This month WWE is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of The Shield’s debut on the main roster. The Shield made an immediate impact as soon as they debuted and all three members have since gone on to become top stars in the wrestling industry.
Jon Moxley is the only member of The Shield who has left WWE to join AEW, but he recently spoke to Sports Illustrated about where The Shield was at mentally when they first debuted on the WWE main roster.
“Looking back, it was like we were kids. The first few months of The Shield were f—ing intense. It was a different time back then. We weren’t necessarily welcomed with open arms by everybody, but we didn’t give a f—. We were going to push the pace and have good f—ing matches. Before long, everybody wanted to start working with us.”
“We created that ‘Shield work ethic.’ The people we were around have that, too. Claudio [Castagnoli] is an old riding partner of The Shield. Hell, Bryan [Danielson] was our opponent in our first match. I still have that. We all do. It makes us who we are.”