A ring of fire formed at the top of the ramp and from it appeared Gangrel, Edge and Christian, known collectively as The Brood.
The leader of the group, Gangrel was a vampire, the third on this list. Clad in a Gothic, frilled white shirt and carrying a chalice with what appeared to be blood inside, he was one of the more memorable and unique characters to appear on WWE programming during the height of the Attitude Era.
Upon his arrival in WWE, he immediately began feuding with fellow newcomer Edge. It was clear the two had some sort of history, though it was never fully detailed. Injected into their rivalry was a third long-haired blonde named Christian who, it was discovered, was the brother of Edge.
After a few weeks of continued feuding, the three Superstars banded together and wreaked havoc throughout WWE.
Though their win-loss record was far from sparkling, they would get the last laugh more times than not, thanks to what they called blood baths. The arena would go dark and the haunting whispers heard in the Brood's entrance theme would play over the PA system.
When the lights came back on, a Superstar would be covered in a mysterious red liquid that unquestionably resembled blood.
The most famous of all of the blood baths came on the final Monday Night Raw before WrestleMania 15, when Debra McMichael, the manager of tag team champions Jeff Jarrett and Owen Hart, found herself on the receiving end of the disturbing ritual. The staining of the red liquid on her white top and skirt as well as her bleach blonde mane are etched into this writer's memory.
The Brood would go on to join Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness, adding their mystique to that terrifying faction but would quickly split off from there and feud with their former teammates.
By the time the summer of 1999 rolled around, the group would be disbanded. Edge and Christian would go onto to achieve tag team and singles greatness while Gangrel, the supernatural character that spawned the group, would fade into the company's undercard.