(NOTE: I tried posting this a couple of weeks ago, but it wouldn't show up for some reason. Hopefully it works this time?)
Long-time lurker, first-time poster.
As I was watching RAW last night, I had an epiphany. As Mr. McMahon came out to address Paul Heyman and they began to go back and forth over The Shield, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. Stay with me here.