The Shield wrestled together for potentially the last time ever at Fastlane and they naturally went out on a high.
Roman Reigns made an emotional return to WWE two weeks ago following a four-month absence as he battled leukemia. At Fastlane, he returned to the ring for the first time since that battle, and he did not come alone. Reigns stood alongside his Shield brothers Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins to take on the team of Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, and Baron Corbin.
The announcers played up that Reigns might have a little bit of ring rust to shake off, and even that he might be a little nervous during the match. Those nerves were very much taken advantage of by his opponents. In fact, a couple of times it even looked like Corbin had Reigns beat, especially when The Lone Wolf connected with an End Of Days.
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Truth be told, we all knew there was no way WWE would have The Shield lose on the night Reigns returned to the ring. The momentum eventually swayed in their favor and as soon as McIntyre was triple powerbombed through an announce table, you knew the end was nigh. The Hounds Of Justice circled the ring with Corbin alone inside.
Corbin also suffered a triple powerbomb and it was before, during, and after that move that it became clear that this might actually be the last time we see The Shield together. Prior to the move, Rollins got so hyped that he shouted a profanity which was luckily caught and edited out by WWE. The announcers also mentioned that it was the end of an era multiple times, plus the three wrestlers appeared to be pretty emotional as they were celebrating their win.
WWE loves to reunite The Shield, but Fastlane could well be the last time they ever get the chance to do it. Rollins will be tied up with Brock Lesnar business between now and WrestleMania. Then after that, Ambrose will be leaving the company. If The Lunatic never returns to WWE, then we will never see the three team together again. If that turns out to be the case, thanks for the Shield memories guys, many of them will not soon be forgotten.