Though Dean Ambrose said on Raw that The Shield is not the Nexus, there is a similarity when it comes to this topic. From the original Nexus faction, Ryback (Skip Sheffield) is a main event player. Daniel Bryan is a former world champion and one half of the most entertaining duo in WWE today. Wade Barrett never seems out of place in the "top guy" conversation. David Otunga, Darren Young, Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel still have positions on the main roster. Husky Harris is now Bray Wyatt in NXT, a soon-to-be great heel in WWE (think Cape Fear meets Waylon Mercy). Dolph Ziggler began his WWE career as Nicky, a member of the Spirit Squad. I would argue that a group situation was a benefit for many of these stars, because they were allowed to experience a high-profile scenario in a group, learn from it and take use education toward future high-pressure situations when they are on their own.