The first signs of a Shield reunion took place last Monday on Raw, but it didn't completely fell real. While all three members of the group were together and fighting side by side, they were more three singles wrestlers working together. This week on Raw things were a bit different.
To kick off this Monday's show, The Shield theme music hit, the group appeared in the stands and the faction made their way to the ring in their old school uniforms, wet hair, and cocky attitudes. Once they made their way in, the first thing they did was threaten general manager Kurt Angle to either leave the ring or get his @$$ kicked. It was very much the Shield and much less Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and Seth Rollins.
This is the type of change the fans were hoping for. The Shield can only be so much if they don't dress the part, look the part, and act the part. When they first debuted that group was an unstoppable force that worked as a single unit. They were unbeatable because of their pack-like mentality. If there's one thing the WWE seems to want the WWE Universe to understand, it's that the pack-like mentality is back.
Will they stay this way through and after the TLC pay-per-view on Sunday? Angle said they were back, but we really don't know. This could be more a one-time stunt to build an audience for the event on Sunday, or this could be a storyline the WWE runs with for some time.
Fans are likely hoping that the old school Shield they saw on Monday is the group they get from here on in. The crowd was certainly digging it, giving the faction a "this is awesome" chant right out of the gate.