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"The Machine Gun" Karl Anderson
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There is always strength in numbers. Professional Wrestling is no different. Someone who wants to get to, or stay on, the top of the game is best served to seek allies. Some wrestlers can rely on their family; others band together by virtue of similar character or common interests. Still others band together for one purpose, and one purpose only — to watch each others' backs, and better their own positions in the company. These wrestling mutual-aid societies are called power stables. While a staple of wrestling, it can occur elsewhere.

Like in all fictional groups, the members of a Power Stable have a tendency to fit certain archetypes. Generally speaking, each stable will play host to at least three of the following core character types:

  • The Centerpiece: The leader of the gang. He considers himself the best in the world and will disagree violently with anybody who suggests otherwise. The stable's first and foremost priority is to keep the world championship belt around the waist of the Centerpiece; it is their crown jewel, serving as a powerful backstage bargaining platform as well as a display of the stable's power.
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  • The Heir Apparent: All but the most arrogant Centerpieces know that they won't be around forever, and plan for this eventuality. The Heir Apparent represents that plan in action. He is the Centerpiece's number-one disciple, being trained and groomed for the day that the Centerpiece will retire and he will thus take over the stable's legacy. Ironically, he's also usually the reason that the stable doesn't stay together long enough to have a legacy for him to take over; most Heirs eventually find themselves ascending through the ranks faster than the Centerpiece likes and thus cause the breakup of the stable, either by him turning on the stable or the stable turning on him. Less commonly, the rest of the stable might side with the Heir Apparent instead of the Centerpiece when this conflict comes about, allowing the Heir Apparent to successfully make himself the new Centerpiece. As long as the stable's together, though, the Heir Apparent will often find himself in contention for either the promotion's secondary singles title or the tag team championship, whichever is considered more prestigious. Also related to The Dragon and The Starscream tropes.
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  • The Enforcer: The Enforcer is the stable's "field general", so to speak. He is the team's strategist, planning such things as match run-ins, backstage attacks and the like in order to maximize the stable's effectiveness. He's usually a cagey veteran, and always the only person that the Centerpiece truly trusts. He's probably either a genuine friend of the Centerpiece or an older wrestler who's his Evil Mentor, explaining why he's willing to help Centerpiece grab the top spot in the company instead of seeking it himself. In the latter case, he frequently was the top heel holding the world championship when he was younger, and sees the Power Stable as a way to ensure his Villainous Legacy survives even after he's gone. He will often seek whichever championship the Heir Apparent doesn't go after, in order to further solidify the stable's power base, often a tag team championship with the Muscle or the Heir Apparent, depending on whether the secondary singles title or the tag title is more prestigious.
  • The Muscle: The Muscle is the physical power of the team. He is big, bad, and dangerous to know; however, whether it's because of mental slowness or just general lack of drive, he just doesn't seem to do much on his own. With the right guidance, though, he is truly a force to be reckoned with, with the stable being more-than-willing to provide that guidance for the benefit of his strength. As befitting his nature, he most often finds himself teaming with another member of the stable, usually the Heir Apparent or the Enforcer and going for the Tag titles with the former or latter. If the stable survives once the inevitable Centerpiece vs Heir Apparent conflict plays out, whoever came out on top is likely to elevate the Muscle to be the new Heir Apparent...setting the stage for the same conflict to happen again when the newly-motivated Muscle decides just going up one step in the hierarchy isn't enough for him.

In addition, the stable may include some of the following characters:

  • The Point Man: This guy is usually found only in larger stables, although it's not unheard of for a smaller stable to have one of these instead of an Heir Apparent. The Point Man is pretty much what his name would indicate - he's the guy "on point", who the stable leader sends out to soften up the opponents. Frequently a charisma-deficient midcarder or a lower midcarder who's a good worker that just doesn't have what it takes to advance into the upper echelon of wrestling. Therefore, being associated with the stable and having some of its heat rub off on him is his best bet. Unlike the Heir Apparent, the Point Man is usually fairly loyal to the stable and its leader, although he can be goaded into a Heel–Face Turn if his stablemates lose respect for him and throw him into danger while they run away. Comparable to an Elite Mook.
  • The Manager: The team's resident Evil Genius, the Manager is the "big picture guy". If the Centrepiece is not the leader, then the Manager is. He's always plotting, always scheming and always pulling strings to put his guys on top. While he deals mostly with the backstage politics and is not a wrestler himself, he's not afraid to get physically involved to help his team, whether it be a trip here, a well-placed attack with a foreign object there or what have you, but he will turn tail as a Dirty Coward the moment someone threatens him, making it all the better when a face being hounded by the stable for weeks gets his hands on the smarmy bastard.
  • The Hanger-On: Much like The Chick of the Five-Man Band, he's the stable member with the least fixed role and the hardest to pin down. He's usually somebody's buddy and may not even be a wrestler; if he is, he's usually not in the same echelon with the rest of the stable, and it shows. However, he (or she - this role is frequently filled by a female character) does something that the stable finds useful, and so his fortunes rise with the team's. His role may be anything from the Tagalong Kid, to Honorary True Companion, to The Sixth Ranger. Often, he will act radically different from the rest of the stable to lend flavor to the group. The more Hanger-Ons a stable has, the less likely any individual Hanger-On is to be a major contributor to the stable's success. This can also lead to a character getting a role that could be described as "Hanger-On Elite", promoting the Point Man to a full inner circle member as the Mook Lieutenant, designate two or three of the followers as the Point Man's B-Team and the rest as regular Hanger-On's.

