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The Shield
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Members Roman Reigns

Seth Rollins

Combined Weight 482lbs
Debut 4th January 2013
Years Active 2013-2014,2015,2016-present

The Shield are a tag team on NXT as of 2017. The team currently consists of Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins but was initially a trio also featuring Dean Ambrose. The team are the current reigning NXT Tag Team Champions as well as former World Tag Team Champions. As part of the faction, Dean Ambrose is a former WWE Champion, World Heavyweight Champion & Intercontinental Champion, whilst Seth Rollins is a former Hardcore Champion.

Career

Debut (2013)

The Shield made their WTX Universe debut on the January 4th edition of RAW, attacking and defeating The Great Khali in a Handicap Match. On March 3rd, The Shield invaded SmackDown, attacking n.W.o leader Hulk Hogan to issue a SmackDown vs. RAW challenge for WrestleMania II. At WrestleMania, The Shield lost 0-3 in an Elimination Tag Team Match against n.W.o.

On the April 30th 2013 edtion of RAW, The Shield resurfaced, attacking the WWE Champion, The Undertaker, backstage. The three then began pursuing his WWE Championship. The following week on RAW, Undertaker challenged The Shield to a match, with The Shield defeated Undertaker 3-on-1. Undertaker then challenged them once again the following week, this time to a Gauntlet Match, with The Undertaker defeated each individual member of The Shield. At Extreme Rules, all three members of The Shield challenged The Undertaker in a Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match, with Dean Ambrose last defeating Seth Rollins to become the new WWE Champion.

Ambrose lost the championship at Money in the Bank to Edge. Following which, he lost a rematch to Edge at SummerSlam inside Hell in a Cell. At the same event, Rollins & Reigns challenged for the World Tag Team Championship, losing to the champions The Disciples of Darkness in a Ladder Match.

In June of 2014, The Shield set their sights on World Heavyweight Champion Wade Barrett and RAW General Manager Mr. McMahon, who had been unfairly cheating Drew McIntyre out of the championship. On June 16th, McMahon offered a comprimise, giving Ambrose a shot at Barrett in which Ambrose defeated Barrett to become World Heavyweight Champion. After the match, McIntyre came out to add insult to injury by attacking Barrett, however, Ambrose saved Barrett, potentially returning the favour for the championship opportunity.

World Tag Team Champions (2014)

At Money in the Bank, Rollins & Reigns challenged Rated RKO for the World Tag Team Championship, winning the championship from them. The following night on RAW, the three competed in a 6-Man Tag for both their championships as well as Mason Ryan's Intercontinental Championship, the match saw The Shield defeat Rated RKO & Ryan to not only retain their championship, but to see Ambrose win the Intercontinental Championship. At Unforgiven, The Shield retained their championships as Rollins & Reigns defeated Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady. In a rematch between the two teams on the September 1st edition of RAW, Enzo & Cassady defeated The Shield for the World Tag Team Championship, following the loss, Reigns & Rollins got into a fight with each other backstage. On the September 15th edition of RAW, the two were set to face each other in the main event, however, Ambrose ran out and attacked both former allies, officially ending The Shield.

Short Reunion (2015)

On March 23rd, The Shield reunited, attacking members of The Legacy backstage, taking out Cody Rhodes and then Ted DiBiase Jr. backstage before revealing that they were behind the attacks, attacking Randy Orton to close the show. At WrestleMania IV, The Shield then went on to defeat The Legacy in a 6-Man Tag Team Elimination Match, with no members of The Shield being eliminated. The following night the faction was split back up as Rollins was drafted from RAW to NXT. To further split any remaining members, four days later, Reigns was drafted from RAW to SmackDown.

NXT Tag Team Champions (2016-present)

At New Years Revolution, Rollins & Reigns defended their championship in a rematch against Luke Harper & Erick Rowan of The Wyatt Family, with Reigns pinning Rowan off of a Superman Punch for the win.

Championships and Accomplishments

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