For those of you who are younger wrestling fans, you may have failed to notice that the WWE's Evolution stable of Triple H, Batista, Orton, and Flair was really an updated version of the infamous "Four Horsemen" that ruled the National Wrestling Alliance during much of the 1980s.
The group was led by the then dominant "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, and was known for being dressed in suits and dominating every title in the Alliance. Evolution was not much different.
Personally, I have always been a fan of "super-heel" stables and managers. Since the demise of the final incarnation of the NWO, there really has not been that one angle that was so big it encompassed every other angle. I think the WWE needs that now.
So what I am suggesting is a super-heel stable that transcends brand divisions. It could include an elite group of four super-heels across all three brands.
This might also be the time to turn a few wrestlers heel on the RAW brand, where there is a large number of major faces.
What if Batista and Randy Orton patched up their differences to comprise the RAW members of this super-heel group, along with Edge from Smackdown and John Morrison from ECW? There could be constant interference across the brands, each wrestler insuring that their stable-mates stay on top in their brand.
Perhaps a simple revision of Evolution with Shawn Michaels instead of Ric Flair would be a more likely group. Flair would make a great mentor for this group (similar to J.J. Dillon with the original Horsemen), and would only need to make sporadic appearances with them.
I am not certain that this angle is the answer, but I do feel that the WWE needs a shot in the arm, and super-heel stables like the Hartfoundation and DX have always worked. Hopefully the WWE creative team has some compelling angles up its sleeve.
Tony Wichowski is a writer for the Bleacher Report and the Host of "That's real Sports Talk" on the Godly Network