|New World Order|
|Name(s)||New World Order,|
|Debut||July 7, 1996 at WCW Bash at the Beach 1996|
|Disbanded||July 15, 2002 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw|
The New World Order (commonly known as nWo, the official typeset in the logo) was a professional wrestling stable that originally wrestled for World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Events 1456 - A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Bash at the Beach (1996 was the third annual Bash at the Beach Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event produced by World Championship Wrestling Events 1099 - First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. This article is about the television program You may be looking for the 1994 video game or the 2002 video game WWE Raw is is a major Professional wrestling federation in Japan and is a member of the National Wrestling Alliance, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972 World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, A logo ( Greek el λογότυπος = el-Latn logotypos is a graphical element ( Ideogram, Symbol, Emblem, Icon, Sign) Professional wrestling, or pro wrestling, is a non-competitive professional Sport, where all matches are scripted by the promotion's booking staff  The group later appeared in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) after the purchase of WCW by WWE. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, 
The stable's gimmick was a group of unsanctioned wrestlers aiming to "take over" and control WCW in the manner of a street gang; the group's initial members had each gained fame in the rival World Wrestling Federation, although this connection was only implied. Gangsters redirects here For the computer game see Gangsters (video game. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, They first emerged in mid-1996. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Throughout the late-1990s, there were several incarnations of the nWo. The 1990s collectively refers to the years between and including 1990 and 1999
The nWo angle was one of the most influential forces in the success of WCW, and was instrumental in turning mainstream American wrestling back into a more mature, adult-oriented product.
In 1996, both Scott Hall and Kevin Nash left the WWF to sign with WCW. Scott Oliver Hall (born October 20, 1958 In WCW he was a 2-time United States Heavyweight Champion, a 1-time Television Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9 1959 is an American professional wrestler and Actor. Hall first appeared on WCW TV live, unnamed and unannounced on the May 27, 1996 edition of Nitro by interrupting a match between The Mauler and Steve Doll. Events 927 - Simeon the Great, Tsar of Bulgaria, dies 1120 - Richard III of Capua is anointed Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) WCW Monday Nitro was a weekly Professional wrestling program produced by World Championship Wrestling. Mike Enos (born June 11, 1963) is a retired Professional wrestler who wrestled mainly as a tag-team wrestler in World Championship Wrestling Steve Doll (born December 9, 1964) is an American professional wrestler. Hall entered walking through the audience, grabbed a microphone from the ring announcer, and entered the ring. He then delivered his now-famous "You Want A War?" speech, stating that he and unnamed allies had a challenge for Eric Bischoff and any WCW superstar. In Professional wrestling, a promo is short for "promotional interview" a dialogue or monologue used to advance a storyline. Eric Aaron Bischoff (born May 27 1957) is an American Entrepreneur and former Professional wrestling booker, producer As Nitro neared its end, Hall accompanied Bischoff in the broadcast booth and demand that he tell Ted Turner to pick three of his best wrestlers. Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American Media proprietor and philanthropist.  The next week, Hall reappeared on Nitro five minutes before the end of the broadcast and again interrogated Bishoff. Sting confronted and slapped Hall after Hall spit a toothpick at him and said he had a "little. . . no. . . BIG surprise" for Sting. Kevin Nash was then revealed as Hall's surprise, and the two were dubbed The Outsiders. The Outsiders are a Professional wrestling Tag team consisting of Kevin Nash and Scott Hall. 
At The Great American Bash 1996, Eric Bischoff (having the power as Executive Vice-President of WCW) invited The Outsiders to do an interview. The Great American Bash was an annual summer Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event produced by the National Wrestling Alliance 's Jim Crockett Bischoff promised them a match at the next pay-per-view, but Hall was skeptical whether Bischoff had chosen his three WCW representatives in the match. This is a list of annual Pay-per-view events held by World Championship Wrestling. This led to Nash powerbombing Bischoff through the interview stage, after Bischoff refused to reveal the identities of his representatives. 
Following the pay-per-view, The Outsiders continued to randomly terrorize WCW events, being chased away by armed security guards.
The match Bischoff promised, a six-man tag known as the "Hostile Takeover Match," served as the main event of Bash At The Beach the following month. Bash at the Beach (1996 was the third annual Bash at the Beach Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event produced by World Championship Wrestling Hall and Nash (who prior to this were not given names) came to the ring themselves, leaving speculation open as to who would be their partner. Gene Okerlund came into the ring immediately following Hall and Nash's entrance and, after discussing the situation with ring announcer Michael Buffer and referee Randy Anderson, demanded to know where the third man was. Eugene "Mean Gene" Okerlund (born November 29 1942) is a semi-retired American Professional wrestling Interviewer Hall and Nash assured Okerlund that their partner was in the building, but they didn't need him at the moment. After Okerlund left the ring, the Outsiders finally found out who they would be facing: Lex Luger, Sting, and Randy Savage, who all came to the ring with their faces painted (like Sting) in a show of solidarity. Lawrence Wendell Pfohl (born June 2, 1958) 5 time United States Heavyweight Champion, He held the title until NWA's first Pay-per-view Randall Mario Poffo (born November 15 1952) a 1 time Intercontinental Champion He is a graduate of Downers Grove North High School
The match did not start well for Team WCW, as Luger was taken out of the match shortly after it began. While he was being held in a corner by Nash, Sting ran over and hit a Stinger Splash to try to break up the hold but hit Luger at the same time, knocking him unconscious. With the matchup apparently even at two a side with Hall and Nash's partner still yet to be revealed, the two sides continued to battle as Tony Schiavone, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, and Dusty Rhodes speculated as to who the third man was, at one point even resorting to accusing each other. Noah Anthony "Tony" Schiavone (born on November 7 1957) (pronounced "sha- VAHN -ee" is a sports radio host and former Professional Raymond Louis Heenan (born November 1, 1944) better known as Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, is a former American Professional Virgil Riley Runnels Jr (born on October 12 1945) better known as "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, is a semi-retired American
The match reached its climax at approximately the sixteen-minute mark, shortly after a late tag from an exhausted Sting to Savage. Savage began to clean house on Hall and Nash, but was stopped by a Nash low blow, done while Hall was holding on to Anderson to keep him distracted. As Anderson began counting Nash and Savage out Hulk Hogan, who had not been seen on WCW television for several weeks, made a surprise return run-in. Terrance "Terry" Gene Bollea (born August 11 1953 better known by his Ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American Actor, and retired professional After chasing off Hall and Nash, Hogan then shocked the crowd by legdropping the fallen Savage in the center of the ring. After neutralizing Sting, who attempted to save the day, Hogan threw Anderson out of the ring and legdropped Savage one more time while Hall and Nash counted three.
After Savage was then carried out of the ring, the fans began showing their displeasure with the now-heel Hogan by throwing cups, garbage, and other assorted debris into the ring. One fan even jumped the guardrail in an attempt to attack Hogan but was intercepted by Hall and Nash and whisked away by WCW security. 
After all this, Okerlund returned to the ring demanding answers from Hogan. He cemented his heel turn by saying that he was tired of the fans that had turned on him despite everything he had done for them over the last two years in WCW, that Hall and Nash were the two people that he wanted as his friends, that he was bored with the way his career had turned out, and that together, the three of them would take over the company and destroy everything in their path in the process. Hogan dubbed the three men "the new world order of wrestling," and the name stuck.
Soon after the nWo formed, the stable began appearing on Monday Nitro, causing mayhem and attacking WCW wrestlers.  After Hulk Hogan won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship from The Giant at Hog Wild, Hall and Nash sprayed the letters "nWo" on to the title belt and began to refer it on occasion as the "nWo World Heavyweight Championship". Terrance "Terry" Gene Bollea (born August 11 1953 better known by his Ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American Actor, and retired professional The World Championship Wrestling (WCW World Heavyweight Championship was a Professional wrestling world championship in World Championship Wrestling Paul Randall Wight (born February 8 1972 in Aiken South Carolina) better known by his Ring name, (The Big Show, is an American The spraying of the belt was the first step of what they referred to as "taking over" WCW.  This tagging would become a signature method of the group's terrorism; they even painted the initials on the backs of wrestlers they had knocked unconscious. Graffiti (singular graffito; the plural is used as a Mass noun) is the name for images or lettering scratched scrawled painted or marked in any manner on property
As WCW's annual pay-per-view Fall Brawl was drawing closer, WCW was preparing their team to fight at Fall Brawl 1996: War Games against the nWo. Fall Brawl was an annual Pay per view in World Championship Wrestling (WCW held in the month of September from 1993 through 2000 The nWo tricked fans and wrestlers into thinking that Sting was gaining entry into the nWo. At War Games, the nWo won the match controversially as two wrestlers in Sting's style of facepaint fought in the match: an impostor "nWo" Sting and the real Sting. Jeff Farmer (born August 14, 1962) is a Professional wrestler best known as The nWo Sting, Stink, or Imposter Sting. The real Sting was revealed to be an ally to WCW, however as his fellow WCW wrestlers (including his longtime friend Lex Luger) and the fans had doubted his allegiance, he declared that he would not help WCW in the war against the nWo, leading to a nearly year-long retreat from the ring. 
During this time they began introducing new members into the stable, including Ted DiBiase (who was "financing" the group, an implied continuation of his "Million Dollar Man" gimmick in the WWF), Vincent (as "head of security"), Syxx, and The Giant. Theodore Marvin "Ted" DiBiase Sr (born January 18 1954 Pro wrestling career Mid-South Wrestling (First run 1975-1979 Ted DiBiase was trained Mike Jones (born June 13, 1960 in Nashville Tennessee) is a retired American professional wrestler better known as Sean Michael Waltman (born July 13 1972) is an American professional wrestler. Paul Randall Wight (born February 8 1972 in Aiken South Carolina) better known by his Ring name, (The Big Show, is an American  Referee Nick Patrick became the group's official referee after he showed favoritism to nWo members during their matches. Joseph Nicholas Patrick Hamilton Jr (born on November 9, 1959 in Lakeland Florida) better known by his ring name Nick Patrick, is a The nWo continued to dominate WCW, winning many matches including Hulk Hogan successfully retaining his "nWo" World Heavyweight Championship against "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Scott Hall and Kevin Nash winning the WCW World Tag Team Championship from Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) at Halloween Havoc 1996. Randall Mario Poffo (born November 15 1952) a 1 time Intercontinental Champion He is a graduate of Downers Grove North High School The World Championship Wrestling (WCW Tag Team Championship was a Professional wrestling world tag team championship in World Championship Wrestling Harlem Heat was a Professional wrestling Tag team made up of two real-life brothers Booker and Lane Huffman. Robert Booker Tio Huffman (born March 1 1965 better known by his wrestling persona Booker T, is an American professional wrestler. Lane Steven Huffman, (born August 22 1958 in Houston Texas) is a retired American professional wrestler who is better known Halloween Havoc was an annual Professional wrestling Pay-per-view produced by World Championship Wrestling from 1989 through 2000 
As WCW only recognized Hogan, Nash, and Hall as WCW employees due to them holding WCW titles, the other nWo members were unrecognized as WCW employees. Because of this, they were unable to wrestle other WCW wrestlers which led to the nWo starting a segment on WCW Saturday Night, called nWo Saturday Night, where nWo stable members wrestled jobbers in an empty arena. WCW Saturday Night was the weekly Saturday night TV show on TBS produced by World Championship Wrestling. In professional wrestling slang, the term job describes a losing performance in a wrestling match  The nWo used their financing to purchase ad time during WCW programming, which amounted to low budget anti-WCW propaganda. They would also hijack the broadcast signal on occasion.
WCW President Eric Bischoff was revealed as a member of the nWo after Roddy Piper exposed Bischoff's membership on-air. Roderick George Toombs (born April 17, 1954) Career After being expelled from junior high and having a falling out with his father Piper hit the Bischoff then threatened the WCW locker room, telling them to join the nWo or be a target of the group. Soon after Bischoff's threat, many members joined the nWo including Marcus Alexander Bagwell, one of the first to join, turning on his American Males tag team partner, Scotty Riggs, and renaming himself "Buff" Bagwell. Marcus Alexander Bagwell (born January 10 1970) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his Ring name, Buff The American Males were a Professional wrestling Tag team in World Championship Wrestling comprised of Marcus Bagwell and Scott Riggs Scotty Antol (born March 1, 1967) is an American Professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling Others who joined the nWo were Scott Norton, Big Bubba Rogers, and Mr. Wallstreet. Scott Michael Norton (born June 15 1961) is an American Professional wrestler who is best known for working for New Japan Pro Wrestling Raymond W Traylor Jr (May 2 1963 – September 22 2004 was an American professional wrestler. Lawrence Michael "Mike" Rotunda (born March 30, 1958) is a former American professional wrestler, perhaps best known under the  Japanese wrestler Masahiro Chono also joined the group and established himself as the leader of nWo Japan, a sister stable in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Masahiro Chono ((born September 17, 1963) is a Japanese professional wrestler. is a major Professional wrestling federation in Japan and is a member of the National Wrestling Alliance, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972 
The Giant won a 60-man battle royal at World War 3 1996, earning a title match against Hogan. World War 3 was an annual Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event produced by World Championship Wrestling.  At Starrcade 1996, Roddy Piper defeated Hulk Hogan in a non-title match. Starrcade (1996 was the fourteenth annual Starrcade Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event The next night on Nitro, The Giant was kicked out of the nWo when he refused to chokeslam Roddy Piper in an nWo assault.  At the same event, they stole Eddie Guerrero's newly won United States title belt. Eduardo "Eddie" Gory Guerrero Llanes Along with Barr Konnan, Chicano Power and Madonna’s Boyfriend, Guerrero formed Los Gringos Locos Guerrero constantly feuded with mid-card nWo members, fighting guys such as Scott Norton and Syxx. 
Toward the end of the year, on an episode of Nitro, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash introduced Kyle Petty from NASCAR as an honorary member of the group, as Petty drove the nWo racing car on the Busch Series circuit. Kyle Richard Petty (born June 2, 1960 in Randleman North Carolina) is an American NASCAR driver the son and grandson of racers Richard The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing ( NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of Stock cars in the United States. The NASCAR Nationwide Series is a Stock car racing series owned and operated by the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing. An angle was run where the Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) vandalized the nWo car at a racetrack, kayfabe scaring off Petty and replacing him with another driver, who drove a WCW-sponsored car for the same race team. The Steiner Brothers are the Professional wrestling Tag team of American brothers Robert "Rick Steiner" Rechsteiner and Scott Robert Rechsteiner (born March 9, 1961 in Bay City Michigan) better known by his Ring name Rick Steiner, is an American Scott Rechsteiner (born July 29 1962 better known by his Ring name Scott Steiner, is an American professional wrestler. Vandalism is the behaviour attributed to the Vandals in respect of Culture: ruthless Destruction or spoiling of anything beautiful or Venerable In Professional wrestling, kayfabe (ˈkeɪfeɪb KAY-fayb) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as "real" that is the portrayal of professional 
In the start of 1997, nWo had become so powerful that they had their own pay-per-view event, entitled Souled Out. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar For the film see Souled Out (film. Souled Out was a Professional wrestling Pay-per-view promoted by World Championship Hogan and The Giant fought to a no contest in the main event due to the nWo referee, Nick Patrick, being biased in the match. Eddie Guerrero retained his championship against Syxx.  Nash and Hall lost their WCW World Tag Team Championship to the Steiner Brothers at Souled Out, but were re-awarded the titles the next night on Nitro after Bischoff claimed that Randy Anderson, who ran in to officiate after Nick Patrick was knocked down, was not an official referee for Souled Out. 
At Super Brawl VII, Roddy Piper wrestled Hogan in a losing effort. SuperBrawl was an annual Professional wrestling Pay-per-view in World Championship Wrestling during the month of February from 1991 through 2001 This match marked the first time (and one of the few times) that Hogan had successfully pinned Piper. In the same match, Randy Savage returned and joined the nWo when he attacked Piper during the match. Savage had been previously suspended by Bischoff, who told Savage that he would never wrestle again unless he joined the nWo. Savage had no choice but to capitulate to Bischoff's demands. Earlier that night, The Outsiders lost their titles to Lex Luger and The Giant.  However, the next night, Bischoff returned the titles to The Outsiders. Eric Bischoff was then suspended by Harvey Schiller, president of Turner Sports because of Bischoff abusing his power. Dr Harvey Schiller, formerly President of TBS Sports Southeastern Conference commissioner and CEO of YankeeNets is currently a member of the All American Football Turner Broadcasting System Inc (often abbreviated TBS Networks or TBS Inc Later, WCW Commissioner J.J. Dillon also stripped the nWo of two members, V. James J "JJ" Dillon (born Jim Morrison on June 26, 1942 in Trenton New Jersey) is a former K Wallstreet and Big Bubba Rogers, because they were employees of WCW. 
Team nWo, which consisted of Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Randy Savage, and Kevin Nash, won a triple-threat tag team match at Uncensored 1997 against Team WCW, which consisted of Lex Luger, Scott Steiner, and The Giant (Rick Steiner was originally selected to wrestle for Team WCW but was attacked and unable to make the match), and Team Horsemen, which consisted of Chris Benoit, Steve McMichael, Jeff Jarrett, and Roddy Piper. This article is about the 'WCW' event for info about censoring on TV see Censorship. The Four Horsemen (also spelt IV Horsemen) was a popular Professional wrestling stable in the National Wrestling Alliance and later World Christopher Michael Benoit (bə'nwɑ (May 21 1967—June 24 2007 was a Canadian professional wrestler who in 2007 received extensive media coverage as a Steven Douglas McMichael (born October 17, 1957 in Houston Texas) is an American former Football Defensive tackle who played for  A stipulation was added that if the nWo won, they would have the privilege to challenge for any WCW title at any time or location.
At Spring Stampede 1997, both Nick Patrick and Ted Dibiase quit the nWo after a gruesome attack on Rick Steiner by Kevin Nash. Spring Stampede was a Professional wrestling Pay-per-view from World Championship Wrestling held in the month of April in 1994 and then from 1997 to 2000 The nWo recruited The Great Muta and Hiroyoshi Tenzan several weeks after Spring Stampede, making occasional appearances, due to them being signed with NJPW. is a Japanese professional wrestler who first gained international fame in the National Wrestling Alliance. Hiroyoshi Yamamoto is a Japanese Professional wrestler who currently works for New Japan Pro Wrestling, and is better known by his Ring name
Hogan lost the World Heavyweight title on an episode of Nitro against Lex Luger, after Luger earned a title shot defeating Hogan and Dennis Rodman with his partner The Giant at Bash at the Beach 1997. Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13 1961 is a retired American professional Basketball National Basketball Association (NBA player of the Detroit Pistons Bash at the Beach was a yearly Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW  However, Hogan regained the WCW World Heavyweight Championship from Luger at Road Wild 1997. 
A War Games match was announced for Fall Brawl 1997: War Games, after the nWo mocked The Four Horsemen by dressing as them. Many types of matches, sometimes called "concept" or " gimmick matches" in the jargon of the business, can be found in the form of Performing Fall Brawl was an annual Pay per view in World Championship Wrestling (WCW held in the month of September from 1993 through 2000 Team nWo defeated The Four Horsemen after Curt Hennig, who had joined The Four Horsemen a month earlier, turned on the Horsemen and joined the nWo. Curtis Michael "Curt" Hennig – February 10 2003 also known by the Ring name Mr 
Rick Rude joined the nWo on an episode of Nitro on the same night he made a pre-taped appearance on the WWF's show RAW is WAR. Richard E Rood ( December 7 1958 – April 20 1999) better known by his Ring name "Ravishing" This article is about the television program You may be looking for the 1994 video game or the 2002 video game WWE Raw is He talked about how he felt sympathy for Bret Hart for the Montreal Screwjob and how he had a grudge against Sting for ending his career in a match in Japan three years earlier. Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2 1957 is a retired Canadian professional wrestler and Actor. The Montreal Screwjob was the real life double-crossing of defending WWF Champion Bret Hart by Vince McMahon, the owner of the  Scott Hall then won a 60-man Battle Royal at World War 3 1997, earning a future WCW World Heavyweight Championship title shot. In Professional wrestling, a battle royal (sometimes battle royale; plural battles royal or battle royals) is a multi-competitor match type World War 3 was an annual Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event produced by World Championship Wrestling. 
Bret Hart made his WCW debut on the December 15, 1997 edition of Nitro. Events 533 - Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Speculation abounded over whether he would align himself with the New World Order. Instead of joining the nWo, however, he agreed to be the special referee in the match pitting Larry Zbyszko against the nWo's Eric Bischoff -- the winner of the match would gain control of WCW Monday Nitro. Lawrence (Larry Whistler (born December 5 1953 is a professional wrestler, better known by his Ring name, Larry Zbyszko.  On the Monday before Starrcade, the nWo staged a complete takeover of WCW Monday Nitro. The nWo tore down the set and ran off commentators Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, and Mike Tenay. Noah Anthony "Tony" Schiavone (born on November 7 1957) (pronounced "sha- VAHN -ee" is a sports radio host and former Professional Raymond Louis Heenan (born November 1, 1944) better known as Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, is a former American Professional Mike Tenay (born February 28, 1956, in Los Angeles California) is a Professional wrestling play-by-play announcer. They then replaced all WCW logos with the nWo logo and turned WCW Monday Nitro into nWo Monday Nitro. After a year-long battle between the nWo and WCW, it seemed as if the nWo was poised to take full control. (This event was intended as a legit test run for a permanent changeover of Nitro to an nWo-centric show, with the soon-debuting Thunder becoming the WCW-centric prime-time show. WCW Thunder was a Professional wrestling show produced by World Championship Wrestling which aired on TBS from January 8 However, due to abysmal ratings following the twenty-plus minutes of the conversion of the set on live television, the plan for an nWo weekly show was quietly dropped, with the only evidence being the occasional nWo Monday Nitro t-shirt being worn by an nWo member. )
