New guy here. Have lurked for awhile, finally decided to register because I was going through the archives and realized John and Wai have never reviewed the 2002 edition of No Way Out, and the WWE debut of the NWO.
While the angle itself bombed, this is still a huge piece of WWE history. They brought Hogan, Hall, and Nash in at a time when the WWE had disenchanted the fans with how they handled the WCW invasion, and the hype for this was huge. If you do review this, I suggest making it a three parter in sequence and reviewing the Raw & Smackdown after their debut as well. Those episodes featured a ton of stuff (Austin calling them out, Rock/Hogan promo and beatdown, and Hall pouring coffee on that intern, Hall getting kidnapped by Austin) that have been burned into fans memories. Just so many over the top moments.
Now While we all know where the angle ultimately went, people forget that these first three appearances were handled so well that we thought we'd get a 2nd shot at a real invasion angle. It is also a great snapshot of a time when fans got excited about the WCW/WWE era after the disappointment of the actual Invasion. You could easily get three episodes out of this as well.
Anyway keep up the good work guys. I really hope you consider doing this soon, as it's a huge missing chunk of WWE history.
Last Edit: May 10, 2015 17:47:28 GMT -5 by yawa306