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26th Aug '16 3:49:52 PM LaptopGuy
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* WWE had the Spirit Squad, a five man stable consisting of male cheerleaders Kenny, Johnny, Mitch, Nicky, and Mikey. Out of the five only Nicky is still employed in the WWE and has been repackaged as Wrestling/DolphZiggler, enjoying singles success and eventually becoming a Triple Crown champion. Ironically, the whole Spirit Squad gimmick was used to put over Kenny. That worked to his disadvantage, as he [[NeverLiveItDown forever became associated with the gimmick.]] Even years after the breakup, Kenny Dykstra was still the butt of Spirit Squad chants and jokes.

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* WWE had the Spirit Squad, a five man stable consisting of male cheerleaders Kenny, Johnny, Mitch, Nicky, and Mikey. Out of the five only Nicky is still employed in the WWE and has been repackaged as Wrestling/DolphZiggler, enjoying singles success and eventually becoming a Triple Crown champion. Ironically, the whole Spirit Squad gimmick was used to put over Kenny. That worked to his disadvantage, as he [[NeverLiveItDown forever became associated with the gimmick.]] Even years after the breakup, Kenny Dykstra was still the butt of Spirit Squad chants and jokes. Mikey, although never as popular as Ziggler, had a solid career on the independent scene as Mike Mondo.



* When the Norfolk Dolls broke apart, both Britani Knight and Melody started to slide nearly into {{jobber}} status but Knight bounced back next year and went on to win multiple title belts in many countries and get invited to Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} while Melodi wouldn't get a big break for another five years. Britani Later joined WWE's FCW and formed the "Anti-diva Army" with [[Wrestling/IvelisseVelez Sofia Cortez]] as Wrestling/{{Paige}}. They broke up when NXT replaced FCW and it seemed like Sofia was going to leave Paige behind. Then Cortez got injured and released while Paige became NXT's first Women's Champion. As of 2015, Paige is a two-time Divas champion and Ivelisse [[PowerTrio a third]] of Wrestling/LuchaUnderground's first tercias champion team.
* Wrestling/TheShield broke up in 2014. Wrestling/RomanReigns is being pushed as the next top babyface and Wrestling/SethRollins joined the Authority and won the World Title at Wrestlemania XXXI. Wrestling/DeanAmbrose on the other hand, despite being arguably the most popular of the 3[[note]]his hoodie spent a few months as the best-selling piece of non-John Cena clothing offered by WWE[[/note]] went on to feud with with fellow almost-but-not-quite main eventer Bray Wyatt before being moved back into the midcard as part of the effort to revitalize the Intercontinental and United States championships. It's later subverted as in May 2015 he challenging his former shield teammate for the WWE World Heavyweight championship and even pinned him for the title before the latter was [[CruelTwistEnding disqualified]]. By mid-2016, it was completely subverted as all three members have become world champion. [[spoiler:In fact, all three were champion within ''three minutes'' of each other. Seth won the title off the defending Roman, only for Dean to cash in his MITB briefcase (the second after Kane to do so within the same night they won it) to win the title off him. With this, the Shield officially became one of the most successful factions in the history of the company and easily the most successful since Wrestling/{{Evolution}}]].

