Team Hell No VS Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins (Tornado Tag Match) Extreme Rules (2013)
At WWE Extreme Rules, The Shield proved that they thrive in chaos and that their unorthodox style is arguably the most dominant force in WWE. Riding the momentum of Dean Ambrose’s United States Title victory earlier in the evening, Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns defeated Team Hell No in a Tornado Tag Team Match to capture the WWE Tag Team Championships.
A throwback to the formative years of tag team competition, tornado rules promotes the very type of anarchy that has come to define The Shield. The argument can be made that the Tornado Tag Team Match stipulation played in favor of “The Hounds of Justice” — all four competitors are in the ring at once, allowing for the unorthodox intensity of Reigns and Rollins to flourish unchecked. Although the experience and chemistry of Daniel Bryan and Kane has no doubt attributed to their success, The Shield has dictated the where, when and how their actions will affect those who oppose them.
Inside the Scottrade Center, Kane and Daniel Bryan wasted no time taking a fast-paced offense straight to Reigns and Rollins. But the true nature of the contest soon surfaced, allowing Rollins and Reigns to shift their attention back and forth between The Big Red Monster and Bryan. Fighting back, the WWE Tag Team Champions displayed the type of teamwork that has bred their success and nearly ended the black-clad duo’s momentum.
However, the method to the madness of Reigns and Rollins allowed them to throw Kane from the ring before delivering the final strike to Bryan. With the match rules allowing unchecked double teaming, The Shield proved to be the dominant duo in St. Louis.
Since their debut at Survivor Series 2012, the treacherous trio has been virtually unstoppable. History will look back on Extreme Rules 2013 as an evening that belonged to The Shield. Earning their first taste of WWE championship glory, there may indeed be no stopping the brand of justice wrought by Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns.