The legacies of various factions in WWE live on strong today. Fans still pop huge if groups like D-Generation X, Evolution, or The Shield are referenced on WWE television. However, there are quite a few stables that fly under the radar when it comes to their legacy. These groups didn’t have the same level of success as the elite tier factions that WWE loves to bring back today.
We will look at the ones to become quite underrated throughout the years. All the factions featured here did enough to deserve a positive reputation even though most fans rarely speak about them. Find out just which factions should be getting more love today from the fans and WWE. These are the top ten most underappreciated stables in WWE history.
10 King Booker's Court
Booker T became a top heel for WWE when winning the King of the Ring tournament and adopting the new moniker of King Booker. Sharmell joined her husband as Queen Sharmell along with William Regal and Finlay making up the faction known as King Booker's Court.
Regal and Finlay were two of the most underrated talents that added intensity to the group attacks and held their own for superb singles matches. Booker became the World Champion of the Smackdown brand having his one world title reign in with the stable helping him out.
9 Right to Censor
Stevie Richards received his biggest opportunity in wrestling when getting to lead the Right to Censor stable in WWE. The group was a parody of the Parents Television Council group that tried to get WWE censored from television during the Attitude Era.
Richards led the group of Val Venis, The Godfather, Bull Buchanan, and Ivory trying to prevent other wrestlers from crossing the line with violent matches, foul language or sexual content. Right to Censor would receive the most heat during many episodes of television despite the run ending early.
8 Team B.A.D.
WWE tried to create factions in the women’s division when starting the evolution following the call-ups of Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair, and Becky Lynch. Banks aligned with Naomi and Tamina to form the Team B.A.D. faction of heels.
Naomi and Banks had great chemistry together as a team with Tamina thriving in her best role as an enforcer. All three ladies worked together to make Team B.A.D. a successful act in their short time together. Banks eventually left the group for a singles run which benefited Naomi as well in the long run.
7 Team Angle
Kurt Angle was at his peak in late 2002 when he received his own stable known as Team Angle. Former amateur wrestlers Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas were top prospects entering WWE as a tag team following the mentorship of Angle.
The trio had great chemistry together in Team Angle as a top heel act on the Smackdown side. WWE eventually split them up following an Angle injury which led to Haas and Benjamin becoming Worlds Greatest Tag Team.
6 The Million Dollar Corporation
Ted DiBiase’s retirement from the ring would see him form a faction called the Million Dollar Corporation. Talents like Kama Mustafa, I.R.S. and King Kong Bundy would see DiBiase become their manager along with the help from other members of the group.
Sycho Sid, 123 Kid and Tatanka each had memorable heel turns opting to take the money over the respect of the fans. DiBiase was a tremendous personality adding to the success of the group, but the stable didn’t have a long-term run as it ended faster than expected.
5 Straight Edge Society
CM Punk’s transition into a heel character using his straight edge beliefs to rip apart the audience made him one of the top performers in WWE. The rise of Punk would see him get his own stable known as the Straight Edge Society following his orders.
Luke Gallows, Serena Deeb and Joey Mercury would all offer various sacrifices to prove their devotion to Punk like ditching their old names or shaving their heads. Punk essentially played a cult leader with his character work getting the faction over. Unfortunately, the Straight Edge Society didn’t last long enough to create a legacy.
4 The Radicalz
WWE made the Radicalz instantly popular when all four wrestlers jumped ship from WCW. Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, and Perry Saturn all joined WWE together when their WCW contracts expired due to the lack of interest in pushing younger talent.
The Radicalz made an impact right away by getting involved in the Triple H vs Mick Foley storyline. Each member of the group turned heel to keep the stable going for many months. Benoit and Guerrero became relevant rising stars while Saturn and Malenko had solid mid-card runs.
Randy Orton bonded with fellow second-generation talents Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase to form Legacy. The success of Orton already had him as a top tier main event performer. Rhodes and DiBiase each showed great potential leading to the trio finding relevance as a stable.
Legacy helped Orton win and retain the WWE Championship in 2009. Rhodes and DiBiase would rise in the pecking order during a memorable feud against Shawn Michaels and Triple H that gave them main event experience. Legacy did enough to help all three performers even though no one talks about them today.
2 The Un-Americans
WWE tried to tap into the cheap heat of heel wrestlers disliking the United States of America. Fans reacted with loud boos any time the Un-Americans had a match or promo. Christian, Lance Storm, Test and William Regal were the main members with Chris Jericho having a short run with them as well.
The Un-Americans unfortunately never fulfilled their potential as a main event act, but they did have memorable feuds with upper level talents like The Undertaker and Kane. WWE ended the angle early due to the talent reportedly not wanting to receive that level of hate from the audience extending to their everyday lives.
1 Team RECK
Team RECK proved that some of the best factions happened by accident. Kurt Angle often aligned with Edge and Christian in the storylines since they had mutual enemies. Their characters made sense working together as all three had the comedic element to add to their segments.
Rhyno joining WWE would see him become an ally of Edge and Christian due to their background training together. Team RECK had tremendous backstage segments together and delivered in the ring with four great talents. The stable ended at King of the Ring 2001 with all four men in the semi-finals leading to the Edge victory.