At Starrcade 1997, Zbyszko defeated Bischoff by disqualification after Scott Hall interfered. Starrcade (1997 was the fifteenth annual Starrcade Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event This gave full control of Nitro to WCW. In the main event, Hogan lost the WCW Championship to Sting. Hogan had originally pinned Sting, but confusion arose when Bret Hart appeared at ringside and accused referee and former nWo member Nick Patrick of making a fast count, claiming "it would never happen again", referencing the Montreal Screwjob. Hart laid out Patrick and ordered the match to continue with himself as the referee. Hogan then submitted to Sting's Scorpion Death Lock. The Sharpshooter, originally named Sasori-gatame and in English Scorpion Hold, is a professional wrestling submission hold 
Because of the controversy surrounding Sting's title win, James J. Dillon vacated the title on January 8, 1998 on the inaugural episode of WCW Thunder and announced a title match between Sting and Hogan to take place at SuperBrawl. Events 871 - Battle of Ashdown - Ethelred of Wessex defeats a Danish invasion army Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) WCW Thunder was a Professional wrestling show produced by World Championship Wrestling which aired on TBS from January 8 SuperBrawl was an annual Professional wrestling Pay-per-view in World Championship Wrestling during the month of February from 1991 through 2001 This prompted Sting to finally speak after 16 months, telling Dillon "You have no guts!" before turning to Hogan and declaring him a "dead man".  Meanwhile, Dusty Rhodes, former WWF star Brian Adams, and Hogan's best friend Ed Leslie (now known as The Disciple) all joined the nWo. Virgil Riley Runnels Jr (born on October 12 1945) better known as "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, is a semi-retired American Brian Keith Adams (January 31 1963 - August 13 2007 was an American actor and professional wrestler. Edward Harrison Leslie (born April 21 1957) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation 
Soon, problems began to arise between Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage. Savage had attempted to defeat Lex Luger on numerous occasions, but lost because of botched interference from fellow nWo members, including Hogan. This led to heated arguments between Savage and Hogan, and there were near physical confrontations between Savage and Nash. At SuperBrawl VIII, Sting defeated Hogan to win the vacated world title, with help from Randy Savage. SuperBrawl was an annual Professional wrestling Pay-per-view in World Championship Wrestling during the month of February from 1991 through 2001  Savage then made his intentions clear: He did not need the nWo's help, and now that Hogan had dropped the ball, he was intent on beating Sting himself to take the WCW title back to the nWo. Hogan & Savage tried to one-up each other on episodes of Nitro and Thunder.  At Uncensored 1998, Savage and Hogan attempted to settle their differences in a steel cage match. This article is about the 'WCW' event for info about censoring on TV see Censorship. Many types of matches, sometimes called "concept" or " gimmick matches" in the jargon of the business, can be found in the form of Performing The match ended in a no contest. On the same card, Scott Hall received his title shot against Sting, but lost the match. Savage then stated to Hogan that there were certain members of the nWo who were plotting to throw him out of the group. 
In the meantime, the nWo added a new member, as Scott Steiner turned on his brother Rick at SuperBrawl (while the two were reigning tag team champions) and joined the nWo, renaming himself "Big Poppa Pump" and dying his hair and goatee blonde. During the match, Outsiders defeated Steiners to win their fourth WCW World Tag Team Championship when Scott turned on Rick and joined the nWo. 
The rift between the different factions of the nWo grew wider after nWo member Sean Waltman (Syxx) was released from his contract and Scott Hall was taken off TV. Kevin Nash confronted Hogan and Bischoff on March 26 edition of Thunder. Events 1026 - Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor. Hulk Hogan stated that Waltman "could not cut the mustard" and that he did not know the whereabouts of Scott Hall. The differences within the nWo were becoming more apparent. Randy Savage and Kevin Nash were suddenly realizing that Hogan was only looking out for himself, and the nWo was secondary.  Kevin Nash sided with Savage after Hogan had interfered in a number of Sting/Nash matches, not wanting to have to face Nash to take back his title.  Kevin Nash supported Savage in his quest to defeat Sting, but also agreed to team with Hogan against the returning Roddy Piper and The Giant in a Baseball Bat on a Pole Match. Many types of matches, sometimes called "concept" or " gimmick matches" in the jargon of the business, can be found in the form of Performing Nash made it clear, however, that he would just as soon use the bat on Hogan. At Spring Stampede 1998, Hogan & Nash defeated Piper and The Giant. Spring Stampede was a Professional wrestling Pay-per-view from World Championship Wrestling held in the month of April in 1994 and then from 1997 to 2000 After the match, Hogan assaulted Nash. Randy Savage beat Sting to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship with help from Nash on the same night.  The next night on Nitro, Hogan challenged Savage for the title. 
During the match, interference by both Kevin Nash and Bret Hart played a major role. Late in the match, with Hogan appearing to have Savage beat, Nash powerbombed Hogan and placed Savage on top of him. However, Hart interfered moments later, attacking Nash and Savage and preserving the win for Hogan. Although Nash's interference didn't work out the way he had planned, it signaled the breakup of the original nWo into two separate factions.  On May 4 edition of Nitro, Kevin Nash, Randy Savage, and Konnan appeared wearing black shirts with a red nWo logo, as opposed to the familiar white logo. Events 1256 - The Augustinian monastic order is constituted at the Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV They called themselves nWo Wolfpac, and were joined in the following weeks by Curt Hennig, Miss Elizabeth, and Rick Rude. The Wolfpac became the first nWo incarnation to wrestle as faces.  Meanwhile, Hogan's side were the original Black & White, also known as nWo Hollywood: Eric Bischoff, Scott Steiner, Scott Norton, Vincent, The Disciple, and Brian Adams. Bret Hart seemed to be siding with Hogan, but was never officially named an nWo member.  nWo members Scott Hall & Buff Bagwell were out of action at this time, and their alliances were not yet known.
