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Triple H Once Recruited Former WWE Superstars to Protect Him From Other Wrestlers Who Wanted to Hurt Him for Real

Rishabh Singh

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In the late 90s, during the onset of the Attitude Era, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, and Chyna formed WWE’s most entertaining and controversial group, Degeneration X. The group then expanded as they took in more members such as Road Dogg, Billy Gun, and X-Pac. DX was instrumental in popularizing WWE from the inception of the Attitude Era. As years went by, the faction was reduced to just Shawn Michaels and Triple H. With the dawn of the Ruthless Aggression Era, all stable mates went their separate ways. However, Michaels and The Game reunited in 2006 and started DX once again. 

After their reunion, DX feuded with the McMahons, Spirit Squad, and many others. However, during this time, Road Dogg and Billy Gunn weren’t a part of WWE anymore as they had become mainstay names in TNA.

In addition to that, the duo’s friendship with Triple H had deteriorated for unknown reasons to the point that Triple H was afraid that they would assault him during one of WWE’s house shows. A former WWE superstar recalled when Triple H assigned him and his partner as his bodyguards. 

Trevor Murdoch recalls Triple H asking him and Lance Cade for protection from the New Age Outlaws

Trevor Murdoch and Lance Cade were active in WWE from 2005 to 2008. With an ongoing impressive run in WWE during this time, the duo had established themselves as a dominant tag team having won the Raw Tag Team Championship three times.

During an edition of Desert Island Graps, Murdoch recalled the time when there was a real-life heat between The New Age Outlaws and Triple H so much that The Game asked for Murdoch and Cade’s help to fend off Billy Gun and Road Dogg. 

According to Murdoch, he was doing a house show in the same town as The Outlaws were doing an autograph signing. Murdoch heard through the grapevine that the duo will be making an appearance and jumping Triple H as he made his way to the ring. Murdoch stated that if they assaulted Triple H, fans would believe that it was kayfabe and that it would all look “cool”.

Murdoch then remembered being approached by Triple H as he asked for his and Cade’s help. 

“I want you guys at the curtain and I want you watching my whole match. The minute you see those guys, you hit that f**king ring, and you proceed to start kicking their f**king ass.” Murdoch quoted Triple H.

Understanding the seriousness of the situation, Murdoch and Cade agreed to protect Triple H, however, thankfully, Billy Gunn and Road Dogg never showed up. Had they shown up and assaulted Triple H, they would have done something they would regret to this day. 

The New Age Outlaws returned to WWE in 2012

In 2012, Billy Gun and Road Dogg returned to WWE for a special appearance on the 1000th edition of Monday Night Raw. The duo reunited with their DX stablemates on the same night. It was clear that the water was under the bridge at this point.

The New Age Outlaws continued to make several appearances and even had a Tag Team Championship title run after defeating the Rhodes brothers in 2014 at the Royal Rumble PPV event. The duo later dropped their titles to the Usos at WrestleMania 30. Road Dogg is currently signed to WWE as the Senior Vice President of Live Events and Billy Gunn is signed to AEW as a wrestler coach.

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Rishabh Singh

Rishabh Singh


Rishabh has been a pro wrestling aficionado for two decades. As a gullible seven-year-old kid he believed that his dad could only be defeated by The Undertaker. His love for pro wrestling is visible in his writing. Over the years, he took inspiration from his favorite wrestling icons and adopted fitness lifestyle. He is a big proponent of exercise. Besides that, he is a movement coach, a Steelmaceflow artist, and a Krav Maga instructor.

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