AEW star Jon Moxley made a name for himself in WWE, where he was known as Dean Ambrose. Together with Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, the three debuted on the main roster back in 2012 and were known as The Shield.

The Shield would go on to become one of the most dominant and popular stables in the history of the WWE and truly elevated the statuses of all three Superstars involved. The Shield would break up for the first time back in 2014, in a move that certainly no one saw coming.

The Shield also wore masks at WrestleMania 30. However, they did not last long at all as Vince McMahon didn’t like them because no one could see their faces.

While speaking on Talk Is Jericho, Jon Moxley talked about the time Vince McMahon utterly hated The Shield masks and told them to get rid of it.


“I found the one old SWAT vest I had and a pair of boots and The Shield mask that we wore for big shows that Vince hated, even though we would have sold millions of them. We had these cool Sub-Zero ninja masks. We busted them out for WrestleMania. The next night, Vince was furious, ‘WE CAN’T SEE YOUR FACES! GET RID OF THE MASKS!’ The merchandise guys were mortified. They were already coming up with designs. ‘We’re going to sell millions of these.’ ‘No, you can’t see their faces.’ We did it in Australia again, just to piss him off, we didn’t tell him. They got pissed again. They hated those masks.”

The Shield would reunite on a couple of occasions after their initial breakup, but with Jon Moxley leaving the company in 2019, it is unlikely fans will get to see The Shield reunite anytime soon.

h/t to Fightful for the quotes

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