Bray Wyatt's Imminent WWE Arrival Creates Need for Face Faction

Ryan DilbertWWE Lead WriterMay 29, 2013

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Photo Credit: WWE

Bray Wyatt and his family are coming to WWE, but without the formation of a face faction, he will have no one to direct his dark energy toward.

As evidenced by his creepy vignette on Monday's WWE Raw, Wyatt is soon to make the jump from NXT to the main roster. His followers, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan's appearance in the video makes it seems as if those two will follow him there.

Wyatt is one of the most enthralling characters in recent WWE history. His work in NXT—both in the ring against Chris Jericho, among others—and out of the ring with his sinister, unsettling mic work has earned him a spot in the major leagues. 

As awesome and exciting as it will be to see him at the next level, it's not likely to work without some adjustments on WWE's part.

The Wyatt Family enters an environment which is being dominated by The Shield. Every available good guy has been paired up and sent after that group. With as much attention, air time and rivalries as Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose are getting, where does that leave Wyatt's crew?

Who is going to oppose them? Who are these devil's rejects going to torture and challenge?

For now, it's the dark side of WWE that has all the cohesive stables. If the Wyatt Family invade the main roster, they will have to compete with The Shield and 3MB—to a much lesser extent—for attention. It's going to take some good guys to form a partnership to balance things out.

The Four Horsemen wouldn't have been nearly as successful had Dusty Rhodes and The Road Warriors not joined forces to battle them. Where would The Fabulous Freebirds have been without the Von Erichs? More recently, D-Generation X directly opposed The Nation of Domination.

The company's next move needs to be to decide who among the current roster can group up and take on The Shield and Wyatt's trio.

A face faction not only makes sense in a narrative sense, providing foils for the heel groups, but it can also help some struggling stars. Guys with little to do like Alex Riley, Christian and Tyson Kidd when he returns would benefit greatly from being a part of a stable built to challenge the Wyatt Family and The Shield. 

Groups battling groups creates a special kind of energy.

Matches begin to feel more important. Rivalries begin to feel more like wars.

This is what will maximize Wyatt's arrival. He, Rowan and Harper can only pick apart individuals for so long before it becomes tiresome. WWE fans just saw The Shield play out that story.

Having The Shield run rampant over WWE has been entertaining and Wyatt's crew could make a great impact as well, but at some point, light needs to balance out the darkness.

As WWE is creating scenarios for what the Wyatt Family do upon their arrival, it also needs to create an opposing force, a group of knights to face the monsters in the shadows.