The New World Order (professional wrestling)

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New World Order

Kevin Nash wearing an nWo shirt
Stable
Members See below
Name(s) The New World Order
The new World order
The New World Organization
The NWO
The n.W.o.
The nWo
The nWo Hollywood
The nWo Wolfpac
The nWo Wolfpak
The nWo Wolfpack
The nWo Elite
The nWo Wolfpac Elite
The nWo 2000
The Band
The Wolfpac
The Wolfpak
The Wolfpack
Debut July 7, 1996
Disbanded July 15, 2002
Promotions WCW
NJPW
WWF/E
TNA (unofficial)

The New World Order (also known as just nWo) is a professional wrestling stable that is best known for competing in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/E). The stable was created on July 7, 1996 and broke up on July 15, 2002. nWo had a gimmick of a group of unsanctioned wrestlers trying to "take over" WCW.

The nWo angle was based on Universal Wrestling Federation's invasion of New Japan Pro Wrestling.[1] A well known moment happened at Bash at the Beach when Hulk Hogan unexpectedly turned heel for the first time in nearly fifteen years.[2] The nWo angle is one of the most popular and successful angles in modern-day professional wrestling.

List of incarnations and members[change | change source]

WCW[change | change source]

Incarnation: Notes: Members: Tenure:
nWo Original incarnation (Heels)
  • Scott Hall (he was a founding member, he sided with nWo Hollywood after split)
  • Kevin Nash (he was a founding member, he was the leader of nWo Wolfpac after split)
  • Hollywood Hogan (he was the leader and was a founding member, he was the leader of nWo Hollywood after split)
  • Ted DiBiase (he joined in August 1996, he left in April 1997)
  • The Giant (he joined in September 1996, he was kicked out of the group in December 1996)
  • nWo Sting (he joined in September 1996, he sided with nWo Hollywood after split)
  • Syxx (he joined in September 1996, he was fired from WCW in March 1998)
  • Vincent (he joined in September 1996, he sided with nWo Hollywood after split)
  • Nick Patrick (he joined in August 1996, he was kicked out of the group in April 1997)
  • Miss Elizabeth (she joined in September 1996, she sided with nWo Wolfpac after split)
  • Eric Bischoff (he joined in November 1996, he sided with nWo Hollywood after split)
  • Buff Bagwell (he joined in November 1996, he sided with nWo Hollywood after split)
  • Michael Wallstreet (he joined in December 1996, he was contractually removed from group in April 1997)
  • Big Bubba Rogers (he joined in December 1996, he was contractually removed from group in April 1997)
  • Scott Norton (he joined in December 1996, he sided with nWo Hollywood after split)
  • Masahiro Chono (he joined in December 1996)
  • Randy Savage (he joined in February 1997, he sided with nWo Wolfpac after split)
  • Dennis Rodman (he joined in March 1997, he left the group in July 1997)
  • The Great Muta (he joined in May 1997)
  • Tenzan (he joined in May 1997)
  • Konnan (he joined in July 1997, he sided with nWo Wolfpac after split)
  • Curt Hennig (he joined in September 1997, he sided with nWo Wolfpac after split)
  • Rick Rude (he joined in November 1997, he sided with nWo Wolfpac after split)
  • Louie Spicolli (he joined in January 1998, he died on February 15, 1998)
  • Dusty Rhodes (he joined in January 1998, he sided with nWo Wolfpac after split)
  • Brian Adams (he joined in February 1998, he sided with nWo Hollywood after split)
  • The Disciple (he joined in February 1998, he sided with nWo Hollywood after split)
  • Scott Steiner (he joined in February 1998, he sided with nWo Hollywood after split)
July 7, 1996 - April 1998
nWo Hollywood Also known as "nWo Black and White", a Heel incarnation that fought against the Face nWo Wolfpac
  • Hollywood Hogan (he was the leader and was a founding member, he announced his retirement in November 1998, he came back in January 1999, he was the leader of nWo Elite after reunion)
  • Scott Steiner (he was a founding member, he was the leader of the group in November 1998 – January 1999 while Hogan was retired, he was a part of nWo Elite after reunion)
  • Scott Hall (he joined in May 1998, he was kicked out of the group in November 1998)
