The stable debuted back in the 2010s, with Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose all making a huge splash on the main roster after differing levels of success on the NXT brand.
Big E would say how he was happy the trio worked out as it did, as his eventual rise through The New Day has led him to the top of the company on a different path.
The WWE Champion said that he still cannot believe that it has been nearly a decade since the idea was pitched:
“I think it worked out the best for all of us. I couldn’t fathom now being a part of The Shield. I’m sure it would’ve been fun. I’m sure it would’ve been enjoyable. I think it was really best for Roman to be in that role as the big dude, the enforcer of that group. That dynamic wouldn’t have felt the same with me being there. It’s hard to fathom that almost a decade ago that for one brief moment I was considered as a possibility to be in that group.”
The current expectation is that Big E and The New Day will be facing The Bloodline at Survivor Series, either in separate matches or as a traditional 5-on-5 match, with other names added into the mix.
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