affirmative WWE faction (existant from January 1997 to August 1998)Formed by Faarooq and Clarence Mason. D-Lo Brown also a member along with Crush, Savio Vega and Ahmed Johnson. The entire Nation was fired by Faarooq. Kept D-Lo, took Kama Mustafa (Later know as the Godfather)and Rocky Maivia (The Rock) after kicking Ahmed Johnson out. Rocky and Faarooq began a power struggle after Rocky Maivia stole Stone Cold Steve Austin's Intercontinental Championship Belt. (Rocky and Austin began the legendary feud that appears in minds even if seen on the same poster) Around the same time, Mark Henry joined in 1998. (interesting facts: a few months before 1997, Rocky Maivia started refering to himself as "The Rock", even on his trunks in bold block letters. and developed "Best damn champ there ever was" phrase. After 1998 began Rocky came up with many catch phrases such as: "People's Champion" "Know your role and shut your mouth," "Layin' the Smack Down," "Jabroni" and "Candy Ass.") Then fueding with Ken Shamrock. Right after WrestleMania 14, Rocky and Faarooq had a fight. After Faarooq called Rocky back to deal with him, Rocky gave a facial signal to the members behind Faarooq. (this facial expression was made extremely famous by Rocky Maivia.) The remaining 3 members began beating him down. After firing Faarooq, Rocky Maivia declaring himself "Ruler" of the newly formed "Nation." Soon adopting (late)Owen Hart. The Nation members took on new character-defining attitudes. (Faarooq went on fighting with Maivia for a few months but later partnered with Bradshaw,now JBL.)The Nation began clashing with D-Generation-X. (Triple H, Chyna, X-Pac, Billy Gunn, Road Dogg) But The Nation lost the War after Rocky Maivia's Intercontinental Championship reign ended at the hands of Triple H (with help from Chyna) The Nation broke up and went it's separate ways. D-Lo and Mark Henry became a tag team, Godfather went on his own road of pimperage and The Rock went on to become the "most electrifying man in sports entertainment" and gain many Championships multiple times. see "The Rock"
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