Backstage Origins Of Top WWE Faction Revealed

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Backstage Origins Of Top WWE Faction Revealed WWE

WWE star Edge has detailed the backstage origins of the Judgment Day faction, and his original goals for the group.

Edge and Damian Priest were the original members of the group, forming an alliance at WrestleMania 38 in April 2022.

A month later, Rhea Ripley became the group’s third member, joining Edge and Priest at WrestleMania Backlash.

In June, Finn Balor joined the stable, briefly making a group of four, before Edge was kicked out of the faction.

Dominik Mysterio is the latest star to become affiliated with Judgment Day, aligning with Balor, Ripley and Priest that September.

Speaking on After The Bell, Edge noted that he handpicked Priest, Ripley and Balor for the group:

“It’s been a year now since we first conceptualized the idea of The Judgement Day. It was over a year ago now.

“It really started at WrestleMania the night that Priest and I first joined together and that became the initial nucleus of what this thing was, but then it turned into something entirely different and better, honestly.

“Where it’s at now was the goal that I had in mind.

“I really thought the concept of Judgment Day, the idea behind it was, here’s these really talented individuals who I truly felt weren’t getting the opportunity that they deserved, and if they got that opportunity, that they could fly with it, they could run with it, whatever analogy you want to use.

“I had been watching them all since NXT and kind of kept tabs on them and kept my eye on them all these years.

“So when I was asked about starting a group and was asked who would be in it, the first names I said were Priest, Ripley, Balor. It changed and morphed and went through a lot of different permutations.”

Rhea Ripley recently teased a popular star joining Judgment Day following speculation about the faction’s expansion, which you can read more about right here.

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