Note that most Power Stables are heels; it's not impossible for faces to form a stable, of course, but generally faces don't seek power to the degree that heels do; thus most face stables tend to be either gimmick stables or families. If they do form a Power Stable, it's generally because the promotion is so heavily factionalized or an already-existing heel stable is so dominant at the moment that grouping together is the only way to level the playing field, or because the stable itself has existed for so long that it's actually built up a legacy of greatness, rather than backbiting or infighting (see: the later incarnations of the Four Horsemen).

Compare Five-Man Band, Power Trio, Legion of Doom.


Power Stable Index

This list is for groups with four or more wrestlers. For duos, check Tag Team. For trios, check Power Trio.


Examples

NWA/WCW

  • The Trope Codifier would be the original Four Horsemen:
    • The Centerpiece: Ric Flair
    • The Heir Apparent: Tully Blanchard
    • The Enforcer: Arn Anderson, the Trope Namer for this role
    • The Muscle: Ole Anderson, Lex Luger, Barry Windham
    • The Manager: James J Dillon
      • When Ole Anderson left, Lex Luger turned to take on the (quite literal) Muscle role in the group. When he left, it came to Barry Windham.
      • For a time Sting replaced Tully Blanchard, but was excommunicated for accepting a World Title match against Ric Flair.
      • Over the nearly 20 years of the stable's history various wrestlers rotated through the ranks, usually with Arn and Ric being the constants. Chris Benoit, Steve McMichael, Paul Roma, Brian Pillman, Dean Malenko, Sid Vicious, Butch Reed and Curt Henning all tried to fill in with varying degrees of success.
  • The Four Horsemen (1995)
  • The Four Horsemen (1996-1997)
    • The Centerpiece: Ric Flair
    • The Heir Apparent: Chris Benoit
    • The Enforcer: Arn Anderson (this "spot" infamously given to nWo mole Curt Hennig upon Anderson's retirement)
    • The Muscle: Steve "Mongo" McMichael
    • The Managers: Miss Elizabeth, Woman, and "The Queen of WCW" Debra McMichael, an entourage of women that were in individual relationships with Flair, Benoit, and Mongo respectively.
    • The Hanger-On: Jeff Jarrett, though he did end up stealing Debra away from Mongo when he finally got kicked to the curb.
  • The Four Horsemen (1998-1999)
    • The Centerpiece: Ric Flair
    • The Heir Apparent: Chris Benoit
    • The Enforcer: Dean Malenko
    • The Muscle: Steve "Mongo" McMichael
    • The Manager: Arn Anderson
    • The Hanger-On: David Flair
  • The Fabulous Freebirds:
    • The Centerpiece: Michael P.S. Hayes
    • The Enforcer/The Muscle: Terry "Bam Bam" Gordy
    • The Point Man: Buddy Roberts
    • The Hanger-on: Jimmy Garvin

  • Skyscrapers

  • J-Tex Corporation
    • The Centerpiece / The Manager: "Playboy" Gary Hart. He didn't wrestle, but wanted it known that the stable was about him.
    • The Heir Apparent: The Great Muta
    • The Enforcer: "Mad Dog" Buzz Sawyer
    • The Muscle: The Dragonmaster

  • The Dangerous Alliance

  • Team Hogan (Fall 95)

  • nWo Formation in 96:

  • nWo in 97
    • The Centerpiece: "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan
    • The Heir Apparent: Curt Hennig
    • The Enforcer: Randy Savage
    • The Muscle: The Outsiders: Kevin Nash and Scott Hall
    • The Point Men: Syxx & Scott Norton. note 
    • The Manager: Eric Bischoff
    • The Hangers On: Buff Bagwell, Mr. Wallstreet, Big Bubba Rogers, K-Dogg, Masahiro Chono, The Great Muta, Rick Rude, Elizabeth, Nick Patrick, Kyle Petty, Dennis Rodman
    • The Tag Along Kid: Vincent. Yes, even the non-wrestlers and assorted celebrities associated with the nWo outranked poor Vincent.

