June 30, 2010 1 Comment
If you’ve been keeping up with RAW in recent months you’re aware of their newest story angle involving the NXT season 1 Rookies, now being referred to as The Nexus, invading RAW. The immediately shook up the wrestling community by attacking then WWE Champion John Cena, all RAW ringside personnel and destroying the ring itself. In subsequent weeks these attacks have continued without bias up to where we are currently.
In what is being hailed as the most interesting angle in a while by the diehard fans this angle seems to be riddled with problems. Less than a week in, IWC fan favorite Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson) was released from the company. Speculation is that it was due to his choking announcer Justin Roberts with his necktie during the first attack and that higher powers were involved. With their, arguably, most prominent member gone the group managed to keep pace under season 1 winner Wade Barrett.
But alas the fates were still against them as Barrett’s work visa seems to have recently expired keeping him from appearing on television (unless they were to tape in England). The same thing apparently happened to Drew McIntyre on Smackdown as well. Barrett has been written out as having a meeting with the Board of Directors as a result of Nexus’ attack onVince McMahon the week prior until his new work visa can be obtained; but his absence will be indefinite until then.
While speculation still abounds that this is all just one massively elaborate work it’s becoming increasingly doubtful. With the 2 key members of this faction gone Nexus is left with its 6 ‘not quite ready for primetime players’ to continue on this story. I foresee a lot of random group attacks for them in the near future as filler.
And if Justin Gabriel (their best remaining in-ring performer) goes out on injury before Barrett returns they should probably consider wrapping this one up.