Last time I talked about how NJPW handles having multiple factions and the benefits of having a roster made up of different factions and how it all works.
WWE, however, has such strong branding towards individual superstars that it’s understandable that they’d work on a single performer basis. But, I’d argue that having divisions within a faction, like the separation of bullet club in NJPW, would be great for a story telling point of view, there could be defections, and it’d add to the long term story telling.
It’d also make sense to have a feud continued over a long period of time, which would allow for recovery for those performers that are injured. Imagine AJ Styles leading a faction, and standing up for someone on the roster… Looking at a list I don’t know who you would pair with him. And that’s a problem.
But it’s an issue that’s easily countered, you already have the roster size and with the brands being separated, there’s plenty of people that would get on well. What’s interesting is the implications that NXT could be explored. Bring people in through there, there’s an easy out to bring them up to the main roster, people relinquish titles and it all goes well.
I would be interested in seeing a major division that causes long term implications, and I think it could be massively interesting to see how it goes. Remember when there was the invasion angle back forever ago, it’d be amazing. Actually that whole time was mediocre. But it could have been incredible, handled correctly.
I think there’s much to do, and so many improvements can be made, but for now, we’ve got a product in WWE that feels stale for the people who have been watching for a long time. There’s so much stuff to do, but who knows where it’ll go from here?
Have an excellent day! You’re all my favourites!