There is no reason for the Shield to break up anytime soon. I know the Internet Wrestling Community wants it to happen at some point because they have weird mad ons for guys who swing between good and bad.
Personally, I think the group can have a lot of success as both a unit and singles competitors at the same time. I’ve had this sentiment for a while now and Seth Rollins also said the same thing to IGN.com recently:
“I think there’s a lot of life left in The Shield, especially with the different direction the crowd has taken on with us. I think there’s a long way to go for us as a group — as individuals as well,” said Rollins. “There’s no reason we can’t advance in both situations.”
Look how long D-Generation X, the Freebirds or Four Horsemen stuck together and had their own individual story lines. Back in the 90’s DX members would be involved in feuds with the Rock, Cactus Jack, Terry Funk and Kane all at once. Despite filling up the card with their singles matches, at the end of the show the group would then take on the Corporation.
Roman Reigns is slated as the next big thing but why does this need to happen after a Shield breakup? Why can’t he become champion — at let’s say … Wrestlemania 31 or 32 — with Rollins and Dean Ambrose in his corner? If they are still together the card becomes even stronger with those two in individual feuds of their own.
Another idea would be for the three of them to headline Wrestlemania in a Triple threat WWE World Heavyweight Championship match. Ambrose or Rollins could win it before Reigns. Then in a dramatic feat of athleticism Reigns could take the championship off of one of his old partners to make the win personal while also solidifying himself as the next Ric Flair.
I totally stand behind my Flair comparison by the way. I’ve seen the way Renee Young looks at him. The man has space mountain potential.