​Backstage Update – A New Member Of The Shield?

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Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Many have asked what ring gear Seth Rollins will wear
now that he is no longer a part of The Shield faction, meaning him wearing the
Shield-like vest is not an option. Apparently the discussion of what Rollins’
ring-gear will be has been a big topic of discussion among WWE officials since
the decision was made to turn him heel and separate him from the
group.

Additionally, it’s being said that Rollins is not
going to be a member of the Evolution faction, as it appears that the Evolution
faction — with Batista out of the picture — may no longer be
around.

For those wondering, it also appears that there are
no plans to replace Rollins and add a third member to The Shield group, despite
much speculation and a WWE.com article that hyped potential
replacements.

ORIGINAL: We can now confirm that
Seth Rollins’ heel turn was absolutely a last-minute decision. However, a source
also reports that despite indications to the contrary, it was not a change from
a planned Dean Ambrose turn either.

The source claims that the hints toward a Shield
split in WWE Magazine (where Ambrose referred to his “former partners”) and the
Payback post-match interview (where Reigns gave Ambrose a nasty look) were not
actually intending to lead into a heel turn whatever the speculation.

Basically put, it’s not like there were plans to
turn Ambrose, but at the last
minute the company decided to go with Rollins instead. The idea to
turn Rollins was a last-minute decision, and had nothing to
do regarding whether or not Ambrose should be the guy — if any — to turn on
the faction.

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