The WWE is finally getting things right and it is going to be fun to watch. One of the greatest factions in WWE history is back and they’re feuding with what might be the hottest thing in WWE today.
On the April 14th edition of Monday Night RAW, we saw the Shield fight an 11-3 handicap match against virtually the entire heel mid card. The match wasn’t anything to talk about, but the aftermath was.
After the 11 on three beat down of the Hounds of Justice, Evolution’s music hit, and it was awesome.
Randy Orton, Batista, and Triple H appeared and they looked angry. All that was really missing was a certain limousine-riding, jet-flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin’ dealin’, son of a gun. The assault commenced and ended with Triple H in Roman Reigns’s face yelling “Believe in Evolution.”
So what does this mean for the WWE?
It means that a May 4th Extreme Rules show is going to a great one. We’re guaranteed a decent IC Title match, we know we have Bray Wyatt vs. John Cena in a steel cage, and now it seems like Daniel Bryan will be taking on the Devil’s Favorite Demon, Kane. All of those matches have fans excited, especially with added stipulations, but none of them will be the main event.
The main event of the show will be a WWE fan’s dream: The Shield vs. Evolution. It was a match people thought would only be played on video games, but now the legendary stable and the future of the company will go at it. The question is, what kind of match will they compete in?
Extreme Rules is known for stipulations, so what could we see in this three against three matchup? Maybe just an Extreme Rules stipulation, with a bunch of weapons at ringside (including a sludgehammer). Maybe we will see them get inside that steel cage that Wyatt and Cena plan on stepping into. It would be tough to get a hell in a cell cage and a steel cage in the same arena, but dare I say War Games?
A War Games stipulation hasn’t been around since WCW and it usually includes 8-10 superstars and two rings, but six superstars, and one ring could work as well. It’s extremely unlikely, but one can hope, right?
Regardless of stipulation, we’re going to see a spectacle. Ever since they started, The Shield has done everything they can to make the fans happy. They go out to the ring every single night and put on a show, and it’s become even better since their face turn.
Seth Rollins is slowly becoming the star of the faction, as it was Roman Reigns before. Rollins’s energy and high flying ability has made him a fan favorite. Reigns is still the powerhouse, and Ambrose (in my opinion) is the best on the mic.
Having these three, who just may be the future of this company, go at it with one of the greatest heel stables in wrestling history could be one of the better things, depending on booking, the WWE has done in recent memory.
This new era is off to a great start.