Just something I was curious about but not sure I ever saw answered; how did the 1998, post Wrestlemania version of D-X come about? What led to the NOA being part of the small faction and when was it decided to turn them face?
The addition of the Outlaws had been planned for a while, because they were hinting at it back around Survivor Series when DX and the Outlaws teamed up to shave Hawk's mohawk, and then more seriously with the dumpster angle which was kind of played as them auditioning for the group. The addition of X-Pac was just one of those wonderful happenstances, as he got fired at the perfect time to heal up and come in when his no-compete expired. As far as I can remember from the WON at the time, Shawn was getting fired from the group over the title loss and would feud with DX as a babyface, but obviously the injury was so severe that it was dropped and DX went in a different direction completely. The babyface turn was just one of those organic things where people started cheering for them over the "WCW invasion" stuff, and Russo went with it.