The Shield burst onto the scene about six months ago and has made a huge impact in the WWE. The group started targeting the top talent in the company and immediately made a name for itself.
Stables have been a significant thing throughout the years in professional wrestling. Groups like the N.W.O, the Four Horseman, Evolution and D-Generation X all made significant impacts that helped change the landscape in their respective companies.
The Shield is making that same impact and is starting to put itself up on the level of the aforementioned stables.
After months of ambushing top Superstars and winning every six-man tag team match it was involved in, The Shield captured some gold.
At Extreme Rules last week, Dean Ambrose beat Kofi Kingston for the United States Championship, and the team of Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins defeated Team Hell No for the Tag Team titles.
With three belts currently in the stable, is that all the trio is going to get? Or will The Shield continue to accrue more titles?
The initial feeling about The Shield was that Ambrose was the leader and the other two were supporting cast members. However, the more we have seen of the group, the more we have realized that all three members have pretty much an equal amount of talent and potential.
At this point, The Shield could split up and Ambrose, Reigns and Rollins would probably be fine on their own. But the longer the group stays together, the stronger it will become and the more gold it will capture.
The three other championships The Shield has yet to win are the WWE Championship, World Heavyweight Championship and Intercontinental Championship.
The most realistic belt it could go for next would be the Intercontinental Championship. But right now, Wade Barrett holds that title and he is a heel as well.
If Barrett drops the belt to a face like the Miz, Reigns or Rollins could potentially go after it.
The World Heavyweight Championship and WWE Championship would probably come further down the road because they are obviously the two most prestigious titles in the company.
But if the group stays together for a while, it could potentially go after one of those two belts.
I think The Shield should set its sights on the Intercontinental Championship. That way, it could have all of the titles in the WWE, except the two top belts.
This could help make the stable even more dominant. It also could set up a way for the WWE to break the stable up.
If two members hold individual championship belts (the Intercontinental and United States Championships), it could create a situation where one member is jealous or seen as the weakest link.
Either way, another belt within the group could open up so many more opportunities for the group and the WWE. At the rate this dominant stable is going, I wouldn't be surprised if we see The Shield holding another championship belt in the near future.
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