Last night, the wrestling world took a collective sob when this happened:
Seth Rollins did the unthinkable and turned on The Shield, leaving a collective look of shock-and-awe on the faces of the WWE Universe.
Earlier in the evening, Batista quit the WWE after "unfulfilled" promises. Though I would have dragged Evolution's search for "Plan B" one or two weeks longer, I am certainly not complaining with Plan B itself. Seth Rollins joins Evolution. Throughout the night, the story was "who will fill the hole in Evolution?" Now the story is "who will fill the hole in The Shield?"
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I've included some options I've seen floating around the Internet in the poll at the bottom of this FanPost. Feel free to vote and explain in the comments section. Below, I have explained my fantasy booking situation and who I would pick to replace Seth Rollins.
As I understand it, the June TV tapings of NXT have been recorded already, however, that can be dealt with at a later time. Remember, when The Shield debuted, Seth Rollins was still the NXT Champion and it took a couple of weeks for Big E to take the belt off of Rollins. You may see where I'm going with this.
Adrian Neville is the perfect answer here. The fact of the matter is, the kid is ready for primetime. This is a perfect situation for Neville to assimilate into weekly drama that is Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown.
For the next couple of weeks, Seth Rollins explains his actions and the shift starts to take place. The Shield continue getting beat down until Money In The Bank. Evolution v. The Shield III takes place here. After weeks of beat downs, The Shield does not show up. Evolution laughs this off and it looks to be the end of this feud. Evolution looks to move on into new feuds.
Over the next few weeks, Randy Orton moves on and starts facing top stars like Cesaro, Daniel Bryan, but not getting into anything important. Seth Rollins doing the same but in the mid-card. Triple H returns to his on-screen COO character. During these weeks, in the front row, three men in The Shield facemasks are sitting around ringside, maybe one camera-side, one commentary-side, and then one opposite-camera. The camera never really focuses on them but you watching on TV definitely start to notice. On the go-home episode of RAW, during a Randy Orton match, Dean Ambrose jumps over the barricade and attacks Orton. During a Triple H promo, Roman Reigns attacks HHH. Finally, during a Seth Rollins promo/match, Adrian Neville attacks Rollins. Evolution v. Shield III is on for real at Battleground.
At Battleground, The Shield go over. Next comes SummerSlam. Things now boil down to individual feuds. At SummerSlam, Randy Orton faces Dean Ambrose with Ambrose going over, Adrian Neville faces Seth Rollins in a roll-up sort of finish, and Roman Reigns goes over Triple H. After this match, the rest of Evolution and The Shield come out and face off. When they look ready to go at it once more, Seth Rollins attacks Triple H with a chair and The Shield beat Orton and HHH out of the ring.
The next night on RAW, Seth Rollins reveals that it was an inside job and it was their plan all along. The Shield reveal their plans to disband in a peaceful manner and go their separate ways.
What this does is still put heat on HHH and Orton for being cowards and walking away, it creates four mega-faces, introduces another new star in Adrian Neville, and further builds the upper-mid-card.
AGAIN, this is just my opinion. Feel free to add your fantasy booking situation down below!