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Road Dogg Claims He Doesn’t See The Shield As An Iconic Faction

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The Road Dogg knows a thing or two about being in an iconic wrestling stable, but he wouldn’t class The Shield in that category.

It was the 2012 Survivor Series where The Shield first made their presence felt, as Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose entered through the crowd to ensure CM Punk retained the WWE Championship in his triple-threat match against John Cena and Ryback.

The unity between the trio lasted for almost two years, when Seth Rollins betrayed his fellow ‘Hounds Of Justice’ members to side with Triple H in June 2014.

Although there have been sporadic reunions, they have generally been few and far between and there is now very little chance of it happening given Jon Moxley’s move to AEW.

During their heyday The Shield was one of the most dominant factions in the WWE. However, The Road Dogg has made it clear that whilst they were good, he doesn’t see them as the same sort of iconic team as D-Generation X or the nWo were.

Appearing on Sportskeeda’s ‘The Wrestling Outlaws, The Road Dogg discussed how the team was successful, but how the individual stars have gone on to outgrow the legacy of the faction.

They were great, and some great individual stars came out of there, but I would actually argue that individually, their legacies outweigh the legacies of The Shield. I think it was a cool, dominant trio. I don’t see them as this iconic, classic faction. I think their singles runs have pushed them further than The Shield ever would.

The team have gone on to plenty of success individually, with the former Dean Ambrose now interim AEW World Champion, and Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns having a combined nine World Championship reigns. ‘The Head Of The Table’ is also the current Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, with a reign which has so far spanned over 700 days.

With thanks to Sportskeeda for the transcription.