Helmsley held the title for nearly four months before dropping it to Rocky Maivia on the February 13, 1997 special episode of Monday Night Raw, called Thursday Raw Thursday.
Later that year, Shawn Michaels, Helmsley, Chyna and Rick Rude formed D-Generation X (DX).
Levesque, under the ring name Terra Ryzing, began his professional wrestling career in the International Wrestling Federation (IWF) in 1992.
In 1994, he joined World Championship Wrestling (WCW), where he was soon repackaged as a French-Canadian aristocrat named Jean-Paul Lévesque.
In July 1992, he defeated Mad Dog Richard to win the IWF Heavyweight Championship.