Five famous words in WWE history

While the motives of Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose remain shrouded in mystery, the WWE Universe can at least be clear on what to call the NXT competitors: “The Shield.” That’s the moniker the trio of troublemakers adopted in an interview with Michael Cole recently on Raw.

So what does describing themselves as “The Shield” mean, exactly? Ambrose led viewers to believe it represents his cohorts’ attempt to protect WWE from injustice. (WATCH) The new label will ultimately be defined, though, by the WWE Universe through the insurgents’ actions in the weeks to come.

Certain everyday terms can take on a different definition when they’re uttered in close proximity to the squared circle. From the name of The Grandest Stage of Them All to an infamous taunt by “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, take a look at how five key words took on a whole new meaning in WWE.