  • Raven's Flock
    • The Centerpiece: Raven
    • The Enforcer: Sick Boy at first. When Kidman started getting popular, he was promoted to Enforcer and Sick Boy was demoted to Hanger On.
    • The Muscle: Initially Hammer, replaced by Reese
    • The Hanger On: Riggs, Lodi, Stevie Richards, Kidman at first, later Sick Boy
    • The Heir Apparent: Originally Saturn (AKA Perry Saturn), when he left the group the spot was vacant for a bit, then Horace (who had Starscreamish tendencies) joined and got the spot. Towards the very end, Horace got demoted and Kanyon joined and got the spot.

  • Misfits In Action
    • The Centerpiece: Hugh Morrus (General Rection) (AKA WWE's Bill DeMott).
      • For a time, Booker T joined the stable (as "G.I. Bro." one of his old indy personas), in order for some of his Main Eventer mojo to rub off on them, temporarily taking the role of Centerpiece. This was very brief and he split off from the group after a few weeks.
    • The Heir Apparent: Lash LeRoux (Corporal Cajun) Gen. Rection, while Booker T. was a part of the group.
    • The Enforcer: Chavo Guerrero Jr. (Lieutenant Loco)
    • The Muscle: Van Hammer (Major Stash), The Wall (Sergeant A-WOL)
    • The Hanger-On: Tylene Buck (Major Gunns)

  • The First Family (WCW 2000)

  • The Revolution:

  • The Filthy Animals:

  • Team Canada

WWF/WWE

New Japan Pro-Wrestling

All Japan Pro Wrestling

  • RO&D

  • Voodoo Murders
    • The Centerpiece/The Manager: TARU
    • The Heir Apparent: Shuji Kondo, Kohei Suwama, Satoshi Kojima
    • The Enforcer: brother YASSHI, Silver King, Minoru, MAZADA
    • The Muscle: Giant Bernard, Chuck Palumbo and Johnny Stamboli, RO'Z, Big Daddy Voodoo
    • The Point Men: Bull Buchanan and D'Lo Brown, ZODIAC, Nobukazu Hirai, Toshizo, KENSO, KONO
    • The Hangers-On: Voodoo Mask, Naoki Tanizaki

  • Partisan Forces

  • New Generation Force
    • The Centerpiece: Kohei Suwama
    • The Heir Apparent: Manabu Soya, Seiya Sanada
    • The Enforcer: Masayuki Kono
    • The Muscle: Ryota Hama

  • Dark Kingdom
    • The Centerpiece: KENSO
    • The Heir Apparent: Mitsuya Nagai, Kengo Mashimo
    • The Enforcer: Takeshi Minamino, Kenichiro Arai
    • The Muscle: Bear Fukuda
    • The Point Men: D'Lo Brown and Bambi Killer

ECW

Toryumon\Dragon Gate

  • Crazy MAX (original lineup)
    • The Centerpiece: CIMA
    • The Heir Apparent: SUWA
    • The Muscle: Don Fujii
    • The Enforcer/The Manager: TARU

  • Do FIXER (original lineup)
    • The Centerpiece: Magnum TOKYO
    • The Heir Apparent: Ryo Saito, Genki Horiguchi
    • The Enforcer: K-Ness
    • The Muscle: Susumu Yokosuka

  • M2K (original lineup)
    • The Centerpiece: Masaaki Mochizuki
    • The Heir Apparent: Susumu Mochizuki
    • The Enforcer: Darkness Dragon
    • The Muscle: Yasushi Kanda
    • The Hanger-On: Chocoflake K-ICHI, Genki Horiguchi

  • The Italian Connection
    • The Centerpiece: Milano Collection A.T.
    • The Heir Apparent: YOSSINO
    • The Enforcer: brother YASSINI
    • The Muscle: Condotti Shuji
    • The Point Man: Bakery/Pescatore Yagi
    • The Hanger-On: Berlinetta Boxer

