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As many of us know, the Nexus angle was the biggest angle of 2010. Fast forward into 2011 and the New Nexus, and the stable was dying a slow death. By July 2011 they were pretty much forgotten, just over one year after they formed. So what do you think could have been done differently with them?
 

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Unpopular opinion, but look at the members and you have your answer why it was so short lived. Besides Bryan none of them screamed WWE top star. Wade could probably have been something, but he was from England, and they never make it really big in WWE for some reason, and he had a tendency to get injured all the time.. Which is strange, considering how he used to be a bare knuckle fighter.
Husky Harris only got a second chance because he´s the son of IRS.
If they should have had a chance, they needed another leader but at the time there was no one new who could work a mic like Wade Barrett available.
 

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The Nexus was a bunch of crappy wrestlers, overrated trash and they had no future as a unit/faction since nobody in it had any potential other than Daniel Bryan and Wade Barrett.

Their Black T-shirt with that yellow NxT thing was trash as well.
 

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One caveat to this is circumstance and it could have panned out so differently.
A few things:

Daniel Bryan being fired - as noted the most talented of the group having to be storyline kicked out and then return against the nexus. Circumstance dictated this a bit..

They should have won at Summerslam 2010 (allegedly this was plan until Cena asked to change as losing would make him look weak) LOL.

Culling members frequently - Darren Young being the first immediately after Summerslam, maybe the wrong choice - should have been Michael Tarver instead if they had to get rid of anyone. Although they should have kept the numbers up so that they could remain dominant.

Circumstance 2 - Skip Sheffield/Ryback breaking his leg at a house show - the muscle of the group gone only days after Darren Young had been kicked out, suddenly 7 members down to 5.

Barrett should have beat Cena at TLC 2010 - he had lost a number of matches against Orton for the title so had no momentum, didn't make sense for him to lose to Cena in a no DQ match when he had 4 other members of the group that could have intervened.

They all but killed it soon after when CM Punk took over who didn't need a stable at that point. Barrett was exiled to Smackdown and formed the Corre with Gabriel and Slater who walked out on the new nexus. CM Punk moved on to Cena and that whole storyline and group quietly disbanded without ever being mentioned again.

From what could have been a really exciting angle, WWE dropped the ball pretty much from start to finish. TNA re-hashed a similar angle a couple of years later with the Aces and Eights which was a lot better than the Nexus was - which is really saying something!
 

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had they debuted after 2012 once the lolcenawins crap was not quite as bad they may have done well. wrong place wrong time.
 

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Unpopular opinion, but look at the members and you have your answer why it was so short lived. Besides Bryan none of them screamed WWE top star. Wade could probably have been something, but he was from England, and they never make it really big in WWE for some reason, and he had a tendency to get injured all the time.. Which is strange, considering how he used to be a bare knuckle fighter.
Husky Harris only got a second chance because he´s the son of IRS.
If they should have had a chance, they needed another leader but at the time there was no one new who could work a mic like Wade Barrett available.
Psché. Slater and Gabriel weren't main eventer material, but they were solid. Skip Sheffield wasn't bad. Otunga was actually interesting with his last gimmick. Yes, the Nexus was full of people who screamed "midcard". But I don't think that was the actual problem. In fact, it was kinda the point. These generic looking guys in trunks, who were labeled as rookies and didn't have an actual place in the company, banded together to make an impact. The fact that they were strong together but individually they were meh was part of the gimmick of the group I think.

In my opinion, the thing I hated the most was the "bigger picture" thing. They made us think they had an actual purpose and, then... nothing.
 

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Wade Barrett should've been a main eventer coming off that. Once Punk got put in as the leader the group was shit and you knew it was SES 2.0 that was going to die off miserably over time. I thought Orton punting the whole group was their way of writing them off for good.
 

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The main issue as said was none of them were ready. And before people Barrett was ready in 2010 it's highly unlikely you paid money to sit through his ppv matches in the arena that year like I did.

Great angle but wrong guys in that spot.
 
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