The pro wrestling world was left in stunned silence on Monday night when the “architect” of the Shield, Seth Rollins, turned his back on his comrades after an amazing 18-month run and joined Triple H and Randy Orton in Evolution.
After the stun wore off, though, questions began to be asked. One of them was how long exactly has this turn been planned? Was it something they decided right after the Payback event, or was it something that they had penciled in for the post-WrestleMania plans months ago?
Well, it’s about right in the middle as WrestleZone.com reports via F4WOnline that the Rollins turn was put into motion about four weeks ago, right around the time of the Extreme Rules event and the first showdown between the Shield and Evolution.
Although not much else is known about it at this point, there’s a brief update on F4WOnline.com today that claims Seth Rollins’ turn on Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns has been planned for about four weeks. That means the decision was made shortly before or after the Shield defeated Evolution at Extreme Rules.
Since the beginning of the year it was reported that the Shield would be breaking up at some point, it was just a matter of when. When they began to pick up some steam as babyfaces, it appeared that they put the break up plans on hold.