The Shield's run in WWE thus far has been nothing short of impressive, both in terms of how the unique triad has been booked and how the wrestlers themselves have performed.
Interestingly, it's only since Rollins and Reigns (or R&R, as they will be known when Creative decides to slap them with a lethargy gimmick) won the Tag Team championship that they (and their maniacal stablemate Dean "Wetter Hair Than Bret Hart" Ambrose) have actually started losing on a semi-regular basis.
Slipping up in the occasional non-title match on Raw or SmackDown is hardly a death sentence. In fact, it's probably a blessing in disguise as unpredictability is key to most above-average wrestling matches.
I'm of the minority who believe the Usos are slightly overrated. But ridiculous Samoan-cheerleader entrance aside, I am pleased to see a long-time tag team stepping up to challenge for the straps.
That said, it strikes me as odd that while strong upper mid-card and main-event talent like Sheamus, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, Kane, Chris Jericho, Ryback and even John Cena struggled against The Shield for months in six-man tag action, the unsightly-shorted and largely unproven Usos have found the task rather easy.
Clearly, the current tag-title feud is building towards a decisive victory for Rollins and Reigns come the Money in the Bank (Pre-Show!), and I hope it serves as the feud blow-off... at least for now.
Jimmy and Jey could eventually fit into the tag-title picture, but right now they don't have the credentials or fan support to hang with The Shield.
Rollins and Reigns still have considerable momentum from their exciting victories over big-time stars, and I say feed them more of the same.
The Shield is the freshest concept to hit WWE programming in years, and the tag champs need to crush more household names to stay in the limelight and far away from the Pre-Show.
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