According to one WWE star, The Bloodline could be considered more compelling than even the most famed wrestling faction, the nWo.
In 1996, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and Hulk Hogan changed wrestling overnight when they joined together in WCW to form the villainous New World Order. The group became the cornerstone of WCW and helped propel that brand into real competition with WWE, putting Vince McMahon’s company to the sword in the ratings for 83 consecutive weeks.
A quarter of a century later and another group is the talk of the wrestling world – The Bloodline. Roman Reigns leads his family of The Usos and Solo Sikoa alongside ‘Honorary Uce’ Sami Zayn as they rule SmackDown with an iron fist. Given the group’s dominance through Reigns and The Usos and their ever-increasing popularity thanks to Zayn, the group could well go down as one of the most notable in history.
Speaking on the After The Bell podcast, Corey Graves says the reality factor built into The Bloodline makes the group more compelling than the nWo but says when all is said and done the group might be thought of as second best to the black and white:
“These guys are going to run this place for the foreseeable future. There are so many exciting ways that this could go, and I dare say this is a more compelling situation than the nWo because of the reality behind it. When I say they are as deep as they are dangerous, I mean it with every fibre of my being.”
“I gush about these guys constantly, they’re my favourites on screen, but they’re also a lot of my favourites off-screen. I truly believe everything that they do. But for my money right now, The Bloodline is well on its way to being as hot of an act that endures the test of time in this business second maybe only to the nWo.”