WWE.com have added an ‘Evolution of Dean Ambrose’ Gallery covering images from his career pre WWE through to his current status as WWE World Heavyweight Champion. You can see images from Dragon Gate USA through to the Shield to present day. Check it out!
Dean Ambrose is the WWE Champion and that means he’s the Kingpin of the WWE, a name given to him by the announce team on Smackdown, and he likes it. As Seth Rollins issues an open challenge at the start of the show that’s answered by Sami Zayn, Dean interrupts and tells them if theres going to be a debate it needs to be done properly. With The Ambrose Asylum: Championship Edition. Rollins is less than pleased as the sets brought in, including a brand new cactus. Ambrose gets right to business, asking Seth why he’s acting like a jackass. This prompts Seth in to a tirade of abuse that ends with him leaving. Terrible attitude. I guess the Ambrose Asylum is over. Late on in the evening Dean finds Seth backstage and follows him to the ring, he’s adept at annoying his enemies.
He stays ringside for Sami Zayn vs Seth Rollins, getting on commentary and offering some insight in to the mind of Seth Rollins and the battle they face in a few weeks time. Dean’s keen to prove to both Seth and Roman that he’s the kingpin player here in WWE. Rollins wins his match and gets in Dean’s face almost inevitably. However, after a blindside attack, Dean sends Seth running for the hills to avoid retaliation. A few weeks, Seth. You’ll get your chance to have your ass kicked. Don’t worry.
Seth Rollins kicked off SmackDown with fighting words for Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose, the two Superstars he will meet in a Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship at WWE Battleground. Despite his second World Title reign lasting just minutes, The Architect had not lost his confidence, predicting he will prove he is the best member of the onetime Shield on Sunday, July 24, live on WWE Network.
A fired-up Rollins proceeded to issue an open challenge to anyone in the locker room, which was promptly answered by Sami Zayn. WWE Champion Dean Ambrose soon followed with a “championship edition” of “The Ambrose Asylum.” An irate Rollins’ reluctance to be part of the titleholder’s impromptu show led the former titleholder to storm off the set. Despite the abrupt exit, SmackDown’s main event was set with Sami Zayn taking on Seth Rollins in a must-see clash.
WWE Champion Dean Ambrose joined the SmackDown announce team as he watched one of his two WWE Battleground challengers, Seth Rollins, battle Sami Zayn in an explosive main event showdown.
The Underdog from the Underground’s daredevil style pushed an embattled Rollins to the limit, but The Architect ultimately prevailed after pouncing on his opponent with an emphatic Pedigree for the victory.
After the contest, a heated Rollins got into The Lunatic Fringe’s face before unleashing sneak attack with a series of strikes. The unstable Ambrose responded with a frenzied assault before nearly hitting Dirty Deeds on Rollins, who frantically escaped.
What a difference a week makes. Last Monday, all three former members of The Shield shared the ring on “The Ambrose Asylum.” And Dean Ambrose suggested that he might, just might, win Money in the Bank and cash it in on whomever was left standing in Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins’ WWE World Heavyweight Title Match. Lo and behold, that’s exactly what happened, and Raw opened this week with Reigns and Rollins each approaching The Lunatic Fringe for first crack at his prize.
Reigns opted to lay down what amounted to a gentleman’s challenge to his brother from another mother, but a twitching-mad Rollins chose instead to demand that The Lunatic Fringe award him the first rematch. Reigns offered to fight for it. Rollins said no way (Jose). With Stephanie McMahon absent, Shane McMahon provided the solution, scheduling Rollins and Reigns in a No. 1 Contender’s Match for later in the night. And so begins the reign of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Dean Ambrose. Drink it in, man.
As any lunatic worth his salt is wont to do, Dean Ambrose kind of screwed everything up for Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins at Money in the Bank. So “The Man” and “The Guy” met again on Raw in a rematch, with the winner set to challenge The Lunatic Fringe for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WWE Battleground.
The two picked up right where they left off, though Reigns secured an early advantage by virtue of a tremendous boot to the face and some earth-shaking rights to the face. Rollins found his own groove by going to the air, but Reigns hung tough until the battle spilled to the outside and a Spear to Rollins over the Spanish commentary table left them both unable to answer the referee’s 10-count. So Roman Reigns didn’t beat Seth Rollins. Seth Rollins didn’t beat Roman Reigns. What does that mean for WWE World Heavyweight Champion Dean Ambrose? Hell, he’s hardcore: He’ll take ’em both.
