Backstage Update On WWE’s Plans To Break Up The Shield

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As previously reported, there is a plan in place to break up . As noted, the idea is for and to split off into a heel tag-team, while will be used as a top babyface singles competitor going forward.

One of the reasons WWE had The Shield turn babyface on was to set up The New Age Outlaws working a program with them, which they requested. Additionally, the feeling was it would better set up Reigns’ singles run.

The general consensus within WWE is that it will be better for Reigns’ singles run for Ambrose and Rollins to turn on him instead of Reigns turning on them.

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    • tnicols

      tag team; all of them need to be competing as single wrestlers; all of them are going to be great. how about replacing Reigns with Crowe?

      • Donny Octave

        You mean Adam Rose’s DJ?

        • tnicols

          sami callahan and jon moxley have an history together; solomon crowe is sami callahan, and moxley is ambrose; both are good in the ring and both are insanely nuts. look up hwa Switchblade conspriacy.

    • Jeremy-County Roberts

      why can’t we just keep them together, Roman as the top guy in the group, the monster heel >:[ I hate when groups breakup. Only one person ever seems to come out on top and everyone else just becomes nothing in the company

      • NMMrocker

        Not all factions. Evolution, DX and the Hart Foundation are the first examples that come to mind

    • EuinTBox

      I think of they break them up they should have reigns as the face ambrose as a heel and Rollins as a tweener

    • Buzzard Follower

      i think rollins should also be a face a jeff hardy like face without the crazy baggage. i could see ambrose turning on reings and rollins at wm

      • Dirty Sanchez

        Jedd Hardy: Matt’s newest wrestling persona, from the Appalachian Mountains. Reby Sky could be his valet, Black-Eyed Wife.

        • https://twitter.com/StrangeDeranged Pozessed

          Hahahaha, had me at Appalachian mountains but Black-Eyed Wife was great, best comment on this article.

        • mrchopper

          DEFEATED BY THE EDIT MONSTER

    • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

      Dean Ambrose should get pushed instead of Roman Reigns.

      • Dexys

        Yea, maybe like 8 months ago.. Definitely not now, Reigns has been on fire for a good 4 months. And unfortunately, Ambrose has not (he’s my favorite member of the Shield). It would only make sense for Reigns to get that big push.

        • brad

          At first I honestly liked Ambrose the best but as things went on I started to like reigns more and more and I think that it’s pretty obvious that reigns will be the next big thing.

        • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

          Ambrose could do more in the ring but for some reason. They see something in Reigns to push him.

          • Richmond

            Have you watched the most recent matches? Reigns has shown more athleticism, moves in the ring, and has a better signature/finisher. Even Rollins has shown better than Ambrose.

            • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

              Ambrose is better than Reigns and Rollins.

            • guest

              LOL Ambrose has even less wrestling moves than Cena.

            • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

              Ambrose has a lot of moves.

            • scott

              Thank you dude Ambrose has no moveset whatsoever. Just that Skull crushing wanna be

            • scott

              That’s because Rollins is better than both of them…Yall are blind on here. Rollins is leagues above Ambrose and Reigns

        • essinodub

          Reigns has been on fire becasuse he has been given the oppourtunity to catch fire.. that’s the difference

      • llllNinjastarllll

        To be honest i truly think Seth Rollins is the best one who should get the push , i think he can be a top guy , and we’ve only seen a little bit of what this guy can do , I can see this guy surprising a lot of people . Kinda reminds me of John Morrison

        • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

          I have began to notice that Seth Rollins is beginning to stand out a little more.

      • Noah

        Roman Reigns has the look to be a top guy.Reigns will be a future WWE World Heavyweight Champion.I know your a fan of Ambrose hun.Sorry to say but I don’t see him as a future WWE Heavyweight Champion.Same with Rollins.They will be more on the IC title level.Roman Reigns is awesome in the ring.He’s my favorite out of The Shield.Ambrose should drop the U.S title.

        • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

          I think Ambrose and Rollins are WHC material. And I agree that Ambrose should drop the US Title.

