5 Reasons the Shield reunion should last until WrestleMania and beyond
Roman Reigns' recent illness threw a monkey wrench into WWE's plans, but a mere case of the Mumps (or whatever ailment he's been stricken by) isn't strong enough to stop The Shield. As Survivor Series approaches, the trio's recent roadblock could actually make for a more interesting story. Will they have another crack at their enemies, or will they be forced into an uneasy alliance to take on the best that SmackDown has to offer?
At any rate, the question most people are asking is: "How long?" Most of the reports postulated that The Shield reunion would be short-lived, ending by the end of the year or early next year. As of now, The Shield is still being advertised for events at the end of December, but for how much longer than that is currently unknown.
It would be a mistake to make the reunion so short-lived. Instead, it should last for the foreseeable future. Here's why.
#1 Roman Reigns won't get over without the Shield
It makes no sense to beat around the bush. Everyone knows that the primary purpose for reuniting The Shield is to get Roman Reigns over with the crowd before his big WrestleMania showdown with Brock Lesnar. The problem is that this is a transparently cynical ploy and today's audience can smell it from a mile away.
While The Shield did indeed get Roman cheered, during his cage match with Braun Strowman on the TLC go-home show, he was still getting his share of boos. Is there any reason to believe that the serenade won't return once the big reunion ends? Roman Reigns struggled outside of The Shield and there's no reason to believe that will change.
When Roman Reigns beats Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania and still gets booed as usual, what then? It's an ominous question that can be avoided by keeping The Shield together.