Re: The Shield Discussion Thread
Not to mention they do work for somebody, Vince McMahon. Unless I am just left to assume that they are currently wrestling WWE PPV's for free of charge. The idea that they work for no one is absurd. Vince needs to come out, and set these punks straight. He should tell them that they are fighting for their jobs, and that if either man interferes in any of the matches, in an effort to help their member of the Shield to win, they will all be fired, and exiled from the WWE forever. Vince tells them that they work for him, and that he is the boss. He explains that he understands their passion to make a name, but the time has come to prove themselves by themselves.
Vince says he wants to know what the hell he is paying them for. He tells them that he wants to see what drives The Shield, and what makes these three men worth anything to him, and his legendary company. Vince tells them that there is a dress code change, and they must have wrestling attire, and not SWAT Team clothing because they are hardly enforcing the law for the good of the people. He tells them that if they can't find proper wrestling attire, then they can leave this building now.
Mr. McMahon says that tonight the beginning, and the end happens, but for who. Vince tells Roman Reigns that he sees something special in him, and he sees that Reigns has unruly strength. Vince tells Roman that he wants to put his strength to the test, and so tonight he goes up against Ryback one on one. Why Ryback? Simple, since Ryback has already been pinned by CM Punk, it still was not considered a very credible loss for him. If Reigns can pull off a hard fought victory vs Ryback it raises plenty of questions.
First, what is Reigns doing with the other two when he just defeated Ryback himself? It raises concern. Have Ryback work an in ring injury during the match vs Roman. Possibly act as though he twisted his ankle performing a move. Nursing an injury is blood in the water for Reigns, and helps keep face for Ryback since he isn't 100%. Having Ryback attacked backstage is obvious. Injuring himself during a match is some what realistic. Reigns takes advantage, and gets the clean pin over Ryback. Reigns defeats Ryback would be a big deal.
Vince then informs Dean Ambrose that tonight he is in a match that will place him in the Elimination Chamber should he win. Vince tells Ambrose that his opponent will be Kofi Kingston. Ambrose should win, and kick out of "Trouble in Paradise". Adding to his persona for being a tough son of a bitch. Of course Wade may get involved distracting Kingston at some point, and making him vulnerable during his match. Possibly Wade does some commentary during the match. Ambrose gets a much needed victory, and advances to the Elimination Chamber.
Because Vince is weary, but cannot prove that Wade, and Dean were in cahoots he makes Seth Rollins next match for the IC title vs Wade Barrett. Wade wins the match after Dean Ambrose comes in, and costs Seth a win. Ambrose would explain that his job was on the line because he couldn't have the boss think that Wade helped him win his match otherwise he would be gone, and out of a job. He tells Seth Rollins that this is all business. Ambrose shakes hands with Wade, and walks off. This turns Seth face eventually. The following week questions will need to be answered.
Perhaps the build start on twitter. Seth Rollins may say that he will be opening Raw come hell, or high water, and wanting answers. Reigns tweets that for months the three of them were beating on Ryback, and for what? Reigns says that he defeated Ryback without a crooked referee. Reigns says he doesn't need them, and that he is the Shield. Dean would then tweet that he is going to Elimination, and coming out the winner. Raw opens with Seth in he middle of the ring. Dean comes down finally on his own without Roman Reigns. Ambrose explains to Rollins that he meant nothing personal, and that he wants to come to the ring, and settle this like adults.
Rollins tells Ambrose he costs him his chance at wearing gold around his waist. Rollins says that it has been a dream for him to wear the Intercontinental title because it's can be a stepping stone to greatness for those that are lucky enough to wear it. Ambrose enters the ring telling Rollins that he had to do what he had to do. Dean says by costing Rollins the match it proves his innocence to Vince in regards to Wade coming down during his match with Kingston. Rollins says that Dean can't prove whether, or not costing Seth his title shot would change Vince's mind.
Ryback's music hits. He comes running out, and both Rollins, and Ambrose begin to annihilate him. Reigns then appears, and both Rollins, and Dean wave him down to the ring. He gets in, and clears house, and helps Ryback fight off Rollins, and Ambrose. Rollins leaves, but Ambrose is kept in the ring. Ryback, and Reigns destroy Ambrose while Rollins walks off to the back. Reigns shakes the hand of Ryback, and they leave. Dean stays heel, Reigns go over as a face, and Rollins eventually turns "face" feuding with Barrett.
This scenario is a logical way to smoothly break them apart, but turning them into stars during the process. Ambrose goes to Elimination Chamber, and proves his work ethic. Reigns goes over as another "face" powerhouse with Ryback, and gets a small rub off of his popularity by helping him out. Rollins starts a feud with Barrett, and begins his face run in a mid card that needs stars like him. I could imagine Rollins as IC champ sooner than later. Barrett can easily move on to bigger things if that should happen.