Seth Rollins mentions the deep regret he has over the WWE booking of The Shield

The Shield made their WWE debut 10 years ago this month, establishing themselves as one of the most dominant trios of the decade. But while the group initially broke up in 2014 following the betrayal of Seth Rollins, the three would reunite multiple times until Dean Ambrose (now Jon Moxley) would leave the company in 2019 to join All Elite Wrestling. Speaking to NBC Sports Boston about the group this week, Rollins admitted that he had one big regret about the group’s reunions — which was to add Kurt Angle as a last-minute member for their five-on-three handicap game at TLC in 2017.

That match would see Roman Reigns, Rollins and Ambrose face Braun Strowman, Kane, The Miz and The Bar, but Reigns was pulled from the match at the last minute due to injury. Fans will probably remember the bizarre image of Angle dressed in full Shield gear accompanying Rollins and Ambrose.

Seth Rollins on WWE’s booking of The Shield

“I think one of the regrets would have been if we managed some of the reunions a little bit better and some of that was out of our control and there was nothing we could do,” said Rollins (h/t combative) “It’s not ideal to have Kurt Angle in a Shield suit, but desperate times call for desperate measures, so we made the best of it and there’s something to be said for putting people in that role and the ability to have to do That.”

Rollins also discussed WWE’s decision to break up the group: “You can look back at the breakup and say I wish we had done that and been better prepared, but being forced to swim in the deep water as individuals has helped us. We had to learn and grow and just figure it out. That learning process was important in its own way.”

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