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Re: How high can the Shield rise on the all time Stable list?
Honestly, they are way cooler than most stables in wrestling history have been, at least in my eyes.
The only other stables I really liked were early days Four Horsemen and the first year and a half of the nWo, and to a lesser degree, Raven's Flock & The Nation of Domination.
Most other stables have either been a ripoff of the Horsemen or nWo (Nexus, the 10 different nWo knockoffs from TNA, and even Evolution falls into that category a little bit), a shitty redo of the Horsemen or the nWo (Silver & Black, the Wolfpack, and some of those shitty Horsemen incarnations during the 90s), or just plain shitty (The Corre, The Truth Commission, The Oddities, The Alliance, yada yada).
Even DX really lost something to me when they expanded beyond Shawn, HHH, & Chyna and became a stable. To me, that was DX in its purest and most entertaining, and any time they've remolded it or tried to revive it, is just felt like old hat and a cheap excuse to sell T-Shirts.
The Shield is fucking awesome, they look cool, and each guy stands out as an individual. I don't want to see new members added or see guys leave. That is the group. I want it to be Reigns, Ambrose, & Rollins because each guy shines in different ways and brings their own element to the team and it really speaks to the chemistry and the bond that they have when I don't want it to change. I think adding and subtracting from what already works would only serve to water it down. It feels like these characters actually have a bond and any changes made to the dynamic would dilute what is already perfect.
So where would I personally rank The Shield in the all time great stables/groups list? Honestly, they are close to the fucking top in my eyes.