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    Posted: 01/January/2014 at 23:12
With Roman Reigns on the verge of turning face and splitting from the group it got me wondering what will become of Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. They could of course remain as a team or just go solo, one ther option though that I like would be for them to rebuild the Shield group by recruiting new members.
Keeping to their roots they could take one or two of the top guys from NXT, my top picks would be Adrian Neville and Corey Graves. These two are among the best in NXT at present, Neville is a great high flyer but lacks verbal skills so would benefit from being in a stable, Graves is better on the mic but would be a good fit for a heel group and it would be a easy way to introduce both to the main roster.
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If they do keep The Shield going then they will probably go for a guy with a bit of size because the size of Ambrose and Rollins as well as having to replace Reigns.

Going to wave the Cesaro flag but that's a long shot. 
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Originally posted by NFaMouZ NFaMouZ wrote:

If they do keep The Shield going then they will probably go for a guy with a bit of size because the size of Ambrose and Rollins as well as having to replace Reigns.

Going to wave the Cesaro flag but that's a long shot. 

Would be decent if it was Cesaro but if anyone it would probably be someone like mason ryan

Once Reigns splits though i dont think The Shield stable will exist - they will both fall into the mid card abyss
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Ok dumb ignorant question. Is there some reason Rollin and Reigns are going to split? I haven't been watching smackdown but to my knowledge the heat is being built up between Ambrose and Reigns, am I right? Why can't it be that Ambrose leaves the group and the tag team of Rollins and Reigns stays in tact? Is it just the prevailing rumors of Reigns starting a singles career soon?

I think I am going to side with Steve Austin on this one. Tag teams are crap lately for the primary reason that they never stick together for very long anymore. With a 3 man group, I can see Ambrose leaving, but the tag champions ought to be kept together. A good tag team, in a healthy division is worth a lot more to a pay per view than some guy going off on his own and ultimately failing to deliver.

I know there's a lot of smarky love out there for Roman Reigns right now, but Roman Reigns is not Bret Hart. Roman Reigns isn't Shawn Michaels. Roman Reigns is Arn Anderson. Roman Reigns is Hawk. Roman Reigns is Davey Boy Smith. He is the muscle and enforcer to a tag team that if it just stuck together for a number of years will likely go down as one of the, if not the greatest tag teams ever.

if Roman Reigns leaves the Shield, wwe's tag division suffers a gigantic blow it likely doesn't recover from any time soon. It is bad enough they split up Tons of Funk. Tensai should have turned heel with Brodus and they could be contending for the titles right now. If Roman Reigns goes, fuck the tag division. I would be very pissed off that they never cashed in on Shield vs Wyatts.

this is the standard crap both organizations have been pulling that has undermined tag team wrestling for over 20 years now. The Rockers breakup WAS amazing, and Shawn went on to have one of the greatest careers ever. But LOD, Midnight Express, Rock and Roll Express, Freebirds and the like were just as big in their territories in their heyday, and not even Hawk, with all his genius ability and look could have been a big singles star, but LOD? They were money, badass beyond belief, and could easily main event.

Roman Reigns is green as grass. Keep Shield together and gaining experience and credibility as a tag team powerhouse that stands up to historical comparisons with REAL tag team legends, and maybe a few years from now Reigns will be experiences enough to stand on his own. Right now he is just getting set up for failure. Kind of like Ryback was in 2012. Don't waste Reigns like that. Don't waste this awesome tag team that is Rollins and Reigns like that.
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Everyone is so ready for the Shield to break up & go there seperate ways. I honestly feel it's too early for a split. Despite Roman Reigns looking like a future main eventer doesn't mean everyone should jump the gun. Elevating a talent has to take time. Roman Reigns has no personality or charisma so him getting over by himself is gonna be difficult. I personally feel Dean Amberose has a better shot because he's overall better than the 2 in my opinion. The shield should stick together & feud with the Wyatt family in the future because everyone wants to see that.
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I was thinking how weird it would be to see the Shield, as a complete unit, turn face. And then ally themselves with CM Punk. Then there would be two 4-man groups to face each other. 

I think that it is too far too soon for the group to break-up. Ambrose just needs to lose the US title to get his ego back in check. Then they could go with the 3-man gang approach and go after the tag titles.

But then again, I'm still disappointed they didn't invoke the Freebird rule before.



