WWE: How Vince McMahon saved The Shield from 'lame' image

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Today The Shield are amongst the most revered wrestling stables in the WWE but it could all have been very different if it hadn't been for Vince McMahon.

Since arriving back in 2012, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns have created an image of a crack team fighting against injustice - and become a major part of the WWE brand in the process.

But according to Reigns, they might never have made it so far had they kept part of their original gimmick.

Speaking on the 'Road to WrestleMania Podcast' the wrestler revealed how the WWE wanted the trio to emerge into the arena brandishing giant fibreglass riot shields (complete with 'Shield' written in giant letters) when they debuted in November 2012.

And it is safe to say Reigns was not too keen on the idea, even back then:

"We were supposed to have shields...it was really lame.

"We just pictured trying to get in the ring with these things.

"For years now, you go into the ring a certain way, and you're not usually carrying a huge, plastic shield," said Reigns.

Luckily for him and his partners, Vince McMahon was on hand to lend some common sense to proceedings:

"Immediately Vince was like 'What are you guys? Wussies?' You need that?"

"And we were like 'no' so he was like 'good, leave 'em'."

The Shield went on to defeat Ryback on their debut in WWE that night at Survival Series, and haven't looked back since.

If it hadn't been for Vince they might never have made it into the ring in the first place!

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