5 Factions you didn't know were created by WWE Superstars
For the longest time, stables and factions have carried huge significance in professional wrestling. Whether it was a group of heels (bad guys) trying to look out for each other, or some closely knit friends trying to make a name for themselves, wrestling factions can alter careers if done right.
It is often said that for something to work in professional wrestling, it has to be organic. You cannot throw a bunch of people together and expect them to ‘get over’. Much like in life, certain things have a way of working themselves out in professional wrestling.
In the past, we’ve witnessed the emergence of some of the most iconic factions - from the New World Order (nWo) to The Four Horsemen, to D-Generation X. These are the factions that will continue to linger in the minds of professional wrestling fans for a long time.
However, there have been instances when the factions weren’t ideated by promoters or those in the creative team, but by the Superstars themselves. Today, we take a look at five factions that were created by WWE Superstars.
#5 The New Day
Not too long ago, Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods were left with no concrete plans or feuds. Big E and Kofi are former Intercontinental Champions, and there was a point when Kofi was seriously being looked at as a title contender.
That was until the infamous ‘stupid’ moment transpired with Randy Orton.
However, things always happen for a reason. With Big E and Xavier Woods, Kofi created history. The New Day became the longest reigning tag team champions in WWE history. And Big E recently opened up about how the three got together.
Big E revealed that the three Superstars ideated the stable, and got Vince McMahon’s approval. While they were initially expected to be stereotypical black gospel characters, they soon made the characters their own, and have since become three of the most beloved characters in the company.