Former WWE Tag Team Champion Says He Was Supposed to Be an Original Member of The Shield

Former WWE Tag Team Champion Matt “Rosey” Anoai was the latest guest of the Pancakes and Powerslams Show, which you can listen to here.

During the interview, Anoa’i made an interesting revelation about the original idea behind The Shield in WWE.

Regarding the idea of The Shield, Matt talked about how this has been in the works for years and how he was supposed to be an original member, and had the following to say (h/t to for the transcription):

“A lot of people don’t know this, but whenever me and my cousin, when Eddie [Fatu] came back, the original thought was, we were going to be The Shield. [Triple H] let us know, ‘Alright. Go out and buy you some black S.W.A.T Team stuff. And we did it. Either or, it didn’t work out. Obviously, Jamaal moved on to do the Umaga thing and I went on to do my thing.

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