By Greg Lowenthal
Hey guys it's time for another character analysis. I thought this week I'd focus on The Shield and analyze their progress over the past two years.
Since coming into the spotlight at the 2012 Survivor Series, The Shield have made an impact on the WWE landscape that very few factions have done since Degeneration X back in the late 1990's. Their dominance in the WWE has at one point seen all three members as champions: Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins as WWE Tag Team Champions and Dean Ambrose as the WWE United States Champion. The fact that Ambrose held onto the title as long as he had symbolizes just how powerful the impact of The Shield has been.
When even Superstars like Ryback can be Triple Power-bombed with ease and still others fall prey to that finishing move, then it shows that they were an unstoppable force to be reckoned with.
The fact that they ran rick-shod over a lot of Superstars in the WWE Universe for the latter part of 2013 also makes it clear that they are a faction that utilizes intelligence and brawn to get the job done. With Reigns as the muscle, Seth as "The Architect"(until his betrayal of the group a couple of weeks ago) and Ambrose as the mouthpiece, the Shield have once again proven that we should all "believe that, believe in the Shield."