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* When the Norfolk Dolls broke apart, both Britani Knight and Melody started to slide nearly into {{jobber}} status but Knight bounced back next year and went on to win multiple title belts in many countries and get invited to Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} while Melodi wouldn't get a big break for another five years. Britani Later later joined WWE's FCW and formed the "Anti-diva Army" with [[Wrestling/IvelisseVelez Sofia Cortez]] as Wrestling/{{Paige}}. They broke up when NXT replaced FCW and it seemed like Sofia was going to leave Paige behind. Then Cortez got injured and released while Paige became NXT's first Women's Champion. As of 2015, Paige is a two-time Divas champion and Ivelisse [[PowerTrio a third]] of Wrestling/LuchaUnderground's first tercias champion team.
* Wrestling/TheShield broke up in 2014. Wrestling/RomanReigns is being pushed as the next top babyface and Wrestling/SethRollins joined the Authority and won the World Title at Wrestlemania XXXI. Wrestling/DeanAmbrose on the other hand, despite being arguably the most popular of the 3[[note]]his hoodie spent a few months as the best-selling piece of non-John Cena clothing offered by WWE[[/note]] went on to feud with with fellow almost-but-not-quite main eventer Bray Wyatt before being moved back into the midcard as part of the effort to revitalize the Intercontinental and United States championships. It's later subverted as in May 2015 he challenging his former shield Shield teammate for the WWE World Heavyweight championship and even pinned him for the title before the latter was [[CruelTwistEnding disqualified]]. By mid-2016, it was completely subverted as all three members have become world champion. [[spoiler:In fact, all three were champion within ''three minutes'' of each other. Seth won the title off the defending Roman, only for Dean to cash in his MITB briefcase (the second after Kane to do so within the same night they won it) to win the title off him. With this, the Shield officially became one of the most successful factions in the history of the company and easily the most successful since Wrestling/{{Evolution}}]].
26th Aug '16 1:53:12 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Another example that includes Layla - Extreme Expose. The dance trio on ECW included her and Wrestling/KellyKelly who was arguably the most popular diva on the roster. The other girl, Wrestling/BrookeAdams, got released just after they split. However, Brooke joined TNA in 2010, becoming a three-time Knockouts Champion, arguably the best wrestler of the three, and the only one still active[[note]]her current pregnancy notwithstanding[[/note]] since Kelly and Layla have now retired.

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* Another example that includes Layla - Extreme Expose. The dance trio on ECW included her and Wrestling/KellyKelly who was arguably the most popular diva on the roster. The other girl, Wrestling/BrookeAdams, got released just after they split. However, Brooke joined TNA in 2010, becoming a three-time Knockouts Champion, arguably the best wrestler of the three, and the only one still active[[note]]her current pregnancy notwithstanding[[/note]] since Kelly and Layla have now retired. Much like the Edge and Christian scenario, Brooke is the breakout in terms of in-ring accomplishments, but since Kelly and Layla worked on the bigger stage, the are the ''de facto'' breakout stars.
11th Aug '16 11:49:43 AM thecarolinabull01
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* The Blade Runners were a tag team between 1985 and 1986, a pair of former bodybuilders trying to break into wrestling named Steve Borden, and Jim Hellwig, who you may know as {{Wrestling/Sting}} and Wrestling/UltimateWarrior. Sting became one of the biggest stars of WCW and one of the main draws in TheNineties and early noughties, and is still a big draw today, Warrior was a success in TheNineties, but is now best known for a series of crossover episodes between WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall and WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment. Although both men became huge, Sting is arguably the breakout star. He went on to become the face of WCW and win 15 world titles whereas Warrior would wrestle off and on for several years and win a few titles before retiring to become a motivational speaker.

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* The Blade Runners were a tag team between 1985 and 1986, a pair of former bodybuilders trying to break into wrestling named Steve Borden, and Jim Hellwig, who you may know as {{Wrestling/Sting}} and Wrestling/UltimateWarrior. Sting became one of the biggest stars of WCW and one of the main draws in TheNineties and early noughties, and is still a big draw today, Warrior was a success in TheNineties, but is now best known for a series of crossover episodes between WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall and WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment. Although both men became huge, Sting is arguably the breakout star. He went on to become Sting became one of the face biggest stars of WCW and win 15 world titles whereas one of the main draws in TheNineties and early noughties, Warrior would wrestle off was a big success in TheNineties, but is now best known for a series of crossover episodes between WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall and on for several years and win WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment. Warrior might be a few titles before retiring bit more well-known to become a motivational speaker.the casual fanbase, though.



* The Hardy Boyz - Wrestling/JeffHardy was Wrestling/{{WWE}} Champion while Wrestling/{{Matt|Hardy}} had the WWE platinum phoenix version of Wrestling/{{ECW}} Championship which is relatively meaningless in comparison.
** Earlier in the decade it looked like Matt was the one who would become the breakout star, as he started the immensely popular Version One character while Jeff got fired. But then the Matt / Edge / Wrestling/{{Lita}} debacle happened and Matt's career got completely derailed, and Jeff redeemed himself. Long enough to win a World Title at least.
** History would repeat itself when the two would both move on to Wrestling/{{TNA}}. Both would let their personal demons get the best of them, but Wrestling/MattHardy would go on to get himself blacklisted from the company by faking a suicide while Jeff Hardy got a second chance and managed to [[TheAtoner redeem himself]] and become a mainstay in the main event scene.
** As of early 2014, Matt has been getting himself back on track, and got himself back into the wrestling scene, eventually getting a tag team title run in TNA with Jeff.

