May 1996, an unexpected turn of events was about to unfold when during a match between Steve Doll and The Mauler a familiar face would appear from the audience. The former Razor Ramon was on Monday Nitro and nobody knew what the heck was going on. One promo would change the wrestling world forever and it started with "You want a war" Razor Ramon and the WWF was invading WCW. Two weeks later the former WWF Champion "Big Daddy Cool" Diesel would appear on Nitro joining his friend to terrorize World Championship Wrestling. For the first time in nearly a decade WCW was mounting some positive momentum.
Kevin Nash & Scott Hall as they would become known would terrorize WCW week after week leaving fans wondering what will these invaders do next week. At Great American Bash the challenge was made Nash, Hall and a mystery partner against the best WCW had to offer the following month at Bash at the Beach. The next PPV event had arrived and we still hadn't a clue who the third man might be then the match came and still no indication of a third man until Hulk Hogan appeared on stage seemingly joining the fight to help the good guys. Nash & Hall would back away from the ring and from the corner Hogan would turn around and change history once again dropping the leg drop heard round the world on Randy Savage. For the first in over a decade Hulk Hogan had joined the side of evil and a bad guy alongside the invaders Hall and Nash.
There is no question that everyone knows the history of the New World Order from here and I don't need to retell the story again. Prior to the arrival though of the NWO the business for WCW had been turning around and heading in the right direction thank in part to Savage and Flair. However, the arrival of the New World Order didn't change WCW it stabilized WCW. It is rare when a moment not only becomes one of the greatest for a company, but one that is one of the most talk about moments in the history of this great sport. Hogan, Hall and Nash wouldn't just become superstars they would become legends because of that night in Daytona Beach, FL at Bash at the Beach. After twenty years the slogan still reigns truer then ever the New World Order is For Life! Please welcome into the Wrestling Express Hall of Fame Class of 2022..... Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan the New World Order of Wrestling.