The year may have only just got underway, but already fans are speculating what the next 12 months could hold for some of the biggest superstars on the roster. One of the quickest ways to make a superstar more relevant with the WWE Universe is by introducing them into a faction that can dominate for the year.
There were some exciting factions put together in 2020, with The Hurt Business and Roman Reigns and Jey Uso being the two standouts. It isn’t always a full-proof plan, however, with the flopping of Retribution a clear example of that. But, which superstars could we see join a faction this year?
WWE News: Ricochet
There isn’t much doubt about it that Ricochet is one of the most naturally gifted wrestlers on the Raw roster. However, it’s also pretty clear that his career has come to a screeching halt as a singles star, and there is a desperate need for him to revitalise his career. The easiest way to do that would be to have Ricochet join a faction and lead it to the very top. He has been feuding with Retribution over the past couple of weeks, and there could be an interesting story to tell with the high-flyer taking over the group from Ali.
WWE News: Keith Lee
Keith Lee’s first WWE Championship match may not have gone as planned, as he was pinned clean by Drew McIntyre. But, by no stretch of the imagination is their programme done after one main event on Raw. We fully expect Lee to rejoin the main event scene this calendar year, and he could do that with the backing of a faction. There have been growing calls for Lee to align with The Hurt Business, as the WWE Championship is the only piece of gold missing from their collection at the moment. It would be a massive signing, but it could be best for business.
WWE News: Randy Orton
Randy Orton was one of the standout stars in 2020, as he enjoyed lengthy programmes in the main even with first Edge and then Drew McIntyre. However, it could be argued that some of his best work has come when he has been the leader of a faction. Rated RKO, Legacy and Evolution all were massive success stories, and Orton could use the next year putting over two younger talents by taking them under his wing. It would make for a great opportunity for some of the younger talents, and could begin another successful year for the Viper.