At Slamboree 1998, Scott Hall returned wearing the red & black, and joined his partner Kevin Nash in a scheduled tag-team title defense against Sting and The Giant, who had recently rejoined the nWo on Hogan's side (making Sting his unwilling partner in the match, which had been signed prior to Giant's defection back to the nWo). Slamboree was a Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event from World Championship Wrestling held from 1993 through 2000 that was held in the month of May During the match, Hall turned on Nash and joined nWo Hollywood, giving the tag team titles to Sting and Giant.  On May 25 edition of Nitro, Lex Luger joined the nWo Wolfpac, stating "it just feels right", and asked Sting to do the same. Events 1085 - Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo Spain back from the Moors.  On June 1 edition of Nitro, Sting also joined the nWo Wolfpac. Events 193 - Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is Assassinated 987 - Hugh Capet is elected  At The Great American Bash 1998, Curt Hennig and Rick Rude jumped back to nWo Hollywood after attacking Konnan after losing a match to Goldberg. The Great American Bash was an annual summer Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event produced by the National Wrestling Alliance 's Jim Crockett  The next night, Nash became a tag team champion again as Sting, who won control of the tag team titles from The Giant in a singles match, chose Nash as his partner.  They held the Tagteam championships for a little over a month, dropping them to Hall and Giant on Nitro thanks to interference from Bret Hart.
On July 2 edition of Thunder from Columbus, Georgia, J. Events 310 - Pope Miltiades is elected 626 - In fear of assassination Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival Columbus is a City in Muscogee County, Georgia, United States. J. Dillon announced that next Monday on the Supercard from the Georgia Dome, United States Champion, the undefeated Goldberg, would challenge Hogan for the World Title in a mandatory title for title unification match. The Georgia Dome is a domed stadium located in Atlanta Georgia that is owned and operated by the State of Georgia  That Monday, July 6, 1998, Hulk Hogan lost his world title to Goldberg by pinfall after Scott Hall failed to defeat Goldberg in an earlier match. Events 1044 - The Battle of Ménfő takes place 1189 - Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar)  During the summer of 1998, Hogan & Eric Bischoff feuded with the likes of Jay Leno and Karl Malone, while Kevin Nash attempted to gain revenge on Scott Hall. James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno (born April 28 1950 is an Emmy Award -winning American Stand-up comedian and Television host Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24 1963 is a retired American professional Basketball player
The nWo Wolfpac became hugely popular amongst wrestling fans in the summer of 1998 while continuing their battle with nWo Hollywood. Meanwhile, Hulk Hogan had his own battle to deal with in the form of The Warrior, who returned to wrestling on an August edition of Nitro. For the South Korean film Ultimate Warrior see Musa (film. For other uses see Warrior (disambiguation.  Warrior formed his own faction dubbed the One Warrior Nation, which included himself and former nWo member The Disciple.
At Halloween Havoc 1998, Scott Hall defeated Kevin Nash by count out after Nash left the ring following two Jackknife Power Bombs on Hall. Halloween Havoc was an annual Professional wrestling Pay-per-view produced by World Championship Wrestling from 1989 through 2000 Nash later stated that he didn't care about winning the match, he just wanted his friend back. Hulk Hogan defeated The Warrior when Hogan's nephew, Horace, interfered and joined nWo Hollywood. Michael Bollea ( October 21 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his Ring name, Horace Hogan Bret Hart defeated Wolfpac member Sting, putting him out of action for about 6 months. 
At World War 3 1998, nWo Hollywood attacked Scott Hall and kicked him out of the group for disrespecting Hogan and Bischoff a few weeks earlier. World War 3 was an annual Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event produced by World Championship Wrestling.  Kevin Nash went on to win the 60 man battle royal and earned a WCW World Title shot.  On the Thanksgiving episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, nWo Hollywood leader Hulk Hogan announced his retirement from professional wrestling. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show currently hosted by Jay Leno, on Scott Steiner went on to assume the leadership role in the nWo Hollywood faction.
During that same month, Harlem Heat's Stevie Ray, who had previously flirted with the possibility of becoming a member of the nWo, officially joined nWo Hollywood after turning on Booker T. Harlem Heat was a Professional wrestling Tag team made up of two real-life brothers Booker and Lane Huffman. Lane Steven Huffman, (born August 22 1958 in Houston Texas) is a retired American professional wrestler who is better known Robert Booker Tio Huffman (born March 1 1965 better known by his wrestling persona Booker T, is an American professional wrestler.
At Starrcade 1998, nWo Wolfpac leader Kevin Nash won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Goldberg when Scott Hall interfered and used a stun gun on Goldberg. Starrcade (1998 was the sixteenth annual Starrcade Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event Nash, however, did not see the attack and pinned Goldberg.  The next night on Nitro, Randy Savage returned wearing an nWo black-and-white t-shirt, but instead helped Ric Flair defeat Eric Bischoff in a match to determine the WCW presidency. 
On the January 4, 1999 edition of Nitro, Goldberg was scheduled to have a championship rematch with Nash. The Fingerpoke of Doom is the common Nickname for a pivotal storyline in American Professional wrestling history that happened on January Events 46 BC - Titus Labienus defeats Julius Caesar in the Battle of Ruspina. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) A false imprisonment instigated by the nWo removed Goldberg from the match, causing the match to be replaced with Nash vs. the returning Hulk Hogan. In the match, which has been called "the Fingerpoke of Doom" by fans, after the bell rang to begin the bout, Hogan poked Nash in the chest, after which Nash fell to the mat until Hogan was able to get the pin and win the match. The Fingerpoke of Doom is the common Nickname for a pivotal storyline in American Professional wrestling history that happened on January  The conspiracy led to a reorganization of the nWo, with the nWo elite (Hogan, Nash, Hall, Buff Bagwell, Scott Steiner, Lex Luger and Miss Elizabeth) reunited under the Wolfpac label, while the undercard wrestlers in the nWo continued in the "black and white" faction. The undercard or preliminary matches refers to preliminary bouts that occur before the headline or 'Main Event' of a particular Boxing, Wrestling This short-lived group was sardonically labeled the nWo B-Team by fans and commentators.  Steiner and Bagwell happily joined the Wolfpac while Konnan was betrayed and thrown from the group entirely. This allowed him to align with Rey Mysterio Jr. and feud with the nWo. Oscar Gutierrez (born December 11 1974 In WWE he was a 1 time World Heavyweight Champion, a 3 time Cruiserweight Champion When Gutierrez Sting, a former member of the Wolfpac, had been on hiatus during the nWo reuniting and did not partake in the now-heel stable upon his return.
