Promoting Sunday’s WWE Battleground pay-per-view event, Roman Reigns appeared as a guest on Busted Open Radio, hosted by Doug Mortman and Dave LaGreca (Busted Open Radio airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sirius 94 and XM 208), where he discussed his match against the Rhodes family and other WWE-related topics. Highlights from the interview are as follows:
Going against the Rhodes family: “Not only with the rich tradition in my family but our group we have a lot of pride in what we do, we worked hard this whole year to set a standard and for guys like Cody (Rhodes) and Dustin (Rhodes) being Goldust. Cody ran his mouth when he shouldn’t and things happened. He got fired but on the flip side its crazy because Goldust got the opportunity and now they get a second chance so unfortunately there second chance is running head to head against the Shield and that’s a problem for everybody so I wouldn’t be surprised if this Sunday at Battleground, it will be renamed the Rhodes retirement party.”
WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose recently spoke to TheMonitor.com to promote this weekend’s WWE live events in Hidalgo, Texas. Here are some highlights:
What is the goal of The Shield within the company?
Ambrose: Our goal, from a personal standpoint, is to work harder than everyone else day in, day out. Get up earlier, train harder and work harder in the ring. This business is ours for the taking and we can take it and we’re going to. And if anyone has a problem with that, then, too bad. Also, I wouldn’t call us cheaters, I would call us winners. We’re not mercenaries, we’re not thugs. We just do what’s best for business by whatever means possible. That’s all kind of up to you to make your own decision about whether that’s good or bad.
Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on http://bleacherreport.com and was written by Sharon Glencross.
Remember when The Shield was the hottest act in the wrestling industry? It seems like ages ago now, doesn’t it?
Oh, the group—consisting of Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns—haven’t fallen that far. The three still have their credibility and receive regular airtime on Raw and SmackDown.
David Dexter reports that KayfabeKickout.com had the immense pleasure to speak with Arda Ocal, formerly of The Score Television Network. During the interview, Arda shared his thoughts on The Shield, his departure from The Score in April, his opinion on the greatest WrestleMania Match of all time and more.
Here are some highlights:
Arda comments on wrestling fan’s comparisons between The Shield & the nWo.
“The big hook initially with the nWo was that they were invading WCW from another company. The Shield aren’t necessarily invading, in my opinion – they are carving their turf within WWE, and doing a great job. I’m interested in what they do on TV because not only are they fresh, but they have terrific long matches on TV that keep people’s interest. All three of them can be future champions – it’s a great core group and I hope it doesn’t grow too big, too fast.”
Arda shares his thoughts on his departure from The Score in April.
“When Rogers bought the Score, many of us were certainly concerned about our jobs, as with any takeover you never know what will happen. I’m proud of the fact that I thought of, created, produced and hosted a nationally televised WWE post game show that is still the highest rated in house produced program ever in the Score Television Network’s history. As well, people today still ask about the podcast Jimmy (Korderas) and I did. We just had a natural chemistry. I feel like I will take this opportunity to explore sports and lifestyle TV, we will see where my career takes me. Maybe I’ll follow in my old colleague Renee (Young)’s footsteps and knock on WWE’s door, who knows :)”
Arda’s thoughts on the greatest WrestleMania Match of all time.
“Hard to pick against Hogan and Andre because it’s the biggest match of all time (pardon the pun). The greatest match in the ring, bell to bell has to be Shawn Michaels vs Undertaker 1 at WrestleMania 25. Many call it the greatest wrestling match ever. It’s poetry inside the squared circle. Shawn Michaels told me in an interview once that driving home from Houston, he told his wife, “it will be hard to top that.. if my career ended after this one I’d be OK with it”. The rematch at 26 wasn’t too shabby either!”
Arda comments on whether or not blood is necessary in pro wrestling matches.
“Nigel McGuinness is championing a great cause about this subject – the need to remove “blading” from pro wrestling. Personally, I don’t miss it, and I’m fine with WWE not having any intentional blood in matches. It’s one of the parts of wrestling that’s the silliest to an outsider… “wait.. they take out a razor blade and cut themselves?” to many people that’s embarrassing.”
It was a terrible episode of “Raw” last night, with only the six-man elimination match between Team Hell No and John Cena versus The Shield and the closing segment featuring Triple H and Brock Lesnar worth praising.
Everything just seemed off about the show, from the camera work to the announcers to the stumbling promos, and it seemed like the crowd was completely dead until Daniel Bryan and The Shield picked up the pace in the elimination match and brought it to its feet.
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Courtesy of WWE.com:
If you don’t believe in The Shield by now, there’s either some very impressive denial going on or you just haven’t been paying attention. Since debuting at Survivor Series 2012 and vowing to enforce “justice” throughout WWE by any means necessary, the trio of Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns has backed up its promise with brutal, unrelenting force. Whether their merciless beatdowns of The Undertaker, WWE Champion John Cena and everyone in between have truly been an exacting of justice is somewhat up for debate, but the fact is the WWE Universe doesn’t need to believe in The Shield’s cause to believe in their abilities.
With a unique combination of fearlessness, innovation and take-no-prisoners physical prowess, The Shield has yet to suffer a defeat in which all three of its members are involved. And as the troika of NXT alums prepares to hit the six-month mark of their cruel crusade, WWE.com takes a look at just what gives the “Hounds of Justice” their bite.
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