There is encouraging news for fans who feel upset over The Shield's disbandment—one recent report mentions that WWE writers are already talking about getting the group back together at some point.
The Shield—Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns—split in June following Rollins' shocking heel turn and alignment with The Authority.
Ambrose and Rollins are currently engaged in a bitter feud, and Reigns has moved on to the main event scene and a potential program with Triple H.
While all three men seem on the verge of sterling solo careers and will likely be OK in the long run, you can't help but have a nagging feeling they may have been better off as a team.
Did WWE split up The Shield too soon?
Personally, I think the company should have given them a far longer run as a babyface group—they were massively over with the crowd in their past few months and appeared to have the potential to be something very special. They could have been the “cooler” babyface alternative to guys like John Cena and Daniel Bryan.
And just think of how much they could have sold in terms of merchandise.
Not to mention, their matches were usually terrific—Raw and SmackDown are really missing something in terms of in-ring quality since the split.
Interestingly, in this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription required) Dave Meltzer writes that people in WWE are already considering a potential reunion in 2015 and 2016.
While this is really just obvious, but it’s notable they are already talking about it, there are tentative ideas to do a Shield reunion in late 2015 or 2016, where they would be kept apart but be brought together for a short period of time, and maybe do it every few years, with the guide behind the last few DX reunions.
Hmm. You have to wonder: Is WWE beginning to regret its decision to split the trio so quickly?