One of the most successful superstars in WWE history rested his laurels on the phrase “don’t trust anybody.” While that worked for the Texas Rattlesnake, an endless list of wildly successful tag teams prove that a wrestler can trust at least one person and still become a huge name in the wrestling industry. On semi-regular occasions, a third, fourth, and so forth, member may be part of the group and turn it into what the wrestling world calls a stable.
From The Four Horsemen, who originated the term despite not quite being the first, to groups like the New World Order and DX who controlled the 90s, to teams like The Authority who continue to do so today, stables have always been a dominant and important force in the wrestling industry. That isn’t to say there have been a few stables that were less successful. Some were poorly conceived, some just didn’t have much of a point, and others still were flat out embarrassing in hindsight. Some may prefer to debate their favorites, but lovers of wrestlecrap should read on if you want to learn about 15 wrestling stables WWE wants you to forget about.
15 X Factor
14 The Disciples of the Apocalypse
13 The Corre
12 The NWA
From the early 90s to 2001 when the concept finally jumped the shark, the story wrestling fans always seemed to love the most was an invasion. It started in Japan when the UWF invaded NJPW, which WCW replicated with the nWo. ECW tried a few invasion storylines as well, first with SMW doing a minor invasion into ECW, and then with the much bigger ECW invasion and takeover of Raw in February of 1997. It’s impossible to forget the last big invasion, when WCW invaded WWE, but it’s actually really easy to forget another war that got lost in the shuffle.
11 The Un-Americans
10 The Dudley Brothers
9 The Million Dollar Corporation
8 The Radicalz
7 The Dungeon of Doom
6 The New Brood
5 Pretty Mean Sisters
4 The J.O.B. Squad
3 The Mexicools
2 The Union
1 The Corporate Ministry
The Corporation was cool, and the Ministry was pretty awesome too, but something about combining them just didn’t work. We aren’t going to deny their awesome theme music, but outside of the tunes, the Corporate Ministry didn’t have much to offer. The big problem is that the Corporate Ministry had three primary enemies in Steve Austin, The Rock, and Vince McMahon. That seems fine until you learn that less than a month into the group’s existence, it was revealed that their secret leader…was Vince McMahon. It would take too long to go into the confusing intricacies of the group, but that about sums it up. When two groups filled to the brim with megastars to begin with go from feuding to merging, things get way too convoluted way too fast, and it’s easier to just forget about the whole thing when it's over.
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