How did the Nation Of Domination come to be during the Attitude Era in WWE?
Who better to ask the man who served at the time as the company’s Senior Vice President of Talent Relations, Jim Ross?
The WWE Hall Of Fame legend and current commentator for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) spoke about the formation and origins of the Nation Of Domination faction in WWE during a recent edition of his “Grilling JR” podcast.
Featured below is an excerpt from the show where “Good Ole’ J.R.” reflects on this particular topic.
“It’s the same reason you do most factions. You hope that if you’re lucky, that one or more members of said faction will spin out. I use the Jennifer Aniston illustration. She was in an ensemble cast on Friends, and she was the only one that really hit gold after Friends. She spun out of her ensemble cast and became a single star. I think that’s what you’re always looking for with these factions, at least in my experience. The guys we put in the Nation of Domination were all good soldiers who were deserving of an opportunity to better their income in life and the profession they chose. I may sound hypocritical here, but the Nation of Domination was all about race. I didn’t like that aspect of it, but I did like the fact that some deserving dudes were getting an opportunity to become stars. That theory worked because this one kid has done pretty good since then in Dwayne Johnson. It extended their careers. Look at Godfather.”
Check out the complete episode of the podcast at Megaphone.link.
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