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Nexus
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PromotionsFCW
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DebutedJune 7, 2010 (as The Nexus)
December 27, 2010 (as The 'New' Nexus)
DisbandedAugust 1, 2011


Nexus a professional wrestling stable in the professional wrestling promotion, WWE, that competed on its Raw brand.

Nexus originally consisted of the eight contestants of the first season of NXT, but the group has disbanded.

Bryan was kicked out of the group when he was released from WWE. He would return at SummerSlam 2010, aligning himself with Team WWE. Young was the second member kicked from the group on the August 16 edition of Raw. Tarver was the third member kicked out of the group, by John Cena, on the October 4 edition of Raw.

Barrett acquired NXT second season contestants Husky Harris and Michael McGillicutty to the group on the October 25 edition of Raw.

John Cena was forced to join the group after former Nexus leader Wade Barrett defeated him at Hell in a Cell 2010, but left the group as a result of a match stipulation in November 2010. Barrett was exiled from Nexus on January 3, 2011 after losing a Steel Cage match also involving Randy Orton and Sheamus.

Members

List of incarnations

The Nexus
Order: Members: Changes:
NXT Season 1 Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Michael Tarver, David Otunga
Daniel Bryan, Darren Young, Skip Sheffield
Former NXT rookies competed in the first season.
The Nexus (First) Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Michael Tarver, David Otunga, Darren Young, Skip Sheffield Daniel Bryan was released the next week, later returned at SummerSlam.
The Nexus (Second) Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Michael Tarver, David Otunga, John Cena Young was kicked out of the group after a loss to John Cena.
Sheffield later suffered an ankle injury at a house show in Hawaii.
Wade Barrett defeated John Cena at Hell in a Cell PPV that he must join The Nexus.
The Nexus (Third) Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, David Otunga, John Cena Wade Barrett removed Tarver from the group (in reality, he had a groin injury).
The Nexus (Fourth) Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty, Husky Harris, John Cena Husky Harris and Michael McGillicutty had become official members of Nexus on October 25.
The Nexus (Fifth) Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty, Husky Harris Cena was (kayfabe) released from his WWE Contract after Orton retained the WWE Championship at Survivor Series.
New Nexus
Order: Members: Changes:
The New Nexus (First) CM Punk, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, David Otunga, Michael McGullicutty, Husky Harris After Wade Barrett lost to John Cena, David Otunga declared "New Management" and CM Punk joined the group. After losing a Steel Cage match, CM Punk exiled Wade Barrett from the group and placed each member through initiation tests.
The New Nexus (Second) CM Punk, David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty, Husky Harris Gabriel and Slater failed their tests and were consequently kicked out of the New Nexus.
The New Nexus (Third) CM Punk, David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty, Husky Harris, Mason Ryan On the January 17 edition of Raw, Mason Ryan accepts his membership into the New Nexus.
The New Nexus (Fourth) CM Punk, David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty, Mason Ryan Following a punt of Harris by Randy Orton, he was sidelined.
The New Nexus (Fifth) CM Punk, David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty Mason Ryan was injured and put out of action for a few months.
The New Nexus (Sixth/ Final) David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty CM Punk's contract with the WWE expired. Nexus name abandoned August 1, 2011


In wrestling

  • Entrance themes
    • "We Are One" by 12 Stones (June 7, 2010 – January 10, 2011)
    • "Black Or White" by Jim Johnston (March 23, 2010 – December 19, 2011; Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel)
    • This Fire Burns by Killswitch Engage (January 17, 2011 – July 17, 2011)
    • "Death Blow" from VideoHelper Production Library (July 21, 2011; Otunga and McGillicutty)
    • "Feel the Power" by S–Preme (July 25, 2011 – August 1, 2011; Otunga and McGillicutty)

Championships and accomplishments

See also