In The Stables- Mark Jordan
by, 07-12-2013 at 11:16 AM (5095 Views)
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.
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.
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