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The Shield: Why did they drop the Tag Team Championships?

McMahon unhappy with the 'heels' holding every title. (©GettyImages)
McMahon unhappy with the 'heels' holding every title. (©GettyImages).

Last week on Monday Night Raw; we witnessed something we thought we would not see for at least another couple of months, The SHIELD relinquished their WWE Tag Team Championships.

Obviously, we all knew this day was going to come, the team of Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins have held the titles for over 140 days and with those titles, they looked a lot more intimidating, as if they were unbeatable.

There were questions over which team could challenge The SHIELD for the championships, with a number of them looking unconvincing, only the likes of The Uso’s and The Prime Time Players were considered as legitimate challengers, and if any other team captured the titles, 95% of WWE fans would have been disappointed.

But the events which took place on Monday Night Raw in the main event, it is safe to say a lot more fans would be happy with the outcome, as the team of Cody Rhodes and his brother Goldust defeated The SHIELD to be crowned the new WWE Tag Team Champions.

Yes, The SHIELD will not look as intimidating now as they did in the past, as only Dean Ambrose holds a championship, but there is a legitimate reason behind the title change.

Vince McMahon was unhappy at the fact that heels were holding every single championship in the WWE. The WWE Championship was with Randy Orton when the decision was made, even if it is vacant it does the company no favours as the company needs a legitimate WWE Champion.

Alberto Del Rio is the World Heavyweight Champion, Dean Ambrose and Curtis Axel hold the United States and the Intercontinental titles respectively, whilst AJ Lee; albeit a fantastic heel whom many now cheer for, is also a heel.

Even at the Night of Champions pay-per-view, almost every heel walked out with a victory, due to the heels retaining their championships, now that a face holds some gold, Vince McMahon could be at ease.

Even with the heart-warming moment of the two brother’s finally capturing the titles, you have to wonder where this leaves The SHIELD, the team that were once unbeatable and so intimidating have no lost a number of matches in succession.

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