September 27, 2016
Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of “Book It” the last few weeks have been interesting as I write these post trying to figure out what’s going to be the next book that I start work on. So, I took a break from that today and I wanted to share with you guys another post, this time I wanted to talk about the group known as “The Shield”
You see, what made the group also effective is that it seemed like during a majority of their run, they were being ran by a leader that we were never introduced to. Instead, this shot caller stayed hidden right up through the end of the run of the group. Many people have tried to say that CM Punk was the one who was controlling the shield, and to some circles that theory actually worked. Punk was a heel at the time, and basically the group was meant to do his bidding. However, this story as a whole never took shape as there was no revealed leader.
So barring the CM Punk Theory, let’s look at who I think could have worked as the “Leader” of the Shield.
There are quite a few people that could have fit the bill for a crazy leader role for this group. First, could have been HHH. He has been a key member of NXT since day one and the story could have worked out wonders if it would have been executed. They could have used it to do HHH’s bidding, on a much larger scale then Rollins himself was used for.
The next choice would be Vince McMahon, had he been a character on TV at that time. If they would have went this route, they could have had the three outlaws destroying either heels, or faces depending on what the boss wanted. It would have been an interesting dynamic as far as who Vince would have chosen to target. It could have worked to get guys over as anti-authority in a more PG friendly element. I think guys like Cesaro, Ziggler, Bryan, among others could have really benefited from the storyline should it be executed properly.
The third one, and this one would have been my favorite scenario to see play out, would have been to see a returning or debuting heel authority figure. Like Paul Hymen, or Eric Bischoff. Both of these men, with their stellar mic skills and way of making a crowd feel however they want them too, I think both of those men as the leader of the shield could have done some serious rating and done even bigger wonders for the group then they already did.
Next week, I'm going to take a break from the traditional format of this blog. Instead, I will be looking at how the WWE created self- induced competition between the brand split of RAW and Smackdown. Until then, follow/ friend me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, and be sure sign up for my mailing list. I'm Kyle Robinson, closing this book on this subject.