Just playing some WWE 13 and the Nexus has cropped up here and there, and it got me to thinking.
Is there going to be inherent value in the original Nexus reforming somewhere down the line? The original Nexus members all seem to have found their niche (excluding Tarver, but i don't see him as a loss personally) and a reformation after Wade and maybe even Ryback have collected world titles could be something huge, seeing as the mega faction has been neglected since their original incarnation and this time they'd have the experience and clout to pull it off.
Maybe exclude Daniel Bryan and replace Otunga with Titus O Niel, but that'd leave Gabriel and Slater, both improved with Heath leading his own entertaining minor faction and Gabriel always having it in the ring, they could pursue the midcard titles. Darren Young and Titus are immensely entertaining as a team right now and almost certainly are tag title bound at some point.
Leaving Wade and Ryback to do what they do as world title contenders.
A solid six, with clear history, and definitely all hitting their strides these days. Also, conveniently is the perfect assortment of members to collect every title at some point, which always looks cool standing on the stage.
Three oinkers wearing pants, a plate of hot air, a basket of grandma's breakfast and change a bull to a gill, got it.
I would love to see a Nexus reunion someday. They certainly had sufficient impact upon their debut that the fans would remember them. With a few world title reigns under their belts, it will be easy enough to forget their Badass Decay as time went on.
On the one hand, bringing the Nexus back would be silly. The group didn't have the "nWo" kind of staying power or nostalgic value that's worth rehashing. And when you look at the personalities that each member has developed since the group formed, they're not worth tossing away. Daniel Bryan, Wade Barrett, Ryback Sheffield, and even Heath Slater have far and away grown out of that stable. The only one that could possibly benefit is Justin Gabriel.
Then again, they have to do SOMETHING with all those T-shirts.
Could make for a good Survivor Series team down the road, if nothing else.
It would be interesting to see them win each title on their own with their new personas, and then on the anniversary of the attack reveal they never split and now they run the company, carrying every title.
But, I'm sure it won't happen as it's been stated they never had the staying power.
I agree. Not only did he show me a lot at Mania with the performance he put on (Benoit and HBK didn't carry him, he pulled his own weight), but the way he lost the belt was top-notch, and his promo on Raw was tremendous.