          • Noah

            I respect your opinion hun.Do you remember what WWE said about Stone Cold when he first came to WWE and when he went from The Ringmaster to Stone Cold,They said he would never be a main event guy and would never be WWE Champion.He would only be IC title material.We all know what happend.Stone Cold went on to be great.My opinion is Stone Cold is the greatest of all time.Maybe Ambrose and Rollins could do what Austin did.I think Ambrose should never be a face.He’s more suited to be a heel his whole career.

            • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

              Thanks and I respect yours too and I agree that Ambrose. Should be a heel instead of being a face.

      • QuiteFrankly2k

        United States Title is a curse bro you hold it and bam you go no where.

        • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

          Yeah you’re right Dean Ambrose needs to drop the US title. And go for the WHC.

          • JP_West

            You do realize that the WHC is part of THE title now right. I like Ambrose and all, but seriously he is not ready for the Main Event status yet. Rollins would be and has been my choice from the start of the shield. I just hope all 3 have long a fruitful careers in WWE.

            • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

              Yeah I know that I am not STUPUD!. And Reigns isn’t ready for the Main Event yet.

            • QuiteFrankly2k

              To be honest, its all hype. For some odd reason Reigns will get the Rybak treatment. Rollins will be the only one to take off — but just a prediction..I just think Rollins is now and will always be ahead of the crew.

            • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

              Yeah I have thought about that Reigns will get the Ryback treatment. And I also noticed that Seth Rollins is stepping up.

            • Noah

              Really?.You think Reigns will get treated like Ryback?.Get a monster push then sh*t goes down hill?.Ryback brought that on himself.Being too stiff in the ring and I heard that he’s a d-bag outside of WWE.Roman Reigns should be pushed as the number 2 babyface behind John Cena.

            • QuiteFrankly2k

              Rybak didn’t bring it upon himself lol. The Rock returned. Rybak winning the WWE Championship would have happened if The Rock wasn’t set to face Punk.

      • Cappie

        How about no ?

      • Old Age Outlaws

        I still don’t understand the hype around Reigns. (NOT HATING ON HIM)
        Rollins and Ambrose should be the ones getting the push.
        Idk, thats my opinion tho.

        • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

          I understand completely I don’t see the hype around Reigns. I mean he is a good wrestler. I still think that Ambrose should get the push first.

          • Old Age Outlaws

            Exactly. In my opinion he can’t cut a decent promo, he can wrestle though. They should give the push to ambrose as a singles competitor, he cuts better promos and has good in ring abilities. Keep reigns in the tag team spot for another few months than give him a push. Likewise to Rollins.

            • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

              Yeah I see your point because honestly Ambrose and Rollins. Have a lot of experience in the ring. Reigns doesn’t have a lot of experience. But he is a good wrestler. I hope WWE don’t pull another Ryback. And mess up his push to soon.

            • Cujo999

              Likewise, I think Reigns has upside, but his promo work is only passable, and although he has some impressive moves, he hasn’t really shown that he can put together a good 15-20 minute match on his own. Rollins and Ambrose are covering up a lot of his weaknesses, and as soon as Reigns has to start doing some jobs as a singles wrestler, I think people will lose interest. People also forget that since Survivor Series, Rollins and Ambrose are being forced to come off as being weaker to try and make Reigns look like the breakout guy.

            • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

              Exactly you’re correct and watch when Reigns. Starts to get huge and all people are going to turn on him.

            • Noah

              Roman Reigns hasn’t shown he can put on a good 15-20 minute match is cause he’s mostly been in 6 man tags.People won’t lose interest in Roman Reigns and won’t turn on him like they turned on Brock and The Rock.People turned on Brock and The Rock cause there part time.Reigns has been on fire the last 4 months.He’s been on fire more then Rollins and Ambrose.Rollins is coming on lately but still Reigns has been the better one.People have been even chanting Roman’s name lately.Don’t here them chanting Rollins or Ambrose’s name.

            • Cujo999

              If Rollins or Ambrose had been booked to eliminate 4 guys at Survivor Series and/or break the Rumble elimination record on the way to lasting to the final two, then everybody would be saying that they are the breakout guy. Similarly, most of their matches are booked to either have Reigns beat somebody that’s already beaten Rollins and/or Ambrose, or to have Ambrose and Rollins go out there and sell for Reigns and have him come in off the hot tag and clean house. There’s a huge difference between actually going out there and outperforming the other guys in your stable and simply being booked to look stronger than the other guys in your stable. Reigns is the latter.

