The Shield: Why WWE's Newest Stable Will Be a Success

Michael Guadalupe@The_GuadaFeatured ColumnistDecember 5, 2012

Photo courtesy of WWE
Photo courtesy of WWE

The Shield has taken the WWE by storm.  From helping CM Punk retain the title at Survivor Series to their recent attacks on Team Hell No and Randy Orton on RAW, the trio that makes up The Shield have established themselves as the newest stable in the WWE.

Will they be successful though?

Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns will be a success as long as the WWE continues to base The Shield stable solely around these three wrestlers.  All three are talented in their own right, and being involved with CM Punk will only elevate them even more in the WWE.

There has been a real lack of a good stable in the WWE over the last several years.  With The Shield though, the WWE has a unique chance to take three young—and still somewhat unknown—wrestlers and turn them into top guys on RAW.

If The Shield are involved with Punk and Heyman, they could make one of the biggest and most dominating stables in WWE history, especially if Brock Lesnar were to get involved as well.

And even if The Shield has nothing to do with Punk, the abilities of Reigns, Rollins and Ambrose will be enough to make them extremely successful.


The Path Has Been Paved

The Shield, specifically Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, will benefit from what wrestlers like CM Punk and Daniel Bryan have done.

Bryan and Punk were two wrestlers who somewhat struggled to get their ground in the WWE when they first debuted on RAW.

Now, years later, Punk has one of the longest championship reigns in recent years, and Bryan has been World Heavyweight champion and has also become a fan favorite as part of Team Hell No.

Wrestlers like Ambrose and Rollins will be given more of a chance to prove themselves on the main stage because of the success of Punk and Bryan.

Both Ambrose and Rollins have been successful in there NXT careers and even before being signed to the WWE.  They now have a great chance to prove themselves in the main roster.

Roman Reigns is part of the legendary Anoa'i wrestling family, a family that has had extreme success in the WWE, and more than likely played a huge part in why Reigns moved up to RAW from NXT.

All three members of The Shield are great wrestlers, and because of the success of some current and past wrestlers, they have been given the chance to show the WWE Universe just how good they are.


The Perfect Combination

The Shield has the perfect combination of young talent to make an impact in the WWE.  Jim Ross spoke highly of the three wrestlers, as he gave his scouting report of them on his blog:

"Ambrose has a little Roddy Piper and Brian Pillman traits in him or so it seems to me. His FCW/NXT bout a few months ago with @RealKingRegal was stellar. I called it with Dusty Rhodes and we had a blast. Ambrose is a blue chip stock and is arguably the most 'unpredictable' of the three. Perhaps 'complex' is an adequate word to describe Ambrose at this point in time."

JR spoke highly of Rollins as well:

"Rollins reminds me of @CMPunk in some areas of Rollins' game or at least the formative CM Punk of a few years ago. I perceive that as a good thing. Rollins is an Iowa kid who has a sound, skill set, confidence, toughness and is the current NXT Champion. He has a natural swagger and wrestles with a chip on his shoulder which I embrace." 

Jim Ross continued to speak highly of The Shield members, especially Roman Reigns:

"Reigns is a former Georgia Tech nose tackle and has reshaped his body from 300+ to 260ish and is of Samoan decent, father is WWE HOFer Sika, and at times has reminded me of @TheRock when I first inked 'The Great One' to his WWE contract. In that I mean the obvious heritage matter but also the physical frame, intellect, and overall, natural athleticism. We can only hope that Roman Reigns can approach The Rock's accomplishments inside the squared circle some day."

These three are the perfect combination for a new stable, and each strive in certain aspects where the others don't.  The Shield will be a success because these three are extremely talented and will work great together.


Starting Strong and Big Opportunities

The Shield already started strong by putting Ryback through an announce table at Survivor Series.  They continued their success with a solid promo cut on Monday night RAW two weeks ago.

These three have what it takes to make it in the WWE and are already off to a strong start.  It's becoming clear week after week that they will be a success in the WWE. 

With CM Punk being sidelined for the TLC pay-per-view, The Shield is being put into the main event, and now has a huge chance to prove they can get the job done and deliver on the big stage.

If the WWE can manage to maintain The Shield to these three wrestlers, and continue to give them the chance to prove themselves, The Shield will be a success in the WWE.