"Road Dogg" Jesse James and "Bad Ass" Billy Gunn were one of the most (if not the most) popular tag teams in WWE in the late 1990's.
During the period, the members of the second incarnation of Degeneration-X were the third highest sellers of merchandise in the company, beaten only by Stone Cold Steve Austin and the Rock.
Where are they now?
After splitting in 2000, Road Dogg was released from his WWE contract in early 2001, with Billy Gunn being released in 2004 after 10 years with the company.
From 2002-2008, the duo were revived as the 4Live Kru, The James Gang and the Voodoo Kin Mafia in TNA—but none of these gimmicks managed to match the dizzy heights of success achieved whilst with the WWE.
Monty Kip Sopp (Billy Gunn) now features predominantly in indie promotions, most recently featuring for Lucha Libre USA in 2011.
Brian Gerard James (Road Dogg) on the other hand has made a number of appearances with the WWE since his departure.
After inducting his father, "Bullet" Bob Armstrong at 2011's Hall of Fame, the Real Double J returned in December to present CM Punk with "Pipebomb of the Year" at the Slammy Awards.
On January 29th, Road Dogg entered the Royal Rumble match at number 23 and lasted nearly five minutes before being eliminated by Wade Barrett.
Why should they return?
Road Dogg can still go in the ring as evidenced by his Royal Rumble appearance, and I would guess that Billy Gunn can still do the business as well.
If the WWE were to take their revival of the tag team division seriously, the re-introduction of the New Age Outlaws could go a long way in promoting this.
The duo could easily pick up a feud with any team in the WWE (all two of them!).
But in all seriousness, a feud with the likes of the Kings of Wrestling (when they eventually debut) would provide a great means of enhancing the reputation of any new teams.
Road Dogg is to an extent, already back in the WWE.
Last year after being involved in the 2011 Rumble, both Booker T and Kevin Nash went on to be involved heavily in the year's programming...and with James now apparently under some sort of contract with the company, it wouldn't be too shocking to expect a return to television over the next year or so.
Billy Gunn though was very critical of the WWE following his release.
In particular his comments towards new COO Triple H may be the ultimate stumbling block in any potential return to the company, and subsequently the re-formation of this tag team within the confines of the WWE.