When it came to bringing World Championship Wrestling to WWE TV, did Vince & Co. get anything right? The short answer would be probably not, and the entire angle aside the biggest failure of the entire debacle was the re-introduction of the New World Order in early 2002. The nWo had long since fallen into irrelevancy in WCW, and by 2002 nobody was particularly interested in seeing the group anymore.
More so than the nWo however, no one was particularly interested in seeing Hollywood Hogan, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall anymore. Hogan would experience a little renaissance, but only after ditching the black and white and returning to his yellow and red roots. The fire had all but died in Nash's eyes, and there was nothing behind Hall's.
The nWo in WWE wasn't even a shadow of the group. It was what surely must be every wrestler's worst nightmare. It was a parody of the group involving the original members, it was three men past their prime doing an autograph signing in grey jogging bottoms, only this happened on the biggest wrestling show on the planet.
Born in the middle of Wales in the middle of the 1980's, John can't quite remember when he started watching wrestling but he has a terrible feeling that Dino Bravo was involved. Now living in Prague, John spends most of his time trying to work out how Tomohiro Ishii still stands upright. His favourite wrestler of all time is Dean Malenko, but really it is Repo Man. He is the author of 'An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery', the best book about the Slavic people that you haven't yet read. You can buy it at the link below...