Re: What if Hall & Nash never left in 1996?
Triple H would have won KOTR 96, that's for sure. That means no Austin 3:16, who they would have buried. The Rock would have had a hell of a hard time because it wouldn't have been only Michaels and Helmsley after him.
Bret Hart might have jumped ship to WCW in summer '96 - Bischoff would have made an offer he couldn't refuse. Followed by Bulldog and eventually Owen.
WCW's long term success depended on Hogan turning heel imo.