Former WWE Champion Seth Rollins was recently a guest on E&C’s Pods of Awesomeness podcast where he discussed the inception of Shield in very detail.
Rollins first recalled how they were called to Hell In A Cell a month prior to their debut but weren’t used on the show and then the same thing happened at Survivor Series where they finally made their first appearance.
Continuing on the topic, he also revealed the original plans for Shield’s breakup, recalling how they were expected to break up after their handicap match with CM Punk at TLC 2013:
Like, within the next month. I remember that was the plan, we were gonna break up and Ambrose was gonna turn, and it was just gonna be, almost, thrown away. I remember we went to Hunter, or Vince, or somebody – we talked to somebody that makes decisions, and we were like, ‘We can’t do this, we’re not ready for this right now. It’s not the right time and we’ve got so much more to offer. It’s not the right time! We need to pull back on this a little bit.’
Later he also discussed the Shield’s babyface run and recalled their feud with the Wyatt Family which was never supposed to happen.