Only came up with that thought via not knowing what their plan for them is. Vague response, but you never know if they go for some dumb angle to where Punk & Heyman try to deny any association with them a la Brad Maddox. Holding off on things when it should be, as you said, established from the immediate start.
I'm getting a Nexus vibe here overall. Not in any real terms of similarities. More-so on the idea that they have this new plan that's sparked great interest for their company only with the lingering thought that they could fuck it up. We all know, or at least I thought so, Nexus was great upon its start. It had its eventual decline, but it had its time on top. That's what this new faction needs, only OBVIOUSLY w/o the decline. Let the decline come in the story. By dissension or something on that level. (great call, we ALL know Black can pull from the group as a face no problem. AOTF style) Don't let bad booking ruin this. That's my one request I plea to the WWE at this moment. Let this pay off for at least Black & Moxley. They've excelled in FCW/NXT respectively. So now lets give them due and establish them on the main roster.
We'll be able to form more of an opinion after tomorrow. Right now I'm liking the prospect of this. I'll keep an open mind. The marking/excitement probably is the cause for that.
Great collection of thoughts, and I agree that there are some obvious parallels between this new faction and the impact Nexus made when they debuted and all of that.
The prospect is high. I think what helps is that WWE really chose three good, well-rounded individuals who each represent something unique and different from one another in this faction. Ambrose, Reigns and Rollins... You almost couldn't get three more different guys from one another from WWE's "farm," so to speak, together than these three. And yet they all somehow fit, it would seem, in the group, right off the bat.
In that sense--and also that this is a limited number of men, rather than Nexus which sort of ran the risk, immediately, of seeming ill-formed and bloated compared to most of the highly effective stables of the past--I think this faction actually has the potential to completely outdo Nexus from its inception, its progression and its conclusion.
Of course, all the potential in the world can't buy results, so it's up to WWE to foster what they've given birth to and do right by it. We'll see, but for the moment I'll take a glass of optimism juice and cross my fingers and wear the red tropical shirt tomorrow night that I'm sure aided the Giants through the postseason last month and everything else to hope and believe and ensure that this faction has the appropriate launch.