Just over three months ago, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns were three random prospects in NXT that most of the WWE Universe had no idea about.
Now, just days removed from the 2013 Elimination Chamber and Monday’s Raw, it’s abundantly clear that The Shield is the biggest winner heading into WrestleMania.
The wild trio not only beat John Cena, Ryback and Sheamus clean in The Shield’s second match last Sunday at Elimination Chamber, the team returned to Raw and won a match against Chris Jericho, Sheamus and Ryback.
Those are two monster victories back-to-back for the heel stable.
After attacking the top stars in the company at every chance they found since debuting at Survivor Series 2012, The Shield has forced the WWE Universe to take notice of the power the trio wields.
The WWE is playing this angle perfectly.
What It Means
The popular consensus was that team made up of superfaces—Cena, Sheamus and Ryback—would destroy The Shield and bury it like the WWE did The Nexus. Thank goodness for real wrestling fans that the company made the right choice and put the heel team over instead.
It will always be on the records that The Shield had wins in its first three matches in the WWE over six of the top stars in the industry (Cena, Ryback, Sheamus Jericho, Kane and Daniel Bryan.)
That’s incredibly impressive.
Not only did the trio show their ability to put on an amazing match at TLC, Elimination Chamber and on Monday’s edition of Raw, the fact that they continue to win and look strong means the people calling the shots are supporting what The Shield is doing.
Don’t expect Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns to split up anytime soon.
With the obvious support of the people in the back, the next step for the WWE is WrestleMania; something huge must be planned for The Shield.
It’s hard to tell where the company is going with this angle—where does the trio go after beating four of the biggest faces in the WWE in two days?—but the raw talent and charisma this group has shown over their time in the big leagues proves they are here to stay.
The fact that the future of the stable is unknown adds even more intrigue to the storyline and will keep fans tuned in week after week.
There is a large contingent of fans that believe that The Shield is boring and that the trio ruining matches is not good for business, but just as the nWo did back in the WCW days, this heel stable is using its raw power for evil.
The WWE Universe better start believing in The Shield.