Road Dogg has claimed that he doesn’t see The Shield as an iconic WWE faction like groups such as the nWo or D-X.
On November 18th 2012 at Survivor Series, WWE fans got a glimpse of The Shield for the first time. On the night, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose (Jon Moxley) interfered in the Triple Threat Match between CM Punk, John Cena and Ryback. Their appearance ensured that Punk retained the WWE Championship.
At first the trio remained aligned with Punk before heading out on their own. After destroying the best that WWE had to offer, the Hounds of Justice eventually fell apart when Rollins attacked his partners before siding with Triple H and The Authority in June 2014.
At their height the group were the most high-profile and popular faction in WWE. However, WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg, who was famously a huge part of D-X, doesn’t believe that the trio can be considered an iconic faction.
Appearing on Sportskeeda’s ‘The Wrestling Outlaws,’ the Attitude Era star explained that the individual legacies of Rollins, Reigns and Moxley outweigh what they achieved as a group.
“They were great, and some great individual stars came out of there, but I would actually argue that individually, their legacies outweigh the legacies of The Shield. I think it was a cool, dominant trio. I don’t see them as this iconic, classic faction. I think their singles runs have pushed them further than The Shield ever would,”
Since the end of The Shield, Jon Moxley has gone on to enjoy success both in WWE and AEW, where he currently stands as the Interim World Champion. Meanwhile Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns have amassed nine World Championship runs between them among a whole list of other honours.
Roman Reigns is the current Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, with a reign spanning more than 700 days.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.