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Wrestling Factions: 8 Of The Best And 8 Of The Worst In Wrestling History

Every wrestling fan has a love for a legendary factions. A group of wrestlers uniting for a common goal is a nearly foolproof idea and an effective way to utilize multiple talents on the roster. Not everyone can become the next Hulk Hogan or Steve Austin, but all deserve a chance to succeed. Factions can save careers or find the perfect use for talents floundering on the roster. Most factions won’t be able to have every member work as a main eventer. Midcarders, tag teams and enforcers all have places in the classic faction. Variety is necessary and each performer having distinct differences is important.

Another pivotal facet of a faction is having all members on the same page. You logically need each person on the squad to have the same goal at the end of the day. The structure of wrestling shows usually revolves around everyone wanting to win titles or gain power. You need one specific person to be established as the respected leader. The New World Order was led by Hulk Hogan. Bret Hart was the man in charge of The Hart Foundation. The Four Horsemen followed Ric Flair’s lead. You never wondered about this unless there was a storyline in play and that’s absolutely needed.

The purpose, leadership and results of a faction are what dictates how far they will go. Booking a group of guys to always lose despite having the numbers advantage or experience as a team is a surefire way to kill any momentum. Pro wrestling has seen many factions fall on both sides of the spectrum and we’ll look at what caused it here. No one has been exempt from the successes and failures of factions through all the eras and different wrestling promotions to exist in the history of the business. These are the top eight wrestling factions and worst eight wrestling factions of all time.

16 Worst: X-Factor

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15 Best: Evolution

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14 Worst: The Corre

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13 Best: The Nation of Domination

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12 Worst: Dungeon of Doom

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11 Best: New Day

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10 Worst: Aces and Eights

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9 Best: D-Generation X

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8 Worst: The Spirit Squad

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7 Best: The Shield

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6 Worst: The Mexicools

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5 Best: The Four Horsemen

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4 Worst: Immortal

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3 Best: nWo

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2 Worst: nWo 2000

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1 Best: The Hart Foundation

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Most would say selecting The Hart Foundation as the greatest wrestling faction of all time is a bold choice, due to how short their time together was but they did something special. The Hart Foundation was the perfect example of a wrestling faction having everyone work together for a common goal, but they also make opponents look strong, like the Horsemen did. Bret Hart was the leader as the WWE Champion for the majority of the faction’s run, with the very credible Owen Hart and Davey Boy Smith as his seconds in command. Jim Neidhart was the muscle and Brian Pillman was the wild card. The great storytelling and in-ring performances led to 1997 becoming one of the most memorable years in wrestling history. Steve Austin’s ascension may not have taken off if not for the work of The Hart Foundation as wrestling’s greatest faction.

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