Why hasn't The Shield been beaten yet?

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May 02, 2013

They hail from diverse backgrounds

There’s a reason The Shield consistently put its members in certain situations to maximize their talent: Ambrose, Rollins & Reigns are the products of several backgrounds and not just one. Ambrose’s formative years on the independent scene have particularly become the stuff spoken of in hushed whispers; his sinister reputation so preceded him that NXT officials actually didn’t allow him to compete for a time. Rollins is cut from a similar cloth, but Reigns’ sports-entertainment pedigree initially came from his lineage and not his training. Still, while he was a latecomer to the squared circle, Reigns built himself up into an enforcer all the same through a football career at Georgia Tech.

Other football players who wrestled | Photos of Ambrose in NXT

So to summarize, when one faces The Shield, one does not face a squad of professional wrestlers a la D-Generation X. One faces two hardscrabble maniacs who went through hell to make their daily bread, and a man who was a hop, skip and a jump away from becoming a professional football player. That’s a lot to prepare for, and a trio has yet to emerge who has successfully cracked the code.

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