History Awesome / TheShield

15th May '17 7:00:40 PM nombretomado
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* The 4/14/14 RAW ended with the Shield getting beaten to a pulp. Why is it awesome? Well, for a couple of reasons. First off, TripleH had booked them in a match with a 'mystery opponent'. Turned out he meant "mystery ''opponents.''" '''ELEVEN OF THEM.''' (Also a bit of booking awesome - the exact number serves as a CallBack to a moment mentioned above where The Shield, as heels, took on 11 faces in a tag-team elimination match and nearly won.) Did the Shield run away? In the words of Dean Ambrose, "Nope." They stood their ground, even when the match devolved into a full-scale brawl. As the eleven heels laid waste to the faction, a blaring Motorhead guitar theme started up. But it wasn't Trips' solo theme - either of them. Instead, it was the strains of "Line In The Sand," which hadn't been heard in a WWE arena in seven years. Yes, the Shield ended that episode on their backs, but the fact that TripleH, in spite of his own ego and the intervening years of enmity between him and his two former proteges, had to resort to measures as extreme as '''re-forming Wrestling/{{Evolution}}''' to deal with them is awesome in its own way.

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* The 4/14/14 RAW ended with the Shield getting beaten to a pulp. Why is it awesome? Well, for a couple of reasons. First off, TripleH Wrestling/TripleH had booked them in a match with a 'mystery opponent'. Turned out he meant "mystery ''opponents.''" '''ELEVEN OF THEM.''' (Also a bit of booking awesome - the exact number serves as a CallBack to a moment mentioned above where The Shield, as heels, took on 11 faces in a tag-team elimination match and nearly won.) Did the Shield run away? In the words of Dean Ambrose, "Nope." They stood their ground, even when the match devolved into a full-scale brawl. As the eleven heels laid waste to the faction, a blaring Motorhead guitar theme started up. But it wasn't Trips' solo theme - either of them. Instead, it was the strains of "Line In The Sand," which hadn't been heard in a WWE arena in seven years. Yes, the Shield ended that episode on their backs, but the fact that TripleH, Triple H, in spite of his own ego and the intervening years of enmity between him and his two former proteges, had to resort to measures as extreme as '''re-forming Wrestling/{{Evolution}}''' to deal with them is awesome in its own way.



* Roman pulls a pretty damn good BatmanGambit, playing on Vickie's vanity and insecurities as Wrestling/TheAuthority's lackey, then spiking Stephanie's coffee, and all of it leading to [[VomitIndiscretionShot Vickie getting "doused"]] and TripleH having to take Steph to the hospital and leaving a enraged, puke-stained Vickie in charge. Cue Vickie being angry enough at the power couple to enter Roman in the MITB Battle Royal, [[spoiler: which he goes on to win]].

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* Roman pulls a pretty damn good BatmanGambit, playing on Vickie's vanity and insecurities as Wrestling/TheAuthority's lackey, then spiking Stephanie's coffee, and all of it leading to [[VomitIndiscretionShot Vickie getting "doused"]] and TripleH Wrestling/TripleH having to take Steph to the hospital and leaving a enraged, puke-stained Vickie in charge. Cue Vickie being angry enough at the power couple to enter Roman in the MITB Battle Royal, [[spoiler: which he goes on to win]].
2nd May '17 6:12:25 PM ANTMuddle
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** And no less at the hands of the Feds, who effectively yanked the fiddle out of his hands and padlocked the dancing shoes onto his feet.
20th Dec '16 7:37:57 AM Galvatron29
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* Wrestling/Roadblock 2016 - [[spoiler: After Roman gets screwed out of the WWE Universal Championship by Chris Jericho, Seth Rollins comes out and the two proceed to blast both parts of Jeri-KO through announce tables. What makes this so awesome is it was preceded by Rollins and Reigns doing the old Shield fist-bump, and after they'd finished destroying Owens what gets played? Not Roman's theme or Rollins' but the original Shield theme.]]

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* Wrestling/Roadblock Roadblock 2016 - [[spoiler: After Roman gets screwed out of the WWE Universal Championship by Chris Jericho, Seth Rollins comes out and the two proceed to blast both parts of Jeri-KO through announce tables. What makes this so awesome is it was preceded by Rollins and Reigns doing the old Shield fist-bump, and after they'd finished destroying Owens what gets played? Not Roman's theme or Rollins' but the original Shield theme.]]
20th Dec '16 7:37:11 AM Galvatron29
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* Wrestling/Roadblock 2016 - [[spoiler: After Roman gets screwed out of the WWE Universal Championship by Chris Jericho, Seth Rollins comes out and the two proceed to blast both parts of Jeri-KO through announce tables. What makes this so awesome is it was preceded by Rollins and Reigns doing the old Shield fist-bump, and after they'd finished destroying Owens what gets played? Not Roman's theme or Rollins' but the original Shield theme.]]
8th Dec '16 5:08:50 PM santos32
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* Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 2016: Ambrose is up against Reigns and Rollins as part of the Smackdown vs. Raw Men's Traditional Elimination match. [[spoiler:Doesn't stop another Shield reunion from happening, as for the first time since the split, all three members are on the same side of the face/heel spectrum. After being eliminated from the match early on, no thanks due to AJ Styles' refusal to break the pin fall, Ambrose returns the favor and attacks Styles after the match's halfway point but is held back by security. Rollins and Reigns aid Ambrose and call for another Triple Powerbomb, putting Styles through the German announce table and giving Rollins the opening needed to eliminate Styles from the match.]]

