Re: The Shield Discussion Thread
Solid midcard star for a few years after his singles career, multiple US and IC title runs, maybe a tag team title run thrown in, and after about 3-4 years or less if he gets over, then I expect a World title push. I think all the members of the Shield will start in the upper-midcard, but I just think Ambrose and Reigns will get promoted faster.
I don't buy the new Jeff Hardy thing. Yeah, he has the hair, the general energetic vibe and the talent in the ring as well as the daredevil kind of feel to him, but Hardy getting over is something that would be near impossible to reproduce. He got over by displaying his prowess in match types that we no longer see consistently on TV anymore. And it took Hardy what, 9 years to win his first WWE world title. I don't think the Hardy comparison to Rollins is apt.
And I can't compare him to CM Punk. CM Punk had every took to succeed when he started with the WWE other than the look. He really is among the world's best wrestlers, in a select group of three. I think Ambrose is slightly more Punk than Rollins; that is, he's a developed talker, a solid worker with a character and persona the WWE seems to be running with.
I honestly think WWE made this group, the Shield, with three main event stars in mind. They chose these three for a reason, they are giving them strong booking for a reason. I think the WWE sees a lot in each guy in the Shield so it's very much a possibility all three will be World champions.
Last edited by Alden Heathcliffe; 03-30-2013 at 10:51 AM.