So at last night's Money In The Bank PPV, The Shield interfered (called it!
) on behalf of Dean Ambrose in an attempt to help him win the briefcase. This didn't work out too well for them when the Uso's ran in and the rest of the MiTB participants attacked them as well. It got me thinking - what if the whole roster starts taking exception to their antics and decides to do something about it?
The way I see it, The Shield has reached a premature plateau. With Rollins and Reigns holding the tag titles for the foreseeable future and Ambrose holding the US title, their mission to "fight injustice" in WWE seems to have stalled. It now seems that they're content to just fight injustice...in the midcard. It's like they have stormed a fort and have taken it and now are too busy defending that fort to bother taking the castle. Having Ambrose win the US title probably felt like a good idea at the time, but now it's like....shouldn't we be expecting more? How do we launch Ambrose from this platform to the next? Because he's going to need to do that at some stage. And the sooner the better.
Of course, they could have him solidify his position as US champ by giving him at least one decent and lengthy feud - not one of these ones that builds for all of 4 weeks and culminates in a PPV. The only
thing he can do as US champ to help strengthen The Shield is have some absolutely memorable matches. But with who?
Well, not the faces. I just don't think there are many that are up to the challenge of creating truly great matches - not the way WWE has them being at least. So, I'm thinking - what if the heels start to arc up against The Shield now too? Persoanlly, I think the perfect opponent for Ambrose to stay relevant as US champ is Antonio Cesaro. This needs to happen.
But to get to my original point, if and when they are going to force the implosion of The Shield (and I'm not saying it should happen now) is to have the whole
roster going against them, forcing them to crack under the pressure. I've always thought that The Shield should attack anyone, heels or faces - although it seems they have stopped really attacking anyone lately. They've gone from a bang to a midcard murmur - and history suggests that's never a good thing.