A Shield reunion appears to be on the cards for Fastlane but with only a week left to go, WWE is still unsure what the trio's role will be.
Roman Reigns returned to Raw last week following four months away battling leukemia. After making an emotional announcement revealing that his cancer was in remission, he got right back to work. Later that very same evening, he and Seth Rollins rushed to the ring in order to save Dean Ambrose from a four on one beatdown.
That has naturally added fuel to the rumors that WWE is once again adamant on an imminent Shield reunion. As happy as we are to see Reigns back so soon, that is going to require a little bit of shoehorn booking. Rollins is supposed to be focused on Brock Lesnar, and we were under the impression that Ambrose is a despicable heel now after what he did to Rollins the night Reigns left back in October.
That all seems to be water under the bridge now and it is highly like that all three men will come together on Raw this week. That's because it looks as if The Shield will be reforming for Fastlane which is just seven days away at the time of typing this. According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE is currently torn between two ideas regarding The Shield's Fastlane booking.
The first is the most obvious route. That the Hounds Of Justice reunite to take on Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, and Baron Corbin. However, as noted above, Reigns and Rollins chased off four Superstars last week. Elias was also in attendance and if he joins the heel team at Fastlane, WWE will make Braun Strowman an honorary Shield member for the night to keep the teams even.
Either scenario makes sense, but we personally prefer the latter idea. Strowman has more of an issue with three out of four members of the heel team as they have been dead set on making his life hell for months. The only thing we ask is that when the heel team inevitably loses, it isn't McIntyre who takes the fall. The Scot should be the man WWE is building the company around, and he has been pinned far too many times recently.