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* The Hardy Boyz - Wrestling/JeffHardy was Wrestling/{{WWE}} Champion while Wrestling/{{Matt|Hardy}} had the WWE platinum phoenix version of Wrestling/{{ECW}} Championship which is relatively meaningless in comparison.
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comparison. Earlier in the decade it looked like Matt was the one who would become the breakout star, as he started the immensely popular Version One character while Jeff got fired. But then the Matt / Edge / Wrestling/{{Lita}} debacle happened and Matt's career got completely derailed, and Jeff redeemed himself. Long himself long enough to win a World Title at least.
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least. History would repeat itself when the two would both move on to Wrestling/{{TNA}}. Both would let their personal demons get the best of them, but Wrestling/MattHardy would go on to get himself blacklisted from the company by faking a suicide while Jeff Hardy got a second chance and managed to [[TheAtoner redeem himself]] and become a mainstay in the main event scene.
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scene. As of early 2014, Matt has been getting himself back on track, and got himself back into the wrestling scene, eventually getting a tag team title run in TNA with Jeff.



* The Steiner Brothers: Wrestling/ScottSteiner (''[[Memes/ProfessionalWrestling HUH?]]'') became a Wrestling/{{WCW}} Champion in 2000 (''[[VerbalTic HUH?]]'') and worked in the WWE (''HUH?'') and in Wrestling/{{TNA}} (''HUH?''), while Rick (''HUH?'') is currently (''HUH?'') in a local school board (''HUH?'').
** "I'M HUNGRY!"
** Ironically, before the split, the Steiner Brothers were generally thought of as "Rick Steiner and his less-interesting brother". Then Scotty put on 100 pounds of muscle, bleached his hair, reinvented himself as a KavorkaMan with "freaks" in every city, and started giving insane promos (likely fueled by the stuff that gave him that 100 pounds of muscle). Rick, on the other hand, floundered about in the upper midcard and then turned heel. Although he was a pretty good face, as a heel he was a complete heat vacuum.

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* The Steiner Brothers: Wrestling/ScottSteiner (''[[Memes/ProfessionalWrestling HUH?]]'') became a Wrestling/{{WCW}} Champion in 2000 (''[[VerbalTic HUH?]]'') and worked in the WWE (''HUH?'') and in Wrestling/{{TNA}} (''HUH?''), while Rick (''HUH?'') is currently (''HUH?'') in a local school board (''HUH?'').
** "I'M HUNGRY!"
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(''HUH?''). Ironically, before the split, the Rick Steiner Brothers were generally thought was considered the better of as "Rick Steiner and his less-interesting brother".the two. Then Scotty put on 100 pounds of muscle, bleached his hair, reinvented himself as a KavorkaMan with "freaks" in every city, and started giving insane promos (likely fueled by the stuff that gave him that 100 pounds of muscle). Rick, on the other hand, floundered about in the upper midcard and then turned heel. Although he was a pretty good face, as a heel he was a complete heat vacuum.



* The Second City Saints: Wrestling/CMPunk is a six-time World Champion and one of the top faces of WWE, Wrestling/ColtCabana (aka Scotty Goldman) got released from Wrestling/{{WWE}} after a brief run as a {{jobber}}. Oh, and did you know there's a third Second City Saint named Ace Steel?
** Though Colt did eventually become a two-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, so there's that.
** Punk was also this to the heel stable The New Breed in 2007 -- which he, admittedly, joined for all of two weeks. By that point everyone knew that Punk was the only one of them that had any future in the company as a wrestler. Matt Striker was the only one who lasted a notable length of time, and he did so as a TV personality, having not wrestled in ''years'' by the time he was released in 2013. Elijah Burke has had reasonable success in TNA as the pope, and is easily the second-most successful member of the group. Even then, his success is nothing compared to Punk's - his membership and feud with the New Breed is barely a footnote in the face of his ascension to superstardom, while Burke, for all his success, is stuck in mid card hell at TNA.
* The Fabulous Freebirds were actually notorious for their refusal to break up - if a promoter tried to split the team up all of them would leave the promotion. However, Michael Hayes and Terry Gordy both had notable careers following the breakup of the Freebirds, whereas Buddy Roberts did nothing afterwards. And when the team finally did break up for good, it was with Hayes and Gordy turning {{face}} on Roberts. Hayes and Gordy went on to mixed success elsewhere, and Roberts retired.
** Buddy Roberts was the oldest member and already well-established in the wrestling world as 1/2 of the original Hollywood Blonds (not the Steve Austin/Brian Pillman team) long before he joined the Freebirds. He was brought in because Michael Hayes was considered a great talker but a poor wrestler.

