Edge is one of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time, and has one distinction that makes him stand out from the rest.
Edge has created two factions in WWE over his lengthy career and been the head of them both. While many wrestlers can be part of many faction, it’s only a select few who can claim to have created and led many. Off the top of my head, only Edge and Triple H can claim that.
In this article, we’ll take you through Edge’s WWE factions and which WWE superstars were key performers in making them a big hit in the WWE.
Edge WWE Factions
The first WWE faction created by Edge was La Familia. The group featured multiple WWE stars and was inspired by the legendary Guerrero family.
With Edge as the patriarch of the group, he was joined by his on-screen wife Vickie Guerrero. Guerrero was the general manager of Smackdown at the time, so gave her Heavyweight Champion husband special treatment when going up against deadly opponents like the Undertaker. She is also the widow of the legendary Eddie Guerrero.
Joining them first was Chavo Guerrero. The nephew of Eddie, he had a long and impressive career as one of the top cruiserweights in the United States.
However, he had never been able to reach high in the card until he joined Edge’s faction in WWE. He would regularly interfere in Edge’s matches to help him cheat to win, although the favour was often returned by the rest of the group.
He defeated CM Punk to win the ECW Championship in 2008, his first and only world title in the WWE.
Chavo was joined on ECW by his bodyguard Bam Neely. Not much can be said about this towering mess, as he did very little, wrestled poorly and did nothing of note throughout his entire run.
He was meant to be the bodyguard of Edge’s new faction but WWE soon noticed he was terrible and cut him loose ASAP.
The final two members of La Familia were a tag team. Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins started out their WWE careers as lackeys to the Rated-R Superstar.
Dressed in Edge’s own gear and growing their hair just like his, they were his “Edge-Heads” – big fans of Edge who would go to extreme lengths to help him win.
They would “twin magic” with Edge during matches to distract the referee as well as other schemes. They won the WWE Tag Team Championships together but their crowning moment was being choke slammed by The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 24.
The second large faction that WWE’s Edge created came during his second run in the company. He was forced to retire in 2011 due to a horrific neck injury and spent 9 years outside the ring following his other passion, acting.
However, in 2019 he was cleared by doctors and made his WWE return at the 2020 Royal Rumble. Edge entered the match as a completely surprise, taking the fans off guard and producing one of the biggest pops ever seen in the WWE.
He did not win the Royal Rumble match but did so a year later. He entered number one and lasted the whole match, winning it and a shot at Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania. He did not win however and went on a great run in 2021.
At Wrestlemania 38 he turned heel on AJ Styles, joining forces with Damian Priest during their match at the event. Priest was inducted into the Judgement Day faction. Rhea Ripley would join soon after as the third member of Edge’s WWE faction. They feuded with Styles and Finn Balor over a few months and became one of the most dominant stables in the WWE.
Balor would then be introduced into the group by Edge, although that would not go well for the Rated R Superstar. The group turned on him, declaring Balor the new leader and kicking Edge out of the group. This was for the best as fans did not want to boo Edge and only saw him as a babyface in the whole ordeal. With Finn Balor at the helm of the stable, they became proper heels.
After that, Edge feuded with the faction that he created for a number of months. He is expected to face off with Finn Balor at Wrestlemania 39, likely to be inside a Hell in a Cell to end the rivalry once and for all.
Hamish is a writer and podcaster and wrestling fan who is a key part of the Atletifo team.
After playing countless hours of WrestleMania X8 on the Gamecube, he discovered Rey Mysterio getting his head crushed by The Great Khali, and thus a love for professional wrestling was born.
He is also a Media Graduate, as well as writing for multiple sites about Premier League football and the culture of Wales – his home country.