Seth Rollins. Roman Reigns. Dean Ambrose. Together they formed The Shield, one of the most dominant factions in WWE history—until the ultimate opportunist Seth chose to betray the group at the behest of Triple H, the “King of Kings” who has cemented himself as the authority in control of WWE. Now, eager to prove himself, Seth is on the hunt for the WWE Championship, a journey that will send him on a collision course with his former brothers…

You’d think it would be pretty easy to adapt a comic based on the exploits of World Wrestling Entertainment as not only do you have all the characters created for you and fleshed out, you also have the storylines penned. Well, at least to a certain extent. You have the matches and outcomes from those involved in the story, but there is some creative freedom in making up the backstage segments we don’t get to see in a total kayfabe reality. In this comic book form, WWE is 100% real and these are real-life people having genuine backstage dramas that lead to fights in the squared circle. Does it work? Well, BOOM! Studios first issue of WWE is pretty entertaining, but it’s mostly just standard fluff.

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