  • Hagure Gundam/Aagan Iisou
    • The Centerpiece: Masaaki Mochizuki in Hagure; he and Shuji Kondo couldn't agree on who was the centerpiece. Kondo got the stable to back him, kicked Mochi out and renamed it Aagan Iisou.
    • The Heir Apparent: Shuji Kondo in Hagure Gundam, Takuya Sugawara in Aagan Iisou
    • The Enforcer: brother YASSHI
    • The Muscle: Toru Owashi
    • The Point Man: Shogo Takagi

  • Los Salseros Japoneses
    • The Centerpiece: Takeshi Minamino
    • The Heir Apparent: Pineapple Hanai
    • The Enforcer: Kesen Numajiro (after their alliance in Michinoku Pro Wrestling)
    • The Muscle: Mango Fukuda
    • The Point Men: Passion Hasegawa, Banana Senga

  • Tokyo Gurentai
    • The Centerpiece: NOSAWA Rongai
    • The Heir Apparent: Minoru Suzuki (unofficial member)
    • The Enforcer: MAZADA, FUJITA
    • The Muscle: TAKEMURA, Yoshihiro Takayama (unofficial member)
    • The Hanger-On: KIKUZAWA

  • Blood Generation
    • The Centerpiece: CIMA, Magnitude Kishiwada (yes, Blood Gen had two Centerpieces)
    • The Heir Apparent: Naruki Doi, Gamma
    • The Enforcer: Don Fuji
    • The Muscle: Shingo Takagi, Masato Yoshino

  • Typhoon
    • The Centerpiece: CIMA
    • The Heir Apparent: Susumu Yokosuka
    • The Enforcers: Dragon Kid, Matt Sydal
    • The Muscle: BxB Hulk, Shingo Takagi, PAC
    • The Point Men: Ryo "Jimmy" Saito, Anthony W. Mori

  • Tozawa-Juku
    • The Centerpiece: Akira Tozawa. In a subversion he was The Load, and the centerpiece In Name Only.
    • The Heir Apparent: Takayuki Mori until he "graduated", and then Taku Iwasa
    • The Enforcer: Keni'chiro Arai, who was acknowledged as the real leader of the stable
    • The Muscle: Originally Taku Iwasa. After Mori left, the spot was vacant except when El Generico was in town.
    • The Point Man: Shinobu
    • The Hanger On: Yuki Ono.

  • Mad Blankey
    • The Centerpiece: YAMATO (originally Akira Tozawa, he got kicked out for being too Facey)
    • The Heir Apparent: Naruki Doi
    • The Enforcer: BxB Hulk until he ragequit the stable.
    • The Muscle: Cyber Kong, Uhaa Nation
    • The Point Man: Kzy
    • The Hangers On: Mondai Ryu, Christina Von Eerie

  • Premier Athlete Brand
    • The Centerpiece: Anthony Nese
    • The Heir Apparent: Trent Baretta
    • The Enforcer: Mr. A
    • The Muscle: Brian Cage, Andrea
    • The Manager: Su Yung
    • The Point Man: Caleb Konley(DG branch only)

  • The Jimmyz
    • The Centerpiece: Jimmy Susumu
    • The Heir Apparent: Jimmy Kagetora, pre-injury. When he eventually returned he ended up back in the midcard.
    • The Enforcer: Ryo "Jimmy" Saito, Jimmy Kagetora post-injury
    • The Muscle: Jimmy Kanda
    • The Point Man: Jimmy K-Ness J.K.S, Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin
    • The Heart: Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee (the spiritual leader of the stable but far from the most formidable member)

CZW

  • BLK-OUT (CZW Branch)
    • The Centerpeice: Ruckus
    • The Heir Apparent: Eddie Kingston
    • The Enforcer: Sabian
    • The Muscle: Joker
  • Drew Gulak's Campaign For A Better Combat Zone
    • The Centerpiece: Drew Gulak
    • The Heir Apparent: Alexander James
    • The Enforcer: Full Price Dewey Donovan
    • The Manager: Miss Kimber Lee
    • The Muscle: Mr. Tofiga
  • The Front
    • The Centerpiece: Sozio
    • The Heir Apparent: Nicholas Kaye
    • The Enforcer: Biff Busick
    • The Muscle: Eric Corvis, Trooper Audubon and Ace Delic
  • Ohio Is for Killers
    • The Centerpieces: Irish Airborne: Dave and Jake Crist
    • The Heir Apparent: Alex Colon
    • The Enforcers: Sami Callihan, Nevaeh
    • The Muscle: Gerome Philips, Jon Murray
  • The Forgotten Ones
    • The Centerpiece: Drew Blood
    • The Heir Apparent: Ron Mathis
    • The Enforcer: Rory Mondo
    • The Muscle: The Bulldozer Matt Tremont
  • The Nation of Intoxication
    • The Centerpiece: Devon Moore
    • The Heir Apparent: Connor Claxton
    • The Enforcer: Lucky 13
    • The Muscle: Danny Havoc
  • Scarlet And Graves
    • The Centerpiece: Dave Crist
    • The Heir Apparent: Zachary Wentz
    • The Point Man: Dezmond Xavier
    • The Managers: JT Davidson
    • The Hanger On: Brittany Blake

