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3 reasons why the Shield's comeback match at TLC is a bad idea and 2 reasons it isn't

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Overkill much?
Overkill much?

In case you've been living under a rock and are completely unaware of goings-on in the WWE Universe, the most dominant faction in recent history has strapped on its vests, laced up its boots and made a grand comeback to television.

The Shield reunite after three years of going their separate ways to take on the team of Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro, Braun Strowman and Kane in a zany 3 on 5 TLC match this Sunday.

Understandably, there has been much hoopla in the WWE fanbase ever since Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins stood shoulder to shoulder to shoulder a week back...but casting aside all the nostalgia, has the grand return of the Shield been booked to justice?

Has the WWE made it seem like enough of a big deal to actually matter, barring a few loud pops and feel-good moments along the way?

Even as a huge fan of the faction and what they stood for, I'm not entirely convinced.

Yes, it does feel good that they're back and kicking a**, but all of it seems rather hastily cobbled together and strung on for one particular purpose: to get Roman Reigns over.

Believe it or not, Reigns is responsible for the band getting back together and it's WWE's agenda that's fueling it all.

And for those reasons, we decided to run through the pros and cons of the Shield's return match at the TLC pay-per-view.

Read on.


Bad: Shoddily booked

Have you seen a more arbitrarily assembled 'team'? Ugh.
Have you seen a more arbitrarily assembled 'team'? Ugh.

As mentioned above, the Shield's reunion - something that can be acted upon whenever the WWE chooses to do so - was booked now because the company is pulling out all the stops to ensure that Roman Reigns has massive momentum heading into WrestleMania 34.

He's defeated the Undertaker, John Cena and will likely look like a million bucks coming out of TLC when he undoubtedly proves to be the equalizer when three men take on five.

Naturally, since the whole angle seems to be constructed with a singular purpose in mind, the WWE hasn't done a great job with storytelling.

There hasn't been a monster faction running roughshod over the entire roster, absolutely necessitating the re-formation of the Shield to challenge it.

Instead, 5 men have been piled up against 3, in the hope that the Reigns will look as strong as possible if (when) the Shield emerges victorious.

Which brings me to my next point...

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