Recently, WWE EVP Triple H sat down with Loudwire for an interview on their Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction segment. He revealed who actually came up with the name D-Generation X. The Game revealed that it was actually Shane McMahon who came up with the name. Triple H revealed that he heard the moniker for the first time when Shane coined the term backstage. McMahon was actually describing that the group was getting over with the crowd due to their risque antics.
“I believe the name came from Shane. The first time I ever heard it was from Shane. Bret had said we were nothing but a bunch of degenerates, right? Like, we were just losers, a bunch of degenerates, but had said this backstage,” Hunter began. “But Shane was saying to somebody these guys represent, like, they’re young and this is kids today, they’re like Generation X, man. They are that thing. He combined the two and he’s like ‘it’s like degenerates, But they’re generation X or D-Generation X.’ And that’s that was the first time I ever heard it and then we flipped it into a promo.”