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Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

Ok dumb ignorant question. Is there some reason Rollin and Reigns are going to split? I haven't been watching smackdown but to my knowledge the heat is being built up between Ambrose and Reigns, am I right? Why can't it be that Ambrose leaves the group and the tag team of Rollins and Reigns stays in tact? Is it just the prevailing rumors of Reigns starting a singles career soon?

I think I am going to side with Steve Austin on this one. Tag teams are crap lately for the primary reason that they never stick together for very long anymore. With a 3 man group, I can see Ambrose leaving, but the tag champions ought to be kept together. A good tag team, in a healthy division is worth a lot more to a pay per view than some guy going off on his own and ultimately failing to deliver.

I know there's a lot of smarky love out there for Roman Reigns right now, but Roman Reigns is not Bret Hart. Roman Reigns isn't Shawn Michaels. Roman Reigns is Arn Anderson. Roman Reigns is Hawk. Roman Reigns is Davey Boy Smith. He is the muscle and enforcer to a tag team that if it just stuck together for a number of years will likely go down as one of the, if not the greatest tag teams ever.

if Roman Reigns leaves the Shield, wwe's tag division suffers a gigantic blow it likely doesn't recover from any time soon. It is bad enough they split up Tons of Funk. Tensai should have turned heel with Brodus and they could be contending for the titles right now. If Roman Reigns goes, fuck the tag division. I would be very pissed off that they never cashed in on Shield vs Wyatts.

this is the standard crap both organizations have been pulling that has undermined tag team wrestling for over 20 years now. The Rockers breakup WAS amazing, and Shawn went on to have one of the greatest careers ever. But LOD, Midnight Express, Rock and Roll Express, Freebirds and the like were just as big in their territories in their heyday, and not even Hawk, with all his genius ability and look could have been a big singles star, but LOD? They were money, badass beyond belief, and could easily main event.

Roman Reigns is green as grass. Keep Shield together and gaining experience and credibility as a tag team powerhouse that stands up to historical comparisons with REAL tag team legends, and maybe a few years from now Reigns will be experiences enough to stand on his own. Right now he is just getting set up for failure. Kind of like Ryback was in 2012. Don't waste Reigns like that. Don't waste this awesome tag team that is Rollins and Reigns like that.


You raise some very good points there but I think with the right booking Roman Reigns can become a big star even if he is still a little green. Hes proved over the last year that hes developing fast and will continue to, the key will be to not rush his turn and to make sure his first major feud is with a heel who can make him look like a million dollars, best example is when Triple H turned Batista into a mega-star, Bats' slow burning face turn was perfectly executed and his popularity exploded, this is the kind of well planned and well timed booking that needs to be done with Reigns.
As for the tag-division I see no reason why Ambrose and Rollins cant become a regular team or as I mentioned earlier the Shield can draft in new members and still be a force in the tag ranks.

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The only problem with Ambrose and Rollins tagging, and literally the only problem I have with it, is that is a reset button on the Shield. Rollins and Reigns were the tag champs, and Ambrose was the third wheel. Now that said, it wouldn't be the end of the world. Rollins and Ambrose, were they to become tag champs BEFORE Reigns takes off on his own could work out acceptably. But if Reigns takes off before it happens, then the cohesive unit looks fractured because thus far Rollins and Ambrose haven't done a whole lot of tagging as a 2 man team.
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This is why I suggested bringing a couple of NXT guys up to replace Reigns in the Shield, that way the group effectively becomes stronger rather than appearing as a fractured unit. I agree if Reigns heads into a solo role and Rollins and Ambrose just become another tag-team it will seem like a step backwards because both men are also ready for the singles ranks, Rollins in particular I think is being touted as a future top guy, he is smooth on the mic and the strongest worker of all three in the ring.

As I mentioned Adrian Neville and Corey Graves are two guys I would like to see join the Shield, if it happened I could see Neville forming a team with Ambrose, nice contrast of styles and it would allow Ambrose to handle the promos, Graves and Rollins could then be the regular singles guys.
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http://www.wwe.com/videos/cm-punk-wants-to-face-one-member-of-the-shield-raw-dec-30-2013-26173119

It was good booking of Punk the way he planted more seeds of discontention into The Shield.

I hope when the group finally disbands that they are all continued to be used properly.

The only group problem I have at the moment is Dean Ambrose hasn't had a proper fued as champion in too long.
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