The Shield's reunion in late 2017 ended quickly when Dean Ambrose tore his triceps in December. He required surgery and was ruled out of action for up to nine months, prompting the polarizing Jason Jordan to replace The Lunatic as the third member of The Shield.
Seth Rollins has been used more to help build up Jordan's character, but the latter is sidelined indefinitely after requiring neck surgery. He is not expected to compete at WrestleMania 34, which makes Rollins and Roman Reigns as the only healthy members of The Shield at this time.
Take all of this into account, and fans can't help but wonder if The Shield will really stick together, considering Ambrose is still over a half year away from returning to the WWE.
“The Shield has been dealing with a lot of setbacks and injuries. But they will unite again. Be patient," he said.
It's widely expected that Reigns will win the seven-man Elimination Chamber match next Sunday, which will set up a match against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania for the Universal Championship. If that transpires, it's hard to envision a storyline where Rollins and Reigns keep 'The Shield' together without Ambrose and Jordan.
The Shield's reunion immediately suffered a setback, as Reigns had to miss their match against The Miz, Kane, Cesaro, Sheamus and Braun Strowman at the TLC pay-per-view. Reigns suffered from the mumps virus, and was replaced by Angle - who led The Shield to an epic victory.
Though the faction's reunion hasn't gone as hoped and expected, injuries are simply unpredictable and not easily avoidable. If Angle lives up to his promise, The Shield will reunite eventually. As he said, "Be patient."