On Monday's WWE Raw, The New Day cost The Shield the Raw Team Championships, hinting at a possible 3-on-3 match at Survivor Series. On one level, the Shield losing the tag gold is probably going to really annoy some WWE fans, as the full group has only even been reunited for a matter of weeks. Plus, on a Survivor Series card full of odd heel vs. heel encounters like The Miz vs. Baron Corbin and Natalya vs. Alexa Bliss, many were looking toward The Shield vs. Usos champions vs. champions match to steal the show.
While losing out on a potentially great Ambrose and Rollins vs. Usos match at Survivor Series is indeed a let down, at least a match between new champions Cesaro and Sheamus and the Usos will likely be quite good in its own right. Additionally, the way The Shield lost the titles due to a New Day distraction hints at the aforementioned Shield/New Day 3-on-3 match, which could possibly steal the show to an even higher degree than the highly anticipated Shield/Usos showdown.
During their original run from late 2012 to mid 2014, The Shield quickly became legendary for their ability to put on amazingly entertaining six-man tag team matches against a variety of opponents. Whenever the full Shield team took to the ring, fans came to expect their match to be the best of the night, and were rarely disappointed. Whether squaring off against thrown together teams like Kane, Daniel Bryan, and Ryback, or united stables like The Wyatt Family and Evolution, The Shield could usually be counted on to tear the house down.
That said, The New Day have easily been the most dominant 3-man team since The Shield originally disbanded, setting a record for longest ever reign with the tag team titles. They may be full of humor and positivity, but Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods are all capable performers, and have engaged in some classics of their own. The New Day didn't form until a few months after The Shield's 2014 break-up, so needless to say, the two factions have never gone head to head previously.
While a Shield vs. New Day match is by no means official quite yet, it could easily be made so on either tomorrow's edition of SmackDown or next week's Raw, with the Survivor Series set to take place on Sunday, November 19. Despite Roman Reigns' recent illness, he is also set to return on next week's pre-pay-per-view Raw, so that shouldn't be an issue either. Should the match happen, it'll likely be a battle for the ages.