Seth Rollins’s faction grew by an additional member last week when Buddy Murphy aligned with the Monday Night Messiah to subdue the babyface forces of The Big Show, Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe.
The heel faction has officially exceeded the three-member count that’s been the usual norm for several years. Following the death of Nexus, the only stable to feature more than three Superstars was the League Of Nations.
On Dropkick DiSKussions podcast, Tom Colohue speculated that a fifth member could soon be recruited on the Road To WrestleMania and the heel stable is undoubtedly Executive Director Paul Heyman’s handiwork.
“Yeah, It has been a while since we’ve had a group of anything larger than three and you think back to heydays of the Attitude Era, you had the Nation of Domination, you had DX, they were very large stables, DX was a 5, the Nation of Domination was 5 or 6 depending on what was going on at the time. So, there is a good story to tell and the way they did this is very much a Paul Heyman stable.”
The fact that none of the stablemates share any kind of history with one another adds a very unique flavor to the faction. What’s inevitable is the fact that all 4 members are set to largely benefit from this union and so will the fifth (mystery) recruit.
“You always have the leader, the vocal leader at the top, and then it’s important that you don’t have anyone else on his level. Buddy Murphy is nowhere near Seth Rollins’ level. He will benefit so much from association with Seth Rollins. Same with AOP, they will benefit from the association, from Rollins’ charisma, from Rollins’ talking, they will benefit from that.”
“All four men are going to benefit, and I do agree, we will probably add at least one more in the build-up to WrestleMania.”
For what it’s worth, any Superstar who hasn’t received any significant push stands the chance to become the next soldier of the Monday Night Messiah, and it is for this reason, we would like to place a safe bet on the buried-and-forgotten EC3.