|Members|| Seth Rollins|
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
|Weights||707 lbs (321 kg)|
|Debuted||November 18, 2012|
The Shield are a professional wrestling stable in WWE, consisting of Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. The black-clad group debuted in November 2012 at the Survivor Series pay-per-view, and later declared their intention to fight what they perceive as injustice in WWE.
The group was formed on November 18, 2012, at the Survivor Series pay-per-view, when the debuting Ambrose, Reigns and Rollins interfered in the main event, a triple threat match between champion CM Punk, John Cena and Ryback for the WWE Championship. They powerbombed Ryback through the announce table, allowing Punk to pin Cena to win the match and retain his title.
The group named themself The Shield and vowed to rally against injustice. Despite claiming that they were not working for CM Punk or Paul Heyman, over the next few weeks on both Raw and SmackDown they would routinely emerge from the crowd to attack Punk's adversaries such as Ryback, The Miz, Kane, and Daniel Bryan, who had attempted to save Kane. They also attacked Randy Orton after he defeated Brad Maddox; Maddox was the referee who helped Punk defeat Ryback during their Hell in a Cell match for the WWE Championship. This led to their debut match at the TLC pay-per-view, where they faced Ryback and Team Hell No (Kane and Bryan) in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match and emerged victorious.
After TLC, despite continuing to attack Punk's adversaries in Ric Flair and Maddox's in Brodus Clay and Sheamus, the Shield soon expanded their ambushes to other faces, such as Tommy Dreamer and Ricardo Rodriguez. The Shield's attacks were also used to write off wrestlers from television via injury angles, in the case of Randy Orton and Sin Cara, both of whom who were already suffering from legitimate injuries.
During the January 2, 2013 episode of NXT, which was taped on December 6, 2012, the Shield made their first appearance in NXT, though Reigns and Rollins had already wrestled on NXT and Rollins was the inaugural NXT Champion. Rollins defended his title against Corey Graves; as Graves was about to win the match, Ambrose and Reigns attacked him to cause a disqualification, but Rollins retained his title. On the January 9 episode of NXT taped on the same date, Rollins faced Big E Langston in a no disqualification title match. The other NXT wrestlers neutralized the other Shield members, and Langston defeated Rollins to win the title.
On the January 7 episode of Raw, the Shield once again aided CM Punk by attacking Ryback during their Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match for the WWE Championship, which resulted in Punk retaining his title. On the Raw before the Royal Rumble, the Shield attacked Punk's Rumble opponent, The Rock, resulting in Vince McMahon declaring that their interference in the aforementioned title match would result in Punk being stripped of the title. On the SmackDown before the Royal Rumble, Punk denied an alliance with the Shield before calling them out; the trio emerged and surrounded the ring. Punk informed them that he did not want them to interfere in his upcoming title match; the trio then left without laying a hand on Punk. During Punk's title match, a blackout occurred and the Rock was attacked in the darkness by unknown assailants, directly leading to Punk pinning Rock; the announcers blamed the Shield for the attack. The match was later restarted with Rock winning.
