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20 Greatest Stables in Pro Wrestling History

The professional wrestling industry has a long history of featuring stables, groups of wrestlers who unite under a common goal, in programs, on television shows and at the tops of cards. Those faction

The professional wrestling industry has a long history of featuring stables, groups of wrestlers who unite under a common goal, in programs, on television shows and at the tops of cards. Those factions have helped create some of the more memorable storylines in the business, and they, in turn, made boatloads of money for the wrestling organizations that featured them. Singles acts such as Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair helped revolutionize the business with the feuds that they had, but there is a solid argument to be made that both were at their best when they were involved with stables.

The National Wrestling Alliance, World Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment all introduced stables that have lived long in the memories of wrestling fans long after they were last seen on television or inside of a ring. Fans are able to re-live those battles via websites such as YouTube and also via the WWE Network, and those matches serve as a reminder that the business certainly has changed over the past several decades and not entirely for the better. It is not a coincidence, after all, that WWE and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling have tried to recreate former great stables numerous times over the years.

What are widely recognized as the greatest stables in pro wrestling history all helped mold the business. That includes a group that was able to exist as it did because of when it was put together. You can be sure that the antics that stable used to pull off would not make it on television today. Last but certainly not least is the faction that showcased four of the top performers of their time. That group lived the gimmick on television, at shows and even when out on the town, and it is the stable that so many after it has been modeled after decades after its original incarnation was broken up.

20 The Shield

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19 The Dudley Family

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18 Camp Cornette

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17 Legion of Doom

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16 Triple Threat

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15 McMahon-Helmsley Era

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14 The Kliq

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13 Hart Foundation

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12 The Ministry of Darkness

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11 The Million Dollar Corporation

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10 The Corporation

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9 The Dangerous Alliance

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8 The Fabulous Freebirds

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7 The Heenan Family

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6 Nation of Domination

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5 The First Family

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4 Evolution

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3 new World order

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2 D-Generation-X

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1 The Four Horsemen

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No stable in pro wrestling history was quite like the original Four Horsemen. Ric Flair, Ole Anderson, Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard formed a group of wrestlers who walked the walk and then talked the talk inside of the ring. The promos that the Horsemen would cut during television segments are some of the best that the industry has ever seen, and they should be required viewing for anybody who is even considering breaking into the pro wrestling business. Organizations need to stop attempting to remake the Horsemen with four different workers. It is never going to happen. Just leave the memories alone.

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