In July of 1996 a shockwave was felt throughout the wrestling community when the New World Order made their national television debut live in Daytona Beach, Florida at the Bash on the Beach show. The original members and leaders of the NWO consisted of Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and the Immortal Hulk Hogan. The faction went on for years and was main reason for WCW’s incredible rating’s run in the late nineties and head to head battles with the WWF.

Eventually, the NWO would even find its way to the WWE roster when Vince McMahon bought out rival company World Championship Wrestling. They tried to recreate the magic that brought so much success to the WCW but sadly the gimmick had run it’s course and the NWO slowly faded into the sunset. The NWO was active from 1996 to 2000 mainly and then the WWE’s attempt at re-birth in 2002.

Throughout the years, the NWO crew grew from the 3 original members to well over 20 in total. Along the way the group even split into splinter factions including the Wolfpack, NWO Hollywood, and NWO Black & White. Here is the full list of wrestlers who were ever in the NWO at one point in their career. Oh and remember if you are with the NWO then you are with them for life!

NWO – Original Stable

Scott Hall

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Joined NWO – July 1996
Role – Founding Member

Championship Belts Held
– WCW United States Heavyweight Belt (1x)
– WCW World Tag Team Champion (6x)

Kevin Nash

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Joined NWO – July 1996
Role – Founding Member

Championship Belts Held
– WCW World Heavyweight Belt (3x)
– WCW World Tag Team Champion (7x)

Hulk Hogan

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Joined NWO – July 1996
Role – Founding Member

Championship Belts Held
– WCW World Heavyweight Belt (5x)

Ted DiBiase

Joined: August 26, 1996

Was the 4th member to join the NWO and was said to be the guy funding the whole organization.

The Giant

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Joined: Sept 2, 1996

Turned on the WCW weeks after losing his belt to Hulk Hogan to become the sixth member of the NWO.

Imposter Sting

Joined: Sept 9, 1996

The NWO added a clone Sting played by Jeff Farmer in an attempt to fool wrestling fans into thinking the real Sting had joined the group. The fake Sting became the fifth member.

Syxx

Joined: Sept 16, 1996

Syxx better known as X-pac or his real name Sean Waltman was the 6th member introduced by the NWO. His NWO run was short only lasting 2 months.

Vincent

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Joined: Sept 23, 1996

Vincent best known from his WWF days where he played “Virgil” was the 7th member of the NWO and just had minor roles in the faction.

Miss Elizabeth

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Joined: Sept 30, 1996

One of wrestlings most memorable woman managers Miss Elizabeth joined the NWO as the 8th member. You knew it was only a matter of time before Macho Man followed.

The Nasty Boys

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Joined: Oct 7th, 1996

The crude tag team duo of Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags only lasted 1 week with the NWO as they were dismissed on Oct 14th, 1996.

Eric Bischoff

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Joined: Nov 18, 1996

The man who helped create the whole NWO storyline behind the scenes finally joined the group in November of 1996.

Buff Bagwell

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Joined: Nov 26th, 1996

Big Buff Bagwell was up next after Bischoff making him the 12th wrestler who had joined forces with the New World Order.

Michael Wallstreet

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Joined: Dec 9th, 1996

Not exactly a memorable member of the group but nonetheless Wallstreet lasted 4 months with them before being removed.

Big Bubba Rogers

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Joined: Dec 16th, 1996

Big Bubba or the Big Boss Man to most diehard fans joined with Scott Norton and Masahiro Chono.

Scott Norton

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Joined: Dec 16th, 1996

Was one of 3 other wrestlers to join on Dec 16th after Bischoff demanded those left in the WCW locker room join the NWO.

Masahiro Chono

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Joined: Dec 16th, 1996

“Masa” Chono joined and quickly declared himself the leader of nWo Japan.

Randy Savage

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Joined: Feb 23, 1997

The legendary Macho Man was the 1st man to join in 1997. Unfortunately, he was on the downside of his career and thus his time with the faction is not a memorable one.

