The last time we saw every man in a stable become a success in WWE was Evolution, which broke up in 2005. Ric Flair was already an established legend, and we all saw Triple H, Randy Orton, and Batista win numerous world championships. Can the Shield be that next group where all the guys become main eventers individually? Or will one, two, or all of the men who were a part of the faction become a bust?
Roman Reigns has already been showing signs that he will be one of the biggest superstars in the future of WWE, or possibly even sooner than we expect. Reigns has already defeated some big names in the WWE such as CM Punk. He also broke the record for most eliminations in a Royal Rumble match with twelve eliminations, almost half of the entire amount of participants in the match. Reigns is in a position in the WWE where he can’t descend from being the monster he is. Reigns could very well become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion at Money in the Bank, and even if he does come up short, you can tell that his future is going to be bright because he’s already so over with the crowd, and has grown to be a massive fan favorite. Reigns will be a world champion by the way things are looking now, and possibly even more than that if he keeps up his high level of production in the WWE.
Seth Rollins looks to make it far as well. It was hard to tell where Seth would up when the Shield eventually broke up, but now it’s clear that he’s going to be a star. The fact that he turned his back on the Shield and aligned himself with the Authority just goes to show that the WWE has big plans for him. He may not become as big as Reigns will, but it’s still early, and that can change at any point, as WWE history shows that any superstar could be promoted or demoted in a short period of time. No one can be too powerful to be cooled off; we’ve seen it with guys like Ryback and Vladimar Kozlov; Reigns, just like anyone else, can end up like those two if they see any red flags that give the WWE a notion that they’re making a mistake. Seth is surely the favorite to win the Money in the Bank match, and if he does, it’s pretty much guaranteed that we’ll see him become world champion within a year.
And then we have Dean Ambrose; the guy who holds the record for the longest reign as United States Champion in the WWE. But out of the other three, it’s hard to see if WWE will continue to use him effectively in the long run. WWE has already showed us that they have plans for Rollins and Reigns, but Ambrose just seems like the guy who’s caught in the middle of it. Though, Dean could insert himself in the Money in the Bank match like he said he was going to do on Raw and win it, which I can picture happening since so many people assume that it will be Rollins. I don’t think that WWE will allow Ambrose to become irrelevant, but I think that it might take longer for him to really shine as a single’s competitor as opposed to Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins.
All three of these guys are extremely talented, and it’s hard to picture any of these guys falling off the face of the franchise’s future billboard. But WWE has halted the pushes of so many guys that they teased to be the future of the business, and the same could happen with any of these guys. Let’s just hope that it doesn’t. Like Triple H would say, “it’d be bad for business”.