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Encyclopedia > The Brood (professional wrestling)
The Brood

The Brood
Statistics
Members Edge, Gangrel, and Christian
Debuted Mid 1998
Disbanded July 1999
Promotions WWF

The Brood was a stable in the World Wrestling Federation during the Attitude Era of the late 1990s. The stable was comprised of Gangrel, Christian, and Edge. Their gimmick was that of a clan of vampires, although they were often merely described by announcers as living a "gothic lifestyle". The gimmick was loosely based on the film, The Lost Boys. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 400 × 270 pixelsFull resolution (400 × 270 pixel, file size: 16 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This work is a copyrighted publicity photograph. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... In professional wrestling, a stable is a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element -- friendships, either real or storyline, a manager who manages all of them, or a common storyline, which puts them together as a unit (recent examples include Evolution, La Résistance, The Cabinet... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... David Christian Heath (born February 16, 1969 in Tampa, Florida) is an American professional wrestler better known by his Ring names The Vampire Warrior and Gangrel. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, a gimmick is a wrestlers personality, behavior, attire and/or other distinguishing traits while performing. ... Vampires (or vampyres) are mythological or folkloric beings that subsist on human and/or animal lifeforce. ... Clan of Xymox - Goth band circa 2004 A German Goth with rosary beads and alchemical symbol on forehead. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

Contents

The Brood

The Beginning

All three of the original Brood members debuted in 1998. Gangrel, known previously as the Vampire Warrior [1], made his WWE debut on the August 16th episode of Sunday Night Heat. He was given a new vampire gimmick based on the White Wolf roleplaying game Vampire: The Masquerade. Edge made his debut in the WWF on the June 22 episode of RAW is WAR as a loner who entered the ring through the crowd. Christian debuted on September 27 at In Your House: Breakdown 1998 where he distracted Edge, who subsequently lost his match to Owen Hart. The storyline introduced Christian as Edge's (kayfabe) brother. In reality, the two had been friends since childhood. [2] 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... WWE Heat (formerly known as WWE Sunday Night Heat) is a professional wrestling show for World Wrestling Entertainment, showcasing talent from the Raw roster with lower-card matches. ... White Wolf, Inc. ... Vampire: The Masquerade (Revised Edition) cover. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In Your House Logo For the song In Your House by The Cure, see Seventeen Seconds In Your House was a pay-per-view series created by the World Wrestling Federation. ... Owen James Hart (May 7, 1965 - May 23, 1999) was a Canadian professional wrestler who was most known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ...


Christian continued at the side of Gangrel to help him in his feud with Edge, and he won the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship in his first match in the WWF. [3] Eventually, the duo convinced Edge to join them, forming the stable known as The Brood. WWF Light Heavyweight Championship (1997-2001). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...


Gimmick

They often entered arenas by rising through a ring of fire onto the (elevated) stage floor, with Gangrel carrying a chalice of "blood". Usually Gangrel would take a drink from the chalice and then spit it towards the crowd, although occasionally he would simply share the drink with his partners. One of the group's trademarks was giving their opponents a "blood bath", before or after a wrestling match. A "blood bath" consisted of the lights in the arena turning off, the flashing red lights of Gangrel's entrance coming on, and then the arena lights turning on again to reveal the target bathed in "blood". The trio had similar looking long blond hair. However, Gangrel and Christian both wore white shirts and dark pants, while Edge wore the long leather coat he wore before joining The Brood. Chalice For the Gothic Metal band, see Chalice (band) A chalice (from Latin calix, cup) is a goblet intended to hold drink. ...


Ministry of Darkness

Main article: Ministry of Darkness

In February 1999, The Brood feuded with The Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness stable. The end of the feud saw The Brood merge with The Ministry. In March, after Undertaker's Hell in a Cell match with The Big Boss Man at WrestleMania XV, Edge, Christian, and Gangrel were lowered onto the cage from the ceiling. They lowered a noose into the cell, and the Undertaker proceeded to hang The Big Boss Man from the top of the cage. The Brood were often victims of "beatings" at the hands of the Ministry to both prove their loyalty to the Undertaker and to "punish" them. For instance, Christian was sentenced to a beating at the hands of his fellow Brood members after he was forced to reveal to Ken Shamrock the location of Stephanie McMahon. Edge and Gangrel refused, as they were more loyal to Christian than the Ministry. The Brood split from the Undertaker's loyalty, thus becoming the only members of the Ministry to defect from the stable before the creation of The Corporate Ministry. This led to a feud with the Ministry of Darkness, specifically The Acolytes. The Ministry of Darkness was a professional wrestling stable in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) during the Attitude Era of the late 1990s. ... A professional wrestling feud is a staged disagreement between two wrestlers or factions of wrestlers over a purported slight or insult. ... A Hell in a Cell match. ... Raymond (Ray) Traylor (May 2, 1962 – September 22, 2004) was an American professional wrestler. ... WrestleMania XV was the fifteenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... This page is about the computer malfunction called hanging. ... Ken Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick on February 11, 1964 in Macon, Georgia) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... Stephanie Marie McMahon-Levesque (born September 24, 1976), better known by her maiden name Stephanie McMahon, is the daughter of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Chairman Vince McMahon and WWE CEO Linda McMahon, and is currently Executive Vice President of Creative Writing for the company. ... The Ministry of Darkness was a professional wrestling stable in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) during the Attitude Era of the late 1990s. ... The Acolytes Protection Agency (A.P.A), also known as Hells Henchmen and The Acolytes, was a professional wrestling tag team in the World Wrestling Federation, active between October 1998 and March 2004. ...


