Love them or hate them the Shield were a big deal during their time as a team.
Now, two years on from Seth Rollins' infamous turn towards the Authority, all three men are big name WWE Superstars in their own right.
Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins will finally meet in the ring at the Money in the Bank PPV on June 19 for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, which Reigns currently holds and Rollins never lost, having vacated it due to a major knee injury.
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This meeting has been cancelled twice before, once for Reigns' emergency hernia surgery and a second time for Rollins' injury. So it's a long time in the making.
With no matches for this week's RAW announced at the time of writing, it also seems likely that the first televised match post-injury for Rollins will be at Money in the Bank.
He has been wrestling in house shows, but his television appearances, following his surprise pedigree to Reigns at Extreme Rules, have been limited to promos and an ultra-strange run in, run away sequence with Reigns.
Last week neither Rollins nor Reigns was in attendance, instead video packages continued the build towards the long anticipated match between the former shield members.
Keeping them apart is a nice touch. Not seeing them beating on each other for weeks pre-match will make the eventual resolution that much sweeter. It's got the potential for a great feud and the story is already built.
So why add Dean Ambrose back into the mix now? It has been announced that Monday Night RAW will feature an edition of the (cancelled but…) Ambrose Asylum, with special guests Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins.
Great. Why? It makes no sense from a storyline perspective. Prior to Rollins' injury, he and Ambrose couldn't be in the same building without attacking each other. And the last we heard of Ambrose and Reigns, well they're supposed to be friends, at least no-one has told us they're not (unless I missed something).
But they haven't been seen together on TV since around the time Reigns pinned Ambrose at Fastlane.
Oh, and Ambrose is participating in the Money in the Bank ladder match for the briefcase, so he's got his sights set on going after one or the other of his Shield 'brothers' in the near future. It's not an ideal premise for a useful segment.
I'm all for seeing the former Shield members together, as friend or foes. I like their chemistry and they consistently bring the best out of each other. But this makes no sense. Despite being a long time coming, it still feels rushed.
Rollins versus Reigns could easily play out over a few matches, with build up towards Ambrose's involvement towards the end of the feud.
I'm sure whatever mayhem plays out on Monday will be entertaining, and there is little chance the segment will pass without incident. But it seems such a waste of potential that there must be a reason.
Could that reason be the upcoming brand split? It's easy speculation that the draft will split the former shield members across the brands, in fact, it seems likely.
Is Monday night the first step towards WWE rushing through a resolution of this long awaited, unfortunately interrupted, storyline? And if it is, are the fans going to be cheated out of something which could have been much bigger?
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