Something that fans are reaching for is for the Shield to add another member, preferably a veteran star to be revealed as the leader of the Shield. Potential candidates have ranged from Ryback, to John Cena, to Randy Orton, to Batista. In my opinion, I really hope that the Shield stay a three man group. The WWE has properly utilized all three of the members of the Shield, a rare feat by today's creative standards, and the addition of a fourth member, particularly a leader, could soil that success.
The Shield also work well because they are three fresh faces, really one of the first successes from FCW/NXT. In a time where we always seem to witness the same matches week after week, the Shield stands out as unique competitors that don't really wrestle all that often. That keeps them fresh and the storyline hot. Think about it, the Shield have been around for 6 months and we still have not really seen that much of them or know a lot about them. By keeping them from overexposure and extending the storyline of their first impact (really nothing has changed with their motivation for their actions since their debut), the WWE has kept the Shield interesting and fresh for an unusually long period, while also using very little creative material to get them over. The longer the Shield stick around the better they are going to become, because the WWE has remained stagnant on advancing their groups character so far, so when the change happens, it will be much more anticipated.
Eventually the Shield will break up though; no group stays around forever and the Shield will more than likely be done within the next two years. The future still is bright however, Ambrose and Rollins are 27 and Reigns is only 28. Ambrose is easily destined to become a future world champion, anything short of that would be a disappointment in my opinion. Rollins could eventually be a main-event wrestler, depending how the WWE utilizes him post-Shield. Reigns is a wild-card as he is still very unrefined. The potential for a future world champion is there, but it will all come down to how quickly he improves his skills. The future is always in question, but right now I think we can all be thankful for the Shields presence in the WWE.
Got a news tip or correction? Send it to us by clicking here.
WWE Superstars Recap: Final Episode With SMACKDOWN Live Stars, The Dudleyz In Action, The Usos
The 50 Greatest Wrestlers Of The Last 50 Years: Shawn Michaels Joins The List
Randy Orton's Greatest RKOs Outta Nowhere, Takeover Announcement On WWE NXT, The Miz - Nationals
Kurt Angle Judging The Rock's Promo Contest (Video), The Club On WWE Ride Along, WWE Power Rankings
WWE SmackDown Live Pre-show Update, Full WWE Panel Video From Comic Con, Fans On New GMs
Lita's New On-Air WWE Role Revealed
Ricochet Talks Possibly Signing With WWE, Living With Apollo Crews, Finn Balor Being "The Guy," More
WWE Star Off The Road Due To Backstage Fight?, WWE NXT Star Busted Open, WWE Back To Chile
Roman Reigns WWE Suspension Ends, Paige "Deletes" Alberto Del Rio, WWE Stars At Comic-Con
Two Former WWE Superstars Returning To The Main Roster Soon
Roman Reigns Returns At WWE Live Event, Issues Statement
Who Won The Backstage Fight At WWE SmackDown?, WWE Considering More Squash Matches On TV
Kevin Nash Wants To Return To WWE As Dolph Ziggler's Diesel, New Day Reaches Milestone, WWE Shop
Former WWE GM Says MVP And Shelton Benjamin Are Returning To WWE, MVP Responds
New Behind-The-Scenes CM Punk And AJ Lee Photo, RAW And SmackDown At Same Arena, Sasha Banks
WWE Clash Of Champions Event Advertisement Drops Hint At Title Possibly Switching Brands