WWE Analysis: The Pros and Cons of a New NWO with CM Punk at the Helm

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WWE Analysis: The Pros and Cons of a New NWO with CM Punk at the Helm

There has been a lot of talk recently about CM Punk and a new version of the NWO popping up in WWE.

This is not something that is officially planned in any way, but Kevin Nash seemed to think it was a good idea. He took to his Twitter account to express his desire to see it happen:

We can make this happen.Wear your NWO shirts ,bring NWO signs and chant NWO when our Champion comes out! The NWO must live on C.M Punk is it. there is a reason we never went at it, Plavix…really Punk is NWO 2012.Rock comes to Raw 1000 at Punk makes it his night.C.M Punk is cookin 

The NWO was once the most powerful stable in all of wrestling and a major reason why WCW went on to beat WWE in a long string of weekly rating battles spanning the course of nearly two years.

The WWE version of the NWO that existed was not nearly as successful and went away without much fanfare.

Now it appears Kevin Nash thinks the group can make a comeback in WWE with CM Punk as the leader, but is it really a good idea?

Let's explore the pros and cons of this possibility.


The main pro in this situation is the fact that NWO is a very recognizable brand in the world of wrestling. If you watch wrestling at all then you know what the NWO is.

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Bringing the group back would be a guaranteed IWC media magnet and the merchandise sales would likely be very good for those classic black and white shirts.

The second pro is that the stable could be used to get some of today's superstars over with the crowd who may not be able to on their own.

Guys like Michael McGillicutty, Drew McIntyre and Alex Riley are in desperate need of a program and they could get a lot more exposure to fans as CM Punk's stable-mates.

Another possible positive to this equation would be the fact that it would give WWE an excuse to bring back some legends who were involved in the NWO.

Raw 1000 saw a lot of legends return and fans ate it up. A new NWO would give them the chance to do that more often.


The first, and possibly biggest, con is the equivalent of beating a dead horse. The NWO has been done, done again and then again. Some people do not want to see the same old stuff being recycled.

The second con is that CM Punk has been the leader of two stables, The Straight-Edge Society and Nexus, and his time with both groups saw highs and lows.

Would it be smart to put him at the head of a third stable after his "loaner" image has been built up the way it has been in WWE?

The third con would have to be the fact that WWE has already recycled stables several times in the past and adding one more to that list will not help anyone.

They have done roughly 7,863 DX reunions, tried to re-create the Four Horsemen with Evolution, and they already did the NWO after WCW did it twice.

What do they gain from doing it again?


Basically, when it comes down to it, there is a heavy argument for both sides, but if WWE wants to be viewed as cutting edge, then it needs to keep itself away from rehashing old concepts.

A new NWO might be interesting, and it might shake up the current WWE product if executed properly, but in the end it will not be as good as the original because nothing ever is in wrestling.

CM Punk could be the leader of a new stable that happens to have Nash around in some capacity, but under the NWO banner it would suffer heavy criticism.

What do you think? Would a new version of the NWO with Punk in charge be a good idea?

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