The Shield Winning the WWE Tag Team Titles Soon Is an Inevitability

Sebastian Maldonado@!/SebastianTSUFeatured ColumnistApril 30, 2013

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The Shield winning the WWE Tag Team titles will inevitably happen.

The faction of Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns is still undefeated as a team. They’ve recently defeated Team Hell No and The Undertaker on the April 22 Raw in London. Ambrose dodged Bryan’s top-rope head-butt and made the cover for the three-count.

They’ve won at TLC, No Way Out and WrestleMania 29. A who’s who of established main eventers have fallen before them. John Cena, Ryback, Chris Jericho, Sheamus, Randy Orton, Big Show and even Undertaker could not end their undefeated streak.

This begs the question: Why haven’t they gotten a title shot yet for the tag titles?

We might not have to wait anymore. According to (via, two members of The Shield will face Team Hell No at Extreme Rules. Though the report doesn’t say which members will wrestle, it shouldn’t matter. This is a long-awaited event.

The Shield have worked so well as a faction. Taking away one of these members won’t make a difference. They work great in six-man tag matches, even revitalizing them to their present level. Imagine what they can do with the tag team division.

First, they’ll have a man on the outside, which won’t matter because each works well in the ring in his own way. Ambrose moves in the ring and is the tactician of the group. Rollins is the risk taker, moving quickly and taking some pretty nasty bumps. Reigns is the muscle, the powerhouse of the group. They’ll cause headaches for any team.

That brings us to Team Hell No, the tag team champions who have dominated their division since forming at Night of Champions. Kane and Daniel Bryan need a challenge—enter The Shield.

They've fought each other at Raw with The Undertaker. They tore down the house with Ryback at the 2012 TLC, with The Shield victorious that night.

It’s inevitable The Shield will win the titles because of their streak and chemistry not just among themselves, but with their opponents. If they win the titles, they could rotate their members in matches.

We can see Reigns and Rollins in one match, then Ambrose and Rollins in another or Reigns and Ambrose. It’s a rare strategy that hasn’t been seen since the Spirit Squad did this in 2006. Rotating Reigns, Ambrose and Rollins can provide that “it factor” the tag team division needs. It would keep the fans guessing who will wrestle and bring that excitement back.

The Shield will win the tag team titles if they face Team Hell No at Extreme Rules. It’s their time to have their run as champions.