The Shield vs. Kane, New Age Outlaws Will Happen at WrestleMania XXX

Kane, Outlaws, Roman Reigns

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Tonight’s edition of Monday Night Raw from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY will likely finalize the card for WrestleMania XXX. WWE‘s biggest yearly event is now less than two weeks away.

So far there are only five matches officially announced for the Show of Shows, which isn’t nearly enough to fill four hours of PPV time. The matches announced thus far are the Andre the Giant Memorial 30-Man over-the-top-rope Battle Royal, John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt, The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar, Triple H vs. Daniel Bryan, and Randy Orton vs. Dave Batista vs. the winner of Triple H/Bryan in a triple-threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

The Shield will not be left off the card, and it’s expected that their match will be officially announced tonight. The Hounds of Justice have been embroiled in a feud with Corporate Kane that has also seen the involvement of the New Age Outlaws.

Kane’s attempts to entice the Shield to do his bidding haven’t gone the Big Red Machine’s way. On Friday Night SmackDown, Kane cost the Shield an opportunity to be the No. 1 contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championships, currently held by the Usos. The Shield seemed poised for victory in a fatal four-way tag team match when Kane interfered in the contest by attacking Roman Reigns. The Outlaws came out afterwards and assisted in the beat-down.

The only match that makes sense at this point will have the Shield squaring off against Kane and the New Age Outlaws at WrestleMania. While it’s certainly better than being left off the card entirely, this is not exactly what you would call a money program. If anything, it feels like a major step down.

The Shield will probably claim victory at WrestleMania, but this program reeks of filler. Something better should have been in the cards for a group that’s clearly on their way to stardom.

Any feud with Kane, particularly Corporate Kane, is a heat killer. He’s also 46 years old, but the Outlaws are no spring chickens themselves; Road Dogg is 44 and Billy Gunn is 50. The oldest members of the Shield, Reigns and Dean Ambrose, are 28. Seth Rollins is 27.

Ages aside, the Shield have the ability to tear the house down each and every time they compete, and matching them up with Kane and the Outlaws isn’t the best way to showcase their talents. In any event, the match will likely be announced tonight on Raw.

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