Nexus was a group in WWE which consisted of Wade Barrett, Daniel Bryan, Darren Young, Ryback, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel and David Otunga. Nexus made their debut in June 2010 and the faction was disbanded in August 2011.
Nexus was arguably one of most hated faction in WWE, even though the faction did not last long. Nexus group has done heinous acts to WWE Stars. Nexus storyline with John Cena was very entertaining. Nexus took John Cena to his absolute extent.
Wade Barrett recently was on Even Stronger podcast, where he talked about Nexus. Wade Barrett believes Nexus group died prematurely.
“Nexus for all of us who were in the group was just a mind-blowing experience. It’s something that even though I think it died prematurely, it’s something that people still want to talk to me about this day. It probably only lasted six months really Nexus but people still to this day want to talk about the time we ripped up the ring, the time we attacked John Cena.
The time we beat up Vince McMahon and ran the company. Really exciting times. It completely changed the trajectory of my life. To have a massive impact on your debut like that. You can’t really ask for too much more as a young and coming star and I hope that helped show the company ‘Hey, there’s a way forward here to debut dominant young groups of stars,’ which we saw with the Shield a few years later. They knocked it out of the park so maybe we were the catalyst for some of that.” (H/T: EWrestlingNews.com)