Two years removed from the unforgettable rupture of The Shield, newly crowned WWE World Heavyweight Champion Dean Ambrose faces his fellow former Hounds of Justice Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns in a Triple Threat Match at WWE Battleground.
A three-way showdown among Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns seemed inevitable from the moment Rollins stabbed his brothers in the back, dissolving the once-dominant faction. Less expected was that it would be The Lunatic Fringe sitting in the catbird position as defending champion. Yet, Ambrose earned that accolade at WWE Money in the Bank, winning the event’s namesake match and cashing in his guaranteed championship match contract that same night against Rollins, who himself had just pinned Reigns to regain the title.
The cyclonic turn of events turned WWE on its head and underscored what everyone already knew: Competition among the former Shield allies runs deep and is full of parity.
So evenly matched are the Superstars that a single No. 1 contender could not be named the following night on Raw, when The Big Dog and The Architect jockeyed for the right to challenge Ambrose. As the thrilling match reached its crescendo, Reigns Speared Rollins onto the Spanish announce table and neither Superstar could beat the referee’s 10-count.
Even though no decisive winner was declared, Ambrose proved himself to be a fighting champion right away, volunteering to take on both Reigns and Rollins on Sunday, July 24.
With that, the table is now set for one of the most anticipated WWE World Heavyweight Championship Triple Threat Matches of all time. Which ex-Hound of Justice will prove his supremacy at WWE Battleground? Will it be the rebuilt and redesigned Architect, eager to win back the title he trained so hard to reclaim, only to lose it moments later? Will The Big Dog use his punishing strength to dismantle both friend (Ambrose) and foe (Rollins)? Or might the match’s Lunatic Fringe remind those who know him best just how dangerous he can be?
Watch the Shield showdown that has been years in the making when WWE Battleground airs live on the award-winning WWE Network Sunday, July 24, at 8 ET/5 PT.
Dean spoke with CBS Boston about his plans with the Championship, getting to sleep in his own bed and how it felt to finally reach the top.
BOSTON (CBS) — Sunday night in Las Vegas, Dean Ambrose won two matches in one night. He beat five other men in a Money In The Bank Championship contract ladder match. He went from winning that contract to — about an hour later — pinning Seth Rollins, in eight seconds, to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Seth Rollins had just beaten Roman Reigns following two Pedigrees.
A day later, Felger & Massarotti executive producer James Stewart talked to Ambrose.
James asked Dean if he’s slept since he won the championship and if he got to party with the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
“I actually got to sleep in my own bed last night, which is a rare, rare treat, because I live in Vegas,” Ambrose said. “I only slept in it for about an hour-and-a-half, but it was a good hour-and-a-half.”
Ambrose said the strongest feeling after winning the championship was one of relief.
“I was immediately so tired from a match that lasted 30 seconds,” he said. “I’ve never been more tired after a match in my life, because it was just like a big weight off my shoulders. Just the responsibility I had to the people who stuck behind me for so long. I’ve been chasing that thing for going on two years now. I’ve come so close to rolling that boulder to the top of the hill, and it kept falling back down over and over. So it was just nice to get that sucker over the hill and say, ‘All right, now we can chill out for a second.’”
James also asked Dean if he would have cashed in on Roman if Roman had retained against Seth Rollins.
“I woulda whacked him right in the back of the head with that briefcase,” Ambrose said. “Here’s the thing: I’m prone to losing things. I lose my keys and my sunglasses and my hat, I’ll lose my shoes. I lose everything. So the thought of carrying that briefcase around for a year, in the airport and going from hotel to hotel and building to building carrying around that ridiculous briefcase, I was like, ‘I’m gonna lose this thing. There’s no way I’m going to be able to keep track of this friggin thing for six months or a year, let’s just get to it tonight and let’s get this sucker out of my hands and get something else in my hands.’”
Saturday night, the WWE will have a live event here at the TD Garden in Boston. The scheduled main event was going to be Roman Reigns defending the WWE Championship against Seth Rollins but now with Dean winning the championship, the main event is up in the air.
“I will face any man, woman, child, any being, any monster that is in Boston,” Ambrose said. “Basically everybody you could possibly want to see is going to be at the TD Garden in Boston, because we love coming to Boston. It’s one of our best towns, our best audiences, and we’ve had a lot of great moments there. It’s kind of one of those shows that everybody looks forward to on the calendar. So everybody’s going to be in the building. I don’t know who’s going to step up. I always step up. I live at the plate, you know what I’m saying? So it could be anybody. Who knows what’s going to happen? But I’m going to be there, and I’m going to be taped up and ready to fight. So we’re going to see what goes down.”