Seth Rollins recalls the best moments of The Shield
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 1851
The Shield was one of the most successful stables to have appeared in WWE in the modern era. Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns began working together in November 2012 and their partnership has been the fruit of countless awards until June 2014.
Following the disbandment of the faction, all three became world champions and wrote memorable pages of wrestling history. Reigns literally took off, to become the symbol of Stamford's company and the true heir of John Cena.
The first signs of his imminent explosion had already been seen at the Royal Rumble 2014 when he had eliminated as many as 12 superstars by beating Kane's previous record. In the latest edition of 'Broken Skull Sessions', the show hosted by Stone Cold Steve Austin, Rollins talked about how there have never been dissensions or grudges between the three members of the Shield.
Seth Rollins comments on The Shield
"There has never been any kind of hatred between us, do not believe everything that is put on the web" - began Seth Rollins. "There was healthy competition, which seems quite normal to me, given the work we do.
We all want the best for our careers. What I can say is that - midway through our stint - Dean Ambrose and I started to notice that WWE had huge plans for Roman Reigns. It was designed to become the core of the company. We began to receive specific instructions from our producers, in order to generate what I called the 'Roments' during matches.
It was about those moments when Roman's star had to shine” - he recalled. All three have achieved enormous success on an individual level as well. "We knew that if that group had worked in the best way, we would all have benefited from it for the future" - said Seth.
Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins are still among SmackDown's biggest superstars today, while Ambrose (who now performs under the name of Jon Moxley) is one of AEW's stars. If you listen to CM Punk, he says he came up with the idea to put The Shield together, although he would have had Chris Hero — now NXT’s Kassius Ohno — in the group instead of Roman Reigns.
If you listen to Ryback, he says he came up with the idea to use the Triple Powerbomb manoeuvre as their finisher. That night, in the first-ever TLC match with no titles on the line, Reigns, Rollins and Ambrose were victorious on their main-roster debut against Ryback and Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan and Kane).