Shawn Michaels reveals which star had such a nurturing effect that she was considered a wrestling mom.
The creation of D-Generation X saw a drastic character change for both Triple H and Shawn Michaels. No longer was Triple H the Connecticut blueblood Hunter Hearst Helmsley, and a frustrated Shawn Michaels found a way to have fun and rejuvenate his career as both men had become frustrated.
One of the things that set DX apart was the inclusion of Chyna, who served as more of a bodyguard to the group than a traditional valet. Despite her tough exterior, however, the 9th Wonder of the World was actually quite nurturing according to her fellow DX members. D-Generation X was recently the topic featured on A&E’s Biography: WWE Legends, and Shawn Michaels spoke about Chyna’s effect on the group.
“She didn’t say a lot, but when she said something to me, it did, it almost had a nurturing mom effect on me and it’s just something where you realize it’s one thing to look at your buddy [Triple H] and not worry about hurting him and making him mad because he’s a man and needs to get over it.
“It’s another thing where there’s this girl who, one is giving you good advice because she cares but then, ‘hey, I also committed my life to you guys and took this on and didn’t know much about it and I’m trusting you.’ She was able to do that without guilting you.”
While Triple H and Shawn Michaels were complimentary of Chyna during the documentary, Chris Jericho told a different tale in a recent interview, explaining why he found the trailblazer to be “terrible to work with.”
h/t New York Post