With the background set up we can move forward to the meat of the feud and how I would actually rebuild this story. I will also make a bit of change to the series to allow things to flow a little bit easier with reading the build then I had in the past. Let's jump right in:
September 15: The night after Fall Brawl we would see Hogan and Bischoff heap heavy praise on Curt Hennig for taking care of the Ric Flair problem. Hennig acknowledges that the Four Horsemen is officially dead with Flair out of the picture.
September 22: Hennig, Bagwell, and Norton in ring again run down the Horsemen and are interrupted by Steve McMichael who says "I'm tired of hearing you two run your mouth and want to shut you up." United States title match set for later tonight between Mongo & Curt Hennig. Hennig gets the win after Bagwell offers a distraction costing Mongo the championship.
September 29: Hennig, Bagwell, and Norton are in the ring again say they put the nail the coffin last week this time JJ Dillon interrupts. Dillon cuts the promo of his career with more emotion then anything seen from the company in years. Dillon "How dare you call the greatest combination of talent in one group dead, how dare you without a batting an eye be proud of history going away. That's the problem with people it happened let's move on a forget about it." To a point, but I would trust JJ to speak!! Chris Benoit & Mongo vs Scott Norton & Buff Bagwell announced for next week.
October 6: Scott Norton & Buff Bagwell vs Mongo & Chris Benoit. Benoit & Mongo get the win specifically McMichael earning a rematch against Curt Hennig at Halloween Havoc.
October 13 & 20: Announcers discuss the legacy of the Four Horsemen showing old footage of the first Horsemen promo and other moments from Four Horseman's past. Arn Anderson appears on October 20 saying "In the twelve year legacy of the Four Horsemen we have always been a step ahead of everyone and have never been taken out from within. For the first time we had someone turn on us before we turned on them! Hennig hear me now you will regret turning your back on the Horsemen and we aren't dead yet.
Halloween Havoc: United States Championship: (c) Curt Hennig victory against McMichael clean this time & Benoit & Malenko get the win back against Konnan & Vincent. Announcers again mention Flair, but talk from the perspective of Arn knowing more then he let's on.
October 27: Mongo, Benoit, and Malenko call out JJ Dillon & Arn Anderson to ask about Flair and see what exactly this is and if there is more going on then we can see. Arn & JJ both say "When someone knocks down Ric Flair he will always find his way back at the right time." Hennig wins again defeating Joey Maggs making it seem like a big deal even though it was an academic win.
November 3: With last being the New World Order week to rebuild things and have Four Horsemen talk now we switch and have Horsemen compete and Hennig speak. Gene interviews Hennig & Rude about Flair and Anderson "I respect Arn Anderson and JJ Dillon, but I lost respect for Flair a long time ago, because Ric Flair only cares about himself nobody else." Mongo quick win against Ice-Train, Malenko over Brad Armstrong, Benoit around a minute against Chad Fortune.
November 10: Gene announces that Chris Benoit will face Curt Hennig at World War 3 and Dean Malenko against Curt Hennig tonight non-title (Gene interviews both Benoit & Hennig during the night). Malenko comes very close to beating Hennig but comes up short in a competitive match. Hennig wins by the skin of his teeth just like Flair use to. Bagwell over Booker, T (stable win for Bagwel), Konnan quickie over Evan Karagias
November 17: Go home show for World War 3 we see NWO Lackey Louie Spicolli put in a match against Chris Benoit. Benoit wins even with Hennig at ringside and the two have a face off setting things up for World War 3 over the weekend.
Part 3 will be the final part of this series and World War 3 will be broken down next time as well due to it not just being about Hennig vs Benoit, but interaction between New World Order members and Horsemen members in the main event battle royal. Either way I have actually really enjoyed doing this type of thing again as I use to do this all the time back in the day. Flair will be returning in a big way in Part 3!!