It's been on the radar for quite some time now but it didn't go official until just last night (March 25) during the latest episode of Monday Night Raw: The Shield will get their first chance at a big moment on the grandest stage of them all when they take on Big Show, Randy Orton, and Sheamus at WrestleMania 29 on Sun., April 7, 2013, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Here's a bit from the WWE.com preview:
Although heated rivalries like The Rock vs. John Cena and The Undertaker vs. CM Punk are already setting The Road to WrestleMania 29 ablaze, a newly created and extremely volatile contest could very well steal The Show of Shows' spotlight and prove to be the most intense and personal match of all: Randy Orton, Sheamus & Big Show vs. The Shield. ... After weeks of vicious attacks and fierce reprisals, the infamous Shield threw down the gauntlet on the March 15 edition of SmackDown. Unhappy with not being part of The Showcase of The Immortals, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns interrupted the post-match celebration of two Superstars who have been locked in their crosshairs of late: Randy Orton and Sheamus. The treacherous trio told the two former World Champions to find a partner to face them in a Six-Man Tag Team Match on The Grandest Stage of Them All on April 7. ... At WrestleMania 29, will Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show prove to be the Superstars to break The Shield? Or will The Showcase of the Immortals become, as Rollins put it, "the showcase of justice"? The stage is set and the answer will come April 7.
You could look at this as a sign that WWE is clearly high enough on Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns that they booked them in a match at the biggest event of the year against a trio of main event level talent. Or you could say the promotion simply didn't have much to do with that trio of main event level talent and they're getting a bit of a downgrade.
That choice is yours.
Either way, the WrestleMania 29 match card is all but complete now with eight bouts. They are:
- The Rock vs. John Cena
- Undertaker vs. CM Punk
- Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H
- Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger
- Team Hell No vs. Dolph Ziggler, Big E. Langston
- Ryback vs. Mark Henry
- Chris Jericho vs. Fandango
- The Shield vs. Randy Orton, Sheamus, Big Show