I'll go into more detail later, but:
1) They have to be heels, for the reasons you just said. The crowd loves The Shield, but the hate for Roman and love for Braun completely overshadows that. Heel Shield and Face New Day are the two best groups that WWE has had since...man...mid-2000s? It's pretty impossible to mess up. Let's do this.
2) I wouldn't be surprised if we get the Ziggler/McIntyre breakup soon. Once Braun/Shield finalizes, Drew will be the next man up. Either that or they become a tag team. They're hurting for good teams right now.
3) Between The Shield, Rousey, and Braun...man, Raw is BACK. What a damn good reset.
That's funny, I was just thinking man, if you rounded out that Braun/Finn team with the New Day that would be amazing. Maybe it's just cause those are most of my favorites currently...but still.
Yeah that makes a lot of sense. I was wondering why they had this Dean/Seth Zigg/Mac thing going unless it feeds to their next feuds but now I'm all confused. They really do need some good face tag teams on Raw. I mean AoP is going to destroy things once they get their shot, but who is going to go after the belts FROM them? The B Team? I appreciate the comic break right now, and the 3 stooges act is kinda funny, but man that division is soft right now.
I think I really like the female Stone Cold approach they are taking with Ronda right now. I like it a LOT more if Steph recruits a team to just antagonize her forever and swarm her with numbers, and then here comes the 4 horsewomen. But you can drag this out for a while. Start having Ronda show up random places just throwing Steph in an arm bar. Knock on the door...is it Amazon? NOPE ARM BAR!!! Picking up her dry cleaning, ARM BAR. Stuck in a stall with no TP, reaching under the door...ARM BAR. It'd be pretty funny for a while. Like hitting Vince in the head with a bed pan funny.