By mid 1999, the nWo had disappeared, as Hogan was injured in a four way dance PPV match for the world title. Meanwhile, Nash won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship from Diamond Dallas Page at Slamboree 1999. For the 1930s cricketer see Dallas Page (cricketer Page Joseph Falkinburg Jr Slamboree was a Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event from World Championship Wrestling held from 1993 through 2000 that was held in the month of May  When Hogan returned four months later, Nash was not part of the Wolfpac and Hogan eventually turned back to the red-and-yellow look of days past. The group was never officially disbanded, but gradually phased out. The nWo theme music was the last vestige of its identity, and as individual members began using their own personal music, the group became effectively non-existent.
In late 1999, the nWo came back for one more run as the silver and black (rather than black and white). This version was also referred to as "nWo 2000" and the word "new" in the "new World order" logo was underlined to emphasize that this was a new version of the group. Consisting of Bret Hart, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Jeff Jarrett, Scott Steiner, and the Harris twins, Don and Ron. Jeffrey "Jeff" Leonard Jarrett (born April 14, 1967) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Donald "Don" Harris and Ronald "Ron" Harris (born October 23, 1961) are American twin brothers who Several fitness models (Tylene Buck, April Hunter, Kim Kanner, Midajah and Pamela Paulshock) were brought in to come to ringside with the group, but were usually ordered to the back by Jarrett, a misogynistic character. Tylene Buck (born March 7 1972) is an American model, Pornographic actress and a former Professional wrestling April Hunter born September 24, 1973 At the age of nineteen she began working as a Burlesque dancer and then an adult centerfold and fitness Melinda "Midajah" McCullum (born March 23, 1973 in Seattle Washington) is an American actress singer and fitness model former professional Pamela Paulshock (born January 5, 1970 in Baltimore Maryland) is an actress model and a former Professional wrestling interviewer Misogyny (mɪˈsɒdʒɪni is hatred (or contemptof women Misogyny is parallel to Misandry — the hatred of men This nWo lasted into early 2000, but soon faded away, in great part due to the injury and retirement of Bret "The Hitman" Hart, the leader of the group, when he was side kicked by Goldberg.  By this point, not only the nWo, but WCW as a whole, had lapsed into what seemed to be an inevitable and permanent decline, constantly bettered by the WWF and relegated to a permanent second-place status, a situation many longtime WCW fans blamed in part on WCW management having stayed with the nWo storyline for entirely too long. In April 2000, WCW management "rebooted" the company, and the nWo's place as the lead heel faction was taken by The New Blood. The New Blood was a Professional wrestling stable in World Championship Wrestling in 2000
After the WWF bought WCW in 2001, Vince McMahon brought in Hogan, Hall and Nash as the nWo, at No Way Out 2002. Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 24 1945 popularly known by his Ring name Mr No Way Out is a Professional wrestling Pay-per-view (PPV event produced every February by the American Professional wrestling promotion, World Wrestling In this storyline, the nWo was brought in as McMahon's hired thugs in an attempt to "kill" the WWF so that McMahon would not have to share power with new WWF "co-owner" Ric Flair. Richard Morgan Fliehr According to WWE and PWI Flair is an eight-time National Wrestling Alliance (NWA Champion, six-time WCW Champion  They began by targeting the company's two biggest stars, The Rock and Steve Austin. Steven Williams (born Steven Anderson on December 18 1964 This defiance was often shown by Austin flipping McMahon off and incapacitating him with the However, Hogan left the group after he lost his WrestleMania X8 match with The Rock and was assaulted after that match by Hall and Nash. WrestleMania X8 was the eighteenth annual WrestleMania Professional wrestling Pay-per-view produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF Hogan's comeback to the WWF after 8 years had fans cheering him, more than even The Rock.  As a result, he turned face and began feuding with Hall and Nash, with The Rock at his side.  Hall and Nash then brought in two former nWo members, X-Pac (formerly known as Syxx), on March 21, 2002, edition of SmackDown! in Ottawa, Ontario and The Big Show (formerly known as The Giant), on the April 22 edition of RAW. Sean Michael Waltman (born July 13 1972) is an American professional wrestler. Events 630 - Byzantine emperor Heraclius restores the True Cross to Jerusalem. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. WWE Friday Night SmackDown is a Professional wrestling Television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE that is currently airing Ottawa (ˈɒtəwə or sometimes /ˈɒtəwɑː/ is the Capital of Canada and the country's fourth largest municipality. Paul Randall Wight (born February 8 1972 in Aiken South Carolina) better known by his Ring name, (The Big Show, is an American Events 1500 - Portuguese Navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral becomes the first European to sight Brazil. 
