A WWE Hall of Famer has talked about the impact of The Bloodline in pro wrestling and what their long-lasting effect might be.
The Bloodline storyline has dominated WWE programming, especially on Smackdown over the last eight months. Sami Zayn went from being a midcard heel on Smackdown to becoming one of the most popular babyfaces in all of WWE thanks to the power of The Bloodline.
With Roman Reigns leading The Bloodline as the Tribal Chief and Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, the group deserves all the attention they have gotten. The Usos have been WWE Tag Team Champions for over a year and a half with Jey Uso playing a key role in the story of the group. Solo Sikoa has been a dominant enforcer in the group as well while Paul Heyman fits perfect as the Special Counsel and “Wise Man” to advise Reigns along the way.
At the Royal Rumble, Zayn felt he had no choice but to attack Reigns with a steel chair due to Roman wanting Sami to hit his defenseless best friend Kevin Owens with a steel chair. Last week on Smackdown, Reigns and Zayn set up an Undisputed WWE Universal Title match at Elimination Chamber on February 18th in Montreal, which is Sami’s hometown. It has been brilliant that fans are loving and many people within the business praise a lot as well.
WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff created the New World Order in 1996 when he was running WCW and he praised The Bloodline for telling a better story than the NWO. Bischoff talked recently about it on his 83 Weeks podcast.
“The truth is The Bloodline story, in terms of a storyline in and the ingredients and the elements and the discipline and the structure and the nature of it, is a far better story than the NWO.”
As he continued, Bischoff doubts that The Bloodline will impact pro wrestling as much as the NWO and explained why that is.
“Will it have the same impact on the industry as the NWO did? Probably not. But, that has a lot to do with timing. There are so many things that made the NWO work, including Hulk Hogan turning heel, by the way.”
“There were so many things that were just a moment in time that helped propel that storyline at that time that you can’t replicate that today.”