Seth Rollins Admits It Was “Not Ideal” To Have Kurt Angle In The Shield

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Seth Rollins has discussed one of his regrets from his time in The Shield and says some things were out of the group’s control.

The Shield – Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns – burst onto the WWE scene at Survivor Series 2012 and for the next year and a half, the three men unleashed their own brand of justice on the rest of the roster.

The inevitable split happened in June 2014 when Seth Rollins was revealed as Triple H’s ‘plan B’ and he abandoned his brothers in black to join The Authority. In 2017, the group reunited and were set for a big multi-man match at the TLC pay-per-view but Reigns had to be pulled from the bout and was instead replaced by then-Raw General Manager Kurt Angle. Angle joined Ambrose and Rollins in dressing in The Shield’s trademark tactical garb and also made his entrance with his teammates through the crowd.

Speaking to Bleacher Report as part of a reflection on The Shield’s decade at the top of the wrestling business, Seth Rollins admits that he regrets how the group’s reunions were handled:

“I guess one regret would’ve been managing some of the reunions a little bit better and some of that was out of our control and there was nothing we could do. It’s not ideal to have Kurt Angle in a Shield costume, but desperate times call for desperate measures, so we made the best of it and there’s something to be said for putting people in that role and being able to have the equity to do that.”

Seth Rollins has also recently commented on the moment that he knew Roman Reigns was going to be the ideal fit in The Shield.