Currently WWE are rolling with the idea that Shield are not associates of Punk and neither is Brad Maddox, but it is painfully obvious (unless we get a huge swerve) that they are simply because of how much they are mentioning it. So once they are all revealed to be working for Punk/Heyman, what then? Are they going to become a full stable? If so, are they going to be somehow involved with his match with Rocky? Or will this be a storyline that WWE will simply forget soon.