The return of Kevin Nash to the WWE for a quick splash as a surprise entrant in the Royal Rumble earlier this year was a part of a Legends deal he signed and wasn't supposed to become anything more than that.
Until it did.
"Big Sexy" eventually made another surprise return, this time at SummerSlam to deliver a powerbomb to CM Punk just after he controversially defeated John Cena for the WWE championship. This allowed Alberto Del Rio to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase and he's been champion ever since. Now Nash is involved in a full on feud with Punk and Triple H, just recently revealing (kayfabe) that he signed a lucrative deal as a WWE superstar. Which means his role as an on-screen character will continue into the foreseeable future.
And while it has just now come to light that Nash has a medical issue that will prevent him from performing at Night of Champions, he will apparently be good to go sometime later this fall.
The storyline between the three previously mentioned guys has been complicated enough; now WWE is adding in a wrinkle that is sure to make longtime pro wrestling fans cringe.
They're teasing a return of the nWo.
Just last night (Aug. 29) on Raw, Nash started using the original nWo theme as his entrance music. Foreshadowing? Maybe, but it would have made no sense to use the old Diesel theme, since, well, he's not playing that character. But WWE added fuel to the fire by posting multiple articles on its website teasing the return of the popular 90s faction, even going so far as to draw comparisons to the t-shirt Nash wore last night. Because, you see, it was eerily similar to the t-shirt he wore when the original nWo was born.
On top of that, an entire subsection was devoted to potential members of the reincarnated group among the current crop of superstars in the company today. The post was more playful than anything but it's alarming nonetheless.
The final caveat is the YouTube videos WWE has been uploading of old nWo moments during its heyday in the late 90s. There's an entirely different post to be made about the many successes and failures of one of the most popular stables in the history of pro wrestling, but we'll get around to that if it turns out this thing has any real legs or if they actually decide to go through with the insane idea of resurrecting the nWo for one more run.
After the jump are the videos they've uploaded. Feel free to sound off in the comments with your thoughts on another potential run and whether or not you're for or against it.