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Placing Your Bets On The Shield

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The Shield are the best thing in wrestling at the moment. After arriving in the WWE last year, they made waves with their invasion style gimmick. It’s an easy gimmick because it’s not hard to get over. The challenge of it is keeping it over. You need to keep it fresh and its success really relies on its participants.

Their first match didn’t happen until months after their debut. A lot was riding on their abilities in the ring and they did not disappoint. It was easily the match of the year. After over six months in the WWE, they are still undefeated. They’re not quite stagnant but they do need something extra to the gimmick.

With that being said, a lot of conversation has been given to whom the breakout star of the group will be. This is my attempt to analyze each individual member.

Seth Rollins is even money but has the biggest mountain to climb. He is very talented but his talent is shared by many other superstars. His ceiling is being the next Shawn Michaels. A superb technical wrestler while being a decent talker. He would really need a hot gimmick like a D-X to give him longevity. I don’t see this being likely as Shawn is considered one of the greatest of all time. Most likely his ceiling is being the next CM Punk. Which is, to say, even if the WWE fully got behind him, he would only be met with moderate success. I’d like to comment that he actually looks a lot like Punk, which is to his detriment.

If you’re a chalk player, then Roman Reigns is your man. He has the look that Vince goes gaga over. He’s big, good looking and charisma to boot. His ceiling would be Batista. I wouldn’t doubt that his destiny will not be much different. From a very successful stable to World Champion to being a solid hand and then finally segueing to movies. Is it me or does Reigns look like Jason Momoa?

Finally we have Dean Ambrose. Ambrose is for the dog players, a real wild card. The odds are against him but you could win big if he finishes. He has no ceiling. He has that ‘it’ factor. When he talks, you listen. He could end up being the next Stone Cold Steve Austin or Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts or plunge into obscurity like Brian Pillman, Raven or Shane Douglas. I picked those specific wrestlers on purpose. He has that anti-establishment feel about him, which is why the Shield gimmick works for him so much. All the aforementioned superstars have amazing psychology. Unfortunately, all of them except for Stone Cold were sidelined for drugs and/or politics. Something I eerily feel could lead to the downfall of Ambrose.

So there is the breakdown, I won’t be presumptuous enough to pick a for-sure winner. I hope all of them lead to very successful careers. Though I would be lying if I said I didn’t have my eye on Ambrose. I think he can really give us something special.

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  1. daveyrichards's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by WWE.TNA.2012
    ^^^ So ur saying that they aint the best but they have beaten Cena, Taker, Kane, Sheamus, Show and Orton. They have beaten the best wwe can throw at them and the only reason they havent beaten CM Punk, Brock Lesnar and The Rock is because Lesnar and Punk are both associated with The Shield through Paul Hayman as every1 believes they are together, and Rock hasnt been given a chance to beat them, if u dont think that they are the best then at least believe in the shield.
    Accually, Taker beat Ambrose :-P
  2. ewantu2's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vandarius
    After the first sentence I had to stop reading.

    I think The Shield is overrated. They do a sloppy triple powerbomb ... Yay?

    Yes, they have good mic skills but not perfect skills. WWE will have them "dominate" for a few more months, they'll finally lose and then be midcard or jobbers.
    No one has perfect skills.
  3. TheRobbSmith's Avatar
    Vandarius must be a Mark. He probably has his John Cena T shirt on and is busy with his Hulk Hogan wrestling buddy.
    Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose are "Wrestlers" They have mic skills and they can sell as well as wrestle. I know wrestling is in the back seat these days but we have two top tier wrestlers with these two.

    The "E" has a crappy record about putting the best wrestlers through. With the exception of Punk and BD we have not seen a huge push for "Indy" wrestlers. These two deserve a shot.
  4. AWyatt's Avatar
    They are the best in the business atm because WWE want them to have an undefeated streak. Case closed.

    And I'm not dissing. I like The Shield, but not collectively. Probably from seeing them grow from FCW/NXT. They all have mighty characters and most definitely have huge potential (Seth Rollins/Dean Ambrose in particular). I do not know how Roman Reigns got away with 2 years of steroids though. He's practically doubled his muscle mass in 1 and a half years. I'm no expert but surely that's far fetched at best.

    My predictions:
    Roman Reigns (future HHH)
    Dean Ambrose (he's unique, probably be the best heel in the business)
    Seth Rollins (future Michaels)
  5. WWE.TNA.2012's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by daveyrichards
    Accually, Taker beat Ambrose :-P
    Yes Taker beat ambrose on smackdown but they beat taker, kane and bryan on raw before that
  6. Jayoholic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by AWyatt
    They are the best in the business atm because WWE want them to have an undefeated streak. Case closed.

    And I'm not dissing. I like The Shield, but not collectively. Probably from seeing them grow from FCW/NXT. They all have mighty characters and most definitely have huge potential (Seth Rollins/Dean Ambrose in particular). I do not know how Roman Reigns got away with 2 years of steroids though. He's practically doubled his muscle mass in 1 and a half years. I'm no expert but surely that's far fetched at best.

    My predictions:
    Roman Reigns (future HHH)
    Dean Ambrose (he's unique, probably be the best heel in the business)
    Seth Rollins (future Michaels)
    And this is why they're not going to be shit. Because they're the next "...."

    Matter of fact, as a collective (gimmick, run-in, etc.), they're already the next "...."
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