10 Things WWE Wants You To Forget About The Bloodline

The Bloodline are arguably the biggest and most successful stable in WWE history. Arguably...

Roman Reigns The Usos
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When WWE's current boom comes to an end, what characters or storylines will come to define it?

Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock are the names and faces of the Attitude Era in the same way Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels were - for better and worse - the two talismanic New Generation stars that came before them. Hulk Hogan was such a big deal that 'The Hulkamania Era' is as shorthand as anything else for WWE's first commercial peak in the late 1980s. But what of the present day?

Cody Rhodes finally Finishing The Story cements him as a cover star, and Triple H won't not want to be included in the kudos, but in The Bloodline, WWE has a story that has been top priority for half a decade, a stable that has technically been around even longer, and the one vehicle that at long last got Roman Reigns where he probably should have been a long time ago. 'Thje Big Dog' had to become 'The Tribal Chief', but financially for the market leader, it was definitely worth the wait. 

The Bloodline are without question the act WWE wants you to remember when all of this is over. A legacy that started decades earlier peaking alongside the industry itself. 

Just don't ask about these other moments...

10. The Original Bloodline

Roman Reigns The Usos
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Should Roman Reigns and The Usos reunite as opponents of the Solo Sikoa-led version of the group, the trio will immediately challenge Cody Rhodes for the top babyface act in the entire company.

Whether it's Jimmy and Jey embracing after the long hard road they've both travelled under (and out from under) the thumb of their power-mad cousin, or said cousin acknowledging them rather than forcing it the other way around, the group spent so long as monster heels that it wouldn't be smart pro wrestling promotion to not now give people chance to enjoy their work rather than despise it.

It also allows for a second attempt at an idea that was rather wonkily executed first time around. Between 2015 and 2020, the three were an on/off act on television in service of the perpetually limp Roman Reigns babyface push. The ceiling was always going to be low because the the fan investment was - the longer audiences couldn't commit to 'The Big Dog' as their number one guy, the longer the group felt more of a novelty act brought together by family bond as opposed to the group capable of dominating the very landscape of the market leader. 

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Michael is a writer, editor, podcaster and presenter for WhatCulture Wrestling, and has been with the organisation over 7 years. He primarily produces written, audio and video content on WWE and AEW, but also provides knowledge and insights on all aspects of the wrestling industry thanks to a passion for it dating back almost 35 years. As one third of "The Dadley Boyz" Michael has contributed to the huge rise in popularity of the WhatCulture Wrestling Podcast and its accompanying YouTube channel, earning it top spot in the UK's wrestling podcast charts with well over 60,000,000 total downloads. He has been featured as a wrestling analyst for the Tampa Bay Times, GRAPPL and Sports Guys Talking Wrestling, and has covered milestone events in New York, Dallas, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, London and Cardiff. Michael's background in media stretches beyond wrestling coverage, with a degree in Journalism from the University Of Sunderland (2:1) and a series of published articles in sports, music and culture magazines The Crack, A Love Supreme and Pilot. When not offering his voice up for daily wrestling podcasts, he can be found losing it singing far too loud watching his favourite bands play live. Follow him on X/Twitter - @MichaelHamflett