[the above shown GIF set is brought to you by cherrypie-yeahh] || I think, I can manage to make this a shorter article than usual. Well, I need to. And there is hardly anything notable to write about the latest edition of RAW, isn’t it? We got a poll on who of The Shield should wrestle Kane this evening and we all know that these polls are fake. But still Michael Cole kept telling us that “WE”, the WWE Universe, had the actual choice to vote (he indeed meant it, I think). When this poll came up I instantly knew that it would be Roman Reigns given he’s the one the WWE wants to be the next star of their company. But the outcome of the voting actually was ridiculous: 11% for Seth Rollins, 9% for Dean Ambrose, and a whopping 80% for Roman Reigns (at least the WWE got the sum of 100% correctly this time). I’m not at all mad about the outcome of that poll because it was pretty clear that WWE wanted this match. But do you really think that so many fans wanted this match?
I have seen several singles matches by Roman Reigns now and neither of them made me feel like I would have missed something if I hadn’t seen it. The audience in Washington, DC might have had the same feeling. When the poll result came up there was just a short pop. It almost felt like a shock to them and later, when the Shield music hit, there was a huge pop first. But it dimmed immediately when the fans realized that it was just Roman Reigns who came out. What is looks when you don’t have the charisma? When you can’t read matches because you lack experience? When you can’t tell stories through matches but just do your three or four moves now and again? I do realize that most fans actually enjoy pure matches with some beating. And when there are kendo sticks and chairs involved they get their orgasm.
But it’s with reason that I can watch these two Ambrose vs. Regal matches for a hundred and plus times and I still don’t get bored. Because the two of them are great story tellers. There isn’t much beating up in these matches but the intensity between them is that huge that I can feel it. I don’t feel anything at all when I watch these three-minute-matches of Roman Reigns. And the crowd was basically dead during it. They were only brought back to life when the NAO came out just for DA and SR to beat them up outside the ring. Kane then was saved by the NAO from the Triple Powerbomb and afterwards DA got me again with his three-second-outburst. The truth is that Roman Reigns without The Shield is nothing, while DA and SR don’t need The Shield for being great. And this is it basically why The Shield are still together.
And in case you don’t believe me: judge for yourself:
As for their appearance at WM30 I predict the following: DA and SR will be beaten up first, then show some great technical / flying moves to hype the audience, then they will be beaten up again and at the very end Roman Reigns will get the win for The Shield over Kane.
But they will have another cameo: first Daniel Bryan will beat Triple H to earn his spot in the Triple Threat match vs. Randy Orton vs. Batista for Orton’s belt collection. At some point Triple H will come out to interfere and get revenge for not being into that match but The Shield will hold him back while Daniel Bryan can win this main event plus the belts. Then we will have a Triple Powerbomb by The Shield on Triple H (how fitting given the names!) and The Shield will close the show together with Daniel Bryan in the ring and the crowd will be happy.
It will happen. Exactly like this! Because I’m a genius.