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Rumor killer on The Shield turning heel

Roman Reigns the Shield

The Shield reunited on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, and the trio went on to attack the Money In The Bank holder Braun Strowman who was about to cash in his contract on Roman Reigns.

Since Strowman is one of the top babyfaces of the Red Roster right now, a lot of people questioned if this attack means that the Shield have turned heel now.

This topic has been a subject of discussion lately, and a lot of people have been wondering if we are going see them portraying the characters of heel once again in upcoming times.

However, it has been revealed that Ambrose, Rollins, and Reigns are currently scheduled to face various heel trios on the upcoming Live Events, meaning that we can still consider them to be faces.

Another report suggests that the company is going ahead with the plans which they had before Dean Ambrose got injured and they’ll execute the original plans they had for the Shield’s reunion so now it would be interesting to see what the Officials have in store for the Hounds of Justice.


  • MT McGee

    Unless you can go like an AJ Styles, today’s attention span and the laziness of WWE writers does not allow for someone to be THE guy. Give us someone for 4-8 months, then give the ball to someone else because by then we’re bored. You can always come back to them 18 months later. I want titles to mean something, but I was ready for AJ to drop the title to Nakemura but that didn’t happen and now am ready for Joe to win the title. That’s not going to happen either as Styles won’t lose until he drops it to Miz in December. Which is fine, because the story is for Bryan to beat Miz at Mania for the title.

  • Killswitch

    See, and I agree with all of that. The Shield is not a proper vehicle to get Reigns over, those dreams were shattered when they split years ago and they needed a new Cena.

  • MT McGee

    I’m not being “oddly emotional”, I am rightly pissed off about the state of the WWE and Vince’s continued futile attempt to get Roman over by shoving him down our throats when that is not what the people want, the ratings even reflect that. The Roman experiment has failed and it’s time to move on. Maybe if WWE changed everything about the Roman Reigns character, he might be accepted in three years, but not today and not tomorrow.

  • Killswitch

    You’re getting oddly emotional. I don’t post to start an argument, and I didn’t post to start one with you either. I usually post to engage in discussion, and I make an effort to be as objective as possible most of the time.

    I haven’t yet made a statement that reflects my own tastes in today’s product, I merely pointed out what is on the television screen. Meanwhile, you rattle on with several emotion fueled arguments such as “you’re what’s wrong with some fans today/go away/you have a pathetic existence/etc.” That neither promotes discussion nor offers any additional substance. Becoming blinded by bias does nothing for your argument. So I’m rather okay with not belonging in the same camp as those who drink their OWN kool-aid and take their opinions as gospel.

    I’ve made dozens of valid arguments, but that isn’t to say you haven’t made any valid points of your own. We have simply failed to change each others’ standpoints. I’m not terribly interested in continuing my efforts toward futility.

    But no, I have no plans to go away, sorry. Maybe I’ll consider it if some random on the internet says something extra mean to me.

  • MT McGee

    Reigns wasn’t down, he was standing on his feet when Strowman came down. Strowman’s attempt to cash in was not unexpected, he announced it earlier in the night, so regardless what shape you’re in at the end of the match, you knew he was coming. “Protecting your own” from a FAIR cash in is HEEL tactics. Why are you such a contrarian? It seems whenever you post it’s to start an argument with someone. It’s not just me, I’ve seen you do it to others as well. You have such a pathetic existence. You don’t understand how booking works. You don’t understand what the people want. You don’t understand how wrestling works. You just sit there and drink Vince’s kool-aid and accept everything he gives you as good when 90% of what Vince gives us should be flushed down the toilet. You are what’s wrong with some fans today. Go away.

  • Killswitch

    You seem to be leniant on the terms of heel tactics. What provoked Strowman to target Reigns when he was down, if he could otherwise beat him clean?

    Next question: what provoked the Shield to beat Strowman down as a group? To protect their own, of course.

    If they interfere somehow in Hell in the Cell, I will be convinced they are heels. Otherwise, it’s fair game. The match never started, and Braun lost nothing. If you still aren’t content with accepting The Shield as a babyface faction, it’s because they aren’t. But they aren’t maliciously attacking others without reasonable motive. Not like Dolph and Mcintyre.

  • MT McGee

    It’s heel tactics to do a three on one beat down like the Shield did to Strowman. Strowman is not a heel, regardless of what WWE tells you.

  • Killswitch

    It’s heel tactics to take the easy way out with the MitB contract by cashing it in after two guys just beat the hell out of each other and can hardly stand.

