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In The Stables- Mark Jordan

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Wrestling was never seen as a team sport. Muscular men battling each other for ultimate supremacy. However in the recent decades of wrestling many stables have not only emerged but also been on top of companies. I look at some of the best recent stables in the wrestling industry:

I had to start with them, many account WCW’s main success with this stable, It had everything you need for a good wrestling stable: The demonic leader (Hogan), The powerful crownies (Hall and Nash) and then several mid carders who could all hold their own in the stable. As cliché as it may sound NOW were truly to their own in terms of how obsessed they could make their fans with them, it was almost an NOW way of life for fans of them.

The Shield:
Though they may look like a late 90’s boy band you cannot argue with the impact they have made on the world of the WWE. Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns all were unknown before the shield, the stable has truly propelled into big names in the WWE. WWE have done very well giving the shield wins over established household names, this means their intensity and the fact they could strike at any moment makes the shield a feared stable.

D-Generation X:
This stable could be described in two words: ground-breaking. They were a massive driving force in the fight between the WWF and WCW, and were perhaps the knockout blow in the ratings war. The hilarity of almost every segment they were involved in, also with the man which at that time was untouchable (HBK) they were the most exciting, controversial thing in wrestling. Fans would tune in just to see what they were going to try and get away with. It also attracted non-wrestling fans to watch as being normal world funny (you know that world that exists outside of wrestling).

While wrestling wasn’t originally seen as a team sport, with current factions such as: Aces and Eights, Main Event Mafia and The Shield leading the way in the main wrestling companies it seems to have changed. If you can’t beat them… Join Them

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  1. weems's Avatar
    I don't really get the point of this blog. Stables existed during the territory days, the Monday Night Wars and in still do today. Also, you suggest the Shield look like a late 90's boy band...WTF! The Shield wear swat gear, Dean Ambrose is the ugliest man on the planet, Roman Reigns is about 75 pounds bigger than any Backstreet Boy member and Seth Rollins has the worst hairstyle possibly in the history of wrestling. The Shield's look is great for a heel in the wrestling industry but to say they look like a boy band is absurd.
    Also, what is the deal with saying if you can't beat them...Join them. This definitely applied to the NWO. However, nobody has joined the Shield yet. Likewise, nobody really ever joined DX. HBK retired and Rick Rude went to WCW. As a result, they recruited Sean Waltman and the Outlaws; however, Waltman and the Outlaws were never feuding with DX before they joined.
    Updated 07-12-2013 at 04:02 PM by weems
  2. TheGreatOne's Avatar
    Talk about boy band stables in wrestling, 3MB and 3 count.
  3. ejorbit's Avatar
    The Heenan Family FTW.
  4. simplyawesome's Avatar
    Evolution??? Nexus??? Hart Family virgil ted irs Ace & Eights
  5. Thunderlips's Avatar
    Come on- talk about stables and not one mention of the Four Horsemen?
  6. BigRedDog's Avatar
    The Shield to me is a forgettable stable. They do nothing special in the ring, Ambrose is fine on the mic, but who knows if he'll ever be good on the mic. getting a push, doesn't make someone great. I'm expecting the Wyatts to take all their action in the next year.

    Aces and 8s is a cute little storyline, I'm enjoying it, but it seems a lot like the nwo if written by hulks biker friends. Guys like Aries and Bad Influence are whats making TNA worth watching now.

    And the Mafia have done nothing really yet.

    If you are going to talk Stables. You have to talk about The Horsemen. Some great members, some great stories, some awful members, some awful stories.

    I liked DX, I don't know if they were ground breaking. The NWO was ground breaking. That whole deal was more than just a faction, it was a huge angle that changed the type of wrestling you'd see on a weekly basis.

    The 90's was stable heavy btw: Harts, the ministry, The corporation, the BWO, Anybody remember the oddities, The brood, the alliance, The JOB Squad, the boriquous, Taker had a gang that was called something back when he rode a motorcycle to the ring, The nation of domination, Kevin Sullivan had a stable, I think Dibiase did too. and Thats just the ones i remember.

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