The WWE have put a real emphasis in creating multi-man teams over the last year or so; the success that the New Day has brought to the organisation has resulted in other stars trying to replicate their success.
Usually, there’s one breakout star the WWE try to push; Bray Wyatt was always going the be the main attraction of the Wyatt Family, while The Rock went on to set new heights of popularity after being a part of the Nation of Domination.
PUTTING OVER REIGNS
However, it doesn't always work as nobody was pushed from the Social Outcasts while the League of Nations quickly dissolved.
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Sometimes it’s unfair on the other stars of the stable, who may deserve a main event slot but don’t always get it. We’ve seen this with the League of Nations, as many believed they would enjoy great success by working together, or at least one of them would reach the top.
However, former WWE superstar Wade Barrett has revealed on Wrestle Zone Radio that the League of Nations was created for a very different reason.
Barrett has said that the only reason the WWE formed the League of Nations was to put over Reigns. It wasn’t to try and get himself, Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio or Rusev over, but the end goal was to help Reigns with his WrestleMania push where he eventually dethroned Triple H to reclaim the WWE Championship.
PAID THE PRICE
He said: “The majority of the time it would be Sheamus coming out and talking while we stood behind him.
“I just don’t think that we focused much on trying to get over our natural charisma and natural friendship. It was just the storylines, and I don’t know what we could have done.
“There were plenty of ideas thrown about, but ultimately we were there as foils for Roman Reigns. We needed to help him with his WrestleMania push.”
Right now, it seems like the plan was a waste as Reigns is in the mid-card scene where he’ll be taking on Rusev for the United States Championship.
The Reigns experiment clearly failed, and the League of Nations had to ultimately pay for it by trying to put over a guy who simply couldn’t get over.
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