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…
I’m pretty sure everyone is in agreement that if The Shield split benefits any of these guys individually more than the rest, Roman Reigns is the breakout star. Not because he’s the most talented overall performer of the group, because he’s not. In fact, you could argue that of the three, Reigns has the least amount of talent. He’s decent-to-good in the ring, lackluster at best on the microphone, but more importantly than all of that, he has the look.
That one trait alone is going to pay dividends for his career as a singles competitor in WWE. He’s the darling of the “office.” We’ve all read on the newsboard how WWE has big plans for Roman Reigns in 2014. Basically, he’s going to receive every opportunity needed to become a main event player in the company, the only question is whether or not he’ll be able to deliver once he’s handed the ball.
Another important factor is his passion. If you’ve ever read an interview with Roman Reigns, you can tell that the guy wants to be great. He has the desire to be the biggest thing professional wrestling has ever seen. That will certainly go a long way in his performances. A guy who “wants it” and is willing to put in the time and effort to “get it” will, at the end of the day, probably do just that. 2014 is going to be a big year for Roman Reigns, and if the group breaking apart benefits anyone in particular, it’s him.
Check out part two 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 also hit me up on Facebook at Facebook.com/MattBooneWZR.