Originally Posted by SDWarrior
So are the Shield ever going to be wrestlers or what? I'm starting to grow wearing of them just running interference.
They're falling into the classic wwe problem. Vince books for the live audience. Folks at arenas will pop for their entrance - so Vince thinks it's still hot. Problem being at home audiences see the same damn thing show after show and it's gets boring. But the same at home fans go to a show and they want to see it live and pop for it.
This is why Austin was so bloody stale - every damn mic segment is the same tired catchphrases, but the live audience pops for it like sheep. This is why Foley is so bloody stale.
If the writers didn't have a plan for The Shield over and above endless run-ins and beatdowns - why not just make the appearances fewer and far between - to make them more special and ominous when they happen, and not have the throw away ones where they really have to stretch their "injustice" mission in order to make it fit.