Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Jon Moxley debuted on the main roster in 2012 and were known as The Shield. They went on to become a legendary faction as well. The Shield had many returns, including one with Kurt Angle, but Seth Rollins wasn’t a fan of this return by any means.

Kurt Angle became a temporary member of The Shield at the TLC pay-per-view in 2017 after Roman Reigns had to take time off due to an illness. Angle teamed with Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose to face Kane, Braun Strowman, The Miz, Cesaro, and Sheamus in a 5-on-3 handicap match. The Shield would end up winning the match.

While speaking with Graham “GSM” Matthews of Bleacher Report, Seth Rollins reflected on the group’s run together. Rollins also stated that Kurt Angle in Shield gear wasn’t an ideal return for The Shield.

I guess one regret would’ve been managing some of the reunions a little bit better, and some of that was out of our control and there was nothing we could do. It’s not ideal to have Kurt Angle in a Shield costume, 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 being able to have the equity to do that.


Kurt Angle actually marked out when he was part of The Shield. WWE also recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Shield. Regardless, Seth Rollins has a right to his opinion, and that’s all that matters.

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