Guest Matt Black Posted July 21, 2014 Share Posted July 21, 2014 Now that we're about a month or so down the line from the break up of the Shield, I've begun to notice a marked change in my reaction to WWE programming each week. Whereas in the past I would have wound up filled with ardour from three-man power-bombs and synchronised suicide dives between the ropes, nowadays I feel deflated as the attention is once more on a chimpanzee in shorts and a baseball cap who seems to have been taught to speak in a vaguely human manner. You may have guessed from some of my comments here and in the past that I loved the Shield while they lasted, but am I alone in thinking that now they've been split and started off in singles storylines, none of the three are really that compelling to watch in the ring or able to really hold their own now they're flying solo? Seth Rollins seems to have gone from the lynch-pin of the group to a weirdo/creep who wrestles in skin-tight pleather and needs Kane to fight his battles. And why the gloves? is he afraid of leaving fingerprints on the guys he wrestles? When Dean Ambrose foamed and frothed in the Shield, it made sense, as he was "the crazy one" who leaped on the opposition like a rabid dog before Rollins hit an aerial move and Reigns squashed them flat. Now he just flails his limbs in the ring and seems to act like a man with a serious concussion. Roman Reigns, no matter how many matches he's inserted into in order to make up the numbers, just doesn't come across as being ready to win a world championship in terms of his in-ring presence or the position that he's booked in. Anyone actually think they're better off now than as the Shield? I understand the team couldn't be kept together much longer, I'm just amazed at how lacklustre the three are now that its gone. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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