Former WWE Superstar D-Lo Brown has said he’s not a fan of the controversial ‘blackface’ segment featuring D-Generation X, but he did not have a problem with it at the time.
In 1998, members of D-Generation X impersonated the Nation of Domination, an almost exclusively black stable of Superstars in a segment that has since been removed from the WWE Network.
Speaking to Chris Van Vliet, Brown shared his opinion on the segment, saying:
“There have been a lot of stories out there. I can tell you that none of us had any real concerns about it. In retrospect, we could have done that segment without the blackface, and I wish we had. It would have been just as good. Obviously, I wish we changed that and we didn’t.”
“Looking back on it in 2022, I’m not a fan of it. But in 1997/1998, it was a way to get us to go to war. Both the factions were over enough and connected to the fans enough that we can go out there and draw money, build houses, and put up the ratings on TV. We looked at the potential matches, and that piqued our curiosity. I think people look past the obvious elephant in the room.”
DX were inducted as a group into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2019.