Originally Posted by Eddie Ray
The biggest problem with the nexus is that most of them were shit
(Without counting The New Nexus)
Daniel Bryan: World Heavyweight Champion/Main Eventer
Skip Sheffield/Ryback: Main Eventer
Wade Barrett: Brink of Main Event
David Otunga: Tag Team Champion/Mid-carder
Heath Slater: Tag Team Champion/Mid-carder
Justin Gabriel: Tag Team Champion/Mid-carder
Darren Young: Mid-carder
Michael Tarver: Released
Basically what this list tells me is that they could have gotten away with having Bryan, Barrett, and Sheffield as the only members of Nexus(barring Bryan's temporary release and Sheffield's injury) and the angle probably would have lasted longer and/or been more significant. My point is that it's obvious they are using the nWo or The Nexus as a basis of comparison for The Shield. If they weren't at first, Ambrose changed that in the interview just by mentioning them.
It's too easy to be negative, especially for a fan of professional wrestling. I think it takes more guts to look at something with a positive mind and end up being wrong than it does to play it safe just so you can say "I told you so".