  • MT McGee

    That’s not good storytelling, that’s heel tactics. Regardless of what WWE thinks it does, it does not develop characters enough for shades of gray. You want shades of grey, watch the first 3 seasons of Lucha Underground. They do more to develop characters in an hour than WWE does in three.

  • Killswitch

    You’re ignoring good storytelling for The Shield’s motives to protect their own, and to not relegate everyone to a pure heel or face role, and not allow for gray areas, like tweeners.

  • MT McGee

    It’s not just my opinion, that’s how good storytelling works.

  • Killswitch

    Well, guess that’s your opinion then.

  • MT McGee

    I’m saying Shield is still wrong. I reject the premise.

  • Killswitch

    Not trying to put myself over at all, and I believe you’re very confused.

    I’ll reiterate: From The SHIELD’S perspective, not yours or mine, that a cash-in attempt by a fresh giant and and a worn out Reigns is not an even matchup. Period. That’s as objective as I can make my point.

    It’s none of my concern how Strowman cashed in, or how badly the title needs to get off Reigns (which I agree, it does). The only point I made from the beginning was that it was justifiable for the Shield to intervene against Braun, since it fits their agenda.

  • MT McGee

    Way to try to put yourself over there. Your point is invalid. Strowman said he was cashing in, it doesn’t matter if he did it after Reigns had a match or if he told Angle not to put Reigns in a match, calling your shot is calling your shot. Forget the storyline. The storyline of Roman Reigns since the breakup of the Shield has been a total waste. I don’t care what Vince wants. I don’t care what Vince thinks is a good story. Crap is crap. I will not just accept anything WWE gives me. I have a mind and I think for myself.

  • Killswitch

    I’d say I know a great deal more than you’d care to admit. You merely parroted your initial point without recognizing mine. Strowman tried to do what every other opportunist MitB winner did, many were heels and many were faces. But every one of them, except Cena, capitalized on a weary opponent.

    I’m certainly not a Reigns fan, but you have to look at things objectively. And everything I just said was through the lens of a storyline. And if you haven’t realized by now, the face/heel role has been a gray area for years. ESPECIALLY with The Shield.

  • MT McGee

    Let’s hope not. This is terrible so far, and I’m not even that into Strowman as an act.

  • MT McGee

    I’m not sure you understand how reading works. Or wrestling.

  • Killswitch

    See previous post.

  • MT McGee

    Strowman said he was going to cash in.

  • Raidertre

    Same here

  • Darrin Tyler

    That was never my thought at all when I saw them attack Braun. Guess I was the only one that didn’t think that.

  • Keith Learmonth

    They got cheered for attacking Strowman on Raw, by a New York crowd. If they can get that reaction there, they can probably get a similar reaction anywhere except maybe chicago.

  • Killswitch

    Doesn’t make any fairer to capitalize on a battered opponent. If you want fair, do what Cena did and announce it as a fresh match well in advance.

  • Soulshroude

    That was already in the plans from the beginning, yeah. He is still supposed to turn on the Shield this time around.

  • MT McGee

    Strowman said he was going to cash in, there was no injustice. Besides, cheap or not, he could have waited until Roman was down to cash in or beat him down with a chair and then cash in, it’s totally a legal cash in.

  • Rajah

    With Matt Hardy and Eric Rowan out out of action wouldn’t be surprised if they did a Wyatt Family 6 man with Strowman, Wyatt and Harper.

  • Yahya Mumin

    Braun Strowman is not a baby face, face or heel. He is an aggressor. Anyone that get in his way he fight. Almost like Samoa Joe. They consider him heel but hes more of an aggressor..Steve Austin. Undertaker, CM Punk, Kane, Bray Wyatt and yes Brock had kind of the same (I am my own person who sides with no one) characteristics (in there own style). Thats what makes them likeable. I wish they wouldn’t have changed Baron Corbins character.

  • Killswitch

    But the point of the Shield gimmick was to indiscriminately fight injustice. Protecting their brethren against a cash-in while Reigns was worn out fits their agenda.

  • MT McGee

    You think Strowman is done with them after they screwed him last week? Hardly. This isn’t face vs face, this is face vs heel, and Strowman definitely is not the heel in this story. Shield will get booed if they have them anywhere near Strowman.

  • CC

    Eh? Reigns on his own, yes, but the Shield will certainly not get booed.

  • MT McGee

    WWE can book things however they want, Shield will still get booed.

  • CC

    I said from the off that it was not a heel turn and too many people jumped the gun on it.
    The Shield are kinda like Austin, and will attack heels or faces to protect their own.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    I just want to see Dean go heel