The next day on Raw, the Shield attacked and laid out John Cena; Sheamus and Ryback suffered the same fate when they attempted to save Cena. Later in the show, it was revealed through footage played by Vince McMahon that Punk and/or his manager Paul Heyman had been paying the Shield and Brad Maddox to work for them all along. The next week on Raw, while calling out the Shield, Maddox revealed that he was the one who gave McMahon the footage. The Shield then attacked Maddox (as they had in the footage), but were forced to retreat due to an attack by Cena, Ryback and Sheamus. The Shield justified their feud with the trio due to a "decade of injustice" caused by Cena creating an environment where any wrestler would not face consequences for his actions; whose mentality they felt spread to other wrestlers like Ryback and Sheamus. This set up a six-man tag team match at Elimination Chamber, which the Shield won. The Shield had their first Raw match the next day on the February 18 episode, where they defeated Ryback, Sheamus and Chris Jericho. The following week on RAW, The Shield would call out any Superstar who wished to challenge them; Sheamus answered and goaded Ambrose and Reigns to head towards the ramp, giving Randy Orton the opportunity to enter through the crowd and deliver an RKO to Rollins, who had remained in the ring. On the March 1st, 2013 edition of Smackdown, The Shield would interfere to attack Orton and Sheamus in a match also involving Big Show. During this confrontation, Reigns inadvertently bumped into Big Show, who in turn gave him a KO Punch, causing The Shield to retreat. On the next episode of Smackdown, The Shield attacked Sheamus during a match against Big Show. Orton came in to help Sheamus and Big Show joined in, forcing The Shield to retreat. However, after that, Big Show KO Punched Sheamus only to get RKOed by Orton. On the March 11th edition of Raw, The Shield had their first one-on-one match when Rollins took on Big Show. The match quickly ended in a no contest after Reigns and Ambrose interfered and beat down Big Show. On the March 15th episode of Smackdown, The Shield challenged Sheamus and Orton to find a partner and have a match with them at Wrestlemania XXIX. Orton and Sheamus chose Ryback as their partner. Later that night, during his match with Mark Henry, The Shield interfered with a Triple Powerbomb to Ryback after they had attacked Sheamus and Orton backstage. The triple powerbomb was followed by 3 World's Strongest Slams from Mark Henry to Ryback. This resulted in Ryback being removed from the tag-team match and instead placed in a singles match against Henry at Wrestlemania, leaving Sheamus and Orton searching for a new partner.
On the March 18th episode of Raw, The Shield attacked Sheamus and Randy Orton after Orton and Sheamus had defeated 3MB in a handicap match. Their ambush was stopped by Big Show. Afterwards, Big Show pointed towards the Wrestlemania 29 sign, implying that he wanted to be the tag team partner for Sheamus and Orton. On WWE Main Event that Wednesday, however, Sheamus spoke about how he didn't trust Big Show and didn't want him as their partner to take on The Shield. Two days later, on Smackdown, The Shield would try to attack the trio while Big Show and Sheamus were arguing with each other, but the ambush was once again thwarted when the trio focused back on the group. Eventually, Big Show was confirmed as Sheamus and Orton's partner to take on The Shield in a 6-man tag-team match at WrestleMania 29.
On May 19 Of Extreme Rules, Dean Ambrose Won The United States Championship Where
He Defeated Kofi Kingston, Roman Reigns And Seth Rollins Won The WWE Tag Team Championships Where They Defeated Team Hell No. On The May 20 Episode Of Raw, They Returned To Raw For There Victory At Extreme Rules, The Shield Defeated Kofi Kingston And Team Hell No In A Six-Man Tag Team Match. On The May 24 episode Of Smackdown, Dean Ambrose Defended His United States Championship Against Kofi Kingston. On May 27, Ambrose Defended His US Championship Again Where he Defeated Kofi Kingston, On The May 31 episode Of Smackdown, Seth Rollins Was Defeated By Kane, Roman Reigns Defeated Daniel Bryan, And The match Between Randy Orton And Dean Ambrose Became A Disqualification, The Shield Was Attacked By Kane And Daniel Bryan, But Bryan Attack The Shield By Himself. On The June 3 Episode of Raw, The Shield Defeated Randy Orton And Team Hell No In A Six-Man Tag Team Match. On The June 7 episode Of Smackdown. The Shield Defeated Daniel Bryan And Randy Orton. On The June 10 episode Of Raw, Dean Ambrose Had A Match With Kane, But It Became A Disqualification, Roman Reigns Took Down Randy Orton In A WWE App Vote Match, But I Was A Disqualification Too, There Was Another WWE App Vote Match Between Daniel Bryan And Seth Rollins, Which Was Also A Disqualification. On The June 14 episode Of SmackDown, The Shield Were Defeated For The First Time From Randy Orton And Team Hell No. On June 16 Of Payback, Dean Ambrose Defended His US Title Against Kane, Roman Reigns And Seth Rollins Defended There Tag Team Titles Against Randy Orton And Daniel Bryan.
- Seth Rollins' finishing moves
- Dean Ambrose's finishing moves
- Roman Reigns' finishing moves
- Moment of Silence (Back suplex side slam)
- Team' finishing moves
Championships and accomplishments
- NXT Wrestling
- Seth Rollins's profile on WWE.com
- Dean Ambrose's profile on WWE.com
- Roman Reigns's profile on WWE.com