It's easy to complain about all of the things that the WWE does wrong, but the booking of The Shield isn't one of them.
Almost as soon as the trio of NXT studs debuted at Survivor Series 2012, many of us expected the stable to get the shaft and fizzle out quickly. That hasn't happened yet.
Instead of The Shield flopping like many thought it might, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins have been booked about as well as we could we have asked for.
As we all know, the WWE could have easily screwed the pooch with The Shield, and had that happened, we might not even be talking about the group anymore.
But thanks to what has amounted to great booking, The Shield is alive and well, and many are now expecting the group to make a whole lot of noise in 2013.
Here are seven reasons why The Shield has been booked about as perfectly as it could be.