The Great Muto

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Joined: May 26th, 1997

Muto only made a few US appearances in the NWO as his main home was in nWo Japan.

Tenzan

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Joined: May 26th, 1997

Similarly to the Great Muto, Hiroyoshi Tenzan was mainly seen wrestling in Japan.

Konnan

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Joined: July 14th, 1997

Konnan had a nice run with the NWO and some memorable matches but was always just a supporting character in the group.

Curt Henning

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Joined: Sept 14th, 1997

The one and only Curt Henning, aka Mr. Perfect, actually turned on his WCW teammates in a match at Wargames to join the NWO. Needles to say, it was a perfect heel turn.

Rick Rude

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Joined: Nov 17th, 1997

The NWO even had some spice for the ladies as they added the Ravi One Rick Rude in late 1997.

Louie Spicolli

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Joined: Jan 15th, 1998

Louie Spicolli is a rather tragic character who joined the NWO in 1998. He unfortunately died of an overdose only 1 month after joining the group.

Dusty Rhodes

Joined: Jan 24, 1998

Another legendary wrestler who probably didn’t belong in nWo and ultimately his run never really worked.

Brian Adams

Joined: Jan 15th, 1998

The 6’6 big man jumped straight from the WWF where he was known as “Crush”, right into the NWO to help introduce new blood into the now stale faction.

Scott Steiner

Joined: Feb 22nd 1998

The man with the bulging biceps took an unexpected heel turn, attacking his brother Rick Steiner and joining the NWO.

The Disciple

Joined: Feb 23rd, 1998

The Disciple was Hulk Hogan’s hired gun who was brought into the NWO to protect him at all costs. You might know him as the one and only Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake.

Nick Patrick

Joined: Feb 22nd 1998

And finally the last member of the original NWO was not even a wrestler at all, it was referee Nick Patrick. Let’s just say he tended to favour NWO wrestlers just a tad bit.

nWo Hollywood

As time wore on the original nWo began to become stale so the next step was to break-up the faction into multiple groups that feuded with each other. The first was nWo Hollywood which debuted April 27th, 1988. Their colors were the classic black and white. Here is every member to be a part of NWO Hollywood:

  • Hollywood Hulk Hogan – Leader
  • Eric Bischoff – founding member
  • The Disciple – founding member
  • Bret Hart
  • Brian Adams
  • Scott Steiner – leader after Hogan retired
  • Vincent
  • The Giant
  • Scott Hall
  • Dusty Rhodes
  • nWo Sting
  • Buff Bagwell
  • Scott Norton
  • Dennis Rodman
  • Miss Elizabeth
  • Curt Henning
  • Rick Rude
  • Stevie Ray
  • Horace Hogan
  • Barry Windham
  • Mark Johnson

nWo Wolfpac

They generally played the “good guys” or face in and feuded with Hollywood Hogan’s team. They wore a red and black color scheme. Here is every wrestler that was apart of the Wolfpac faction:

  • Kevin Nash – Leader, founding father
  • Randy Savage – founding member
  • Konnan
  • Curt Henning – defected from nWo Hollywood
  • Dusty Rhodes
  • Miss Elizabeth – defected from nWo Hollywood
  • Rick Rude – defected from nWo Hollywood
  • Lex Luger
  • Sting
  • Scott Hall
  • Disco Inferno

nWo Elite

On January 4th, 1999 WCW tried to bring back the fire they had when the nWo first appeared with a re-union of some of the original OG’s , they were called the nWo Elite. The group debuted in the famous Hogan vs Nash match where Hogan defeated Nash with a single poke to the chest. Here are the members of NWO Elite:

  • Hollywood Hogan – Leader, Founding Member
  • Kevin Nash – Founding Member
  • Scott Hall
  • Eric Bischoff
  • Buff Bagwell
  • Scott Steiner
  • Lex Luger
  • Miss Elizabeth
  • Disco Inferno
  • Konnan
  • David Flair
  • Torrie Wilson
  • Rick Steiner

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