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* The Second City Saints: Wrestling/CMPunk is a six-time World Champion and one of the top faces of WWE, Wrestling/ColtCabana (aka Scotty Goldman) got released from Wrestling/{{WWE}} after a brief run as a {{jobber}}. Oh, and did you know there's a third Second City Saint named Ace Steel?
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Steel? Though Colt did eventually become a two-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, so there's that.
** * Punk was also this to the heel stable The New Breed in 2007 -- which he, admittedly, joined for all of two weeks. By that point everyone knew that Punk was the only one of them that had any future in the company as a wrestler. Matt Striker was the only one who lasted a notable length of time, and he did so as a TV personality, having not wrestled in ''years'' by the time he was released in 2013. Elijah Burke has had reasonable success in TNA as the pope, and is easily the second-most successful member of the group. Even then, his success is nothing compared to Punk's - his membership and feud with the New Breed is barely a footnote in the face of his ascension to superstardom, while Burke, for all his success, is stuck in mid card hell at TNA.
* The Fabulous Freebirds were actually notorious for their refusal to break up - if a promoter tried to split the team up all of them would leave the promotion. However, Michael Hayes and Terry Gordy both had notable careers following the breakup of the Freebirds, whereas Buddy Roberts did nothing afterwards. And when the team finally did break up for good, it was with Hayes and Gordy turning {{face}} on Roberts. Hayes and Gordy went on to mixed success elsewhere, and Roberts retired.
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retired. Buddy Roberts was the oldest member and already well-established in the wrestling world as 1/2 of the original Hollywood Blonds (not the Steve Austin/Brian Pillman team) long before he joined the Freebirds. He was brought in because Michael Hayes was considered a great talker but a poor wrestler.



** Subverted with Morrison's tag team with Wrestling/TheMiz -- ''everyone'' figured Miz would be lost in the midcard on Raw after the tandem broke up while Morrison moved on to bigger and better things on [=SmackDown=]. However, The Miz became the breakout star of the two, winning the WWE Championship in 2010. Morrison eventually left the company.

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** * Subverted with Morrison's tag team with Wrestling/TheMiz -- ''everyone'' figured Miz would be lost in the midcard on Raw after the tandem broke up while Morrison moved on to bigger and better things on [=SmackDown=]. However, The Miz became the breakout star of the two, winning the WWE Championship in 2010. Morrison eventually left the company.company the following year.



* Even if he had moderate success, Billy Gunn hit superstardom in comparison to what happened to Bart Gunn from The Smoking Gunns. Bart Gunn won the (real fighting) Brawl For All tournament, then lost to Butterbean in 30 seconds and was immediately fired - he hasn't worked in the USA since. Billy also outlived Road Dogg in the WWE even if they later reunited in Wrestling/{{TNA}}.
** Bart Gunn actually did fairly well for himself, but in Japan. Since Bart knocked out Wrestling/DrDeathSteveWilliams in the Brawl For All and Williams was a very big name in Japan, he gained instant credibility, and he received decent pushes in both Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling and NJPW.

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* Even if he had moderate success, Billy Gunn hit superstardom in comparison to what happened to Bart Gunn from The Smoking Gunns. Bart Gunn won the (real fighting) Brawl For All tournament, then lost to Butterbean in 30 seconds and was immediately fired - he hasn't worked in the USA since. Billy also outlived Road Dogg in the WWE even if they later reunited in Wrestling/{{TNA}}.
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Wrestling/{{TNA}}. Bart Gunn actually did fairly well for himself, but in Japan. Since Bart knocked out Wrestling/DrDeathSteveWilliams in the Brawl For All and Williams was a very big name in Japan, he gained instant credibility, and he received decent pushes in both Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling and NJPW.



