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Now that Season 2 of NXT is over, I find myself asking the question, what next? As with most other fans, I am intrigued by the statements made by McGillicutty at the end of the finale of season 2.
“The Genesis of Michael McGillicutty”.
Could this be the start of Nexus 2.0? Honestly, I hope so. I’ve been back and forth arguing with myself on this for a few days now, and I’ve determined that Genesis could be a good thing… IF certain things are done to make them successful.
1. Put them on Smackdown!
This is a no brainer. Raw already has their group, let these guys entertain on Friday’s Brand.
2. No Nexus Rehash
Please, don’t follow the exact script that the Nexus wrote. Coming into the show and beating everybody up has been done. You will have to get a little more creative with these guys.
3. Choose the Right People
McGillicutty would be cemented in as the leader. Husky Harris would be great also. He has good skills for a big man and his “I don’t give a shit” gimmick would get him over well. Hell, one quick heel turn later we could have Percy Watson in there. Alex Riley has already gone off into singles on RAW with the Miz, and he will be extremely successful as he has both the wrestling skill and the personality to make it big.
4. No Lucky Cannon
Please, for the love of God, no Lucky Cannon! The guy is terrible. He can’t wrestle (how many times can you do a fireman’s carry in a match?) and can’t cut a promo to save his life. I don’t get what people see in him. Yes, he has good size, but he is and will never be more than a Chris Harris lite.
5. Give Them a Push
Superstars are not made by accident. They are given an opportunity by management in the for of a push, and the size of the push normally dictates the success of the wrestler (case in point Sheamus). Give these guys a chance. Give them a ton of TV time and let them show the fans what they got.
While I hope the Genesis angle falls like this, I realize that there are a million other things that could go down storyline wise. Hell, for all we know, Michael could have just said “genesis” in his promo because it sounded cool, with no intentions of taking it farther than that. My personal hope, though, is WWE will take something like this and run with it.
It could be the NXT big thing.