The thing sorely missing is explaining why anyone should be scared of these 3. I was thinking about this last night. Arn and HHH could run into each other backstage. Arn could ask him is HHH worried about the NWO.
HHH responds that he is not too worried plus he has Steph to think about now. Then Arn could tell him that is how WCW felt at first. No one was worried, it was just 3 guys. Then they started recruiting, offering movie roles, offering top spots in the company when the NWO took over. Then no one could trust anyone because you didn't know who was jumping to the NWO. You couldn't team up with anyone because you didn't know who on the team would turn on you. Morale went down, the NWO took over. Those 3 guys slowly, be surely destroyed the company. And those things will happen right now in the WWF if someone doesn't get ready to fight now. Then HHH would react like Arn was just an old guy who has no idea what he is talking about and he is more concerned with his baby and Wrestlemania to even care about the NWO.
That will give the viewers a sense of history, give the fans a sense of why the WWF should be afraid, and give an explanation why Flair and Arn seem to be the only people paying attention to the NWO.
January 4th 1999 - The day WCW injected itself with 10 gallons of Liquid Anthrax...AKA...The day Hogan "Defeated" Nash to win the WCW title in front of 40,000.
Dude, that is exactly the way they should pull it off. Maybe they could even cap it with an actual Arn Anderson soliloquy segment, waxing philosophical about the whole situation. Arn is one of the best mic workers in professional wrestling history in my view, and he and Flair could really put those guys over as a threat.
But let's kick it up a notch. Keep in mind that Flair and Double-A aren't the only guys in today's WWF that were in WCW during that time frame. When Chris Benoit gets back, he could start to show some serious concern about it himself. Jericho. Booker T.
In any event, it'll be very interesting to see how the WWF puts over the nWo as being a very, very serious threat to the WWF's existence. And I think they've done a good job explaining that so far. Let's hope the good work continues.
“I didn't say it would be easy, Neo. I just said it would be the truth.”
I rewatched Flair/Vader last night for the first time in a long time, and it makes me shake my head at what they reduced Vader to in the second half of his WWE run. He could have done so much more there as a monster heel.