Having watched the breath-taking finish to last Monday’s Raw several times, I had the chance to really digest it. However, as soon as I had done that, another question popped into my mind: who could be behind it?
So, here are my choices as to who could be behind the NXT Invasion of WWE:
1) The NXT Rookies (Season One)
A very obvious choice. Think about it, after 15 weeks of putting up with pros criticizing you, voting against you, and pointing out your weaknesses, even I’d be pretty PO’d.
So, what do they do? They decide to exact revenge. But why stop with the NXT pro’s? Why not expand that to all the pro’s?
Why not start off with the main man, John Cena? Then, week by week, pick your spots and take them out one by one or two by two.
However, I think that this is an unlikely. WWE will always have at least one major star on both sides of a big storyline. Unfortunately, none of the rookies have reached that level yet.
2) Vincent Kennedy McMahon
Cast your mind back to last week's Raw. Bret Hart was in the ring when Vince decided to make his TV return. Now, read these words carefully, words which came straight from the boss’ mouth:
"There will come a time when you’re going to have to make difficult decisions—sometimes unpopular ones—for the betterment of the show. I hope you can do that. Good luck Bret, you’re going to need it!"
This wasn’t what he said word for word but that’s the bones of it.
Now, Vince is involved in WWE’s major storylines more often than not—his feud with DX, Flair’s WWE retirement, countless Stone Cold feuds, ect.
So, why wouldn’t he get involved in this one? Maybe Vince is tired of the way things are being run. Maybe he is trying to get rid of Bret Hart.
He’s done similar stuff in the past—introducing the N.W.O to WWE ring any bells?
Although it may seem unlikely, I believe that VKM is a probable accomplice if nothing more.
3) Chris Jericho
An obvious choice. After all, it was his rookie that won NXT. Isn’t that reason enough?
No. But, what I’m about to write next is. Jericho was drafted to Raw about two months ago. Since then, he has been in limbo on Raw—no real storyline and no decent matches.
So Jericho becomes fed up with being under utilized and under appreciated on Raw and decides to make a statement by masterminding the attack on John Cena and therefore helping to elevate his former rookie, Wade Barrett.
4) Wade Barrett
Another obvious choice. It was WWE’s plan all along to push the winner of NXT and give him every opportunity to become a major player in WWE.
What better way to do it by having him as the main man in an eight-man heel stable? I don’t think there is one.
Not only does this focus the spotlight on all the rookies but Barrett would receive the most hype, as he would be the man calling the shots.
Barrett seems to be the most likely choice, and current storyline plans would suggest that but I don’t think WWE would put that much faith in him unless they think he is fully capable.
5) Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
This idea was actually planted in my head by a reader who commented on my article in which I stated that WWE had planted the seeds for the end of NXT.
Now, The Rock has stated that he will be returning to WWE in the summer to partake in something really special for the fans.
What could be more special than The Rock being the puppeteer of what could be the best storyline in WWE for the last five years?
However, I think The Rock remains an unlikely choice—as unlikely as HBK being unveiled as The Undertakers attacker!
So, IWC, what do you think?
Thanks for reading and, as always, please let your opinion be known…