Groups are fundamental to WWE’s success. From the Mega Powers, to The Hardy Boyz and Edge and Christian, to The Shield and The Undisputed Era as well as dozens of others, tag teams and stables contribute to WWE’s vast history significantly.
Some of the greatest storylines and wrestlers of all time have emanated from being paired with the right person or group, and being given the faith from creative to let it reach its full potential. Unfortunately not every group gets that chance.
For every Rated RKO or D-Generation X success story, there are dozens of failed duos and stables that didn’t make an impression or were forgotten about before they could have a significant impact on the company. Most groups that don’t go anywhere weren’t going to work and were shut down in order to reprioritise the talent involved with them.
These 10 are major exceptions, groups worthy of creative effort and who should have been given more time and opportunities than they were granted in their brief time here. Thankfully all of them achieved some memories to cling onto going forward, even if the melancholy of unfulfilled potential will always sting...