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WWE Raw: The Shield ends in the same place it began

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The only thing that is certain in WWE is that everything comes to an end...Championship reigns end, The Undertaker's undefeated streak ended and now we have seen the end of the best fraction WWE has developed in years...The Shield.

Hints have been dropped for the past eight or nine months about whether there was a crack in The Shield. This began at TLC when Roman spearing Dean allowed CM Punk to beat them in a 3-on-1 handicap match, before Roman eliminated his teammates in the Royal Rumble and Dean Ambrose went missing at Elimination Chamber forcing Seth to call for a Shield summit.

That was the last time we saw any sort of problem in their ranks, the trio have stolen the show at both Extreme Rules and Payback over the last few months and not even the cleverest wrestling fan saw Seth as the guy to step up and join Evolution.

Dean is the one member of The Shield that would have fitted in with Triple H's newly reformed group and Roman would have rose to the top much like Randy Orton did under Triple H's guidance, but no one suspected that the dependable, stand out architect of The Shield was going to lead the downfall of the group.

The only poetic justice WWE have allowed in is the fact that The Shield's reign of dominance ended in the very arena it began in 19 months ago at Survivor Series 2012. 

Seth turning on his "brothers" as Roman called him was the biggest news of a quite lacklustre episode of Raw as the fall out from Payback was just as underwhelming as the pay-per-view itself. 

The main talking point was what Stephanie would do to Daniel Bryan and Brie, when the two weren't even on Raw. Instead Nikki took the punishment for her sister when she was put into a two on one handicap match and Stephanie announced Daniel would be defending his title against Kane in a stretcher match at Money in the Bank, great, straight back into the feud we all hoped WWE had forgotten.

Either that or instead the title would be vacated and up for grabs in the traditional Money in the Bank ladder match. A rumour that we have all known about for a while so that wasnt a real shock.

Dolph Ziggler lost his Money in the Bank qualifying match to Alberto Del Rio meaning that one of the best cash ins of all time can not be replayed again this year. What does Ziggler have to do to climb out of the mid-card?

The tag team champions were beaten by Rowan and Harper without Bray Wyatt to guide them, are they finally going to realise they don't need him and go on to capture the tag team titles without him?

And John Cena and Kane fought in what can only be described as a grudge match as Stephanie sent Kane to hurt Cena for the comments he made towards her. Either way Cena won by DQ and Kane did an Alicia Fox at ringside after he failed to tombstone Cena off the steel steps.

If this is the beginning of the build up to Money in the Bank then fasten your seat belts because this is going to be a bumpy ride but this week's did Raw give out more questions than answers which is always the best way to play it.

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