There is now confirmation that The Shield trio will remain together past the upcoming TLC pay-per-view. It is obvious that WWE is heavily investing in Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose reuniting as a team, and it not being simply a one-time deal. There has been speculation on whether the team is just going to be used for the pay-per-view, and then part to pursue other things — especially since Rollins and Ambrose are the current Raw Tag Team Champions. However, there is now proof that they will remain together past this Sunday.
WWE has announced that The Shield will be a part of the United Kingdom tour from November 1 to November 9. The cities WWE will be hitting are Glasgow, Brighton, London, Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, and Nottingham. This also may be a strong indication that the trio will defeat their opponents – The Miz, Braun Strowman, Sheamus, and Cesaro – at TLC.
In the quest to provide an intriguing angle with a higher degree of star power, The Shield reunited after being apart for nearly three and a half years. This is heavily due to the absence of fellow Raw main-eventers John Cena and Brock Lesnar. So far, the WWE Universe has received the reunion with high praise.
When the trio first split, Seth Rollins turned heel and joined The Authority stable by hitting both Reigns and Ambrose with a chair. This spawned feuds with both former Shield brothers for the next series of months. Rollins would climb his way up, using dastardly tactics, to win the Money in the Bank briefcase. He would then pin Reigns during his match with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 32 after cashing in his case.
Rollins started to realize the error of his ways shortly after SummerSlam of 2016 when Triple H returned on Raw to assist Kevin Owens in winning the Universal Championship instead of him. This would lead to Rollins formulating a mission to dethrone the self-proclaimed “King of Kings,” which led to a match – and victory by Rollins – at this year’s WrestleMania in Orlando.
Due to Ambrose spending his time on SmackDown Live, along with Reigns and Rollins on Raw engaging in singles careers, a reunion did not seem plausible. However, Ambrose was sent over to Raw during the Superstar Shake-up, making it a bigger possibility. Moreover, all three were now babyfaces, further increasing the chance.
The seeds were initially planted when Ambrose and Rollins reunited in the quest to dethrone Sheamus and Cesaro of the tag team titles. Once they were successful, Reigns found himself being outnumbered by Miz, the Miztourage, and Sheamus & Cesaro, which resulted in The Shield officially reforming.
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