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Stables have long been a part of professional wrestling. Usually consisting of a group of heels banded together to battle the babyfaces, a stable presents seemingly insurmountable odds for the hero to overcome.

They’re also a very useful tool to elevate up and coming wrestlers; by placing them in a faction with established stars, the newcomers are given a significant rub by being elevated in the eyes of the fans.

Jimmy Hart’s First Family is commonly credited as being one of the first stables, uniting to battle Jerry Lawler in Memphis during the 1970s. And of course The First Family helped serve as a launching pad for many men who would go on to become major stars, such as “Ravishing” Rick Rude, Randy Savage, Eddie Gilbert and King Kong Bundy.

Let’s take a look at the stables who have garnered »

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