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Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Hulk Hogan! Career Highlights
The new World order gimmick is credited for catapulting World Championship Wrestling to ratings dominance.
It all started when
Scott Hall crashed Nitro and jumped into the ring and declared that he was invading WCW. The following week,
Kevin Nash joined him on Nitro and intimidated WCW announcer Eric Bischoff. Great American Bash 1996: Kevin Nash powerbombs Eric Bischoff off the stage!!
Bash at the Beach 1996: Hulk Hogan turned on WCW and joined Kevin Nash and Scott Hall and the
new World order was born! Hog Wild 1996: Hulk Hogan defeated the Giant for the WCW title and The Outsiders defeated Lex Luger and Sting for the Tag titles.
In the following weeks, they added
Ted DiBiase (Benefactor), Vincient (bodyguard), and the Giant to the group. The nWo also managed to create their own
version of STING, which caused everybody to think the real sting has turned nWo. Fall Brawl 1996: The new World order defeated Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Lex Luger and Sting in a War Games match.
Over the months they added Randy Savage, Scott Norton, Syxx, Bubba Rogers, Buff Bagwell, Brian Adams, Scott Steiner and others.
Eric Bischoff ended up joining the new World order himself, after bringing in Roddy Piper and screwing him over in the process.
World War III 1996: The Giant defeated Jeff Jarrett. and then went on to win the sixty man three ring battle royal.
~~~The Giant became #1 Contender by winning however declined a title shot since nWo leader Hulk Hogan was Champion
December 30, 1996: The Giant attacked Hollywood Hulk Hogan and demanded his shot at the WCW World Heavyweight title.
~~~Hulk Hogan gave in, but it was a trick as the Giant was attacked and then officially kicked out of the new World order.
During this time, there was a strong working relationship between WCW and
New Japan, which had their own version of nWo Japan. February 22, 1998 – WCW Superbrawl: Scott Steiner turned on his brother Rick Steiner and joined the
new World order. The new World order went dry, and they decided to split into TWO separate groups;
nWo Wolfpac and nWo Hollywood, and feuded. The 2 nWo factions eventually reformed with new dominence,
nWo Reunion — They also had a b-team known as nWo Black&White. The nWo angle was completely buried, until Vince Russo took power and decided to give it one more try, creating
nWo 2000. Unfortunately, the WCW writing staff didn’t know when to stop, and the angle that made WCW successful, ended up killing it.