Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose -- once known collectively as The Shield -- are at an awkward position in the history of WWE. While Shane McMahon is ushering in a "New Era" that consists of recent NXT graduates (Baron Corbin, Enzo & Big Cass, Dana Brooke) and international imports (AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson), The Shield may now be considered part of the "old regime," despite making their own WWE main roster debuts just 3 1/2 years ago.

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At the same time, it's obvious that they aren't a part of the same generation as guys like John Cena, Randy Orton or Brock Lesnar.

With WWE Extreme Rules less than two weeks away, what experiences have Reigns, Ambrose and Rollins had at WWE's hardcore event that could clue us in to what will happen on May 22, 2016? It should be noted that no former member of The Shield has ever experienced a loss at an Extreme Rules event in the past.

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What follows is the one part in a series of Extreme Rules Résumé articles in which we take a look at a current or former WWE Superstar's history at Extreme Rules (such as John Cena) and what their past experiences might tell us about that same (or a similar) competitor at WWE Extreme Rules 2016 on May 22.

Extreme Rules record

Between 2013 and 2015, there were a total of 6 matches at WWE Extreme Rules that included one or more members of The Shield.

And in every situation, The Shield came out on top, giving them a collective ER record of 6-0. 

From group efforts like a Tornado Tag Team Match or a Six-Man Tag Team Match to challenging singles stipulations like Last Man Standing, Chicago Street Fight or Steel Cage Matches, the dangerous trio has experienced quite a bit at Extreme Rules

As far as titles are concerned, Dean Ambrose captured the US Title in 2013, the same night Rollins and Reigns captured the Tag Team gold. At last year's event, Seth Rollins successfully defended the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Randy Orton in a Steel Cage.

Main event matches

Having just come into their own over the last year or so, the only Shield-member to headline Extreme Rules was Rollins in his match against Orton.

Roman Reigns is set to defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against AJ Styles in this year's Extreme Rules main event.

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Worthy competition

The WWE never really had The Shield dealing with lower-rung talent. In 2013, they took the tag titles from Kane and Daniel Bryan, and it was Kofi Kingston that dropped the US title to Ambrose. Last year, in addition to Rollins facing Orton, Reigns fought Big Show and Ambrose defeated Luke Harper.

But most impressively, in 2014, The Shield defeated Evolution (Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista) in a 6-Man Tag Team Match, that ultimately lead to Rollins breaking up the band.

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Most extreme moment(s)

There aren't any moments that especially stick out as "extreme" from the former Shield members, even at an event called Extreme Rules. The finish to Reigns and Rollins against Team Hell No match ended with a backbreaker/diving leg drop finisher that was pretty brutal.

More memorable than any of that was the ER 2013 fall-out when Rollins turned on Reigns and Ambrose by hitting them both with a steel chair and joining The Authority.

Predictions for WWE Extreme Rules 2016

While Dean Ambrose isn't officially scheduled for a match yet, there's a good chance we'll see another round of Ambrose vs. Jericho at ER. Along with AJ Styles challenging Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, I think all former members of The Shield leave Extreme Rules 2016 with a win.

With rumors of WWE wanting to create a feud that could build to a War Games-themed event, could Seth Rollins make a surprise return at ER 2016 to form Shield 2.0, a force to battle AJ Styles, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson of The Bullet Club?

WWE Extreme Rules 2016 airs live on the WWE Network on May 22nd.

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