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Backstage News on The Shield Splitting Up, Possible Battle Royal Participant, Total Divas Clips

– Below are preview clips for this coming Sunday’s episode of WWE Total Divas:

– Darren Young did an interview on the WWE App this week where he teased being in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXX. He hasn’t been announced by WWE yet.

– While The Shield have made a turn in the last week, they are still scheduled to split up. As of this week, the plan is for Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins to form a heel tag team and Roman Reigns to be pushed as a top singles babyface.

Partial source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    They will break up some day but not anytime soon. I think they had figure out what has been going on. How the Authority is the one who has been using them to try to draw a web between them. Don’t be surprise to see HHH get a triple powerbomb soon. That when the Shield will get the biggest pop.

  • thepewp

    If broken up as heels, Roman has a natural flow into a new gimmick. However, if broken up as faces, say, with Kane booking a “3 way dance for the US Title”, Ambrose and Rollins can exit as heels with new gimmicks and Roman can get one too; all with natural flow.

    They will be broken up, and it will be good for all 3 of them. This could be bad for WWE because there is no guarantee that The Shield will be more successful apart than together. Also, you have one story that works, why sacrifice that for 3 new stories? Yet, if you never push the button you will have “The Shield” 10 years from now, which wouldn’t be cool.

    It would be cool if it ends in a way that maybe 3-4 years down the road they can come together on the same side of a 6-man tag and surprise the audience by wearing their old outfits.

    I wonder what outfits they will be given. Ambrose will probably dress the way he already does, with a logo’d shirt of some kind. Rollins will probably be a Jeff Hardy type, and Reigns will probably wear tights similar to Dolph or something. (Anything but generic trunks).

    I also wonder what kind of characters they have been creating for all 3 members in preparation of the split. I would book them in a 3-way dance for the US Title, then a 6-man tag vs Randy Orton, Batista and Kane with the stip they must split up if they lose.

    This allows them to “split with honor” instead of having the usual trope break-up.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    The Shield is not breaking up get real. They are going to be push as a face just keep watching. They not ready to break the Shield up just yet. I think the internet got this one wrong or somewhere along the line they change there minds and decided to give the Shield a face turn. Because I don’t see them breaking up now.

  • Don Kim

    I was disappointed with the crowd in San Antonio when they gave the Shield almost no reaction when they turned face..

  • Ben

    It’s a mistake to break them up now. Fans have wanted to cheer for the Shield since the debuted. Reigns wont be as over as he is right now, without Rollins and Ambrose.

    They should continue the Authority/Shield feud past Wresltlemania, eventually leading to a match where if the Shield loses, they must disband. (keeping all three members face)

    Individually, Rollins will be a much better face than a heel, where as Ambrose is the contrary.

  • jeronimo jericho

    pretty sure the “top” may not be the right term. Maybe pushed..