* The British Invasion: Brutus Magnus, Doug Williams, and Rob Terry. Terry, the ButtMonkey of the stable, went on to become TNA Global champion and thus far the longest reigning champion in the belt's history. Doug Williams is a two-time X-Division champion and one of the top guys of the division. Magnus has been taken off television following his PPV loss to Terry.
** However, Magnus has become a prominent midcarder after teaming with Wrestling/SamoaJoe and winning the Tag Team titles. Terry has been working mainly as Robbie E's bouncer and Douglas Williams hasn't been on TV in a while.
** Magnus would go on to become TNA World Heavyweight Champion, after Williams had left the company and Terry had been established as a career upper midcarder. By 2015 Magnus was the only one of the three remaining in TNA, and despite being out of the title scene retained a prominent role on Impact.

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* The British Invasion: Brutus Magnus, Doug Williams, and Rob Terry. Terry, the ButtMonkey of the stable, went on to become TNA Global champion and thus far the longest reigning champion in the belt's history. Doug Williams is a two-time X-Division champion and one of the top guys of the division. Magnus has been taken off television following his PPV loss to Terry.
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Terry. However, Magnus has become a prominent midcarder after teaming with Wrestling/SamoaJoe and winning the Tag Team titles. Terry has been working mainly as Robbie E's bouncer and Douglas Williams hasn't been on TV in a while.
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while. Magnus would go on to become TNA World Heavyweight Champion, after Williams had left the company and Terry had been established as a career upper midcarder. By 2015 Magnus was the only one of the three remaining in TNA, and despite being out of the title scene retained a prominent role on Impact.



* Played straight with Legacy, though not in the way people expected. Wrestling/{{Ted DiBiase|Jr}} was initially planned to be breakout with him turning face against Wrestling/RandyOrton and he had starred in the DirectToVideo sequel to ''Film/TheMarine''. [[MisaimedFandom/ProfessionalWrestling The plans got derailed when Orton's popularity caused him to be booked as a face against DiBiase and Rhodes.]] After Wrestlemania, Ted was given [[Wrestling/TedDiBiase his father's]] gimmick and failed to get over even with Virgil and later Maryse by his side. Meanwhile, Wrestling/CodyRhodes was drafted to Smackdown and became [[DistractedByMyOwnSexy "Dashing"]]. Cody's been a mainstay of the show, winning the WWE tag team championship for the fourth time with Drew [=McIntyre=], being in World title contention, getting another gimmick overhaul, and winning a Wrestlemania match against Wrestling/{{Rey Mysterio|Jr}}. Rhodes won the Intercontinental Championship on an episode of [=SmackDown=] on August 12, 2011 and has become one of the top heels in the WWE.

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* Played straight with Legacy, though not in the way people expected. Wrestling/{{Ted DiBiase|Jr}} was initially planned to be breakout with him turning face against Wrestling/RandyOrton and he had starred in the DirectToVideo sequel to ''Film/TheMarine''. [[MisaimedFandom/ProfessionalWrestling The plans got derailed when Orton's popularity caused him to be booked as a face against DiBiase and Rhodes.]] After Wrestlemania, Ted was given [[Wrestling/TedDiBiase his father's]] gimmick and failed to get over even with Virgil and later Maryse by his side. Meanwhile, Wrestling/CodyRhodes was drafted to Smackdown and became [[DistractedByMyOwnSexy "Dashing"]]. Cody's been a mainstay of the show, winning the WWE tag team championship for the fourth time with Drew [=McIntyre=], being in World title contention, getting another gimmick overhaul, and winning a Wrestlemania match against Wrestling/{{Rey Mysterio|Jr}}. Rhodes won the Intercontinental Championship on an episode of [=SmackDown=] on August 12, 2011 and has become one of the top heels in the WWE. [[DiBiase]] left wrestling in 2013.



* Another example that includes Layla - Extreme Expose. The dance trio on ECW included her and Wrestling/KellyKelly who was arguably the most popular diva on the roster. The other girl, Wrestling/BrookeAdams, got released just after they split. Only applies to WWE though as Brooke became Knockouts champion in TNA.

