History Wrestling / TheShield

11th Apr '18 10:54:56 AM Nyame
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* UrExample: Of the effectiveness of the Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} developmental system. Individually or together, there is no question that the Shield are by far the most successful wrestlers of their generation in WWE. Within four years of their WWE careers, together all three have won multiple world titles, main evented numerous [=PPVs=], and more-or-less carried the company on their backs. Two of them have already become Grand Slam Champions, with the third only needing one more title to join them. When people look back at WWE history decades from now, they will see the Shield as the ones that defined this era, and the ultimate success story of Wrestling/{{WWENXT}}.

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* UrExample: Of the effectiveness of the Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} developmental system. Individually or together, there is no question that the Shield are by far the most successful wrestlers of their generation in WWE. Within four years of their WWE careers, together all three have won multiple world titles, main evented numerous [=PPVs=], and more-or-less carried the company on their backs. Two of them have already become Grand Slam Champions, with the third only needing one more title to join them.them (a feat he succeeded at ''Wrestling/WrestleMania 34''). When people look back at WWE history decades from now, they will see the Shield as the ones that defined this era, and the ultimate success story of Wrestling/{{WWENXT}}.
5th Apr '18 8:59:32 PM nombretomado
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By August 19, 2013 ''Raw'', they were clearly the hired goons of Wrestling/TheAuthority, the new group of Vince and Stephanie [=McMahon=], Triple H, Randy Orton, Kane, and Brad Maddox. The group began to distance itself from the Authority in 2014, ultimately pulling a [[HeelFaceTurn face turn]] and finally breaking away from the Authority the night after ''[[{{WrestleMania}} [=WrestleMania=] XXX]]''. As a result of said distancing, the Authority re-formed Wrestling/{{Evolution}} to deal with the Shield & the two factions feuded until the night after ''Payback'', when Rollins turned on Ambrose and Reigns. Reigns and Ambrose, whilst still remaining allies, went their separate ways the following week.

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By August 19, 2013 ''Raw'', they were clearly the hired goons of Wrestling/TheAuthority, the new group of Vince and Stephanie [=McMahon=], Triple H, Randy Orton, Kane, and Brad Maddox. The group began to distance itself from the Authority in 2014, ultimately pulling a [[HeelFaceTurn face turn]] and finally breaking away from the Authority the night after ''[[{{WrestleMania}} [=WrestleMania=] ''[[Wrestling/WrestleMania WrestleMania XXX]]''. As a result of said distancing, the Authority re-formed Wrestling/{{Evolution}} to deal with the Shield & the two factions feuded until the night after ''Payback'', when Rollins turned on Ambrose and Reigns. Reigns and Ambrose, whilst still remaining allies, went their separate ways the following week.
24th Feb '18 12:33:54 AM SomeoneElse17
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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: This is pretty much their hat. Not only do they do it often, they're actually better at it than your average "Pack of wolves" heel group who just jumps unsuspecting wrestlers from behind and uses its numbers advantage to serve up the beatdown.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: This is pretty much their hat. Not only do they do it often, they're actually better at it than your average "Pack of wolves" heel group who just jumps unsuspecting wrestlers from behind and uses its numbers advantage to serve up the beatdown. The beginnings of their first run consisted of them routinely taking down trios made up of former world champions on a regular basis simply because of how well-coordinated and locked-on-point their attacks are.
27th Jan '18 2:27:35 PM voodoochild
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* DoItYourselfThemeTune: Intro song words Sierra Hotel India Echo Lima Delta The Shield spoke by themselves

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* DoItYourselfThemeTune: Intro song The words Sierra "Sierra Hotel India Echo Lima Delta The Shield spoke Delta. Shield." from their opening theme? Recorded by themselvesthe guys themselves.
22nd Jan '18 5:27:47 PM Nyame
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** The re-formation of the Shield in 2017. While Reigns and Ambrose have never truly hated each other, and have always been allies, it's pretty awesomely surreal to see [[FanNickname Traitorface]] [[Wrestling/SethRollins himself]] go from the company's biggest heel all the way back to babyface tag-teaming with Ambrose. The roof practically blew off the building on the 10/2 episode of Raw as Reigns was joined by his Shield brothers in alliance against the Miztourage.

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** The re-formation of the Shield in 2017. While Reigns and Ambrose have never truly hated each other, and have always been allies, it's pretty awesomely surreal to see [[FanNickname Traitorface]] [[Wrestling/SethRollins Traitorface himself]] go from the company's biggest heel all the way back to babyface tag-teaming with Ambrose. The roof practically blew off the building on the 10/2 episode of Raw as Reigns was joined by his Shield brothers in alliance against the Miztourage.