Ring of Honor

  • The Christopher Street Connection (ROH Branch)
    • The Centerpieces: Mace and Buff E
    • The Heir Apparent: Japanese Pool Boy
    • The Enforcers: Allison Danger and Ariel
    • The Managers: Fun Athletic Guy and Jailbait
  • The Prophecy
    • The Enforcer: Christopher Daniels
    • The Centerpiece: Xavier (Daniels ran the show but Xavier was the world champion)
    • The Heir Apparent: Donovan Morgan
    • The Manager: Simply Luscious, later Allison Danger
    • The Point Man: Mark Briscoe, later Dan Maff
    • The Hangers-On: Jim Cornette and Samoa Joe
  • The Second City Saints
    • The Centerpiece: CM Punk
    • The Heir Apparent: Colt Cabana
    • The Enforcer: Ace Steel
    • The Managers: Lucy and Traci Brooks
  • The Group
    • The Centerpiece: Mr. Wrestling Steve Corino
    • The Heir Apparent: Samoa Joe
    • The Enforcer: Michael Shane
    • The Manager: Simply Luscious
    • The Muscle: CW Anderson
  • Special K
    • The Centerpieces: Dixie and Izzy vs Cheech and Cloudy
    • The Heir Apparent: Hydro
    • The Enforcer: Mikey Whipwreck
    • The Muscle: Abyss, Slugger
    • The Point Men: Lit, Mellow, Yeyo, Krazy K, Deranged, Hijinx, Angel Dust
    • The Managers: Becky Bayless vs Lacey
    • The Hangers-On: Slim J, Brian XL, Dana "Jailbait" Dameson, Jody Fleisch, Joey Matthews
  • The Carnage Crew
    • The Centerpiece: Loc
    • The Heir Apparent: Masada
    • The Enforcer: Justin Credible
    • The Muscle: DeVito
  • The Rottweilers (First incarnation)
    • The Centerpiece: Homicide
    • The Heir Apparent: Slugger
    • The Manager: Julius Smokes
    • The Muscle: Bison
    • The Point Men: Grim Reefer and Benny Blanco
    • The Hanger-On: Joker
  • Generation Next
  • The Embassy (First incarnation)
    • The Managers: Prince Nana first and foremost, Angel Williams too for a while, then Daizee Haze
    • The Centerpiece: Jimmy Rave
    • The Heir Apparent: Alex Shelley
    • The Muscle: Abyss, The Outcast Killaz: Diablo Santiago and Oman Tortuga
    • The Enforcer: Xavier
    • The Point Men: Fast Eddie, Sal Rinauro, Mike Kruel, John Walters, Josh Daniels
    • The Hangers-On: Jade Chung, Puma
  • The Rottweilers (Second incarnation)
    • The Centerpiece: Homicide
    • The Heir Apparent: Low Ki
    • The Manager: Julius Smokes
    • The Muscle: The Havana Pitbulls: Ricky Reyes and Rocky Romero
    • The Hangers-On: B-Boy and Monsta Mack
  • Sweet 'n' Sour Inc. (First ROH incarnation)
    • The Manager: Larry Sweeney
    • The Centerpiece: Chris Hero
    • The Heir Apparent: Matt Sydal
    • The Enforcer: Sara Del Rey
    • The Muscle: Tank Toland
    • The Hanger-On: Bobby Dempsey
  • Age of teh Fall (ROH Branch)
  • The Vulture Squad
    • The Centerpiece: Jack Evans
    • The Manager: Julius Smokes
    • The Enforcer: Jigsaw
    • The Muscle: Ruckus
    • The Point Man: Mercedes Martinez
  • The Kings of Wrestling (ROH Branch)
  • Sweet 'n' Sour Inc (Second ROH incarnation)
    • The Manager: Larry Sweeney
    • The Centerpiece: Adam Pearce
    • The Heirs Apparent: Chris Hero, The American Wolves:Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards
    • The Enforcer: Sara Del Rey
    • The Muscle: Tank Toland and Go Shiozaki
    • The Point Men: Bobby Dempsey, Brent Albright
    • The Hanger-On: Shane Hagadorn
  • The Embassy (Second incarnation)
    • The Manager: Prince Nana
    • The Centerpiece: Necro Butcher
