History Wrestling / TheShield

19th Feb '17 9:55:42 PM NOYB
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* BlatantLies: Their claims about standing for justice became sketchier and sketchier since their debut, were belied by an incident where it was revealed that they assaulted Brad Maddox (and generally did everything they did which benefited CM Punk) on Paul Heyman's orders, and finally became completely meaningless when they became Triple H's personal security and actively helped screw Daniel Bryan at every turn.

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* BlatantLies: Their claims about standing for justice became sketchier and sketchier since their debut, were belied by an incident where it was revealed that they assaulted Brad Maddox (and generally did everything they did which that benefited CM Punk) on Paul Heyman's orders, and finally became completely meaningless when they became Triple H's personal security and actively helped screw Daniel Bryan at every turn.
17th Nov '16 10:23:23 AM santos32
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** This has occurred for each of the members of The Shield: Ambrose served as this sometime after the faction's debut (he was the first opponent TheUndertaker faced in singles competition on Smackdown since his part-timer status), Reigns got his from Survivor Series until the Wyatt feud, and Rollins had his following the group's HeelFaceTurn.

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** This has occurred for each of the members of The Shield: Shield, where each man was positioned as the group's figurehead for a time: Ambrose served as this sometime after the faction's debut (he was the first opponent TheUndertaker faced in singles competition on Smackdown since his part-timer status), Reigns got his from Survivor Series 2013 until the Wyatt feud, and Rollins had his following the group's HeelFaceTurn.HeelFaceTurn. Even then, there was still a strong emphasis on portraying the trio as equals.
17th Nov '16 10:15:54 AM santos32
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* AnimalMotif: The Shield were frequently paralleled to a pack of wolves during their gang attacks, which eventually escalated to them being nicknamed the Hounds of Justice & referring to the WWE ring as their "yard". Their entrance video & merchandise, whilst still retaining the overall theme of a mercenary group, added similar elements - for example, the opening of their entrance video changed from spelling out "SHIELD" as the NATO Military Alphabet was spelt out in their theme song, to the glowing eyes of three rabid dogs.

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* AnimalMotif: The Shield were frequently paralleled to a pack of wolves during their gang attacks, which eventually escalated to them being nicknamed the Hounds of Justice & referring to the WWE ring as their "yard"."yard" - understandably, they used this as part of their feud against Wrestling/TheUndertaker during his run in 2013. Their entrance video & merchandise, whilst still retaining the overall theme of a mercenary group, added similar elements - for example, the opening of their entrance video changed from spelling out "SHIELD" as the NATO Military Alphabet was spelt out in their theme song, to the glowing eyes of three rabid dogs.
9th Nov '16 9:45:34 AM dlchen145
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* BadassCrew: A trio of young wrestlers fresh off of NXT invade the WWE and win their first six PPV tag-team matches. All but one of those matches involve some combination of the following wrestlers: Ryback, John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Kane, Randy Orton, Sheamus, and The Big Show. Seven wrestlers with a combined 36 world championship reigns (WWE or World Heavyweight) amongst them at the time... and each combination of them lost to a team of rookies. Oh yeah, and they also hold clean victories in 6-Man Tag matches against Team Hell No and Wrestling/TheUndertaker, as well as Team Hell No and then-reigning WWE Champion Wrestling/JohnCena (who was pinned by Roman Reigns after a Spear). All of that is the very definition of {{Badass}}.

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* BadassCrew: A trio of young wrestlers fresh off of NXT invade the WWE and win their first six PPV tag-team matches. All but one of those matches involve some combination of the following wrestlers: Ryback, John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Kane, Randy Orton, Sheamus, and The Big Show. Seven wrestlers with a combined 36 world championship reigns (WWE or World Heavyweight) amongst them at the time... and each combination of them lost to a team of rookies. Oh yeah, and they also hold clean victories in 6-Man Tag matches against Team Hell No and Wrestling/TheUndertaker, as well as Team Hell No and then-reigning WWE Champion Wrestling/JohnCena (who was pinned by Roman Reigns after a Spear). All of that is the very definition of {{Badass}}.badass.
9th Sep '16 11:30:21 AM KantonKage
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At one point during the time the stable was active, each member held a WWE title: Ambrose was WWE United States Champion (and holds the record for longest reign of any United States champion since WWE acquired the title from WCW), and Reigns and Rollins were WWE Tag Team Champions together under the banner of the Shield. Rollins also held the NXT Championship early on in the Shield's run. Each member would also eventually go on to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

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At one point during the time the stable was active, each member held a WWE title: Ambrose was WWE United States Champion (and holds the record for longest reign of any United States champion since WWE acquired the title from WCW), and Reigns and Rollins were WWE Tag Team Champions together under the banner of the Shield. Rollins also held the NXT Championship early on in the Shield's run. Each member would also eventually go on to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Championship by pinning the other no less.



