The diehard wrestling fan will have various favorites when it comes to the concepts of pro wrestling and factions are one of those. A faction is a group of multiple wrestlers pairing up to create a unit that works together to get success. The most popular factions in wrestling history would be the New World Order, the Four Horsemen and D-Generation X. All four of these factions were led by elite superstar talents such as Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and Triple H. They were also full of great wrestlers being utilized effectively when names like Scott Hall, Arn Anderson and X-Pac were put in a position to shine.
All members of the faction should contribute and improve their stock by being a part of it. Randy Orton was a floundering new face in WWE until he joined Evolution and embraced his heel role as “the future.” Even Flair was in a bad spot at the time in WWE before he entered Evolution and played into his past as a wrestling legend. This was the perfect example of two talents finding better use by being in a faction, while Triple H’s character improved by having the variables with him.
While many stables have become great successes in WWE, not every member has benefited from being in a particular group and some others have harmed it. There’s a couple of reasons for failures in factions. Not every wrestler can fit into any gimmick. Timing and chemistry can prevent a talented star from thriving in a great group. D-Generation X was a silly, comedic stable that played immature pranks and made jokes out of their opponents. Bret Hart or Ken Shamrock would not have worked in that setting but that doesn’t mean they were less talented. That being said, many of the people on this list just sucked and harmed the faction with poor work. We’ll look at all the reasons why as we break down the top fifteen worst members of great wrestling factions.
14 Braun Strowman (The Wyatt Family)
13 Bull Buchanan (Right to Censor)
12 PG-13 (Nation of Domination)
11 Batista (Evolution)
10 Heath Slater (Nexus)
9 Tatanka (Million Dollar Corporation)
8 Steve McMichael (Four Horsemen)
7 Larry Zbyszko (The Dangerous Alliance)
6 Mideon (Ministry of Darkness)
5 Sting (nwo Wolfpac)
4 Manu (Legacy)
3 Buff Bagwell (nWo)
2 Chyna (DX)
1 Paul Roma (Four Horsemen)
The Four Horsemen were obviously spectacular and the two staples of the faction were Ric Flair and Arn Anderson. The other members were interchangeable through the different versions and there were quite a few duds being added to the mix. Paul Roma was by far the worst member and completely squandered the rare opportunity of joining the historic faction. Roma's best attribute was his look but the guy couldn’t work a great match to save his career. Many viewed the Horsemen as being the elite workers of the company and one of the worst talents being added to the mix was just disrespectful to the overall legacy of The Four Horsemen.
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