Wyatt Family Need to Win Gold Before Any Potential Split or Turn

Aaron BowerFeatured ColumnistJune 19, 2014

Credit: WWE.com

These are halcyon days for the WWE stables. The last year has seen the reformation of Evolution (and subsequent dissolution, but the group served its purpose), and it has seen the two hottest stables to emerge since D-Generation X: The Shield and The Wyatt Family.

It was scintillating earlier this year at Elimination Chamber when those two factions collided for the first time, and their matchup was a display of the two teams' rise to prominence.

However, in this era of WWE where fans are more inclined to cheer for heels as opposed to babyfaces, the company has been dealt multiple cards which it has had to shuffle. The Shield eventually turned into a fully fledged babyface stable due to fan support, which has proved to be a great piece of booking.

But the big question is this: Is The Wyatt Family (or at least some of its members) about to split or turn babyface too? We could get the answers to that question at Money in the Bank, but something needs to happen first before The Wyatt Family can be retired as an entity.

Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins gave the tag division a big shot in the arm last year when they picked up the WWE Tag Team Championships. Dean Ambrose didn't exactly do the same with the United States Championship, but the length of his reign was due to WWE's faith in his abilities as a performer.

Simply put, there is no way the three members of The Wyatt Family can be allowed to go their separate ways without some form of championship being brought to their faction. Of course, the most obvious choice would be Erick Rowan and Luke Harper winning the tag titles at Money in the Bank. .

Sometimes the obvious decision isn't the most logical, but it works to perfection here.

Harper and Rowan have previously been titleholders, winning the NXT Tag Team Championships. Since coming onto the main roster with Bray Wyatt, they have become stooges of Bray as opposed to being standout guys of their own. However, that should change at Money in the Bank when they win the tag belts.

Even Bray himself has to be questioned if he leaves The Wyatt Family without winning a belt. If the plan is to submit to the fanfare Wyatt receives by turning him babyface, then he must have one more roaring success as a heel before the switch. Winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Money in the Bank would be a bold, brave move from WWE, but these moves have worked in the past.

In hindsight, perhaps it would have been smarter to have Wyatt in the briefcase match at the forthcoming show. That way, he could have picked up the win and continued along this pretty steady path to the top without any drastic changes.

Whatever the scenario ends up being over the next couple of months, the legacy of The Wyatt Family cannot be tarnished by a failure to dominate the WWE. The trio have had some fantastic feuds over their time, and a championship reign or two is the least they deserve.