|Members of the Ministry of Darkness
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This is the first of what I hope is 31 Halloween related wrestling blogs. Chad and I are going to take turns writing about different gimmicks, matches, and wrestlers who have some kind of tie to Halloween. Some have scary outfits, others are just plain silly. We'll also take suggestions.
I've decided to start off with the Ministry of Darkness. This group formed during the Attitude Era. Paul Bearer and the Undertaker had reunited after being a part for a couple of years. The duo was also joined by several up and comers in the WWE including Edge and Christian, along with their Brood partner Gangrel. Faarooq and Bradshaw, known as the Acolytes were also in the group as were Viscera (formerly the fun loving rapper Mabel and evil King Mabel) and Mideon (who once carried a slop bucket as Phineas I. Godwin).
|Bossman hanging out.
|Do you take this woman...
Eventually, the Ministry of Darkness would merge with the Corporation and form the Corporate Ministry. During this time, the higher power was finally revealed, and in one of the biggest letdowns in wrestling history (IMO) it was Vince McMahon himself. It was a big swerve, but I have no idea if that's what the original plan was. I have a hard time thinking that's how the angle was supposed to end.
|The higher power is...
Undertaker of course went on to continue the most talked about "streak" in wrestling history. He'd also win the WWE championship several times over. Paul Bearer would "die" a couple of times, who knows if and when he'll be back.