• Difference Between The Undertaker’s Ministry Of Darkness & Current AEW Factions
The Undertaker’s Ministry of Darkness was one of the most popular factions of the WWF Attitude Era.
However, the faction didn’t last for a long time and fans still wish WWE would start a new Ministry Of Darkness with current wrestlers and with Undertaker being used as a Manager for the faction.
During an episode of Writing With Russo, former WWF/WCW writer Vince Russo said that this faction was created to use wrestlers that were underutilized and weren’t getting TV time after their previous storylines ended, with the idea being that they would get the rub from working with the legendary Undertaker (and multiple members of this faction went on to become WWE Hall Of Famers).
Russo then compared this iconic faction to the current AEW factions. Russo said these are totally different situations, as AEW has a lot of factions because All Elite Wrestling’s roster is massive, so they need to create more factions to feature more talent on their shows – they don’t have a choice.
WWF Veteran Bruce Prichard (Brother Love) also confirmed the same about the Ministry Of Darkness on his podcast:
“It was a group of guys that were being underutilized at the time. Being part of a group could give them the rub and could help get them over. I think it was a combination of both.
You know, it was looking at guys that needed a little something extra and talking to [Undertaker] about, ‘Hey, if we get this group, who would you suggest’, and kind of both. I believe it was both, but also with the input of Taker.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 11, 1995) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1995, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was taped at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury, Maryland and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 5: Seasons Beatings’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Owen Hart vs. Jeff Hardy
Aja Kong vs. Chaparita Asari
Ahmed Johnson vs. Rick Stockhauser
Bob Backlund vs. Bret Hart