On this day in 2012, the team of Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns debuted on the main roster.
Appearing at the annual Survivor Series, the trio of NXT stars attacked Ryback, who was competing alongside John Cena and CM Punk for Punk's WWE Championship, allowing the Second City Savior to retain.
Later being christened 'The Shield' due to their claims of being a deflective force against injustice, the trio quickly captured gold, with Rollins and Reigns winning the Tag Team Championships at Extreme Rules 2013, with Ambrose winning the United States Championship that same night.
After 19 months of dominance on RAW and SmackDown, the group would implode, with Rollins turning on his brothers to join the Authority.
There have been some reunions however, once in 2017, and one earlier this year, which sadly ended weeks ago following the Big Dog's leukemia diagnosis, and Ambrose turning on the Architect.