WWE: Attitude-era stable being brought back

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Mark Henry is going back to his wrestling roots (©GettyImages)
Mark Henry is going back to his wrestling roots (©GettyImages).

A new look 'Nation of Domination' stable emerged on Monday Night Raw, in an apparent resurrection of the popular attitude-era stable.

The group reformation has been heavily rumoured for some time now, and it seems that the wheels have been put in motion in front of the cameras, with last night's broadcast well and truly kick-starting the process.

It came about after the team of Kofi Kingston and Big E lost quickly to RyBaxel (Ryback and Curtis Axel), however, after the match Xavier Wood's appeared in the ring and told the other two wrestlers that it was "time for focus."

He also went on to say: "This is our time, our place, together it is our time to find purpose." Woods added: "We do not ask any longer. We take."

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The original 'Nation of Domination' was a highly successful stable during the attitude-era, that gained immense amount of heat, largely in part to the messages it preached.

The stable was loosely based on the 'Black Panther Party', and tied in elements of Islam, with all their leaders donning Muslim head wear.

However, this was all aired when the WWE had a PG-13 TV rating and before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, so it remains to be seen if this new group will go that extreme.

Original members

They were led by Ron Simmons, who has been inducted into the hall of fame, but the biggest star to come out of the group was none other than 'The Rock'.

'The Rock' used his time in the stable to really show off his personality, and turned his career around during this time, quickly establishing himself as one of the most charismatic wrestlers to ever hold a microphone.

Another superstar to come through the ranks was Mark Henry, and now there is increased speculation that he can brought back into the fold, something that fits him perfectly.

Forming up

Henry has massive amounts of respect within the WWE universe, and he will make a brilliant manager for the new look group, whilst also still being able to go in the ring and be seen as a threat.

A four man stable consisting of: Mark Henry, Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods will work perfectly, each fills a role perfectly.

Henry can act as the manager and mentor, Big E works as his protégé and the muscle of the group, Kofi and Woods can do the bulk of the tag-team work and make a serious run at the titles.

You would think a group like this would have to be a heel one, which in itself presents Kofi with a new challenge, his character is so one-dimensional only John Cena has become more stale. It will be good to see Kofi change it up a bit.

Stables have worked well in the past, and they are working in the present, for the sake of the three young men who started it last night on RAW - lets hope this one works for them.

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