The Shield started back in 2012 when “The King Slayer” Seth Rollins, “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns, and “The Lunatic Fringe” Dean Ambrose all left NXT to bring the chaos to the main roster. Together there was no one more badass in wrestling.
The three were unstoppable as no one could match their energy and the fans were loving it. They made their way up quick too, taking out everyone including legends like Triple H, Ric Flair, and Batista with The Evolution.
Not only did they body them but they beat them on back-to-back occasions including an insane main event at Extreme Rules in 2014 (above). In a short couple of years, they became one of the most popular factions in WWE history.
Of course it all ended when Triple H got into Seth Rollins’ head and convinced him to break The Shield apart by turning his back on Roman and Dean with chair shots heard around the world.
This was the best thing that could’ve happened to all of them though as they all became world champions at one point and solidified themselves as solo stars.
It even set up one of the craziest moment when Roman Reigns faced Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 32 and was inches away from the win until Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank to steal the title. That started an epic title run by Rollins where he was heavily protected by The Authority.
Dean ended up tasting championship glory in the following years as did Roman but he also became the most hated man in the WWE.
For months the WWE has been teasing a potential reunion, whether it be Seth aiding Roman or Roman and Dean seeing eye to eye. It all came together last night on Raw
While Roman faced The Miz for the IC title Sheamus and Cesaro interfered and helped the champ retain his belt. This would’ve been Roman’s first IC title and he was robbed of it.
Of course they all beat the shit out of Reigns and after the show you see Dean and Seth walk up to him in the locker room and they all just look at each other like “yeah you know what this means.”
— Jonathan (@ncbjd) October 3, 2017
We can’t say we didn’t see this coming but honestly this way to bring back the Shield sucks. They’re really going to waste it on The Miz, Shemus, and Cesaro?
There are so many better way of booking this but I hope they don’t mess this one up in the end. There should be at least two legends involved with The Shield returning to the story line. Plus we need tables, ladders, and chairs dawg it’s that simple!
Let’s not forget Roman still has the most heat with the fans especially after he retired The Undertaker. Maybe getting back with The Shield could be the first step to turning it around because Vince has tried everything!
After beating Cena at what is believed to be his farewell match you’re pretty much the new face of the WWE. Still, the fans aren’t quite buying it.
What the fans do want to see is a Shield reunion and right now is as good as a time as ever. With all three of their characters kind of peaking out, this is the move that will bring life back into the product.