      • G.I.R.L.

        I agree that he should be next but after Reigns.

        Rollins… I dunno about Rollins.

        • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

          Rollins is good too I have noticed that he has been stepping up lately.

      • essinodub

        I agree with that… but honesty I think Seth is better than both of them in the ring

        • http://www.Twitter.com/Daniell02242471 Mrs. Ambrose #MNW

          I have to admit that Rollins have been stepping up a lot lately. And WWE need’s to let Ambrose show his skills in the ring too.

      • scott

        No he shouldn’t Dean Ambrose cant wrestle

    • Dirty Sanchez

      Can’t wait til Reigns is main eventing. Rollins, if a good character or gimmick is developed, has the tools to become one of those guys like Ziggler, who always rides the line of upper-mid-card/IC guy, and main-eventing Champion.
      Ambrose seems like the kind guy who, if he doesn’t get pushed to the main event, would hold the show hostage or whine about how life is unfair, until somebody gives him a near 440-day title run just to shut him up til he eventually walks out barely a year later, like a punk.

      • Aperture

        Are you still mad about CM Punk?

        • Dirty Sanchez

          On the contrary, I’m extremely happy Punk is gone. Every day he doesn’t come back is a blessing from dear lord baby Jesus and Oprah and Tom Cruise.
          Ambrose just seems like the kind of guy who could get real whiny, real fast if things don’t go his way. I could be wrong, but it seems like the guys who are loved the most by the Indy snobs are the ones that cry the most.
          Love the pic, BTW.

          • Aperture

            Don’t forget Morgan Freeman….

            • Dave from Germany

              Morgan Freeman?? Oh, yeah! You mean the guy that saved South Africa from the nazis? Great human beeing. But not as great as Tom Cruise.

            • Dirty Sanchez

              Or the baby Jesus, layin’ in his manger, watching his ‘Baby Einstein’ developmental videos.

      • QuiteFrankly2k

        I just don’t understand why Punk is still being talked about? I mean I understand people have the right to state an opinion but there are times when someone should state that opinion and there are times where they shouldn’t. Punk shouldn’t have even been brought up..but whatever.

        Rollins can easily be made into the new Jeff Hardy. Fans will love him. Top baby face of the company as well, merchandise seller, and give him 2-3 runs with the title?

    • Anonymous123

      In my opinion,Rollins and Reigns should fit as babyfaces because of their good in-ring performances.Ambrose should be the heel because he looks like an evil punk-attitude character,and I don’t like his in-ring performance,but at least he has better mic skills than the other Shield members

    • Bryan

      How about them just breaking up no turning on each other just them going their separate ways and in my honest opinion Seth Rollins should not be a heel as he is getting very over with the crowd and fits face more than heel but Dean can be heel as he has the look of psycho heel. I hope WWE make an effort to book all 3 members strongly not just Reigns as all 3 men have massive potential and it would be a shame if Rollins or Ambrose or both got dropped in favor of Reigns.

    • essinodub

      They were already on their way to breaking up the Shield.. did they change course because of what the Outlaws wanted?… if so that’s so stupid… because a triple threat for the US championship Roman vs Seth vs Dean would have been perfect

      • https://twitter.com/StrangeDeranged Pozessed

        Or they could break up peacefully and all go into their solo runs with momentum from being probably the best tag team in the last 10 years.

      • Yankee Hater

        I don’t agree with a Shield break up right now. But I disagree even more with them not triple threating at WM if they are breaking up anyways. What match could possibly top that on the card? It would be worth the buy for that match alone!

        • Wrestling Fan

          The only problem I see with a triple threat match is that the out come is pretty obvious with odds on Reigns winning most likely. Not that it wouldn’t be an amazing match just predictable. I agree with you, honestly why can’t The Shield do an Evolution type thing where they all have solo careers as part of a group?

          • Yankee Hater

            That would be ideal. I do see what you mean about being predictable, but I’m not sure it would be as predictable as the alternative here. There is a zero percent chance for team Kane to have a clean win here unless some of the shield walks out of the match.

    • QuiteFrankly2k

      Rollins and Reigns — I see them as the company. I am more of a Rollins fan but yeah the dude can be the new Jeff Hardy of the company and just be the best. Ambrose keep him heel.

