Back in the Attitude Era, one man who wasn’t hoping for the success of DX was Eric Bischoff. Now, the former head of WCW has said he was a fan of the group but he wasn’t a fan of Shawn Michaels in it.
Speaking on his 83 Weeks podcast, Bischoff said he thought Shawn Michaels was too cute in the faction. Admittedly, the character was Michaels acting like a degenerate so it was likely by design. Here is the quote, courtesy of 411mania:
“They knocked it out of the park. I wasn’t as big of a fan of Shawn Michaels’ character in DX. I think he overplayed it. He tried too hard to be cute. Only by 10 or 20 percent – it wasn’t horrible overacting, but Triple H seemed a lot more natural at it. He didn’t have to force it quite as hard, and I think he was having a lot more fun with it, or maybe it was vice versa. Maybe the reason Shawn was overacting as much as he did was because he was having fun with it.”
Bischoff has said in the past that DX was a blatant ripoff of the NWO. So it seems entirely possible that he wasn’t a fan of the group at the time at all.