Split

By June 1999, The Brood began feuding with The Hardy Boyz. By that time, Edge and Christian had found success as a tag team, and Gangrel had turned on Edge. Gangrel tried to convince Christian to do the same, but Edge and Christian instead split from Gangrel, who turned on both of them and aligned himself instead with their main enemies, The Hardy Boyz. The Hardys (also known as the Hardy Boyz and Team Xtreme) are a professional wrestling tag team in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) that consists of real life brothers Matt and Jeff Hardy. ... Edge and Christian (E&C) is a former tag team of on-screen brothers made of real life best friends Adam Joseph Copeland (Edge) and William Jason Reso (Christian), who wrestled in the World Wrestling Federation. ... A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... In professional wrestling, a turn occurs most frequently when a wrestler develops a new gimmick (persona) and changes, frequently from face to heel or sometimes vice versa. ...


The New Brood

The New Brood

The New Brood
Statistics
Members Jeff Hardy, Gangrel, and Matt Hardy
Debuted August 1999
Disbanded October 1999
Promotions WWF

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Beginning and Gimmick

Gangrel joined with Matt and Jeff Hardy in August 1999 to form The New Brood. Though recognized as The New Brood, they were referred to as "The Brood," just like the original incarnation. They also utilized the same "gothic" gimmick as the original Brood. The trio continued the tradition of making their entrance by the rising elevator that lifted them through a ring of fire onto the elevated stage floor. Moreover, Gangrel continued to carry his chalice of blood, which he drank from before entering the ring. The Hardys, by contrast, continued to wear the same ring attire they wore before joining the stable. Matthew (Matt) Moore Hardy (born September 23, 1974) is an American professional wrestler, currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its SmackDown! brand, where he competes in singles competition, as well as appearing on RAW where hes one half of the World Tag Team Champions with his brother... Jeffrey (Jeff) Nero Hardy (born August 31, 1977) is an American professional wrestler currently performing on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he is one half of the World Tag Team Champions along with his brother Matt Hardy. ...


Split

The New Brood also continued their feud with Edge and Christian with a notable series of matches called the "Terri Invitational Tournament", which included the first ever Tag Team Ladder Match at No Mercy 1999. After winning that match, The Hardy Boyz left Gangrel in favor of new manager Terri Runnels. This marked the end of The New Brood, as the Hardys would later team with Lita to form Team Xtreme. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... WWE No Mercy is an annual World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-view event. ... Terri Ann Boatwright Runnels (born October 5, 1966) is a former American professional wrestling manager. ... Amy Christine Dumas (born April 14, 1975) is an American professional wrestler better known by the ring name Lita, and lead singer of punk rock band The Luchagors. ... The Hardys (also known as the Hardy Boyz and Team Xtreme) are a professional wrestling tag team in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) that consists of real life brothers Matt and Jeff Hardy. ...


Both Edge and Christian and Team Xtreme would go on to be successful in the Tag Team division, winning the WWE World Tag Team Championship several times. Meanwhile, Gangrel would be a constant journeyman over the years, often going back and forth from a minor role in World Wrestling Entertainment to the independent circuit and vice versa. Edge and Christian (E&C) is a former tag team of on-screen brothers made of real life best friends Adam Joseph Copeland (Edge) and William Jason Reso (Christian), who wrestled in the World Wrestling Federation. ... The World Wrestling Entertainments World Tag-Team Championship is the WWEs original tag-team championship and is now exclusive to the RAW brand. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... -1...


Championships and Accomplishments

  • PWI ranked Jeff Hardy #76 of the 500 best wrestlers in 1999 [4]
  • PWI ranked Edge #83 of the 500 best wrestlers in 1999 [4]
  • PWI ranked Christian #90 of the 500 best wrestlers in 1999 [4]
  • PWI ranked Matt Hardy #100 of the 500 best wrestlers in 1999 [4]
  • PWI ranked Gangrel #102 of the 500 best wrestlers in 1999 [4]

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... WWF Light Heavyweight Championship (1997-2001). ... The following is a list of competitors that have held the WWE Light Heavyweight Championship. ... Hulk Hogan on the cover of the November 1994 issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated. ...

References

  1. ^ Obsessedwithwrestling.com. Gangrel at Obsessed With Wrestling. Retrieved on February 8, 2007.
  2. ^ Adam Copeland, Adam Copeland On Edge ISBN 0743483472, World Wrestling Entertainment, 2004.
  3. ^ Obsessedwithwrestling.com. The Brood at Obsessed With Wrestling. Retrieved on February 8, 2007.
  4. ^ a b c d e Pro Wrestling Illustrated. PWI Top 500 Lists. Retrieved on February 8, 2007.

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Edge's WWE Profile
  • Christian (Cage)'s TNA Profile
  • Matt Hardy's WWE Profile
  • Jeff Hardy's WWE Profile

 
 

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