Regularly Beating Up James Ellsworth
Join Date: Dec 2012
Re: The Shield Discussion Thread II
There's just no reason to be invested in what The Shield have been doing. Their feud with Orton and Team Hell No was all about Bryan trying to prove the he wasn't the "weak link". The Shield were just there, merely objects (much like they are in this thread most of the time). They were just 3 guys who went out and wrestled matches. The matches were a lot of fun, sure, but there needs to be a reason to look forward to a PPV match aside from the fact that it should be a solid contest.... especially with a group that has been built up as strongly as The Shield. There wasn't. Same thing with the Usos. I'm not even sure what caused The Shield to start a feud with them. I can't recall anything significant happening to cause these two groups to have heat with each other. They were just randomly thrown together, and on the PRESHOW might I add. The Shield haven't even cut a promo on TV in I don't know how long.
They had an interesting thing going between Ambrose and Christian. They bailed out on it. They had Vince McMahon praising them while Triple H tried to protect the show from their attacks. That lasted about a week. So basically, every time this company comes up with an idea that's promising, they run it straight to the ground either because they lose interest or they just don't know what to do with it. It's a shame. This same inconsistency is exactly why they fail to get me excited enough about a PPV to order it.