  • Bret Hart (he was an associate member, nWo Hollywood recruiter)
  • The Giant (he joined in May 1998, he was a part of nWo B-Team after reunion)
  • Vincent (he was a founding member, he was a part of nWo B-Team after reunion)
  • Eric Bischoff (he was a founding member, he was a part of nWo Elite after reunion)
  • nWo Sting (he was a founding member, he left the group in 1998)
  • Buff Bagwell (he was a founding member, he was a part of nWo Elite after reunion)
  • Scott Norton (he was a founding member, he was a part of nWo B-Team after reunion)
  • Dennis Rodman (he joined in June 1998, he left the group in July 1998)
  • Brian Adams (he was a founding member, he was a part of nWo B-Team after reunion)
  • The Disciple (he was a founding member, he left the group in September 1998 after being kidnapped by The Warrior)
  • Dusty Rhodes (he joined in May 1998, he left the group in November 1998)
  • Miss Elizabeth (he joined in June 1998, he was a part of nWo Elite after reunion)
  • Curt Hennig (he joined in June 1998, he was a part of nWo B-Team after reunion)
  • Rick Rude (he joined in June 1998, he left the group in September 1998 because of an injury)
  • Stevie Ray (he joined in August 1998, he was a part of nWo B-Team after reunion
  • Horace Hogan (he joined in October 1998, he was a part of nWo B-Team after reunion)
  • Barry Windham (he was an associate member, he was the tag team partner of Hennig)
April 1998 - January 4, 1999
nWo Wolfpac Also known as "nWo Black and Red", a Face incarnation that fought against the Heel nWo Hollywood
  • Kevin Nash (he was the leader and was a founding member, he was a part of nWo Elite after reunion)
  • Randy Savage (he was a founding member, he left the group in June 1998 because of an injury)
  • Konnan (he was a founding member, he was a part of nWo Elite after reunion)
  • Lex Luger (he joined in May 1998, he was kicked out the group after reunion)
  • Sting (he joined in June 1998, he left the group in October 1998 because of an injury)
  • Scott Hall (he joined in November 1998, he was a part of nWo Elite after reunion)
  • Curt Hennig (he joined in May 1998, he defected to nWo Hollywood June 1998)
  • Rick Rude (he joined in May 1998, he defected to nWo Hollywood June 1998)
  • Miss Elizabeth (joined in May 1998, he defected to nWo Hollywood June 1998)
  • Dusty Rhodes (he joined in May 1998, he defected to nWo Hollywood May 1998)
May 4, 1998 - January 4, 1999
nWo "Elite" Also known as "nWo Reunion" and/or "Mega nWo" and/or "nWo Wolfpac 1999" (Heels)
  • Hollywood Hogan (he was the leader and was a founding member)
  • Kevin Nash (he was a founding member)
  • Scott Hall (he was a founding member)
  • Miss Elizabeth (he was a founding member)
  • Eric Bischoff (he was a founding member, he left the group in March 1999)
  • Buff Bagwell (he was a founding member, he was kicked out of the group in March 1999)
  • Scott Steiner (he was a founding member)
  • Lex Luger (he was a founding member, he left the group in April 1999)
  • Disco Inferno (he was a founding member)
  • Konnan (he was a founding member, he was kicked out of the group in January 1999)
  • David Flair (he joined in February 1999, he was kicked out of the group in March 1999)
  • Samantha (he joined in February 1999, he was kicked out of the group in March 1999)
  • Rick Steiner (he inducted by his brother, but he never fully joined)
January 4, 1999 - April 1999
nWo "Black and White" The "B-Team" of the "nWo Reunion" faction (Heels)
  • Stevie Ray (he was the leader and was a founding member)
  • The Giant (he as a founding member, he was kicked out of the group in January 1999)
  • Curt Hennig (he was a founding member, he was kicked out of the group in January 1999)
  • Vincent (he was a founding member)
  • Scott Norton (he was a founding member)
  • Brian Adams (he was a founding member, he was kicked out of the group in February 1999)
  • Horace Hogan (he was a founding member)
January 7, 1999 - July 1999
nWo 2000 The traditional nWo logo was silver instead of white, and the catchprase "The Band is Back Together" was used (Heels) December 20, 1999 - March 29, 2000