* BookEnds: Their debut and their dissolution occured at the same location: Indianapolis.

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* BookEnds: BookEnds:
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Their debut and their dissolution occured at the same location: Indianapolis.Indianapolis.
** Their inaugural championship wins came after defeating the other Shield Member: Rollins defeats Reigns, who defeats Ambrose, who defeats Rollins to complete the triangle.



* MilitaryAlphabet: Their entrance theme begins with radio chatter spelling out "Shield" in the NATO Military Alphabet.

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* MilitaryAlphabet: Their entrance theme begins with radio chatter of [[DoItYourselfThemeTune them]] spelling out "Shield" in the NATO Military Alphabet.
17th Aug '16 4:59:23 PM JamesAustin
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!!! "TANGO- ROMEO- OSCAR- PAPA- ECHO- SIERRA: TROPES":

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!!! !! "TANGO- ROMEO- OSCAR- PAPA- ECHO- SIERRA: TROPES":
29th Jul '16 1:37:15 PM Morgenthaler
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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. See DangerouslyGenreSavvy above.

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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. See DangerouslyGenreSavvy above.
29th Jul '16 5:20:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
** You'd think these guys sat around reading Sun Tzu's ''Art of War'' in their spare time or something. They've established a pattern of focusing all of their attention on one target and never stopping their assault until they know ''he can't get up.'' And if they must separate, they leave their biggest and most powerful guy (Reigns) to make sure no one reaches their feet while Ambrose and Rollins knock around whoever's still standing. As a result, they almost ''always'' have a numerical advantage against whoever they're fighting. Additionally, if a guy starts fighting back, Ambrose or Rollins almost always gets the opponent in a position where his hands are away from his body. Once the torso is left open, '''[[RammingAlwaysWorks CUE SPEAR.]]'''
** On the June 9, 2014 episode of ''Raw'', Reigns and Ambrose lay down a beating on 3MB, but Heath Slater manages to take only a few licks and escape up the ramp (a common {{heel}} tactic during a brawl). Ambrose continues to pummel Jinder Mahal and Drew [=McIntyre=], and while Slater strolls up the ramp (all while still facing the ring, due to Ambrose's distraction), Roman Reigns ''goes through the crowd, around the tech area, and up the side of the stage,'' meeting an unknowing Slater at the top of the ramp and flanking him with a Spear. Not only is this an ''actual military tactic,'' it also resembled [[IKnowMaddenKombat a defensive football player blitzing a quarterback from the outside]]. Reigns' gridiron background and mercenary attire might not be just for show.
10th Jul '16 11:15:51 AM Nyame
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* BreakupBreakout: Surprisingly averted. Near the end of their tenure, it was pretty clear that Reigns was chosen as WWE's next top babyface, and began giving him a bigger emphasis. However even after their dissolution and Reigns` thrust into the spotlight, Ambrose and Rollins have both had notable success. Rollins` betrayal of the team led to him becoming the top heel of the company for a while, and he even pinned Reigns to win his first WWE Championship. Ambrose is the "least" successful of the three, but he's ''the'' EnsembleDarkhorse and easily one of the company's most popular stars since Wrestling/DanielBryan and every match he participates in is always a fan favorite.

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* BreakupBreakout: Surprisingly averted. Near the end of their tenure, it was pretty clear that Reigns was chosen as WWE's next top babyface, and began giving him a bigger emphasis. However even after their dissolution and Reigns` Reigns' thrust into the spotlight, Ambrose and Rollins have both had notable success. Rollins` Rollins' betrayal of the team led to him becoming the top heel of the company for a while, and he even pinned Reigns to win his first WWE Championship. Ambrose is the "least" successful of the three, but he's ''the'' EnsembleDarkhorse and easily one of the company's most popular stars since Wrestling/DanielBryan and every match he participates in is always a fan favorite. When Bryan ''did'' retire, he arguably became the most popular face on the roster. [[spoiler:Eventually, it reached a point where all three men were world champion within ''three minutes'' of each other. Reigns lost the title Rollins (again), only for Ambrose to cash in and win the title off him, finally cementing the Shield's status as the most successful stable in recent WWE history since Evolution]].
21st Jun '16 7:07:48 AM LocustPorridge
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At one point during the time the stable was active, each member held a WWE title: Ambrose was WWE United States Champion (and holds the record for longest reign of any United States champion since WWE acquired the title from WCW), and Reigns and Rollins were WWE Tag Team Champions together under the banner of the Shield. Rollins also held the NXT Championship early on in the Shield's run.

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At one point during the time the stable was active, each member held a WWE title: Ambrose was WWE United States Champion (and holds the record for longest reign of any United States champion since WWE acquired the title from WCW), and Reigns and Rollins were WWE Tag Team Champions together under the banner of the Shield. Rollins also held the NXT Championship early on in the Shield's run.
run. Each member would also eventually go on to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
This list shows the last 10 events of 434. Show all.
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