. Now on Monday night they'll probably shill some new merch and they'll crack old jokes, yet I'll be tuning in because when DX hits the screen something special is bound to happen.
Here's a little video for the younger fans to look back at the classic moments of the greatest group in WWE history, and if it wasn't for the Horsemen, maybe Professional Wrestling history.