The Shield made his WWE debut when he hired CM Punk to help his comeback at Survivor Series 2012. The trio of Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins helped The Second Saint retain the WWE Championship in a triple threat match against Ryback and John Cena.

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Back when Punk was still friends with Colt Cabana, he talked about WWE’s origins at The Shield in Cabana The art of wrestling Podcast. The former WWE Champion said he was persuaded to form a heel stable with Big Show and Daniel Bryan, but instead chose to build his own group.

“This will probably blow some people’s minds, and then some people will be like, ‘Oh, you’re full of crap!'” But I don’t care either way: The shield was my idea,” Punk said. “What happened was, at the time (in WWE) head writer Eric Pankowski. He called me up one day and was like, “Well, uh, no one knows you’re going to turn heel but we want to stay stable with you.” (free ProWrestlingStories)

Punk said he approached Vince McMahon and Triple H with his own version of the group: Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Kassius Ohno (aka Chris Hero). While Vince approved of the first two picks, he wasn’t too high on Ono and told the Chicago native that he wanted Roman Reigns to be the third member.

“They wanted Roman Reigns,” Bank recalls. “They came up to me, and they were like, ‘How about Leakey?'” I didn’t… It wasn’t my hill to die for. “Sure,” I said, “because it made sense to me. Oh, they want their guy in, he’s the sweet guy, but that’s okay because that guy can learn from working under me.”

All members of The Shield have become WWE World Champions

The Shield is widely considered one of the greatest WWE stables of all time, as they each became a world champion in Vince McMahon’s promotion. Seth Rollins was the first member of the stable to taste world title gold. The Architect won the WWE Championship after “stealing the century” at WrestleMania 31.

Roman Reigns, always seen as the poster boy for the group, won his first world title after defeating Dean Ambrose at Survivor Series 2015. However, the moment did not last long as Sheamus cashed in his contract minutes. After the match for the title.

For Dean Ambrose, winning the title came a little later. Lunatic Fringe won the WWE Championship by cashing in his Money in the Bank contract against Seth Rollins at the 2016 Money in the Bank live special event.

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It was a night where every member of the group held the world title.

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