The Shield entered WWE and took the company by storm unlike any other faction. Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose were three young hungry performers that showed their desire by delivering outstanding matches on a weekly basis. The trio was pushed hard right away by entering a storyline involving CM Punk, John Cena and Ryback. Their debut match was a classic TLC Match against the team of Daniel Bryan, Kane and Ryback that set the tone of what we would come to expect from them. All three men worked perfectly together by uniting their strengths and making up for each other’s flaws.
WWE actually gave them the ball to run with. Most of the new stars entering the company will get a big push to start but see it end with a few losses after a couple of months. That usually kills the momentum and the wrestler becomes one of many by being looked at as similar to everyone else on the roster. The Shield went undefeated for months and after their first loss, they rebounded by continuing to win and get put in positions to become credible. The split of The Shield came when Rollins turned on his partners to unite with Triple H as a new top heel.
Rollins, Reigns and Ambrose have all become important parts of the company and are expected to main event many WrestleMania events in the next ten years. Aside from John Cena and the part-time attractions like Brock Lesnar or Undertaker, the three stars from The Shield are the hottest commodities in the WWE today. The rest of the roster are struggling to get to that next level but Rollins, Reigns and Ambrose did it by having a great run of success in the faction together. You may know everything about them on television but there is much more to learn about the trio. These are the top twenty things you didn’t know about The Shield.
20 CM Punk Wanted Someone Other Than Roman Reigns
19 Dean Ambrose Had Different Plans For WrestleMania 32
18 TNA Turned Down Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose
17 Seth Rollins is a Huge Chicago Bears fan
16 Rosey is Roman Reigns Brother
15 Dean Ambrose was a "Death Match" Wrestler
14 Seth Rollins Won a WWE MaddenTournament
13 Dean Ambrose was the first product of EVOLVE
12 Roman Reigns Signed with the Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars
11 Seth Rollins Believes in Crossfit
10 Dean Ambrose Once Wrestled in WWE with Pink Hair
9 Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose Dislike Social Media
8 Seth Rollins Was Involved in Ugly, Real Life Love Triangle
7 Dean Ambrose is Dating Renee Young
6 Roman Reigns is a Family Man
5 Seth Rollins is the Only Man to Win the WWE, NXT and ROH World Titles
4 Dean Ambrose was Supposed to Debut in a Feud with Mick Foley
3 Roman Reigns has Always Been the Chosen One
2 Seth Rollins Didn't Know About His MITB Cash-in
1 The Shield is the Most successful Faction in WWE History
The Shield is definitely celebrated for their impact in WWE but most fans laugh it off when they are referred to as the best faction in the company’s history. A great historical faction will usually lead to one or two stars being born. Ric Flair and Arn Anderson were the stars of The Four Horsemen. Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash were the top stars out of the New World Order to achieve singles success. The Shield made all three men superstars. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns have dominated the world title picture over the past year, less than five years into their career, and Dean Ambrose is becoming a main event player now with his Brock Lesnar feud. Three young prospects debuted together, delivered outstanding matches and made each man a main event star.
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