WWE Executive Director Bruce Prichard has discussed WWE getting in trouble with the city of Stamford when DX vandalised Titan Towers.
In 2006, Shawn Michaels and Triple H reunited for the first time in 8 years as they reformed D-Generation X. With Triple H joining Michaels in his battles with Vince McMahon, DX spent much of their time back together again feuding with the McMahon family and the Spirit Squad.
As part of their antics to raise the ire of McMahon, DX took to vandalising the company’s corporate jet as well as daubing their logo all over the front of WWE’s headquarters.
According to Bruce Prichard, speaking on his Something To Wrestle podcast [first available early and ad-free at AdFreeShows.com] a lot of the ideas for these hijinks were Michaels and Triple H’s but says the company took some heat for lighting up Titan Towers late into the 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 recently released his first comment after undergoing a medical procedure after suffering a “cardiac event.”