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* Another example that includes Layla - Extreme Expose. The dance trio on ECW included her and Wrestling/KellyKelly who was arguably the most popular diva on the roster. The other girl, Wrestling/BrookeAdams, got released just after they split. Only applies to WWE though as However, Brooke became joined TNA in 2010, becoming a three-time Knockouts champion in TNA.Champion, arguably the best wrestler of the three, and the only one still active[[note]]her current pregnancy notwithstanding[[/note]] since Kelly and Layla have now retired.



** Skip Sheffield, who was kicked out after breaking his leg (causing him to be out for well over a year), was repackaged as the uber-monster Wrestling/{{Ryback}}, putting him in a clear third place. Ultimately his success was short-lived, and by 2014 he's only on TV as a tag team jobber with Curtis Axel. In late 2014, he had his push rebooted and became the intercontinental champion in 2015.

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** Skip Sheffield, who was kicked out after breaking his leg (causing him to be out for well over a year), was repackaged as the uber-monster Wrestling/{{Ryback}}, putting him in a clear third place. Ultimately his success was short-lived, and by 2014 he's only on TV as a tag team jobber with Curtis Axel. In late 2014, he had his push rebooted and became the intercontinental champion in 2015. However, he pissed off management by complaining about his salary and place on the card before being taken off of TV and eventually released in 2016.
8th Aug '16 6:32:43 PM mugiwara
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* The Hart Foundation - OK, this team had Wrestling/BretHart, who went on to become a multiple-time world champion and hall of famer, and... Who?[[note:]]It was at first his brother-in-law Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, later on it was his brother [[Wrestling/OwenHart Owen]][[/note]] [[Memes/ProfessionalWrestling Exactly]].

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* The Hart Foundation - OK, this team had Wrestling/BretHart, who went on to become a multiple-time world champion and hall of famer, and... Who?[[note:]]It Who?[[note]]It was at first his brother-in-law Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, later on it was his brother [[Wrestling/OwenHart Owen]][[/note]] [[Memes/ProfessionalWrestling Exactly]].
8th Aug '16 6:07:23 PM mugiwara
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* The Hart Foundation - OK, this team had Wrestling/BretHart, who went on to become a multiple-time world champion and hall of famer, and... Who?[[labelnote:*]]It was at first his brother-in-law Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, later on it was his brother [[Wrestling/OwenHart Owen]][[/labelnote]][[Memes/ProfessionalWrestling Exactly]].

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* The Hart Foundation - OK, this team had Wrestling/BretHart, who went on to become a multiple-time world champion and hall of famer, and... Who?[[labelnote:*]]It Who?[[note:]]It was at first his brother-in-law Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, later on it was his brother [[Wrestling/OwenHart Owen]][[/labelnote]][[Memes/ProfessionalWrestling Owen]][[/note]] [[Memes/ProfessionalWrestling Exactly]].
8th Aug '16 6:04:38 PM mugiwara
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* The Hart Foundation - OK, this team had Wrestling/BretHart, who went on to become a multiple-time world champion and hall of famer, and... Who? [[Memes/ProfessionalWrestling Exactly]].

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* The Hart Foundation - OK, this team had Wrestling/BretHart, who went on to become a multiple-time world champion and hall of famer, and... Who? [[Memes/ProfessionalWrestling Who?[[labelnote:*]]It was at first his brother-in-law Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, later on it was his brother [[Wrestling/OwenHart Owen]][[/labelnote]][[Memes/ProfessionalWrestling Exactly]].
4th Aug '16 1:53:20 PM DavidDelony
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* Music/DavidByrne has had a successful solo career and become a public intellectual after the breakup of Music/TalkingHeads, while the other members have kept a lower profile.
15th Jul '16 9:27:56 PM Nyame
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* Wrestling/TheShield broke up in 2014. Wrestling/RomanReigns is being pushed as the next top babyface and Wrestling/SethRollins joined the Authority and won the World Title at Wrestlemania XXXI. Wrestling/DeanAmbrose on the other hand, despite being arguably the most popular of the 3[[note]]his hoodie spent a few months as the best-selling piece of non-John Cena clothing offered by WWE[[/note]] went on to feud with with fellow almost-but-not-quite main eventer Bray Wyatt before being moved back into the midcard as part of the effort to revitalize the Intercontinental and United States championships. It's later subverted as in May 2015 he challenging his former shield teammate for the WWE World Heavyweight championship and even pinned him for the title before the latter was [[CruelTwistEnding disqualified]]. By mid-2016, it was completely subverted as all three members have become world champion. [[spoiler:In fact, all three were champion within ''three minutes'' of each other. Seth won the title off the defending Roman, only for Dean to cash in his MITB briefcase (the second after Kane to do so within the same night they won it) to win the title off him]].

