Asking SCOTT STEINER for Wrestling Advice
Join Date: Feb 2012
Re: The Shield Discussion Thread
I know many people think that the IWC overreacts about these three and maybe it's true, but this stable is so damn refreshing. And to be honest, so is Ryback. The most recent ending to Raw was epic, minus all the random camera angles that kept fucking everything up.
I think why it's so refreshing was the final scene. It isn't about Cena anymore. Or Big Show. Or Sheamus. It's about three young up and comers and a brand new main event star in Ryback. The reaction that Shield gets is probably better than anybody in WWE had hoped for, and Ryback is finally getting a huge pop whenever he comes around. I have floor seats for TLC with my girlfriend, and judging by the reaction he got in NJ, it should be even louder in Brooklyn this Sunday.
My favorite part is that Shield didn't back down whatsoever from Ryback. Yeah, Ryback threw a ladder at their face but they didn't run. They are what they say they are. They will fight you and that's the end of it. I'm sure the Ambrose/Joker comparison has been done to death over the last 200 pages, but when Ryback's music hit, you see a brief glimpse of Ambrose turn around with his arms open, almost welcoming the challenge...much like Joker not budging and holding out his arms while Batman is rushing towards him on the Batpod in TDK. It was so refreshing to see a heel group that isn't afraid to fight.
Ambrose turned around, all three were basically inviting Ryback into the ring. It was an awesome ending, I loved it.