Possible New WWE Faction "Genesis:" The Beginning Of The Second Generation

Joe Burgett @JoEburGett_WESenior Writer IIISeptember 8, 2010

"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.  And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.  And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.  And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day."

-Genesis Ch.1 V.1-5

Whenever you talk of the world Genesis, you hear of the Christian faith, the band Genesis, etc. But the one thing that is unanimous among everyone is that Genesis means the beginning.

It's the start of something new, excuse the High School musical reference.

When we think of people who become great in the pro-wrestling business we think of Stone Cold, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, even John Cena.

But only two of these men had father's in the wrestling business before they started out. The rest had to basically do it on their own, or play politics to get anywhere. And, even though many hate the political side of things in wrestling, it happens, so we have to deal with it.

The Rock is the perfect example of a guy who was a third generation wrestler, but made his own name. Before, he was known as Rocky Mavia. Then he became The Rock. And now he could be the most well known former wrestler who ever lived.


People didn't even realize he had a father and grandfather in the business before him for some time.

Now, it seems we are getting a massive amount of people coming into the business whose father's were legends in the pro-wrestling world.

Names such as Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase, Jr., Cody Rhodes, and of course Husky Harris and Michael McGuilicutty.

Joe Hennig is the man who played the Double M character on NXT and we will most likely see him come out and be a big star in the WWE one day.

There was an angle before he went to NXT about he and Bret DiBiase joining Ted Jr. on RAW to form the Fortunate Sons faction on RAW.

But it looks that this has since been axed and now a new form of Legacy is coming forth from what reports are saying.

Unlike Legacy however, these second, third, or even fourth generation stars will not focus on their last names getting them anywhere. They want to be their own men, which is why we see the word Genesis come up again.

Genesis starts the Holy Bible, and there is nothing before it. It tells you how everything began, and Revelation tells you how it all ends.


There will always be that start and finish.

This is elementary, but stay with me.

These generational stars aren't born in Genesis, but they are already in the New Testament. They didn't have to worry about the Old. They went Church of Christ on everyone seemingly.

So, they talk of their fathers and last name. About how because they were such and such's kid, they are automatically better.

But you see, Genesis wants to start over. They don't want to skip ahead like all others, but become better than their fathers.

How can you become better if you don't go by your father's last name?

Well simple, you let your work speak for you.

While people such as Randy Orton talked on their last name for some time, which got him massively ahead in the WWE. In fact, he was only in OVW (WWE's developmental program for years) for mere months before going to SmackDown.

If you ask Orton in real life about it, he'll say he didn't think he was ready for the jump. And he wasn't when he came up. But, he got better and is now deserving of his spot. But before, others believed he only got the push to SmackDown so soon because he was Bob Orton's son.


Others like Double M may have the same gene as their fathers, but could care less if you know them as their father's son. They want to be treated like all others.

This is why Rotunda and Hennig got their names changed to Harris and McGuilicutty for NXT. The plan all along was to push them and a few others from FCW like Bret DiBiase and Richie Steamboat to become Genesis.

And the idea about it is what I told you before. None of them, despite having their father's gene will talk constantly about their father's legend, but start building their own.

They want to start from Genesis, not Matthew.

Who will be the leader?

Most likely Double M.

Who will be in the group?

That is still up in the air, as many people could be in it with such a load of second and third generation talent in the WWE.

For now it's a waiting game on when we will see this group or if the WWE doesn't axe it before it even becomes apart of a show.

One idea I'd have is to get them against Nexus somehow. I remember when we had a ton of factions in the WWE back in the day. It was great to see these wars with them all and it made for some good TV. So, I could really sit back and enjoy a Nexus/Genesis angle.

We could start to see just Double M out there, then he'd need help to get anywhere and he would finally start the group. But, there is no actual details of how it will start as of yet. More of that is just speculation.

But, there is still an idea floating around through creative about the faction, that much many do know.