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Seth Rollins On How The Shield Breakup Ultimately Helped The Group

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This month marks the 10th anniversary of The Shield’s debut.

Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Dean Ambrose made their presence known at Survivor Series 2012, and all three men would go on to have decorated careers in the industry.

In a recent interview with Bleacher Report, Rollins spoke about The Shield’s success and how the breakup in 2014 ultimately helped them individually.

You can check out some highlights from the interview below:


On the aspects that helped the group initially connect with the audience: “When the people started to really like us, it was because they could see how hard we worked. It was very organic… I still carry that attitude and work ethic today. That competitive mindset is very valuable to have.”


On the benefits from the groups abrupt fracture in 2014: “You can look back at the breakup and say I wish we would’ve done that and be more prepared, but being forced to swim in the deep water as individuals was what helped us. We had to learn and grow and just figure it out. That learning process was important in its own way.”

On what Rollins would go back and change if he could: “I guess one regret would’ve been managing some of the reunions a little bit better and some of that was out of our control and there was nothing we could do. It’s not ideal to have Kurt Angle in a Shield costume, but desperate times call for desperate measures, so we made the best of it and there’s something to be said for putting people in that role and being able to have the equity to do that.”

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