The whole nWo thing was pretty much done after the "fingerpoke of doom," but is there any truth to the rumor that it was all Hogan's attempt to claim more merchandise rights? We had nWo Wolfpac vs nWo Hollywood before they reunited, but I had heard a rumor that the red and black merch was selling like crazy, while the black and white merch wasn't. In other words, was this Hogan deciding he could just reunite the group, start calling himself a Wolfpac member the next week, and poof! Now anything with "Wolfpac" or the red nWo logo are magically "Hogan" merch too? I remember he and Steiner instantly started wearing Wolfpac gear, and the black and white stuff was left for the undercard guys.
Is the main thing – besides all the other main things – holding Daniel Bryan back the fact that most of his merchandise sucks? One of the main things that pushed CM Punk to the next level besides the Pipe Bomb and incredible MITB match was the fact that he debuted an awesome new t-shirt and it sold like crazy. I'm sure that most of Bryan's shirts involving goats and beards doesn't do him any favors. Steve Austin has said in the past that he was very hands-on in designing all his merchandise and recognized the value it had portraying his character (and making him shit tons of money). So is Bryan being too passive? WWE not getting behind him enough? Or would wearing the Sin Cara mask just cure all his problems?