WWF/WWE[change | change source]

Order: Members: Changes:
First Hollywood Hogan (leader), Kevin Nash, Scott Hall The original three members were brought in by Vince McMahon
Second Kevin Nash (leader), Scott Hall, X-Pac, Big Show Hogan turned face and he got kicked out of the group. This led them to bring in former group members X-Pac and The Big Show
Third Kevin Nash (leader), Shawn Michaels (co-leader), X-Pac, Big Show, Booker T Hall was released from his WWE contract. Booker T and Shawn Michaels then joined the group.
Fourth Kevin Nash (leader), Shawn Michaels (co-leader), X-Pac, Big Show Michaels had 'literally' kicked Booker T out of the group, by giving him a superkick during a segment on Monday Night Raw. Not too long after, Kevin Nash suffered a legitimate quadriceps tear which put him out of action for nearly a year. On July 15, 2002, the group was officially disbanded by Vince McMahon as Eric Bischoff became Raw General Manager.

NJPW[change | change source]

Incarnation: Notes: Members: Tenure:
nWo Japan Also known as nWo Gundam and/or nWo Typhoon (Heels under Chono, Faces under Mutoh)
  • Masahiro Chono (he was the leader and was a founding member, he left the group in August 1998 because of an injury)
  • Hiro Saito (he was a founding member)
  • Hiroyoshi Tenzan (he as a founding member)
  • Scott Norton (he joined in February 1997)
  • Buff Bagwell (he joined in February 1997, he left the group in September 1997)
  • nWo Sting (he joined in February 1997, he left the group in February 1999)
  • Keiji Mutoh/The Great Muta (he joined in May 1997, he became leader after Chono had suffered an injury)
  • Michael Wallstreet (he joined in May 1997, he left the group in February 1999)
  • Syxx (he joined for one tour in May 1997)
  • Scott Hall (he joined for one tour in May 1997)
  • Kevin Nash (he joined for one tour in May 1997)
  • Tatsutoshi Goto (he joined for several tours in 1997)
  • Michiyoshi Ohara (he joined for several tours in 1997)
  • Big Titan (he joined in September 1997, he left the group in April 1999 because of an injury)
  • AKIRA (he joined in 1998, he left the group in February 1999)
  • Brian Adams (he joined the group in September 1998)
  • Satoshi Kojima (he joined in October 1998)
December 1996 - January 4, 2000

TNA (unofficial)[change | change source]

Order: Members: Changes:
The Band (First) Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Syxx-Pac They reunited on the January 4 edition of Impact!.
The Band / The Wolfpac (Second) Scott Hall and Syxx-Pac Hall and Syxx-Pac turned on Nash on the February 4 edition of Impact!.
The Band / The Wolfpac (Third) Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Syxx-Pac Nash turned on Eric Young and re-joined Hall and Syxx-Pac at Destination X on March 21.
The Band / The Wolfpac (Fourth) Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Syxx-Pac, Bubba (personal interviewer) Bubba the Love Sponge returned to TNA television as The Band's personal interviewer in late March.
The Band / The Wolfpac (Fifth) Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Syxx-Pac Bubba was fired from the company on April 30, 2010 which stemmed from the Cowhead Show incident.
The Band (Sixth) Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Eric Young Eric Young joined The Band on May 3 and replaced the injured Syxx-Pac.
The Band (Seventh) Kevin Nash and Eric Young Scott Hall was released in June 2010.
The Wolfpac / The Band (Eighth) Sting, Kevin Nash and D'Angelo Dinero Sting had returned from his suspension on the August 5 edition of Impact!, he wore his nWo Wolfpac red face paint, and helped Kevin Nash. Dinero joined later on with inside information for Sting and Nash

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