– When it comes down to naming the greatest factions in pro wrestling, a case can be made for The Shield and NWO. TMZ Sports caught up with Hogan, who made it clear which group was superior.
“We would murder the bums, brother! We would kill em,” said Hogan to TMZ Sports. “I used to wrestle with Roman Reigns’ dad! You’ve seen pictures of me holding Roman Reigns as a baby, come on! We taught them almost everything we know.”
There is no denying that the NWO was one of the most destructive stables in wrestling. They started with Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall before adding a few dozen other names. As the group got larger, their value seemed to drop and some pointed to the NWO overstaying their welcome as a cause for WCW’s demise. The three reunited in WWE, but it didn’t last long as Hogan quickly turned face.
As for The Shield, they have made a case for being nearly unstoppable when on the same page. Unlike the NWO, they have taken hiatuses with each member eventually becoming WWE Champion. Since Dean Ambrose returned from injury to help Seth Rollins, they have partnered up again with Roman Reigns. Currently, they are working opposite Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre.
We’ll never see NWO vs. The Shield in an actual wrestling match, but that bout will play-out in fantasy bookings forever.
– We noted, Joey Mercury, real name Adam Birch, was arrested on September 1 after police discovered him sleeping in his car and found out there was an outstanding warrant in Orange County, Florida. PWInsider states that Mercy was released and the warrant had something to do with a non-violent issue.
The arrest caused Mercury to miss All In, where he was supposed to be a producer. Since leaving WWE, Mercury was hired by Ring of Honor to be a producer for their promotion. At this time, Mercury has not commented on the matter.