Muscle-bound monsters, mysterious foreigners and brutal brawlers: Wrestling’s overlooked stables

When debates about wrestling’s greatest factions break out, talk always turns toward The Four Horsemen or The New World Order. That’s with good reason, as those two crews ran roughshod over professional wrestling, laying waste to anyone who had the nerve to stand in their way.

Even though those factions ruled the roost, there have been plenty of other crews who knew how to be a thorn in the side of wrestling’s biggest heroes. These overlooked groups may have lacked the style of Ric Flair and company or the counterculture cool of “Hollywood” Hogan and his cronies, but they each made a mark that’s worth remembering.

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