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Top 15 Wrestlers That Should Have Joined The nWo

The nWo is widely viewed as the greatest faction in wrestling history as it helped push the industry into its most successful stage. Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall were the original three members and the most pivotal to the group’s success. All three were respected as top tier performers due to their work in WWE and putting them together made for tremendous chemistry and turned WCW into a mainstream television sensation for a few years. Unfortunately, the New World Order was also seen as a big reason for the downfall of the WCW as it got a little too big.

As more members joined, the egos grew and certain main eventers didn’t want to work with others. Some wrestlers didn’t want to lose matches. Many petitioned to join the nWo because they were making all the money, while those who faced them would ultimately lose and have a difficult task of getting over. At one point, the egos collided so strongly that there had to be a second nWo deemed the Wolfpac with Kevin Nash leading the way and wearing red and black colors. They feuded with Hulk Hogan’s nWo Hollywood, keeping the black and white colors.

There was also a Super nWo, nWo 2000 and a WWE version of the nWo but all of those failed. Many cite too many members joining the faction for causing the watering down of the concept to begin. I don’t see it that way. The choice of ineffective members was more damaging than the actual group growing. With the original purpose being to emerge as a “competitor” to WCW in the scheme of the television show, the group had to grow to create a realistic war but they choose a lot of duds like Buff Bagwell, Virgil and Horace Hogan. We’re taking a look today at 15 wrestlers that would have been good fits in some incarnation of the New World Order.

15 15. Meng

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14 14. Kurt Angle

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13 13. Rick Steiner

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12 12. Marty Jannetty

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11 11. Michael Buffer

10 1o. Wrath

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9 9. Chris Jericho

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8 8. Perry Saturn

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7 7. Sid

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6 6. Raven

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5 5. Brock Lesnar

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4 4. Finlay

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3 3. Eddie Guerrero

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2 2. Triple H

1 1. Ric Flair

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Around the same time the nWo started to become stale and repetitive, Ric Flair’s WCW character was going down the drain. The ideal and most risky way to fix both issues would have been a double turn where Flair joined the New World Order and caused the faction to turn on Hulk Hogan. They would have gone back to Flair being the top heel in the company and Hogan being the top face. At worst, the company would have been able to milk the nWo for a little bit longer and Flair would have been used perfectly, as we know how effective he is as the leader of a heel group.

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