The Shield (Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose) is one of the greatest trios the WWE has ever seen, but it seems as though they have a fourth member that nobody ever knew about.
Recently The Shield has reunited on WWE TV to take on common enemies in The Miz, The Bar (Sheamus and Cesaro), Kane, and Braun Strowman. Unfortunately that reunion was put on hold as Reigns was one of the victims of the mumps epidemic going around the WWE locker room and was forced out of their scheduled reunion match at the Tables Ladders and Chairs (TLC) pay-per-view (PPV).
Although both Rollins and Ambrose remain on WWE TV, still reigning as RAW Tag Team Champions, Reigns is expected to be out through the Survivor Series PPV later this month. Despite this, The Shield still remains very relevant on WWE TV.
The WWE Network recently aired a Table For 3 special starring The Shield, and Seth Rollins made some rather interesting comments about former WWE executive Joey Mercucy - who he referred to as The Shield's fourth member (quotes via SESCoops):
“I was talking to an old mentor of ours, Joey Mercury, the other day,” Rollins said. “I miss Joey a lot too. I love him so much. Very, actually, integral part of The Shield. He should maybe be the fourth seat [at the Table For 3 dining table] because he was the behind-the-scenes Shield brother.”
Reigns also had a ton of praise for Mercury, who he says advised them to all stick together:
“A lot of it came from Joey. Remember, he told us… I know y’all remember he told us,” Reigns continued, “he told us, do you know what I mean, ‘you guys are going up together.
"I know [Ambrose] and [Rollins] worked together a lot. [Reigns] hasn’t really been around those two a whole lot, but y’all have to stick together.
"Y’all have to let the whole locker room, everybody needs to know that The Shield are like a legit unit, always together, walking the hallways, sit in catering together.’
“And we did that. We rode together. [Ambrose] slept on the floor the majority of the time and I owe [him] one for that one. Do you know what I mean? We trained together.
"We did everything together. I think that until we were able to break the tripod and get our own two feet for each man down, we leaned on each other until now and everybody leans on us, so that’s what Vince [McMahon] and Hunter [Hearst Helmsley] are looking for.
"[Rollins] remembers that talk. They want leaders.”
What are your thoughts on The Shield referring to Mercury as their fourth member? And what are your thoughts on all the contributions from Mercury to help the three young stars? Do you think that The Shield reunion will continue in light of recent circumstances? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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