As noted earlier, the official WWE website has this article looking at seven classic factions and reimagining them with current Superstars and Divas. One dream sequence includes John Cena betraying fans to reform the nWo.
Article writer Kevin Powers states, “Who could possibly comprise the modern incarnation of the most notorious faction of all time? It would take a major betrayal of the WWE Universe akin to Hulk Hogan’s original collusion with Scott Hall and Kevin Nash. The only Superstar capable of such an impactful move would be none other than John Cena.
“When Hogan deceived WCW, he was as polarized as Cena. Some still loved the classic red and yellow, others were tired of it. Judging by Cena’s reactions in various arenas all over the country, the same can be said for his creed of “hustle, loyalty and respect.” The Cenation leader could eventually just have his fill of “Cena sucks” chants, grab a can of black spray-paint and really give the WWE Universe something to “boo” about.”
Powers recreates the New World Order with Randy Orton and Christian in the role of a veteran tandem similar to The Outsiders, Big Show as a returning member, Michael McGillicutty following in the footsteps of alumnus and father Curt Hennig, David Otunga as a legal adviser, and Michael Cole fulfilling Eric Bischoff’s role as a loud and obnoxious mouthpiece.
The factions and rosters are:
Million-Dollar Corporation: Alberto Del Rio, Antonio Cesaro, The Prime Time Players, Jinder Mahal, Brodus Clay
The Ministry of Darkness: Undertaker, Kane, Tensai, Yoshi Tatsu, Mark Henry, Aksana
The Dangerous Alliance: Paul Heyman, Brock Lesnar, The Miz, Drew McIntyre, Eve Torres, Alex Riley
Dudes With Attitude: Sheamus, Rey Mysterio, Great Khali, R-Truth, Santino Marella, Kofi Kingston
The Flock: CM Punk, Kaitlyn, Tyson Kidd, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Curt Hawkins
The nWo: John Cena, Christian, Randy Orton, Big Show, Michael McGillicutty, David Otunga, Michael Cole
The Four Horseman: Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Cody Rhodes, Wade Barrett