From the moment that Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose (Jon Moxley) arrived as The Shield, very few, if any, teams have made such an incredible impact.
The trio debuted in November 2012, appearing to act on behalf of then WWE Champion CM Punk and his manager Paul Heyman. While it was later revealed that The Shield had been hired by Heyman, the trio destroyed everyone and everything in their path for the next two years.
The trio disbanded in June 2014, with Seth Rollins joining forces with Triple H and The Authority, turning his back on Reigns and Ambrose. The three Superstars feuded and reunited on multiple occasions with a final reunion coming in 2019, immediately prior to Ambrose leaving WWE.
Ever since the group broke up, fans have speculated over a potential full reunion. While, it’s something that looks unlikely in the near future, with Jon Moxley signed to AEW, wrestling has proven time and time again, that anything is possible.
Roman Reigns, who has reinvented himself since returning to WWE in the summer of 2020, recently appeared on ESPN’s Cheap Heat podcast. During the conversation, the Tribal Chief was inevitably asked about a potential Shield reunion. Something Reigns swiftly shot down.
“No… I have a lot of respect for what we did. A lot of that time was really pivotal for me to learn and gain experience and be around other performers and see their process and how they attack and think about things, but where I’m at now, it’s a one-man show. I have the family dynamic with [The Usos], but I call the shots. It’s my thumb on this pole and I don’t think I could share it anymore.”
However, while a Shield reconciliation may be off the table, The Head Of The Table did reserve special praise for his former partner Seth Rollins. Explaining that anytime the pair square off in the ring, it will always be a special moment.
“Seth is a special performer, especially in-ring. It can be a cold situation, but you give us a crowd and give us a ring, we’ll make something special happen. Put us in a scenario like WrestleMania or SummerSlam, that chemistry and that ambition for greatness between the both of us will always be there and that’s what will make it special,”
With that being said, any talk of a potential showdown between the pair must remain on hold. After being attacked by a returning Edge on SmackDown, Reigns will now defend his Universal Title against the Rated R Superstar at WWE Money In The Bank.
The pay-per-view is set to take place on July 18th in Fort Worth,Texas. The event will see a WWE pay-per-view take place in front of a non-restricted live crowd for the first time since February 2020.
You can find all of the information about the show here.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.