In their final match together, The Shield will take on the familiar trio of Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre, and Baron Corbin.
It has been so long since WWE revealed that Dean Ambrose would not be renewing his contract that it feels as if three WrestleManias have been and gone. Like one of those phone calls where you have said goodbye about fifteen times yet the conversation continues. We love the guy and would love him to stay, but WWE has teased his "last appearance" far too many times.
This Sunday, live on the WWE Network, will almost certainly be the real last time we see Ambrose in WWE. At least until a day somewhere down the line when he possibly chooses to return. During an event which has been labeled "The Shield's Last Chapter," Ambrose will team with Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins for one last match.
WWE has now confirmed who the Hounds Of Justice will face this weekend. Sadly, their opponents are as predictable as one might expect. The cobbled-together team of Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, and Baron Corbin. The six men have had issues as teams and also as individuals. Clearly, WWE thinks it would be fitting for The Shield's last match (maybe ever) to be a potentially underwhelming one.
In WWE's defense, it does seem as if Sunday's event will simply be Network subscribers getting the chance to watch a small part of a house show. It isn't a PPV or a match that has been hyped on television at all, so it was never going to be a groundbreaking announcement when it came to The Shield's opponents. However, having them face off against The New Day with someone stepping in to replace Big E would have been an easy and more exciting send-off for the faction.
Now the only questions remaining is who will win the match? While it seems unlikely that WWE wouldn't want The Shield to emerge victorious, we can also imagine Vince McMahon not wanting Ambrose to leave on a high. Then again, it is only a televised live event which will probably have no effect on ongoing storylines. What would be the harm in giving the fans one last feel-good moment courtesy of The Lunatic? We shall see.