This past Monday on Raw we witnessed one of the greatest heel turns in recent years, as Seth Rollins attacked both Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose with a steel chair.
The heel turn came as an unexpected surprise, especially after it occurred less than 24 hours after The Shield defeated Evolution at Payback. Not only a victory, but a clean sweep of Evolution which resulted in Batista quitting at the beginning of Monday Night Raw; but it looked as if Triple H’s plan was in action for a while.
If anything, Dean Ambrose was seen as the one to turn on his teammates and go on a big heel run.
That’s not to say that Seth Rollins’ heel run will be any smaller; big things are expected of him and I for one am intrigued to see just what the WWE has planned for not only Rollins, but Reigns and Ambrose also.
Now that The Shield are running as a duo for now, what does the future hold for all three men? Let’s take a look at the realistic options.
Continue the Evolution and The Shield feud
Right now this seems like the most viable option and possibly the best decision to go with. Triple H isn’t somebody who can compete on a monthly basis let alone every single week. But he won’t need to wrestle in this feud, not yet anyway. This feud will allow Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose to continue teaming up as they take on Randy Orton and Seth Rollins as he will be under the tutelage of Triple H, and his guidance will take him to the top.
This will make Seth look like a bigger threat and that he won’t need The Shield to succeed; and this will obviously conclude with a singles match between Triple H and Roman Reigns.
Dean Ambrose turns on Roman Reigns
It’s no secret that the WWE Universe – the fans familiar with Jon Moxley – want to see Ambrose advance his career as a heel and this could be the best chance for him to do it. We have seen Rollins turn on both men but the best way to add further heat is to have Ambrose turn on Reigns as well, leaving him as the last man standing in The Shield.
He won’t have to join Evolution, he could simply leave Reigns and show his hatred towards Rollins as well, in the hope of having a triple threat match between the three.
A new member of The Shield
This option has its positives and negatives. I remember the first time I saw The Shield back on NXT before their main roster debut and they brought something fresh to the ring. Now that we’ve seen them on the main roster for so long; simply the fact that Seth Rollins has left makes the group feel empty; and as fans we’re unsure whether we want to see The Shield continue for the sake of it, or break it up and not tarnish the impact and legacy they have left.
If we do want to see a new member of The Shield, who could it be? Usually you can stick anyone in a faction and ride the wave such as Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal in 3MB, but The Shield are a unique group who need a certain type of superstar to potentially join the group.
You need somebody technically sound in the ring, willing to put their body on the line and pull of manoeuvres which the fans remember and talk about when they leave the building. When you narrow it down only a handful of names crop up and stand out; but can we really see somebody like Sami Zayn in The Shield? As great as he is, I wouldn’t count on it.
The WWE will definitely need to pull something out of the bag to keep this up, I don’t doubt them one bit especially for the way they booked The Shield up until now, interesting times ahead for Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns.
WWE fans – what do you think is next for The Shield? Let us know in the comments section below and come discuss all things WWE with me on Twitter @RazK28!
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