In October of 2017, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns finally reunited as The Shield and fans rejoiced but their reunion was shortlived. Reigns went down unwell and when he returned Ambrose suffered an injury which he is still recovering from.
During a recent interview with App, Rollins discussed the cursed reunion but also talked optimistically about their being room for future Shield reunions.
“It really started off great, I thought. The reconciliation over the summer, myself and Ambrose winning tag team titles, and then bringing Roman into the fold was really well done and a lot of fun and exciting. And then, you know, the mumps happened, and there’s nothing you can really do about that, so that threw a real wrench into the plans. And Ambrose got hurt, so what can you do? That’s part of the business, that’s part of the game. “One thing that’s exciting about it is I think it leaves us a lot of room for future Shield reunions, so that’s cool to see. If we get an opportunity to do that at some point down the road that would be great. You know, we haven’t done it and thrown it away and wasted it. But yeah man, it’s just stuff happens, you can’t predict those variables of people getting sick or injured.”
Rollins also had the following to add regarding Ambrose's return to WWE TV:
“Dean’s good, man, he’s on the mend … He’s on his way back. Hopefully sometime before the end of the year we’ll see Dean Ambrose on WWE television again.”