In an interview with Metro.co.uk, Jon Moxley talked about the success of The Shield and if it can be recreated with another act…
“Anything could work. I mean, it’s different because you’re a known commodity on NXT now, whereas when we came in we were complete nobodies. So, there’s a benefit to that. On the one hand, nobody knows who you are, but on the other hand, you have a completely fresh slate, you’re a complete mystery. You can come right in and starting whooping whoever’s ass you want!”
“The problem is – it doesn’t matter if they’re on NXT. If people know who they are or they don’t. If somebody’s getting over, you’re giving them the opportunity to get over, you’ve gotta actually follow through on pushing a guy or girl. It doesn’t really matter where they came from! That could definitely happen again, it’s just they gotta follow through with it all the way!”
Jon Moxley thinks WWE can recapture The Shield’s magic if they just have some faith. The AEW wrestler – who left the sports entertainment giant in 2019 – made the jump to the rival promotion and has thrived in a new environment, having made waves in the industry alongside Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins when they broke onto the scene at Survivor Series in 2012.