Who’s No. 7 in Team WWE?
The latest edition of RAW witnessed the Nexus take out any possible replacements for Edge and Chris Jericho–who abandoned Team WWE weeks ago. The Hart Dynasty’s David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd, and Mark Henry have all fallen victim to Nexus’ attacks. Then, The Great Khali–who has been offered a spot on The Nexus–refused and demanded a one-on-one match with Nexus leader Wade Barrett. However, The Great Khali fell to the hands of the Nexus before making his way out to the arena.
John Cena‘s Dream Team dwindled down from 7 to 4–with only Bret Hart, John Morrison, R-Truth, and himself remaining. Maybe it was something that Bret said; or the bravery of the four members standing firmly against The Nexus; or simply because the 11th hour dawned on WWE, but Chris Jericho and Edge set aside their differences and rejoined Team WWE.
The Nexus are composed of 7 young up and comers, while Team WWE is hindered by Edge–just recovered from a torn Achilles tendon, John Morrison–had a twisted ankle a few months ago, and Bret Hart–who is clearly not in wrestling condition. Team WWE, in order to defeat The Nexus will need a wild card. Possibly recruit someone from SmackDown. Jack Swagger doesn’t have a match for tonight, or even Shad Gaspard. The Big Show could have played a major role, except he’s busy with C.M. Punk and the Straightedge Society.
Many have Evan Bourne pegged to be the 7th member, and they may be right.
My prediction: Triple-H returns to SummerSlam.
Reason: SummerSlam 2007, Triple-H made his grand return to defeat King Booker. SummerSlam 2008, Triple-H proved to be stronger that Team WWE’s fallen member The Great Khali. SummerSlam 2009, Triple-H brought in Shawn Michaels to reform D-Generation-X to fight the threat of Legacy.
So at SummerSlam, Triple-H will make his grand return to WWE as the perceived savior of Team WWE. Yes, I said perceived. Because not only will the WWE Universe applaud Triple-H for returning, and Cena and co. get a second wind–Triple-H will turn on WWE and reveal himself as the true leader of The Nexus.
Triple-H has lead the two greatest factions in WWE History. Evolution–Ric Flair may have had the experience and the knowledge, but Triple-H lead Evolution. D-Generation-X–Triple-H turned on Shawn Michaels and even kicked him out of the group to lead the team. Who better to have leading the most destructive renegade coalition than the son-in-law of World Wrestling Entertainment?