The nWo reunion in the WWF did not last long, however. During an attack on Bradshaw, Kevin Nash injured his biceps and was put out of action for several months. John Charles Layfield (born November 29 1966 known by his current Ring name John "Bradshaw" Layfield or JBL, is an American  Meanwhile, Hall asked for his release from WWE in May 2002, because he was in the middle of a custody dispute with his ex-wife over their two children, according to Kevin Nash (Nash made that statement during media promotions in Detroit for Vengeance 2002). This dispute led to Scott Hall getting drunk on an airline flight back from the U. K. and getting into an altercation. Upon returning to the United States, Hall was immediately fired.  Flair became a semi-member of the nWo after turning on Stone Cold Steve Austin. Steven Williams (born Steven Anderson on December 18 1964 This defiance was often shown by Austin flipping McMahon off and incapacitating him with the  As owner of RAW, Flair set up a lumberjack match with Austin against the newest member of the nWo, which turned out to be Booker T. Robert Booker Tio Huffman (born March 1 1965 better known by his wrestling persona Booker T, is an American professional wrestler. Booker had just finished a silly skit with Goldust minutes earlier, where he had been wearing a lumberjack costume and fake beard, all but destroying his "tough" momentum going into the match. Dustin Patrick Runnels (born April 11 1969 is an American professional wrestler.  Nash introduced Shawn Michaels into the nWo on June 3 edition of RAW. Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22 1965 better known by his Ring name Shawn Michaels, is an American professional wrestler. Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering  Michaels then literally "kicked" Booker out of the nWo one week later. A Superkick is the name used when referring to a high side thrust kick attack in Professional wrestling, which sees the wrestler use the sole of the foot to strike  Michaels would be the first nWo member that never wrestled in WCW. Michaels & Nash set their sights on recruiting Triple H into the nWo. Paul Michael Levesque better known by his Ring name Triple H, an abbreviation of his former ring name Hunter Hearst Helmsley However this storyline was ultimately never resolved, as the nWo was permanently disbanded before its resolution.
On July 8, Kevin Nash returned to action on RAW, teaming up with Eddie Guerrero, X-Pac, the Big Show and Chris Benoit to take on Booker T, Goldust, Bubba Ray Dudley, Spike Dudley, and Rob Van Dam. Events 939 - The Major Occultation or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi 1099 - First Crusade: 15000 Eduardo "Eddie" Gory Guerrero Llanes Along with Barr Konnan, Chicano Power and Madonna’s Boyfriend, Guerrero formed Los Gringos Locos Christopher Michael Benoit (bə'nwɑ (May 21 1967—June 24 2007 was a Canadian professional wrestler who in 2007 received extensive media coverage as a Dustin Patrick Runnels (born April 11 1969 is an American professional wrestler. Mark LoMonaco (born July 14, 1971) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling Matthew Johnathan "Matt" Hyson (born August 13 1970) and was a Third grade English Teacher. Robert "Rob" Alexander Szatkowski Another venture that Van Dam produces is RVDTV reality based programming looking at the life of Rob Van Dam Seconds after tagging in for the first time, Nash tore his quadricep while entering the ring, immediately putting him back on the injured list.  On the following RAW (July 15), Vince McMahon came out to the ring to the entrance of the nWo, claiming that the group was officially disbanded. Events 1099 - First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final  This marked the last time anything regarding the nWo was seen on WWE programming.
Each of the following wrestlers have, at some point, been a member of some official incarnation of the New World Order:
(wrestled in NJPW)
(also known as "nWo Reunion" and/or "Mega nWo")
(also known as "nWo Black and White")
(also known as "nWo Silver")
The nWo storyline was an idea WCW Executive Vice President Eric Bischoff came up with after attending a New Japan Pro Wrestling show. Eric Aaron Bischoff (born May 27 1957) is an American Entrepreneur and former Professional wrestling booker, producer is a major Professional wrestling federation in Japan and is a member of the National Wrestling Alliance, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972 He wanted to do an invasion-type angle where WCW was kayfabe being sabotaged by another wrestling group (initially insinuated as being the WWF, since its founding members formerly wrestled there). In Professional wrestling, kayfabe (ˈkeɪfeɪb KAY-fayb) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as "real" that is the portrayal of professional The nWo was originally portrayed as a separate entity from WCW (often, propaganda-style vignettes and product commercials concerning the nWo were preceded by an "interruption in the feed", and a voice proclaiming, "The following announcement has been paid for by the New World Order").
Others, such as Scott Hall, television director Craig Leathers, chief WCW booker Terry Taylor, and his assistants Kevin Sullivan and Paul Orndorff all contributed their own ideas to the nWo concept. Scott Oliver Hall (born October 20, 1958 In WCW he was a 2-time United States Heavyweight Champion, a 1-time Television A television director directs the activities involved in making a Television Episode. WCW Television Director Craig Leathers was a longtime director and producer of World Championship Wrestling telecasts Terry Taylor (born Paul W Taylor III on August 12 1955) is an American retired professional wrestler Kevin Francis Sullivan (born October 26 1949) is an American professional wrestler and booker. Paul Orndorff (born October 29, 1949) is a retired professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation For instance, the logo was designed by Craig Leathers, Scott Hall is credited with the group's trademark hand-signals, and Terry Taylor belatedly scrawled the group's most popular catchphrase, "When you're nWo, you're nWo 4 life," in one segment he scripted for WCW Monday Nitro in late 1996. WCW Monday Nitro was a weekly Professional wrestling program produced by World Championship Wrestling.
Shortly after the nWo was formed, the WWF filed a lawsuit, claiming that the New World Order storyline implied that Hall and Nash were invaders sent by Vince McMahon to destroy WCW, despite the fact that Bischoff asked both, Hall and Nash, point-blank on camera at The Great American Bash, "Are you employed by the WWF?" to which Hall and Nash both emphatically replied, "No. Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 24 1945 popularly known by his Ring name Mr " Another reason for the lawsuit was that the WWF claimed Scott Hall acted in a manner too similar to the "Razor Ramon" character, which was owned by the WWF. The lawsuit dragged on for several years before being settled out of court . In court documents, the WWF argued that "TBS proposed interpromotional matches in order to associate WCW with WWF" before the New World Order angle was created. 
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