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Noted Ring Names: Dean Ambrose, Jon Moxley
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Date of Birth: December 7, 1985
Debut: 2005
WWE Debut: Survivor Series 2012
WWE Titles Held: WWE World Heavyweight Championship, United States Championship, Intercontinental Championship (x2)
Mini Biography: Dean Ambrose started his career back in 2004 under the name of Jon Moxley. Earning high praise from independent companies around the world, he became a household name for the hardcore, holding championship gold in companies such as Combat Zone Wrestling. With his name capturing the attention of wrestling fans across the globe, Jon soon earned a developmental contract with the WWE. He then took on the name of Dean Ambrose and began the process of cementing his name in stone. Feuding with William Regal and Seth Rollins most notably on NXT, Ambrose went on to make his much anticipated main roster debut at Survivor Series 2012, coming in alongside Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns to make a massive impact in the main event, aiding CM Punk in retaining his WWE Championship. The Shield have torn an unstoppable path through the WWE and at Extreme Rules 2013, Dean laid claim to his first taste of WWE gold, capturing the United States Championship. Described by WWE as "Fearless, wild and always unpredictable" as well as a "world class competitor and infamous troublemaker" - Dean Ambrose is the rising star to watch!
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Deans on the media train again and he recently sat down with Carley of TheReminder.com to discuss an array of topics ranging from his hatred and lack of social media, to what’s going through his head when he’s ‘dancing’ his way through the ring. It’s an interesting one! Carleys been in contact with the site regarding the creation of the article so out of respect to her I’ll link you straight over there, but heres a couple of highlights!

“Going out there on live TV with a mic against Rowdy Piper is like going out there and hitting against the best pitcher in baseball or going out there and fighting Mike Tyson on TV. It’s like having a loaded gun with Rowdy Piper with a mic in his hand. You’re out there against the absolute best with a mic in his hand. That’s a rush.

“I didn’t know until very late about the Jake the Snake deal. That was cool too, another icing on the cake, bucket list thing. Everybody was giving me crap because I was laughing when the snake was on me. The reason I was smiling is because I could not stop laughing. It happened so quickly. The whole thing was like ‘O.K. Jake the Snake’s here. What? Of course he is.’ And, the whole thing was like some wacky; trippy I drank too much cough medicine reality,” Ambrose concluded.

He admitted that he’s aware of the online chatter, but doesn’t get too caught up in it. As for social media – forget about it. He doesn’t post on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

He said, “I probably don’t have any more of a bigger following on the Internet than anybody else does, I just probably have a stranger one. I don’t know where that comes from. Maybe it’s just the kind of person I attract. I’m aware that that’s there, but I try to not pay too close attention to it, unless for simple entertainment purposes. As far as social media and all that, I understand connecting with fans on a different level, but I don’t feel the need to open myself up to the opinion of everybody in the world with a phone or computer. I just don’t get that; being connected to everybody on such a superficial level like that. It’s not really for me.

And then there’s the dancing, which he genuinely seemed unaware that he did. Whether it’s during a match, his entrance or a promo, Ambrose is known to suddenly start moving to the beat in his head.

Ambrose paused and then answered, “Dancing? Hmmm. Um, I don’t know that I ever consciously ever incorporated any dancing into my routine. When I’m out there and I’m just lost in it, like, I’m so comfortable in my own skin and so confident in what I can do that, to me, I’m just having so much fun doing what I’m doing, whether I’m getting beat up or I’m beating people up. The more crazy and the more intense and wild the fight’s getting, I’m just having more fun.

“The more the pressure is on, the more intense the situation is – I just live in those moments and I’m just comfortable in them so when stuff like that sneaks out, then it sneaks out. I’m just out there doing whatever the first thing [that comes to my mind], I’m not thinking about what I’m doing out there. I’m just doing stuff. It comes pretty naturally to me,” he continued.

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March 21st, 2014

More media this time from online sports website TheClassical.org and a slight step away from the usual questions which is a nice change. Read some of Deans thoughts on the differences between Moxley and Ambrose, what he thinks of the ‘Nope’ Memes and more!

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Bad Seed Rising: Talking Feuds, The Shield and Nope With Dean Ambrose
On autobiographical ultra-violence with one of the WWE’s premier practitioners of the form.
JANUARY 27, 2014 – 12:56PM | BY REYAN ALI

Dean Ambrose is just a little over a year into his run on the main WWE roster, but it already feels as if he’s been in a plum spot for ages. As one-third of S.W.A.T gear aficionados/hired goons/massive hypocrites The Shield, the former Jon Moxley has regularly received solid amounts of promo time, choice allies (Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Triple H), choice enemies (Dolph Ziggler, RVD, Daniel Bryan), and good omen after good omen. There are almost too many of these to count, but for starters there has been The Shield debuting during a main-event match on a big show, Ambrose holding onto the U.S. Championship since May 2013, and a returning Jake “The Snake” Roberts draping him in a snake to close a recent Raw. