The battle is over, The Shield have won and the so-called 'Dogs Of War' have had muzzles clamped across their jaws by WWE creative a mere six weeks after forming in early-September.
A few years from now, the short-lived faction formed by Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler on Raw will be the answer to a trivia question rather than a fondly remembered group. WWE didn't give the trio enough time to become anything more than a footnote in history, and the whole thing will be forgotten quickly.
Everyone knows the best, most memorable stables wrestling has produced. The nWo, D-Generation X, The Four Horsemen, the Social Outcasts (okay, maybe not that last one); putting a bunch of wrestlers in the same package and selling a numerical advantage is a tried-and-tested booking method. Occasionally though, it's completely forgettable.
Much like Messrs Strowman, McIntyre and Ziggler's speed bump, other factions have come and gone without much consequence. These are the examples creative writers should study to see what doesn't work, and why "strength" in numbers can become a weakness...
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