    • brad

      I miss jeff hardy in the wwe, man he use to get hella pops especially during his solo run in 08-09.

    • one warrior nation

      Harts, LOD, Demolition, Rockers – the Shield needs another 6-9 months as a tight group. The break up of Prime Time and the Shield is too rushed. What if the Hart Foundation had broken up in 1987?

      • Bushwald Sexyface

        Don’t agree about Shield’s breakup being rushed. I’m actually shocked WWE has held them together this long given their recent history.

      • https://twitter.com/StrangeDeranged Pozessed

        I get what you mean but there isn’t that much for WWE to do with the Shield unless they create more tag teams.. But if they create new tag teams then they will not feel as important cause they’d most likely be pretty rushed. Having Shield feud with Wyatts will cause one of the stables to lose momentum which could be used to fuel their singles career.
        I agree with the PTP splitting up being rushed, I loved how they had Titus turn on him because he destroyed Young, but it just weren’t made a real big deal as it could have been, they should have won the tag team titles awhile back and have Titus blame Young for losing them then probably a Wrestlemania match, have Titus talking about personal shizz with Young on the raws before it. If Titus really wanted to get heat he could take some cheap shots about him only get acknowledged due to his sexuality and that he is and will always be nothing in the ring, have him put up a good fight but then have Titus beat him. Whenever Titus O’Neil’s theme hits you can just tell that he is going to major.

      • Tom Shelton

        The Shield Has Nothing on any of Those Teams

    • Ice

      It would’ve been better if they split up The Shield, with non turning on each other. So when the time is right to bring them back together, it will fit right.

    • Eric Gravely

      The shield is just too good of a group to break up. Why do they even have to break up? Just let them go into singles competition more than pitting them in tag matches.

    • satishwarne708

      Bullshi#,I believe in the Shield ,all of them can be top dogs and still not break up officially.

    • G.I.R.L.

      I can’t wait until I get my Reigns vs Cesaro feud. That inevitable match is already carved on the Sun as the greatest match of all time.

      • https://twitter.com/StrangeDeranged Pozessed

        There is no doubt that they could put on a great match, but the biggest thing they need is a good feud to fuel the matches. They need it to be personal between them.

      • Yankee Hater

        I REALLY hope you’re right. It’s been a while since there was a feud between a couple of upstarts that had a feeling that this was the future of the company unfolding in the ring in front of you. I think the last time I got that feeling was Punk v Bryan the first time around.

    • insomniacreviewer

      As long as they don’t push Ambrose much, he is a joke, He is not WWE WHC material. Ambrose is awkward and goofy in the ring he is 1 dimensional on the mic and he just isn’t a believable tough guy in the slightest.

      • Sigma ?

        I may not be a fan of the guy but he is underrated. Your comment is a joke along with the rest of your crap. Enough said.

        • insomniacreviewer

          He is over rated he is not in great shape, he is only a decent brawler but nothing special.This is why no one cares bout the Indy fan boys they resort to childish insults if someone doesn’t agree with them.

          • Sigma ?

            How is he overrated again? Please explain. I want to see for myself what you have to back up that laughable statement of yours.

            • insomniacreviewer

              He is 1 dimensional on the mic, boring in the ring he isn’t that great, he isn’t in the best shape and he doesn’t look like a believable tough guy in the slightest. he is the type of person you point and laugh at, not sell tickets.

            • Sigma ?

              You copied and pasted the same old garbage comment. Apparently that is the best reply you have which is indeed laughable.

            • insomniacreviewer

              I didn’t copy and paste but i did repeat most of it because it’s true. People pay to see larger then life super stars and they sell tickets, Ambrose isn’t the type of guy to sell out arenas he looks like an autistic monster.

            • Sigma ?

              An autistic monster who has way more talent than you will ever have.

            • insomniacreviewer

              1. i have no ambition of joining the WWE and 2. He’s not that talented or he would be WWE WHC.

        • scott

          AMbrose is underrated really? that’s something you say about Rollins. Ambrose is a joke just like the guy said a complete joke with no moveset. I laugh at him when he wrestles because hes that terrible to watch

          • Sigma ?

            What’s terrible here is your typing of simple words. I laugh at you.

    • Flying Hippo

      I feel they should all just break up and have each of them go singles.

