SmackDown Review: Are The Shield Better As Faces Or Heels?

In preparation for their match against Evolution at Extreme Rules, the Shield was forced to compete in a handicap match on SmackDown. In what was originally supposed to be an 11-man opponent, the Shield attacked many of them throughout the show, bringing the opposition down to five. This run by the Shield overall, is arguably the best run of their brief tenure in the WWE. They are way over as babyfaces, which is a nice touch to add more depth to their characters individually. Especially Seth Rollins.

As heels, they were more showcased as a dominant unit, destroying everything that crossed their path. Humbling many world champions - and even legends - was their mission, in which they succeeded at doing so. Their run as heels even gave them reigns as tag team and US champions.

A few weeks ago on Raw, the Shield made their full turn as faces when turning on Kane. The feud led to a match at WrestleMania 30 against Kane and the New Age Outlaws, a match that was a bit more meaningful then their match at WrestleMania 29 against Randy Orton, Sheamus and the Big Show. Since then, they have ascended to be a strong babyface trio, and their program with the Authority/Evolution has done wonders in showcasing them as babyfaces.

Although this is a very hot time for the Shield, many believe that their run as babyfaces will be short-lived. However, with the fanfare that they are garnering, the WWE may want to reconsider that projected heel turn by most likely Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. Especially since this run is the most beneficial in exhibiting Seth Rollins' individual capabilities.

What do you think? Have the Shield had a better run as babyfaces, or heels? Sound off below.

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