Re: The Shield Discussion Thread
Even the WWE would realise that feeding The Shield to a veteran like Big Show wouldn't do anyone any good.
From the other thread in the Smackdown forum, I predicted that Show will team with Sheamus and Orton after they persuade him to team with them. Show gives in reluctantly, and the weeks leading up to Mania show us that the levels of trust between Show and Sheamus/Orton keep fluctuating. The go home show to WM sees Show finally snap and destroy The Shield.
At Mania, the trio are still apprehensive of one another, and when it seems that The Shield are on the edge of defeat, Orton hits an RKO OUTTA NOWHERE on Sheamus cementing his heel turn, and The Shield get the victory.
Next PPV is set with Orton vs. Sheamus and Big Show vs. The Shield in a Gauntlet Match perhaps? Or 3 on 1 street fight (the idea here that his WM partners held him back, so he decides to go at it alone in a match befitting the Extreme Rules flavour, albeit unsuccessfully).
If this happened I'd be very content.