By Abiel Tesfamariam
It has already been a year since The Shield's debut. They have made an impact faster than most people thought they could. The Shield has undoubtedly brought new life into WWE. From attacking and beating superstars up like John Cena, CM Punk, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, The Rock, and even The Undertaker, they have dominated the scene in the WWE and has impressed people like me.
The Shield are good for the wrestling industry in that they are a reminiscent of great wrestling stables. These men, at the moment, not only bring in their powerful ability to entertain the fans, but they also seem to do what's best for business. The Shield seems to know what they are doing in this business. It looks as if they had already been within this business longer than anybody else when in reality they only debuted about one year ago. These men are a total package that brings back much needed interest into the WWE product.
A couple of months ago, The Shield won championship gold at the Extreme Rules PPV. Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins won the Tag Team championships. Dean Ambrose won the United States Championship. They had many challengers and have successfully beaten them all. Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins dominated the tag team division where they held the titles for 148 days before dropping them to Cody Rhodes and Goldust. Dean currently holds the U.S. Championship. After several months of holding the championship, some of the prestige was restored.
Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins are not like any other stable you used to see years ago. They are a group of men who depend on each other for success. The former Tag Team and (current) U.S. Champion are fighting for the same reason, much like the Four Horsemen, D-X, and even Evolution worked on the same level. All of these groups are Hall of Famers or future Hall of Famers, and if The Shield can keep up their momentum, they will be solidifying their spots in the Hall Of Fame with these legends.
I guess what you can say about The Shield is that they succeeded in doing what they needed to do by sticking together. Also, as a group of young Superstars who have big and bright futures in WWE. Good job to the "hounds of injustice" and keep up the good work. These superstars are a rare breed.