The Game is changing on Monday nights for several of RAW's best villains. It appears that Triple H may be putting the pieces into place for a new powerful Heel faction to rule the red brand.
Both Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens now appear to be under The Game's tutelage as they have been working together to wreak havoc on the RAW landscape. While neither have confirmed the alliance with each other, several things have pointed us in that direction.
Samoa Joe explained his actions over the last few weeks by flat out admitting that he does Triple H's bidding. If Triple H wants someone destroyed, Joe is the guy for the job. Owens, on the other hand, was literally handed the Universal Championship by Trips, and just this past week, mentioned that he "played the game better than anyone."
It's also likely Owens will explain that Trips told him Jericho was holding him back and that if KO wanted to remain Universal Champion, he needed to drop the comedy act and return to the sadistic prize fighter he had always been. This past week, Joe pushed the storyline along even further when he completely destroyed Sami Zayn before he was scheduled to face off against Kevin Owens.
We know the Cerebral Assassin has seen the biggest success of his career as a part of a heel faction, both in Degeneration X and Evolution. We also know that, from a storyline perspective, heel factions are instrumental in stacking the odds against the company's top good guys. RAW's top babyfaces, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins, could certainly use a little more help in building sympathy with the crowd.
With Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens doing his bidding, here are five other superstars who could get a big career boost by joining Triple H's new heel faction.
The King of the Cruisers joining up with the King of Kings would absolutely make perfect sense. With Triple H wanting to have his guys firmly in places of power for every division on RAW, Neville would make a great addition to any heel faction being formed by The Game.
On style alone, Neville would give the faction a different look. With Owens and Joe both having a similar build and bruising style, Neville could make Triple H's new stable a threat to destroy their opponents on a different level.prevnext
4. Bo Dallas
I know this one seems like a strange choice at first glance, but every good faction needs someone who can take a pin without it hurting the credibility of the group's bigger stars. Bo Dallas literally has nothing going on right now and it would make a lot of sense for him to try to jump the ladder by aligning with Triple H. Dallas is also an amazing talker and could be another snivelling mouthpiece that could help rile up the RAW crowds. When Joe and Owens felt threatened by a babyface group, Dallas would be the perfect sacrificial lamb.prevnext
3. Kofi Kingston
The New Day has been amazing, but what else is there for them to do? They are the longest reigning tag team champions in WWE history and have been relegated to basically just a comedy act at this point.
Kofi Kingston could look to make one final late push to the top of the WWE by turning on his two best friends and joining with Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe. We've never seen a truly sinister side of Kofi and an evil corporate makeover could be amazing for his final act.prevnext
2. Big Cass
Ever since their days in NXT, I have loved Enzo and Cass as much as anyone, but the act is getting stale. There's big money to be made when the giant Cass eventually turns on his best friend and joining Trips, Joe and Owens would be the perfect opportunity to cash in on that.
Cass will eventually say he's grown tired of Enzo's mouth as well as fighting his battles for him. Having grown frustrated with always being held back by his partner's limitations, Cass could become the Kevin Nash of Triple H's new world order.prevnext
Two weeks ago Enzo Amore cut a mostly forgotten promo on Cesaro that pointed out everything that is wrong with arguably the WWE's most talented superstar. Enzo noted that Cesaro had too many gimmicks, which basically meant that he had no identity. He said Cesaro calls himself a Superman, but comes out to the ring like James Bond, then looks like a Baywatch lifeguard once he gets in the ring.
Cesaro has had a nice boost working with Sheamus, but they have already achieved their goal of winning the tag team championships. It's time for Cesaro to really look for individual success, and there is no better way to do that than by aligning himself with Triple H, Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens. That is a trio of talent that would definitely rival The Shield as one of the most powerful factions of the New Era.prev