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* Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 2016: 2016 - four years after The Shield's debut: Ambrose is up against Reigns and Rollins as part of the Smackdown vs. Raw Men's Traditional Elimination match. [[spoiler:Doesn't stop another Shield reunion from happening, as for the first time since the split, all three members are on the same side of the face/heel spectrum. After being eliminated from the match early on, no thanks due to AJ Styles' refusal to break the pin fall, Ambrose returns the favor and attacks Styles after the match's halfway point but is held back by security. Rollins and Reigns aid Ambrose and call for another Triple Powerbomb, putting Styles through the German announce table and giving Rollins the opening needed to eliminate Styles from the match.]]
7th Dec '16 1:37:57 PM ANTMuddle
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** And of course, she started off Vic's series-ending Main/HumiliationConga by [[spoiler:reading him Shane's suicide letter, then making sure Vic saw Ronnie getting perp walked away after learning he's taking all the weight for the Strike Team's crimes]].

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** And of course, she started off Vic's series-ending Main/HumiliationConga by [[spoiler:reading him Shane's suicide letter, then making sure Vic saw Ronnie getting perp walked away after learning he's taking all the weight for the Strike Team's crimes]]. If she can't nail him to the wall, she's made sure to have that failure come at maximum cost.
26th Nov '16 7:27:50 PM yungalex
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*** The awesomeness of this is dampened in Season 4, unfortunately. After Aceveda's threats against his rapist pass their expiration date, he attempts to blackmail Aceveda with the video. In response, Aceveda panics and makes a corrupt deal with Antwon Mitchell to have the rapist murdered in prison.
20th Nov '16 10:43:42 PM santos32
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* Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 2016: Ambrose is up against Reigns and Rollins as part of the Smackdown vs. Raw Men's Traditional Elimination match. [[spoiler:Doesn't stop another Shield reunion from happening, as for the first time since the split, all three members are on the same side of the face/heel spectrum. After being eliminated from the match early on, no thanks due to AJ Styles' refusal to break the pin fall, Ambrose returns the favor and attacks Styles after the match's halfway point but is held back by security. Rollins and Reigns aid Ambrose and call for another Triple Powerbomb, putting Styles through the German announce table and giving Rollins the opening needed to eliminate Styles from the match.]]
5th Nov '16 12:02:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* 2013's Money in the Bank PPV kicked off with Rollins and Reigns defending their tag team championship against the Usos on the pre-show. They went on to have arguably the best match of the night, with the very smarky Philly crowd on their feet and chanting "THIS IS AWESOME!" for most of the match. It outshone BOTH MITB gimmick matches, including one that included DanielBryan, CMPunk, and the returning RobVanDam.

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* 2013's Money in the Bank PPV kicked off with Rollins and Reigns defending their tag team championship against the Usos on the pre-show. They went on to have arguably the best match of the night, with the very smarky Philly crowd on their feet and chanting "THIS IS AWESOME!" for most of the match. It outshone BOTH MITB gimmick matches, including one that included DanielBryan, CMPunk, and the returning RobVanDam.Wrestling/RobVanDam.
9th Sep '16 6:38:02 AM JamesAustin
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** Way, ''way'' back in 2012 or so, right as the Shield was being formed, the three members made a pact to make it to the top of the company together. Given the high failure rate in general in WWE as well as the tendency for [[BreakupBreakout one member to be elevated while the others are stuck beneath the glass ceiling]], the fact that the above managed to happen is insanely awesome in and of itself. And now, the natural consequence of the above: the three members of the Shield are going to be in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Title in the main event of Battleground 2016.

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** Way, ''way'' back in 2012 or so, right as the Shield was being formed, the three members made a pact to make it to the top of the company together. Given the high failure rate in general in WWE as well as the tendency for [[BreakupBreakout one member to be elevated while the others are stuck beneath the glass ceiling]], the fact that the above managed to happen is insanely awesome in and of itself. And now, then, the natural consequence of the above: the three members of the Shield are going to be in had a Triple Threat match for the WWE Title in the main event of Battleground 2016.''Battleground 2016''.
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