The Shield's confidence overpowered WWE locker room

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When what is put on display to the WWE Universe in front of the cameras is watched so intensely, it is interesting to think of what we don't see behind the scenes at professional wrestling's biggest industry.

When The Shield, made up of Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns, were together in WWE, there was no denying that it succeeded both as a group but that the wrestlers which made it up were also extremely talented individuals.

Despite the three professional wrestlers now having gone their separate ways within the company, whenever either member is interviewed, their previous team is often a hot topic.

Powerful people

This was no exception during Seth Rollins' chat on Sam Roberts' wrestling podcast, when Rollins spoke about The Shield's debut at Survivor Series two years ago.

Talking about the push The Shield were given, he said: "We were put in a position to succeed, for sure...it was on us to perform every time we were out there," he continued; "we relished the opportunity to take on the big guys in WWE right off the get-go."

Backstage awkwardness

There is no denying that The Shield were a dominant force to be reckoned with. The fact WWE took a chance with them, and gave them a push which instantly made them popular with fans however did not go down entirely well with other WWE Superstars backstage.

As Rollins explains: "It certainly rubbed people the wrong way. It was one of those things where it makes people uncomfortable. It puts people on the spot and they don't like that."

He added: "I think that over time - when you do steal the show night in and night out - when you do things you said you were going to do - it earns people's respect. Over time, the guys that were haters - the guys that didn't appreciate our attitude kind of jumped on board and wanted to be a part of the movement."

Though he did not mention any names in particular, it is clear this stable was not welcomed by everyone at WWE in the same way.

When interviews such as this are carried out, it is as though The Shield's ex-members give more away than when they were part of the trio.

An interesting thought therefore is whether the three WWE Superstars would have been as successful individually were they not put together to form The Shield.

What do you think WWE fans, would Rollins, Ambrose and Reigns be as popular now if it wasn't for their time as part of The Shield?

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