Survivor Series last year saw the debut of a new heel group in the WWE. They were new, they were fresh and they captivated audiences as they began to tear up some of the biggest babyfaces in the industry. The three members- Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins soon became known as The Shield, claiming to fight injustice wherever they saw it.
Fast forward to just before Money in the Bank and The Shield were still together. However, the attention began to turn towards a new group that had been running rampant on WWE’s NXT show. Known as the Wyatt Family, this group seemed to be something out of the film Deliverance as they walked down the runway behind their demented leader Bray Wyatt.
Come Summerslam 2013 and the Wyatt Family was put over in a big way by not only defeating, but also abducting Kane in a Ring of Fire Match. The Shield were confined to the pre-show where Ambrose scraped through with his title via interference from his allies.
Some in the IWC have questioned the wisdom in having two heel groups at the same time and whether the Wyatt Family is really all that it is cracked up to be. They point out that Rollins and Ambrose were darlings of the independent circuit the same way that CM Punk and Daniel Bryan were before they came to the WWE.
Bray Wyatt on the other hand is only known really for his time as Husky Harris- and there is only so far you can go when your own name calls you fat. However, not much has been said about what the Wyatt’s bring to the table. This article will not attempt to ascertain which is the better group, but it will show what the Wyatt’s have that the Shield do not.
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This article was first posted on August 20, 2013