NATION OF DOMINATION - FAQ
Who have been members?
The original version was Faarooq and his manager Clarence Mason, with a
group of no name jobbers. (including D-Lo Brown) The group was pretty much a
parody of Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam. Soon after Crush joined the
Nation since he was already managed by Mason and then Savio Vega joined a
few months after Crush, by turning on his partner Ahmed Johnson.
After there was too much dissension in the group, Faarooq fired the whole
group except D-Lo Brown and then brings in Nation enemy Ahmed Johnson and
Kama Mustafa. The group turns on Ahmed weeks after and Rocky Maivia
turns heel and joins the group soon after.
Rocky and Faarooq begin fighting over leadership in the group. Rocky brings
Mark Henry in the group without consulting Faarooq. Soon after Rocky and the
other members kick Faarooq out of the group and brings Owen Hart into the
group. Rocky declares himself leader and renames the group from Nation of
Domination to just The Nation.
Both Kama Mustafa and Owen Hart leave the group without too much notice.
Mark Henry and D-Lo Brown kick Rocky out of the group. The group breaks up
Why did Ahmed Johnson join the Nation?
In the weeks leading up to his heel turn, WWF announcers talked up Ahmed's
old gang roots and how he needed a gang situation to stay focused. At the
"Cold Day in Hell" PPV in May 1997, Ahmed fought all three Nation members
(Faarooq, Crush, and Savio) but was unable to beat them. WWF announcers then
begin saying that Ahmed had a new respect for Faarooq and soon after Ahmed
Johnson joined his enemies The Nation. Right after his heel turn he was to
receive a WWF title shot against The Undertaker but was forced to give it up
due to an injury. The injury ended up keeping Ahmed out for the whole turn
and the WWF just decided to drop his heel turn.
The Ahmed Johnson heel turn is generally thought of as one of the dumbest
heel turns in history. But it is mostly blamed on Ahmed's injuries and not
the WWF since they did try to explain the turn even though it didn't make
Why was Ahmed Johnson dumped from the Nation so soon?
The decision was due to injuries and politics. Ahmed's heel turn gave him
more heat from the fans than Faarooq had and it began to look like Ahmed was
the actual leader of the Nation. Faarooq thought that he should be the true
leader of the group and Ahmed's injuries were keeping him out of action. WWF
officals then decided to drop Ahmed from the group and replace him by Rocky
Maivia. Faarooq didn't stay the "true" leader of the Nation for long though
as Rocky took over the same position as Ahmed was in and eventually replaced
Faarooq as leader.
Since Ahmed's drop from the Nation was a late minute booking decision, it
made no sense to WWF fans as did his joining the Nation did.
What were the "Gang Wars"?
After the original split of the Nation of Domination, the members all
started their own factions: The Nation of Domination (still led by Faarooq),
the Disciples of Apocolypse (led by Crush), and Los Boriquas (led by Savio
Vega). The three groups all contained 4 members and fought each other for a
couple months with no one group gaining an upper advantage. The whole
storyline was controversial because the three groups consisted of all black,
white, and latin members. The storyline was also very boring at times and
produced very bad matches.
The Truth Commission stable was also involved in the feud, but only at the
very end when the storyline was pretty much over.
Was Clarence Mason really a lawyer?
Yes. He was a lawyer of WWF's legal team that somehow was given a try as
being a manager. He first showed up as Crush's lawyer and manager. He did
well with that job so by Summerslam 1996 his management role turned into a
full-time job as he started managing Owen Hart and Davey Boy Smith. He then
went on to manage the Nation of Domination until he was kicked out of the
group by Faarooq. He returned to managing in WCW around 2000 when he managed
Kanyon and then Harlem Heat 2000.