With every pro wrestling faction, they’re comes a time for the inevitable split. Three or more wrestlers show unity, join forces and reign (no pun intended) over a particular wrestling promotion until that moment when “the powers that be” decide that it’s time for the gang to break apart and go their separate directions.
Week after week we have witnessed the seeds planted for the breaking up of The Shield faction. We could argue for hours about whether or not it’s the proper time, but in most cases, there’s too many variables involved to determine when is the actual appropriate time. The bottom line is, it’s coming, and I hope that the fella’s are prepared.
As a fan of The Shield, I’m not just a Roman Reigns fan who digs The Shield because he’s part of it. I’m not just a Dean Ambrose fan, or a Seth Rollins fan. I respect and admire the talent and abilities that all three men possess. I do, however, fear what the future holds for these guys. Will they reach new heights in their careers as singles stars, or at the very least sustain the level they are at currently? Let’s take a look…
Dean Ambrose is an interesting one. Ambrose was positioned in the group as the uncrowned leader of The Shield. For the most part, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns were a tag-team, while Ambrose was the solo player. If they were a rock-and-roll band, he would be the front man. The lead singer.
Ambrose arguably has the most complete package of the three in terms of overall performance. He can talk, he can work, and he has a very smug, heelish way about him in general. These are all of the ingredients needed to be a successful singles competitor in WWE. Will WWE give him as many opportunities as Roman Reigns? Probably not. However, of the opportunities he receives, will he get the most mileage out of them? I believe he will.
Ambrose reminds me of CM Punk. You can tell the guy loves pro wrestling. You can tell he wants it. He’s not the biggest guy in the world, but in modern WWE, that doesn’t seem to mean as much as it once did. Sure, if they’re able to, WWE would love to feature the bigger guys in favor of the smaller guys, but they’ve proven that if a guy isn’t the largest athlete in the world, but has undeniable talent and an ability to connect with their audience in some form or fashion, they will get some opportunities. Hopefully Ambrose receives enough opportunities to rise through the ranks and establish himself as a top-tier performer in the company, because I believe that’s exactly what he deserves to be.
Check out part three of my three-part look at the break up of The Shield, which will be available in the Editorials section shortly. Also, leave your feedback on this topic in the “Comments” section below. You can allso hit me up on Facebook at Facebook.com/MattBooneWZR.