Is Big Show the Superstar to stop The Shield?

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March 07, 2013

Since their destructive debut in late 2012, The Shield has unleashed their treacherous brand of justice upon the likes of Team Hell No, Ryback and John Cena. But could an even bigger counter-offensive lie in their future?

In recent weeks, Randy Orton and Sheamus have found themselves embroiled in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the unpredictable black-clad trio. The intensifying conflict spilled into the main event match on the March 1 edition of SmackDown, a chaotic environment in which the fury of an irate giant would come into play. When Roman Reigns accidently bumped into Big Show during a post-match brawl with Orton and Sheamus, The Shield’s powerhouse received a devastating KO Punch from The World’s Largest Athlete. (WATCH | PHOTOS)

WWE fans took notice and, in a WWE.com poll, nearly three out of four WWE fans voted that Big Show is the Superstar who can stop The Shield. (VOTE)

Is it possible that The Shield agrees with that assessment? Immediately following the March 4 episode of Raw, in a WWE App exclusive video, Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose viciously attacked Big Show and decimated him with a massive Triple Powerbomb. (WATCH)

Were they targeting Big Show solely as revenge for knocking out Reigns on SmackDown? Was this just the latest chaotic attack from WWE’s most volatile threesome, and Big Show was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time? Or has the black-clad trio in fact taken notice, much like the WWE Universe, that The World’s Largest Athlete could be The Shield’s largest threat? After all, few Superstars in WWE history have possessed the former World Heavyweight Champion’s incredible combination of size, power, skill and experience.

Even if Reigns, Rollins and Ambrose didn’t single out Big Show or launch a pre-emptive attack against a perceived threat, raising the ire of a super-sized Superstar in possession of the most devastating knockout punch in WWE is not the most prudent decision.

There are always many questions about who The Shield might strike next. Increasingly, however, there are questions about who might strike The Shield next.

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