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5 WWE factions without an official leader

Raktim Nandi
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#4 Former WWE World Tag Team Champions The Spirit Squad

1️⃣5️⃣ years ago today, @ShawnMichaels & @TripleH had their first official match back as #DX against The Spirit Squad!Via: @WWENetwork https://t.co/UG4kfikr7Q

The Spirit Squad's return to WWE as part of the storyline between The Miz and Dolph Ziggler raised a considerable number of eyebrows.

This faction was never extremely popular during their original run, coming off as annoying and over-the-top. However, it was exactly how the company wanted them to be received.

The Spirit Squad were a group of male cheerleaders and had no leader. When they won the World Tag Team Championship, they defended the title under the Freebird Rule, meaning all five of them were tag team champions.

The Spirit Squad still exists today, with Kenny and Mikey wrestling as a team in MLW. Dolph Ziggler, however, is the most famous former member of the group, a former world champion and a respected veteran at this point.


#3 The Radicalz

On this day in history in the year 2000, Perry Saturn, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, and Dean Malenko (aka The Radicalz) made their shocking WWE debut by showing up in the front row for RAW; the group had been in WCW just days prior. https://t.co/DzIZGYEHOK

The Radicalz never gained the success the fans hoped they would. After the dissolution of the group, the members achieved considerable success, although none of them was particularly lucky in their personal lives.

While Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit are sometimes considered leaders of the faction, The Radicalz never named an official leader. Both Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit went on to become world champions, while Dean Malenko retired in 2001.

These days, The Radicalz are mostly remembered for their memorable debut, in which they were shown as members of the audience, until Road Dogg offended them, leading to a beatdown.

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