Or "faction," if that's your label of choice. It is created when a bunch of wrestlers who share the very same vision group up to wreak havoc on those who don't. It truly is that simple. Occasionally they're excellent (nWo, DX), sometimes they're bad (World Jarrett, Spirit Squad) and at times they're downright weird (Oddities, P.M.S.).
Now, except if you are in a tag team or Survivor Collection type match -- or mired in some form of hotshotted handicap gimmick -- signing up for forces tends to make no sense whatsoever. After all, only 1 individual can get or lose in any provided match. What very good does it do Jinder Mahal if he aids Heath Slater conquer Justin Gabriel?
No good at all, unless of course his 3MB cohort returns the favor.
The greatest factions then, by naturel, are heels, due to the fact their only purpose is to interfere with matches of other members. Eddie Guerrero's "Lie, cheat and steal" gimmick notwithstanding, the supporters are not going to cheer a experience for assault. Imagine Sheamus chair-shotting Massive E. Langston just before John Cena's most current match towards Dolph Ziggler?
May be a neat twist for 1 evening, but following awhile, that's not satisfactory habits for a face.
With that in mind, I want to speak about why I'm so amped for this weekend's more than-the-best-rope extravaganza. If you've been spending attention, and expensive lord I hope you have, then you have most likely surmised that our beloved "Shield" is in cahoots with CM Punk (see much more proof right here).
Sure, the very same CM Punk who is managed by Paul Heyman, who also manages Broooock ... Lesnarrrrrrrr!
CM Punk, Brock Lesnar and The Shield? Signal me the fuck up. But there's one thing missing. We have the brains and we have the brawn, but what faction would be complete without having a conniving minor weasel? You know, an individual who can begin trouble and occupation to the faces when the bigger names can't manage to shed cleanse on television.
Oh, hi Brad Maddox.
Like The Shield, Maddy promises to work on your own with no allegiance to the WWE champion (uh-huh), even with supporting him defeat Ryback by feeding his balls more punches at final year's Hell in a Mobile. Then this little gem of coincidence turned up backstage.
That provides us to Lesnar, who may possibly not be because of back again right up until immediately after Elimination Chamber.
He's the X-aspect (secure pun intended) here. It's tough to think about a star of his caliber currently being bogged down by the bodyweight of a faction, but then yet again, ol' sword 'n chest is dreadful on the stick and will most likely want Heyman to hold his leash on the road to WrestleMania.
And an angle that large indicates Heyman is a deal offer.
Of study course, nothing at all is set in stone, particularly in this business. This is basically a single admirer putting the alignment just before the syzygy. For all I know, WWE shade commentator Jerry Lawler will stand up on Sunday and tear off his Affliction tee shirt to expose a Shield tank top rated.
But just the prospect of a new faction has me fired up due to the fact when they're carried out correct -- and not just an amalgamation of mid-card jobbers with practically nothing to do -- they're money. Moreover, this is the excellent opportunity for WWE to make amends with enthusiasts for the Nexus debacle, which just so occurred to have Punk as its chief.
You know the old professional wrestling motto: If at very first you do not succeed, pretend it in no way happened and consider again.