|Raw Memory #6:|
The Nexus Forms
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The summer of 2010 saw the formation of one of the best angles in recent years in the WWE. The rookies from the newly created NXT show rallied together to take on the entire locker room. The main event of Raw was coming to the closing minutes (it was CM Punk vs. John Cena) when the rookies hit the ring.
Not only did they hit the ring, they hit everyone in it too. Luke Gallows, who was in Punk's corner got assaulted as did Punk. The group of eight then focused their efforts on Cena. Not one to fall victim, Cena struck first, but was quickly overpowered and beaten. Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler did a great job selling the assault. In fact, members of the super group headed outside the ring and beat down the King as Cole scurried away. That move lead some to believe Cole was the brains behind the group, but thankfully that never turned out to be the case.
|Justin Roberts gets choked up.|
Of course in the weeks and months that followed, I think the WWE creative team dropped the ball. That's a topic for another time, but I wanted to focus on the moment this group formed and how well their destructive behavior came across that night.
Ho, ho, oh no!
Foley takes on Santa
Foley asked Santa to just walk out of the room and win the match. As he turned his back to let Nick when, he was jumped by several other Santas. Foley fought them off, but eventually was confronted by more men in red and white. Billy Gunn and the Road Dogg were among them. Just when it looked like things were going Foley's way when he got nailed by one last Santa. This time it was Triple H who whacked Mankind with a bag full of something. Trips then walked out of the boiler room and was declared the winner by referee Teddy Long.