The company had finally turned Hart heel, and from what I recall, seemed to really be pushing hard to have fans favor HBK instead of him that year. I've heard he and HHH wanted to create a stable that could rival the nWo or something along those lines... but why turn him at Summerslam instead of later? Did they want to have him cost The Undertaker the Title so they could put in on Hart? The heel turn kind of convoluted things, making him and Bret both heels during their never-ending feud and getting Michaels involved with The Undertaker, who already had an on-going storyline with Paul Bearer and would later get involved with Jarrett as well. D-X obviously turned out to be a success, but the way it started was kind of odd, with Helmsely basically suddenly becoming the exact opposite of his former character. "I am here to bring class and etiquette to the World Wrestling Federation..." "S**K IT, Slaughter!"