History Wrestling / TheShield

2nd Jul '17 11:07:42 AM nombretomado
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** This has occurred for each of the members of The 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. Even then, there was still a strong emphasis on portraying the trio as equals.

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** This has occurred for each of the members of The 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 Wrestling/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. Even then, there was still a strong emphasis on portraying the trio as equals.
15th May '17 7:00:56 PM nombretomado
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** Subverted during the feud between The Shield and The Wyatts, as The Shield has been collateral damage to some of the Family's sporadic actions. For reasons they attacked the team of John Cena, Sheamus, and Daniel Bryan during a 6-man tag match with the Shield where all 3 winning members qualified for the Elimination Chamber WWE World Heavyweight Title match, giving the face team the DQ win and thus disqualifying The Shield from a chance at the title through no fault of The Shield. This pissed the group off to such an extent that they went directly against TripleH's orders to pick a fight with the Family.

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** Subverted during the feud between The Shield and The Wyatts, as The Shield has been collateral damage to some of the Family's sporadic actions. For reasons they attacked the team of John Cena, Sheamus, and Daniel Bryan during a 6-man tag match with the Shield where all 3 winning members qualified for the Elimination Chamber WWE World Heavyweight Title match, giving the face team the DQ win and thus disqualifying The Shield from a chance at the title through no fault of The Shield. This pissed the group off to such an extent that they went directly against TripleH's Wrestling/TripleH's orders to pick a fight with the Family.



* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The group was often accused of being this for Wrestling/CMPunk, thanks to their penchant of coming to his aid during title matches or lie detector tests. As it turned out, they sort of were... but without Punk's knowledge, as they had been hired by Wrestling/PaulHeyman, with Heyman being the one giving them orders. As of the Sept. 23, 2013 episode of Monday Night Raw, The Hounds serve as such for TripleH (and, by extension, Wrestling/RandyOrton) after Hunter and Randy [[FaceHeelTurn turned heel.]] The Shield themselves turned against Wrestling/TheAuthority after Wrestling/{{Kane}} tried to attack Rollins when they didn't do as he wanted.

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* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The group was often accused of being this for Wrestling/CMPunk, thanks to their penchant of coming to his aid during title matches or lie detector tests. As it turned out, they sort of were... but without Punk's knowledge, as they had been hired by Wrestling/PaulHeyman, with Heyman being the one giving them orders. As of the Sept. 23, 2013 episode of Monday Night Raw, The Hounds serve as such for TripleH Wrestling/TripleH (and, by extension, Wrestling/RandyOrton) after Hunter and Randy [[FaceHeelTurn turned heel.]] The Shield themselves turned against Wrestling/TheAuthority after Wrestling/{{Kane}} tried to attack Rollins when they didn't do as he wanted.



* TheUnfettered: Subverted. Ever since their alliance with TripleH, this has been toned down for the stable (not to say that they follow his orders without question). And Ambrose, while plenty crazy, seems to try to keep some semblance of focus for the sake of the team. [[AxCrazy (Operative word being "try.")]] There's no telling how far off the deep end Ambrose would go without Seth Rollins to pull him back occasionally. This was actually lampshaded by Rollins after he turned on them.

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* TheUnfettered: Subverted. Ever since their alliance with TripleH, Wrestling/TripleH, this has been toned down for the stable (not to say that they follow his orders without question). And Ambrose, while plenty crazy, seems to try to keep some semblance of focus for the sake of the team. [[AxCrazy (Operative word being "try.")]] There's no telling how far off the deep end Ambrose would go without Seth Rollins to pull him back occasionally. This was actually lampshaded by Rollins after he turned on them.
8th Apr '17 11:20:47 AM nombretomado
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* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The group was often accused of being this for Wrestling/CMPunk, thanks to their penchant of coming to his aid during title matches or lie detector tests. As it turned out, they sort of were... but without Punk's knowledge, as they had been hired by Wrestling/PaulHeyman, with Heyman being the one giving them orders. As of the Sept. 23, 2013 episode of Monday Night Raw, The Hounds serve as such for TripleH (and, by extension, RandyOrton) after Hunter and Randy [[FaceHeelTurn turned heel.]] The Shield themselves turned against Wrestling/TheAuthority after Wrestling/{{Kane}} tried to attack Rollins when they didn't do as he wanted.

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* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The group was often accused of being this for Wrestling/CMPunk, thanks to their penchant of coming to his aid during title matches or lie detector tests. As it turned out, they sort of were... but without Punk's knowledge, as they had been hired by Wrestling/PaulHeyman, with Heyman being the one giving them orders. As of the Sept. 23, 2013 episode of Monday Night Raw, The Hounds serve as such for TripleH (and, by extension, RandyOrton) Wrestling/RandyOrton) after Hunter and Randy [[FaceHeelTurn turned heel.]] The Shield themselves turned against Wrestling/TheAuthority after Wrestling/{{Kane}} tried to attack Rollins when they didn't do as he wanted.
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.
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