Source: WWE Network's Table For 3
On the WWE Network's Table For 3 episode entitled 'Shield Reunion', aka '3 Beyoncés', former WWE world champions Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns talked about the pivotal role played by Joey Mercury in the group's success. Also, The Shield discussed their reunion and growth as individual performers.
According to Rollins, Joey Mercury is like the fourth member of The Shield for all of his good advice to the trio.
"I was talking to an old mentor of ours, Joey Mercury, the other day," Rollins said. "I miss Joey a lot too. I love him so much. Very, actually, integral part of The Shield. He should maybe be the fourth seat [at the Table For 3 dining table] because he was the behind-the-scenes Shield brother."
Reigns recalled that Mercury advised the group to stick together and now everyone in the locker room leans on them as leaders.
"A lot of it came from Joey. Remember, he told us… I know y'all remember he told us," Reigns continued, "he told us, do you know what I mean, 'you guys are going up together. I know [Ambrose] and [Rollins] worked together a lot. [Reigns] hasn't really been around those two a whole lot, but y'all have to stick together. Y'all have to let the whole locker room, everybody needs to know that The Shield are like a legit unit, always together, walking the hallways, sit in catering together.' And we did that. We rode together. [Ambrose] slept on the floor the majority of the time and I owe [him] one for that one. Do you know what I mean? We trained together. We did everything together. I think that until we were able to break the tripod and get our own two feet for each man down, we leaned on each other until now and everybody leans on us, so that's what Vince [McMahon] and Hunter [Hearst Helmsley] are looking for. [Rollins] remembers that talk. They want leaders."
As the show was filmed prior to The Shield's reformation, Rollins, Reigns, and Ambrose shared their thoughts on a possible reunion.
"Speaking for me, I'd love to get out there and do those six-mans again," Rollins admitted. "That would be a blast at some point."
Reigns suggested that a reunion would be interesting because each person is a different performer now.
"We all have a much better idea and we can make it what we are. We're different individuals than we were, so when you bring us together, we're a different group."
Finally, Ambrose compared The Shield to Destiny's Child featuring three Beyoncés.
"You're looking at three Beyoncés and five years later, let's Beyoncé in this b---h."
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