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* Wrestling/TheShield broke up in 2014. Wrestling/RomanReigns is being pushed as the next top babyface and Wrestling/SethRollins joined the Authority and won the World Title at Wrestlemania XXXI. Wrestling/DeanAmbrose on the other hand, despite being arguably the most popular of the 3[[note]]his hoodie spent a few months as the best-selling piece of non-John Cena clothing offered by WWE[[/note]] went on to feud with with fellow almost-but-not-quite main eventer Bray Wyatt before being moved back into the midcard as part of the effort to revitalize the Intercontinental and United States championships. It's later subverted as in May 2015 he challenging his former shield teammate for the WWE World Heavyweight championship and even pinned him for the title before the latter was [[CruelTwistEnding disqualified]]. By mid-2016, it was completely subverted as all three members have become world champion. [[spoiler:In fact, all three were champion within ''three minutes'' of each other. Seth won the title off the defending Roman, only for Dean to cash in his MITB briefcase (the second after Kane to do so within the same night they won it) to win the title off him]].him. With this, the Shield officially became one of the most successful factions in the history of the company and easily the most successful since Wrestling/{{Evolution}}]].



** Dean Ambrose also outshined his tag partner in the Switchblade Conspiracy, Sami Callihan. Callihan did get signed to NXT as Solomon Crowe with a promising black-hat hacker gimmick, but for whatever reason WWE bookers never got behind Crowe and used him so rarely that he requested his own release.

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** Dean Ambrose also outshined his tag partner in the Switchblade Conspiracy, Sami Callihan. Callihan did get signed to NXT as Solomon Crowe with a promising black-hat hacker gimmick, but for whatever reason WWE bookers never got behind Crowe and used him so rarely that he requested his own release. Ambrose became a major star in WWE, becoming one of the most popular wrestlers on the roster, winning numerous titles and even becoming world champion. You could argue that Ambrose is also this to Wrestling/CombatZoneWrestling as a whole, as he has outstripped nearly every major wrestler of that promotion in success and is the first CZW alumnus to become world champion in WWE.
14th Jul '16 7:29:50 PM BigBertha
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* Creator/JohnTravolta was the biggest name to come out of ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'' by far, as his co-stars have long since faded into obscurity.
9th Jul '16 11:22:24 PM Nyame
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* Wrestling/TheShield broke up in 2014. Wrestling/RomanReigns is being pushed as the next top babyface and Wrestling/SethRollins joined the Authority and won the World Title at Wrestlemania XXXI. Wrestling/DeanAmbrose on the other hand, despite being arguably the most popular of the 3[[note]]his hoodie spent a few months as the best-selling piece of non-John Cena clothing offered by WWE[[/note]] went on to feud with with fellow almost-but-not-quite main eventer Bray Wyatt before being moved back into the midcard as part of the effort to revitalize the Intercontinental and United States championships. It's later subverted as in May 2015 he challenging his former shield teammate for the WWE World Heavyweight championship and even pinned him for the title before the latter was [[CruelTwistEnding disqualified]].

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* Wrestling/TheShield broke up in 2014. Wrestling/RomanReigns is being pushed as the next top babyface and Wrestling/SethRollins joined the Authority and won the World Title at Wrestlemania XXXI. Wrestling/DeanAmbrose on the other hand, despite being arguably the most popular of the 3[[note]]his hoodie spent a few months as the best-selling piece of non-John Cena clothing offered by WWE[[/note]] went on to feud with with fellow almost-but-not-quite main eventer Bray Wyatt before being moved back into the midcard as part of the effort to revitalize the Intercontinental and United States championships. It's later subverted as in May 2015 he challenging his former shield teammate for the WWE World Heavyweight championship and even pinned him for the title before the latter was [[CruelTwistEnding disqualified]]. By mid-2016, it was completely subverted as all three members have become world champion. [[spoiler:In fact, all three were champion within ''three minutes'' of each other. Seth won the title off the defending Roman, only for Dean to cash in his MITB briefcase (the second after Kane to do so within the same night they won it) to win the title off him]].
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