When Nexus first invaded, it was the greatest 15 minutes that RAW had been in the last several years. Nexus did things that actually shocked fans. One of them even paid the price to get the angle over.
What was so great about it was that no one saw it coming…
One month later and how does WWE Creative handle the story-line? By having Nexus beat up John Cena about three more times, end Bret Hart’s run as General Manager of RAW, take out Mr. McMahon, and rough up a couple of seniors along the way.
To an extent, it is understandable that Nexus would want to make an impact. Which they succeeded in doing so on the first night of their formation. But with the anonymous GM already granting them contracts, the idea of Nexus attacking anyone for impact purposes is redundant.
Bryan Danielson: The reason why the invasion angle was so great was because of Daniel Bryan. If anyone has had more success as a member of Nexus, it’s that man. With his feuds with The Miz and Michael Cole, Daniel Bryan was the perfect radical to go against WWE Management. However, when he choked Justin Roberts with his own neck tie, WWE actually fired him.
Wade Barrett: The leader of Nexus and the winner of Season 1 of NXT, Wade Barrett is out of WWE due to visa issues. It hasn’t yet been revealed in WWE story-lines, but if Wade Barrett cannot resolve his issues, then no one will want to watch Nexus. The reason being, Wade Barrett is the focal point of the Nexus formation. With Wade Barrett’s initial contract into the WWE, Nexus was able to form and invade RAW through his authority. The current story-line is that Wade is acting as a political figure and will speak to WWE Management of Nexus’ actions. Hopefully WWE resolves the visa problem because how would it look for WWE to lose the only Englishman to ever have a real shot at the WWE Championship?