5 years of The Shield: Roman Reigns' best and worst moments in WWE
On 18 November 2012, CM Punk successfully defended his WWE Championship in the main event of Survivor Series against John Cena and Ryback.
However, the pay-per-view is best remembered for the debut of three up-and-comers from NXT who rushed through the crowd, dragged Ryback out of the ring and sent him crashing through an announce table with a thunderous Triple Powerbomb.
The three men were revealed to be Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, later known as The Shield, and they would go on to become one of the most dominant and popular factions in WWE history.
To mark their five-year anniversary on the main roster, we decided to look back at the five best and five worst moments that each Superstar has had during their time in WWE.
In this article, we focus on Reigns – a man first known to us as “The Muscle of The Shield” who is now a three-time WrestleMania main-eventer and three-time WWE champion.
#1 Best: Royal Rumble 2014
Entering at number 15, Roman Reigns jogged his way down to the ring in Pittsburgh as a Royal Rumble debutant and left it as a Royal Rumble record-breaker.
It’s an event that Reigns would go on to become synonymous with, and that all began in 2014 when he eliminated 12 men – Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Kofi Kingston, Goldust, Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Nash, The Great Khali, Sheamus, El Torito, Cesaro, Luke Harper and JBL – to break Kane’s long-standing record of 11 eliminations.