Stable (professional wrestling)

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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 angle, which puts them together as a unit (recent examples include Evolution, La Résistance, The Cabinet, The Dudley Boyz, and others). Often the loudest of them appears in promos, occasionally with another wrestler whose gimmick is to be largely silent, perhaps even mute, but nonetheless nodding or gesturing in wild agreement.

Typically, the use of the term is restricted to groups that exist within the scripted storylines of a promotion. One of the more famous groups of wrestlers in recent times, the Clique of WWF/WWE in the mid-1990s, is more accurately called a "backstage group", because WWE never directly acknowledged the group's existence in its storylines. However, several members of the Clique did form the core of the promotion's D-Generation X stable.

See also: List of professional wrestling stables

See also: professional wrestling slang

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