While appearing on The Pancakes and PowerSlams show, former Impact talent Wes Brisco accused WWE of ripping of The Aces of Eights factions for The Shield.
“All those guys that we were together with, we stuck together, we hung out together, we were together. I mean, we took this [seriously]. We wanted to be very successful. We wanted to treat it like it was our baby, our opportunity to set an example and create something totally different. Because if you look at it, that’s what started The Shield because of us. If you really look at it, we started before The Shield even came through the crowd, we had the mask on. Basically, [they did] the exact same thing.”
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