    • The Heir Apparent: Joey Ryan
    • The Enforcer: Claudio Castagnoli
    • The Muscle: Bison Smith, Erick Stevens
    • The Point Men: Shawn Daivari, Mr. Ernesto Osiris
  • The House of Truth (first ROH incarnation)
    • The Managers: Truth Martini, his Hoopla Hotties: Scarlett Bordeaux, Valerie Malone, Kasey Ray, Seleziya Sparx
    • The Centerpiece: Roderick Strong, later Matt Taven
    • The Enforcer: Michael Elgin, Christopher Daniels
    • The Muscle: Rhino
    • The Pointmen: Christin Able, Josh Raymond
    • The Hanger-On: Zach Gowen
  • The Embassy (Third incarnation)
    • The Managers: Prince Nana, RD Evans
    • The Centerpiece: Tommaso Ciampa
    • The Heir Apparent: Mr. Ernesto Osiris
    • The Muscle: Rhino
    • The Hanger-On: Mia Yim
  • S.C.U.M.
    • The Centerpiece: Kevin Steen
    • The Heir Apparent: Matt Hardy (eventually ousted Steen and took over)
    • The Enforcers: Jimmy Jacobs, Steve Corino
    • The Muscle: Rhino, Cliff Compton
    • The Point Men: Jimmy Rave, Rhett Titus
  • The Decade (First incarnation)
    • The Centerpiece: Jimmy Jacobs
    • The Heir Apparent: TaDarius Thomas
    • The Enforcer: Roderick Strong
    • The Muscle: B.J. Whitmer
    • The Point Man: Adam Page
    • The Hanger-On: Adam Pearce
  • The Kingdom (First incarnation)
  • The Kingdom (Second incarnation)
    • The Centerpiece: Matt Taven
    • The Heir Apparent: Vinny Marseglia
    • The Point Man: TK O'Ryan
  • The House of Truth (Second ROH incarnation)
    • The Managers: Truth Martini, Seleziya Sparx, Taeler Hendrix
    • The Centerpiece: Jay Lethal
    • The Enforcer: J. Diesel
    • The Muscle: Donovan Dijak
  • The Decade (Second incarnation)
    • The Centerpiece: B.J. Whitmer
    • The Heir Apparent: Adam Page
    • The Point Man: Colby Corino
    • The Hanger-On: Kelly Klein
  • Search & Destroy
    • The Centerpieces: The Motor City Machine Guns: Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin
    • The Heir Apparent: Jay White
    • The Enforcer: Jonathan Gresham
    • The Muscle: Donovan Dijak
    • The Point Man: Lio Rush
  • The Rebellion
    • The Centerpieces: The All Night Express: Kenny King and Rhett Titus
    • The Enforcer: Caprice Coleman
    • The Muscle: Shane Taylor
  • The Allüre
  • Villain Enterprises
    • The Centerpiece: Marty Scurll
    • The Enforcer: Brody King
    • The Muscle: PCO
  • Lifeblood
    • The Centerpiece: Juice Robinson
    • The Heir Apparent: David Finlay
    • The Enforcer: Mark Haskins and Bandido
    • The Muscle: Tracy Williams
    • The Point Man: Tenille Dashwood
  • The Righteous
    • The Centerpiece: Vincent (previously known as Vinny Marseglia)
    • The Enforcer: Bateman
    • The Muscle: Dutch
    • The Hanger-On: Vita Von Starr
  • Shane Taylor Enterprises
    • The Centerpiece: Shane Taylor
    • The Heir Apparent: O'Shay Edwards
    • The Enforcers: Moses and Kaun
  • La Facción Ingobernable
    • The Centerpiece: Rush
    • The Heir Apparent: Dragon Lee
    • The Enforcer: Kenny King
    • The Muscle: Bestia del Ring
    • The Manager: Amy Rose
  • The Foundation
    • The Centerpieces: Jonathan Gresham and Jay Lethal
    • The Heir Apparent: Josh Woods
    • The Enforcer: Rhett Titus
    • The Point Man: Tracy Williams
  • VLNCE UNLTD
    • The Centerpiece: Brody King
    • The Heir Apparent: Tony Deppen
    • The Enforcers: Homicide and Chris Dickinson

