The feud began with Roman Reigns and Sheamus both wanting the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The Celtic Warrior then escalated this much further with the addition of Wade Barrett and Rusev. It wasn't much longer before Del Rio emerged to team with the Irishman and suddenly, The Big Dog found himself in a hefty predicament against a new four-man faction, 'The League of Nations'.
Roman needed help, so who did the creative team provide him with in the form of back-up? Dean Ambrose and The Usos. The reaction from the crowd pretty much forced management into forming a new fully-fledged stable, thus creating, what rumors seem to believe, a four-man stable by the title of 'The Family.'
Reigns is the main leader of The Family. The main goal for WWE is to elevate Reigns to a position where fans will accept him as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. By using popular performers such as Ambrose and The Usos, creative are hoping the affection will rub off on Reigns. The 30-year-old is still penciled to win the top prize at WrestleMania, so the creative department has a couple of months to build the stable in the correct way.
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AMBROSE IN THE FAMILY
The choice of Dean Ambrose's position in The Family is no surprise. WWE have been building the friendship between The Lunatic Fringe and The Big Dog on-screen for the past year. The pair have bonded from their days together as part of The Shield, and their mutual hatred of former stablemate Seth Rollins has only made their unity stronger.
Even though they both targeted the world title at the same time as best friends, creative were able to play out their friendship right and keep them united.
However, the stable may not have been the best choice for Ambrose. Recently, we have seen the beginning of a new feud between him and Kevin Owens. It promises to produce a great match at TLC, but it's obvious Dean won't win the Intercontinental Championship. The Family may well be a step down for Ambrose since losing the finals of the World Heavyweight Championship Tournament.
THE USOS IN THE FAMILY
Outside of Dean Ambrose, there is no-one logically better than The Usos as part of Reigns' new stable, after all, they really are family members. They are all part of a massive Samoan family which has been in professional wrestling for decades. Coincidentally, Reigns is first cousins with Rikishi, who is the father of the Usos. It is a wise move for WWE to finally acknowledge their relationship on-screen.
The Family is a huge opportunity for The Usos and their position in the company. For a long time, WWE has seen them as just another tag team within the ranks. While this necessarily isn't a bad thing, there is something about The Usos that make them extremely unique to any other duo; their athleticism, speed and high flying ability are the pairs' main traits, which is odd considering The Usos aren't exactly the smallest superstars on the roster.
The Family provides The Usos with an opportunity to wrestle with upper-tier performers and be on the final segment of Raw.
Will The Family boost Roman Reigns' popularity enough to allow him to access the WWE World Heavyweight Championship by the time Wrestlemania arrives?
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