Ending The nWo In 2002

When Kevin Nash blew out his knee on an episode of Raw in mid 2002 that ended up with Vince McMahon coming out the next week and declaring the nWo officially dead, was the nWo supposed to have gone on much longer as a faction if it wasn't for that Nash knee injury?  Obviously you never hope that someone gets hurt, but the injury seemed to be good timing with the nWo floundering badly at that point.  

No, it was pretty clearly a failure by that point and everyone knew it.  Hogan leaving after Wrestlemania rendered the whole exercise moot anyway and Hall was gone, so it was just a name that they were probably keeping around to sell merch.