WWE had an idea to bring in a revamped Nation Of Domination. They even called Ron Simmons and Mark Henry to appear on RAW and get the angle going. This idea was heavily debated backstage, and now it’s officially not happening.
Mark Henry appeared backstage during RAW this week. He had no interaction with MVP at all, and Ron Simmons wasn’t even on the show. Henry was seen talking to Drew McIntyre backstage instead of getting a new stable started.
During Wrestling Observer Radio (transcription by Ringside News), Dave Meltzer confirmed that a revamped Nation Of Domination stable is not happening at all now. They decided to go a different direction, but WWE still needed to figure out a reason for Mark Henry to be on television since he made the trip to Orlando.
“The deal with Mark Henry is that you know Mark Henry and Ron Simmons were brought in to these tapings for the Nation Of Domination angle that they scrapped. So I guess they figured that since Mark Henry is there we’re you know, they put him on TV for no apparent reason other than ‘he’s here let’s put him on TV.'”
There was some pushback within WWE regarding the revamped Nation Of Domination stable. Some suggested that it was tone deaf considering the current American social climate.
MVP’s Hurt Business stable is still going with Bobby Lashley and Shelton Benjamin. R-Truth wants Benjamin’s WWE 24/7 Title, so we’ll have to see how long it takes him to get his baby back. For what it’s worth, Benjamin seemed to be trying to recruit R-Truth into the Hurt Business a bit during RAW Talk this week as well.