TNA/Impact Wrestling

SHINE

  • Valkyrie (First incarnation)
  • Daffney's All Star Squad (First incarnation)
  • Daffney's All Star Squad (Second incarnation)
  • Valkyrie (Second incarnation)
    • The Centerpiece: Serena Deeb
    • The Heirs The Apparent: Allysin Kay and Taylor Made
    • The Point Man: Su Yung (The Muscle when she snaps)
    • The Manager: April Hunter
    • The Hanger On: Sweet Saraya, Tessa Blanchard
  • Legendary
    • The Centerpieces: Malia Hosaka and Brandi Wine
    • The Manager: Leilani Kai
    • The Heir Apparent: Thunderkitty
  • Valifornia
    • The Manager: SoCal Val
    • The Centerpiece: Nevaeh
    • The Heirs Apparent: Better Than You: Jayme Jameson and Marti Belle
    • The Muscle: Andrea
  • VALkyrie
    • The Managers: SoCal Val, April Hunter
    • The Centerpiece: Taylor Made
    • The Heirs Apparent: Better Than You
    • The Muscle: Su Yung, Andrea
    • The Hanger On: Sweet Saraya, Tessa Blanchard
  • Las Sicarias
  • C4
    • The Centerpiece: LuFisto
    • The Heir Apparent: Kennadi Brink
    • The Enforcer: Amber O'Neal
    • The Muscle: Andrea
  • The Cutie Pie Club
    • The Centerpiece: Candy Cartwright
    • The Enforcer: Kiera Hogan
    • The Muscle: Dementia D'Rose
    • The Point Man: Aria Blake

WhatCulture Pro Wrestling

  • The Prestige
    • The Centerpiece: "The Prestigious One" Joe Hendry
    • The Muscle: "The Iron King" Joe Coffey, BT Gunn
    • The Point Man: "The Kiwi Buzzsaw" Travis Banks
    • The Hanger-On: "The Mexican Sensation" El Ligero

