Jon Moxley Recalls Vince McMahon Hating The Shield Masks

The Shield (Jon Moxley, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns) were known for their trademark all black gear and SWAT vests.

The trio famously wore masks at WrestleMania 30, but they were short-lived because Vince McMahon was not happy that you couldn't see their faces.

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"Getting a picture of The Shield was hard," Moxley said on Talk Is Jericho when discussing putting pictures in his book "MOX." "We had a few photographers who had pictures of The Shield that they owned. I was looking for that one definitive picture and I just couldn't find it. I was like, 'screw it, if we can't find an acceptable picture, everyone reading this book knows what The Shield looks like. They know what Roman Reigns looks like. We don't need to show them a picture. Screw it, we'll go in the opposite direction. We won't have a picture of The Shield.' I found the one old SWAT vest I had and a pair of boots and The Shield mask that we wore for big shows that Vince hated, even though we would have sold millions of them. We had these cool Sub-Zero ninja masks. We busted them out for WrestleMania. The next night, Vince was furious, 'WE CAN'T SEE YOUR FACES! GET RID OF THE MASKS!' The merchandise guys were mortified. They were already coming up with designs. 'We're going to sell millions of these.' 'No, you can't see their faces.' We did it in Australia again, just to piss him off, we didn't tell him. They got pissed again. They hated those masks."

If anything, The Shield were ahead of their time in wearing masks.

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