The Wyatt Family Needs Championship Belts to Solidify Status in WWE

Sebastian Maldonado@https://twitter.com/#!/SebastianTSUFeatured ColumnistFebruary 5, 2016

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The Wyatt Family is a resilient force in WWE. However, something’s been missing.

There’s been a gap with The Wyatt Family and WWE’s championships ever since its debut. The exhilarating team of Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and Braun Strowman impress with its size and collective smashmouth style.

The Wyatt Family’s entrance is an electrifying experience. Fans welcome the Wyatts by using their cellphones to light up the dark arena, creating a sky of shining stars. Their promos are enthralling, loaded with messages stating how they’ll dominate their opponents.

Their reputation in the wrestling world speaks for itself. The Wyatts have tormented a plethora of established WWE Superstars including Kane, John Cena and The Undertaker. More recently, they collectively eliminated Brock Lesnar from the Royal Rumble match and recently ambushed The Big Show on the February 1 episode of Raw.

The question isn’t whether the Wyatts prove their worth or not. The issue is glory, the same glory that has eluded them since their 2013 debut at SummerSlam.

Why have The Wyatt Family not won championship titles yet?

Some of the greatest wrestling stables have held titles on numerous occasions. The Four Horsemen, The Shield, The New World Order, D-Generation X and Evolution are just a few who stand out. Each group had different goals, but each group won titles. Wrestling stables like these stood the test of time because they added gold to their history.

The Wyatt Family has not done that. In fact, it needs championship titles to solidify its status in the WWE Universe.

All four men stand out due to their great size and rough fighting style. Each man can become anyone’s powerhouse. Instead, they stand tall as skyscrapers, destroying anything in their path. It’s a wonder that none of them has been a champion. In fact, it is way overdue.

Granted, the Wyatts have had chances to win titles. Harper and Rowan almost became tag team champions at the 2014 Money In The Bank event. Harper also participated in WrestleMania’s ladder match for the intercontinental title last year.

All four men were involved in the Royal Rumble vying for the WWE world title. They’ve had the opportunity but have always come up short.

Titles may not matter to some, but The Wyatt Family’s legacy is on the line. No titles during its time together would prove its formation to be a wasted investment on WWE Creative’s part.

A case in point is Bray Wyatt. Wyatt might become the closest thing to this generation’s Undertaker. He stands out with a unique presentation and can move for his size. Wyatt would make the perfect WWE champion as an unstoppable force night in and night out. A world title reign would put him in the echelon of rare personalities representing the world.

Harper and Rowan should’ve had at least one tag team title reign, but injuries and storylines kept that from happening.

They function well as a team and can dominate the division if they set their eyes on it.

In fact, Harper is the only one to win gold, but not as a Wyatt Family member. He’s been the intercontinental champion for WWE’s Survivor Series and Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2014. Harper is the only one proven as champion. He can lend that experience to his fellow Wyatt members.

That would be wise, especially for the latest member, Strowman, who towers over his opponents but is limited in maneuverability. Under the tutelage of the Wyatts, Strowman could become a true monster over his career. All he has to do is soak up the words of his family members.

There’s always potential, but it takes a lot to believe in the Wyatts' ability. The Wyatt Family can morph into the dominant force we’ve been waiting to see. And frankly, this transformation needs to happen sooner rather than later.

The Wyatt Family needs championship titles to solidify its status within the WWE Universe. It has the muscle, presence and skill set to do it. Whether it takes that next step remains to be seen.