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Non-Wrestling Examples

  • Kinnikuman, being a wrestling manga/anime, has more than a few:
    • The Seven Devil Chojin:
      • The Centerpiece: Buffaloman
      • The Heir Apparent:Springman
      • The Enforcer: Black Hole
      • The Muscle: The Mountain
      • The Point Man: SteCase King
      • The Manager: Mister Khamen
      • The Hanger-On: Atlantis
    • The Six Devil Knights:
      • The Centerpiece: Sunshine
      • The Heir Apparent: Asuraman
      • The Enforcer: Planetman
      • The Muscle: Junkman
      • The Point Man: Sneagator
      • The Manager: Akuma Shogun
      • The Hanger-On: The Ninja
    • The Perfect Chojin
      • The Centerpiece: Neptuneman actually Neptune King
      • The Heir Apparent: Neptuneman
      • The Muscle: Big Budo (actually the Centerpiece) and Kendaman
      • The Point Man: Screw Kid
      • The Hangers-On: Sunshine and Asuraman note 
  • Taken Up to Eleven in the Survival for the Throne arc (which deserves separate mention because it got a separate Animated Adaptation, Kinnikuman: Scramble for the Throne), as the tournament set up is between teams of five, meaning that there are six in total, two heroic, three villainous, and one neutral:
    • Team Phoenix
    • Team Mariposa
      • The Centerpiece: Kinnikuman Mariposa
      • The Enforcer: Mixer Taitei
      • The Muscle: King the 100-Ton
      • The Point Man: The Hawkman and Mr. VTR
    • Team Zebra:
      • The Centerpiece: Kinnikuman Zebra
      • The Heir Apparent: Parthenon
      • The Enforcer: Motorman
      • The Muscle: Bikeman
      • The Point Man: The Vice
    • Team Kinnikuman note :
      • The Centerpiece: Kinnikuman
      • The Heir Apparent: Terryman
      • The Enforcer: Robin Mask
      • The Muscle: Warsman initially; later replaced by The Samurai (who's really Neptuneman)
      • The Manager: Meat
      • The Point Man: Geronimo (by virtue of suffering from The Worf Effect)
      • The Hanger-On: Ramenman
    • The Chojin Blood Oath Army:
      • The Centerpiece: Kinnikuman Soldier (really Kinnikuman's brother Ataru)
      • The Heir Apparent: Asuraman
      • The Enforcer: Brocken Jr.
      • The Muscle: Buffaloman
      • The Hanger-On:The Ninja
    • Team Big Body is harder to place because while the Centerpiece is obviously Kinnikuman Big Body, all of his teammates were beaten by Mammothman before they could receive much characterization.
  • The 2012 revival of the manga has three, two with the same leader, who just so happens to be the Greater-Scope Villain to most of the above stables.
    • The Perfect Large Numbers:
      • The Centerpiece: Strong Budo, a.k.a. The Man, Chojin Enma, and the Merciful God
      • The Heir Apparent: Nemesis
      • The Enforcers: Turboman, Marlinman and Marvelous
      • The Muscles: Crushman, Jack Tea, and Polarman
      • The Point Man: Max Radial
      • The Managers: Dalmatiman and Grim Reaper
      • The Hanger-On: Peek-A-Boo
    • The Perfect Origin:
      • The Centerpiece: The Man
      • The Heir Apparent: Justiceman, the God of Justice
      • The Enforcers: Painman and Ganman
      • The Muscles: Abyssman and Thingman
      • The Point Man: Crowman
      • The Manager: Psychoman
      • The Hangers-On: Goldman and Silverman
    • The Omega Centauri's Six Spears:
      • The Centerpiece: Omegaman Aristeria
      • The Heir Apparent: Mariquitaman
      • The Enforcer: Hailman
      • The Muscle: Gear Master
      • The Point Man: Rouknight
      • The Manager: Satan
      • The Hanger-On: Pirateman
    • The Choshin:
      • The Centerpiece: The God of Harmony
      • The Enforcer: The Natural
      • The Muscles: Bicorn, Caucususman and The Notorious
      • The Manager: Ideaman
      • The Point Man: Rampageman
  • The above series' sequel, Ultimate Muscle, also has some:
    • The dMp (a blatant parody of the above nWo):
      • The Centerpiece: Kevin Mask, prior to his Heel–Face Turn
      • The Heir Apparent: Scarface, a.k.a. Eskara, a.k.a. Mars
      • The Enforcer: Checkmate
      • The Muscles: Pumpinator and Tyrannoclaw
      • The Point Men: Dial Bolic, Addversarius and Boa Conda
      • The Manager: Sunshine
    • Generation X:
    • No Respect/The Gruesome Threesome
    • Team AHO serves as a protagonist example:
    • The Poison Six Pack
      • The Centerpiece: Baron Maximillian
      • The Heir Apparent: The Cyborg/Jagg-Ed
      • The Enforcer: Dazzle/Dazz-Ling
      • The Muscle: Protector
      • The Point Man: El Kaerun/Mister Frenchnote 
      • The Hanger-On: Puripuriman/Monsieur Cheeks
    • The Demon Seed:
      • The Centerpiece: Asuraman
      • The Heir Apparent: Voltman
      • The Enforcer: Tattooman
      • The Muscle: Meltdown and Gepparland
      • The Point Man: Constellation
    • The Idol Chojin are another heroic example, being made entirely of former villains:
      • The Centerpiece: Kevin Mask
      • The Heir Apparent: Scarface
      • The Enforcer: Barrierfreeman
      • The Muscle: Hanzo
      • The Point Man: Ilkhouine/Comrade Turbinski
    • The Time Warp Eight is a heroic Subversion. Although it's a combination of Team AHO and the Idol Chojin, the gang splits up into tag teams and goes their separate ways almost immediately on going to the past.
      • The Centerpiece: Kid Muscle
      • The Heir Apparent: Terry Kenyon
      • The Enforcers: Checkmate and Barrierfreeman
      • The Muscles: Mars and Wally Tusket
      • The Point Men: Jeager and Comrade Turbinski
      • The Hanger-On: Wally Tusket
    • The Time Chojin and Perfect Chojin
      • The Centerpiece: Lightning
      • The Heir Apparent: Thunder
      • The Enforcer: Neptuneman
      • The Muscle: Wally Tusket, later replaced by Mammothman

  • Wrestle Angels, despite being a game about wrestling, has only ever rarely dabbled with this trope:
    • The NJWP Revolutionary Army (Wrestle Angels V1):
      • The Centerpiece: Mighty Yukiko
      • The Heir Apparent: Riyu Kikuchi
      • The Enforcer: Toshimi Minami
      • The Muscle: Bomber Kishima
    • Honeyverse (Bishoujo Wrestler Retsuden):
      • The Centerpiece: Blade Uehara
      • The Heir Apparent: The chosen protagonist, should the player join.
      • The Enforcer: Yumi Shouji
      • The Muscle: Kanako Komatsu

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