The Brood comprised of Edge, Christian, and Gangrel, as they made their run in WWE in the late 90s. The team didn’t last for long. Both Edge and Christian would go on to have successful careers both as singles competitors and a team. Gangrel was held back due to injuries.
On Something To Wrestle With, Bruce Prichard discussed The Brood, dedicating it to Christian. He would admit the team had broken up too early as WWE intended to use the Freebird Rule with the trio.
“I think it was ended too soon. I think these guys could. Another thing was the idea with the Brood was to do the Freebird gimmick where any two members could work a tag team match we even said that they could basically switch-in matches which is a thing I think Russo came up with, didn’t make a lot of sense. But it was different.”
“I don’t think that anybody had tried to do that Freebird rule in quite a while. So it was new, especially in the WWE. So I don’t think that we exploited that enough, I don’t think we used that three-man team the way that it could have been used.”
“So were they broken up too soon? In my opinion, I think they were. I think that we could have gotten a lot more out of them, those three guys as a tag team.”
Things might have been far better for The Brood if they were allowed to do what they wanted using the Freebird rule. The New Day has found tremendous success with this rule, proving its effectiveness and how The Brood would have benefitted from the same.