Seth Rollins confirms The Shield was all CM Punk's idea


Ever since they first burst onto the scene, plenty of rumours and stories had circulated about The Shield.

It was never really anything negative, but it was always interesting to read or hear about how the WWE put together Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose and let them loose on the main roster and they never looked back.


Most have been pretty well-known and almost factual considering so many sources have reported on them. However, it's a different story when the stories or reports are confirmed by the stars themselves.

The Big Dog and The Lunatic Fringe haven't really touched on them, but The Kingslayer recently spoke to Edge and Christian on E&C's Pod of Awesomeness where they touched on a plethora of interesting topics.

Sharing the story on Reddit, Rollins confirmed to the legendary tag team that The Shield was initially the brainchild of both CM Punk and Joey Mercury. As the story goes, the original members were supposed to feature Rollins, Ambrose and NXT's Kassius Ohno who was effectively replaced by Reigns.

Rollins also went on to confirm that the WWE was going to break up The Shield shortly after the TLC pay-per-view back in 2013, when they lost the handicap match against CM Punk.

The plan was to have Ambrose - who is leaving the WWE following WrestleMania 35 - turn heel.


However, Rollins admitted that the three of them managed to convince the WWE to keep them together and they obliged.


The Shield's match against The Wyatt Family was also never supposed to happen as The Shield were to have already split up before then. Instead, the WWE added that six-man rivalry and a match at the Elimination Chamber because The Shield had to remain occupied if they weren't splitting up.

Finally, Rollins went on to reveal that The Shield vs. Kane and the New Age Outlaws at WrestleMania wasn't scheduled to be a squash match. The opening promo, however, went way over time and they lost all but the 90 seconds they got in that match to defeat the veterans.

Also in the interview, Rollins went on to explain that he pitched the idea to cash-in his Money in the Bank contract and also explained how uncomfortable he was turning heel.

What do you make of the rumours Seth Rollins confirmed to Edge and Christian? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.

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