    • http://www.gmail.com/ it factor

      Great. Break up the best part of WWE television. Once that happens, the only people I will look forward to watching are the Wyatt Family and Fandango. WWE really needs to step up the quality of their product.

    • Bob Singer

      I like all three heels, but they have got to fix Rollins hair, that half blonde looks so stupid.

      • Punk2k14

        it’s his own look, whether it looks stupid or not rather be different then similar to everyone else.

        Besides It worked for Jeff Hardy

        • Bob Singer

          JH is all the more reason to change it. As far as be different even if stupid, I give you Doink, and the Gobbler. Also those great winners, The Boogeyman, and Duke “The Dumpster” Droese.

    • Punk2k14

      I think Rollins and Ambrose should turn on Reigns at WM30 making The Shield lose to Kane and the Outlaws and then Kane awards Rollins and Ambrose with a Tag Team title shot against the Usos as the 4th team in the match and they win the title.

      This should lead on to a future feud between Reigns and Kane after Mania…

    • BMPunk

      Their break up should not be any time soon. They can still go and have some good feuds with people as a face trio. The only time I see Ambrose and Rollins turning on Reigns is the night after Mania the EARLIEST. If not, then their break up should be around Summerslam. Maybe have that triple threat at Summerslam?

      • Ares

        I like the triple threat match at Summerslam idea. That’s a really good idea.

    • Cityguy

      From the beginning Rollins was my favorite. I really hope that when they all go out on their own that they all have a chance to get the World Heavyweight Championship, i really wish that none of these guys ever become mid carders. And btw its going to be really weird seeing these guys come out to difference theme songs.

    • Ayatollah of rock N rolla

      I personally would like to seem they stay together for the time being as a face stable and break up later on.

    • Mike

      This news isn’t real folks…

    • JuanCabrera

      They should never break up!

    • ronjon1000

      What about setting them up with a feud with the Authority post WM? Then around Summer Slam, have Ambrose turn on Rollins/Reigns? Kane has talked retirement lately and could be portrayed as the weak link for HHH’s authority. Ambrose could replace Kane, be much more suited for that position, gain massive heat, and wham, STAR. Rollins/Reigns could go through to around December as a tag team to build up the needed skills/momentum for solo runs. Use the Royal Rumble to break them up and have them build up as singles competitors until WM. Reigns could feud with Ambrose over the WHC. Rollins could do a thing with Bryan/Ziggler/etc. for the IC title (great matches I’d assume).
      Does WWE need a writer?

    • Guest

      I wish I could like Reings but the fact that usually only one person gets pushed coming out of a stable causes me to dislike him. In my opinion Rollins is the most talented in the group, I believe he is in the top 5 in the company. Not to take anything away from Ambrose or Reigns, both can go, I just wish Rollins was getting the mega push.

    • http://vanbytheriver.org MrsFoleysOtherBabyBoy

      Ambrose was great on NXT. I thought he would be the breakout star when they debuted. Rollins was athletic, but green imo during his NXT stint. And Reigns was this big unimpressive Samoan who I thought was just going to be the muscle. Now, months later, no one can deny that Reigns is getting the biggest reactions, and is in line for the biggest push. All 3 of these guys has really stepped up their game, and they all deserve to be where they are. Rollins has improved SO much in a short amount of time, I would say he is my favorite of the three now. Ambrose was already very, very good. But Reigns has really impressed me. His moveset has been extremely innovative for a big man, and he gets the crowd on their feet. He isn’t great on the mic, but he isn’t awful either. It seems clear to me that all three of them are going to be a HUGE part of the future of the business, but Reigns will be the one with the office fully behind him.

    • raVen

      Ambrose is as good as gone when the shield is done.
      Reigns has improved SO much and they put the rocket up his behind. Rollins is stealing shows. Ambrose has been forgettable for like 4 months now.
      The Outlaws vs the shield? what a waste of talent. the outlaws all but killed every oz of heat the Rhodes brothers had.

    • morph_3

      The only reason Reigns is getting a push is because Vince likes his BIG guys. Ambrose was too small and would fall to mid-card (ie. Ziggler) in no time flat. Why can’t Reigns remain a heel or at best his own man? He could be the flip-flop back and forth taking on heel and face.