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* ReplacementScrappy: InUniverse example regarding Wrestling/JasonJordan. After Ambrose got put on the shelf, Jordan replaced him as Rollins' tag team partner and won the RAW Tag Titles with him. That is essentially the ''only'' reason Rollins tolerates him, and it's obvious to anyone watching that he clearly wishes it was Ambrose in Jordan's place. Reigns can't even bother with that much, and blatantly hates Jordan.
17th Jan '18 9:47:30 AM Nyame
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* BerserkButton: Attacking one member of the Shield will inevitably piss the other two off. During their second run, when Wrestling/SamoaJoe put Ambrose on the shelf for nine months, both Rollins ''and'' Reigns took it badly -- Rollins would DeathGlare anyone that so much as ''mentioned'' Ambrose, while Joe became Reigns' personal button for several weeks, followed by constant beatdowns, until he finally got his revenge on Ambrose's behalf.
14th Jan '18 5:26:50 AM Nyame
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** In fact, an argument can be made that all three members functioned as this at one point both during and after the Shield's initial run. Both Roman and Dean were closer to Seth during their first run. When Seth turned back to face and made amends with Roman, it was Roman who was the Heart during the occasional Shield reunion. When Seth made up with Dean and became Tag Team Champions with him, Dean became the Heart.
12th Jan '18 9:05:06 AM Nyame
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*** Wrestling/RomanReigns and Wrestling/{{Batista}}. Batista betrayed the remaining members of Evolution once it became clear he'd never have the spotlight as long as he stayed with them. Reigns was forced to focus on singles career after Rollins betrayed him, and him and Ambrose still remained on good terms. Batista was also always an egotistical jerkass at his core, even as a face, and when he was denied the spotlight one too many times, snapped and allowed his true colors to be shown to the crowd. Reigns, despite the Shield's beginnings, was ultimately an honorable and genuinely good person from the beginning, and his descent into cocky, asshole-ish behavior was a result of the crowd's vitriol combined with being constantly screwed out of the world title.

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*** Wrestling/RomanReigns and Wrestling/{{Batista}}. Batista betrayed the remaining members of Evolution once it became clear he'd never have the spotlight as long as he stayed with them. Reigns was forced to focus on singles career after Rollins betrayed him, and him and Ambrose still remained on good terms. Batista was also always an egotistical jerkass at his core, even as a face, and when he was denied the spotlight one too many times, snapped and allowed his true colors to be shown to the crowd. Reigns, despite the Shield's beginnings, was ultimately an honorable and genuinely good person from the beginning, start, and his descent into cocky, asshole-ish behavior was a result of the crowd's vitriol combined with being constantly screwed out of the world title.



** Seth Rollins acted as this at one point. When the relationship between Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns became strained over the course of their late 2013 feud with their former unwitting client Wrestling/CMPunk, one could argue that he was the one keeping The Shield together. Eventually it reached a breaking point…for ''Seth'', causing him to RageQuit during a match against the Wyatt Family, which he amazingly used to bring the two ''back on the same page''.
** Ultimately deconstructed, as Rollins pointed out that one of the reasons he [[FaceHeelTurn turned on them]] was being tired of being the one that made them get along.
** Seems to be Ambrose, in their 2017-2018 run. Reigns and Rollins frequently refer to their injured brother and have made it clear that no one can replace him in the Shield.

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** Seth Rollins acted as this at one point. When the relationship between Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns became strained over the course of their late 2013 feud with their former unwitting client Wrestling/CMPunk, one could argue that he was the one keeping The Shield together. Eventually it reached a breaking point…for ''Seth'', causing him to RageQuit during a match against the Wyatt Family, which he amazingly used to bring the two ''back on the same page''.
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page''. Ultimately deconstructed, as Rollins pointed out that one of the reasons he [[FaceHeelTurn turned on them]] was being tired of being the one that made them get along.
** Seems to be Ambrose, in their 2017-2018 run. Reigns and Rollins frequently refer to their injured brother and have made it clear that no one can replace him in the Shield. Which makes sense, when you think about it — out of all them, Ambrose is the one who took the group's breakup the hardest, and it was only his forgiveness of Rollins that made their reunion possible in the first place.



* NotSoSimilar: The Shield isn't that similar to Evolution, because when it came down to it, they genuinely loved and cared for each other, and no matter how man times they end up fighting, they'll still support each other over everyone else in the end. Conversely, Evolution was born out of convenience -- Triple H needed muscle to back his title reign, and Orton and Batista needed tickets to the big time. When the latter two started infringing on his spotlight, he didn't hesitate to kick them both to the curb for it.

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* NotSoSimilar: The Shield isn't that similar to Evolution, because when it came down to it, they genuinely loved and cared for each other, and no matter how man many times they end up fighting, fighting each other, they'll still support each other over everyone else in the end. Conversely, Evolution was born out of convenience -- Triple H needed muscle to back his title reign, and Orton and Batista needed tickets to the big time. When the latter two started infringing on his spotlight, he didn't hesitate to kick them both to the curb for it.
9th Jan '18 3:52:15 PM voodoochild
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* NoSneakAttacks: Almost every time The Shield shows up to kick some ass, there's a clear warning of their arrival (see OhCrap below). This leads to the commentators pleading with the soon-to-be victims to ''just run'' (or at least grab a weapon-- see HonorBeforeReason above) when the music blasts trough the arena speakers.

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* NoSneakAttacks: Almost every time The Shield shows up to kick some ass, there's a clear warning of their arrival (see OhCrap below). This leads to the commentators pleading with the soon-to-be victims to ''just run'' (or at least grab a weapon-- see HonorBeforeReason above) when the music blasts trough through the arena speakers.
9th Jan '18 3:47:33 PM voodoochild
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** Subverted by Jason Jordan, who ''wants'' to be the third man of the Shield and replace the injured Ambrose, but who Reigns can't stand and Rollins is only tolerating for the sake of the Tag Team Titles.

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** Subverted by Jason Jordan, who ''wants'' to be the third man of the Shield and replace the injured Ambrose, but who Reigns can't stand and Rollins is only tolerating for the sake of the Tag Team Titles. It's further reinforced by the theme music and the gear - while Angle and Triple H came out with Rollins and Ambrose in tac vests to the Shield music, Jordan uses his own gear and music and comes out solo.
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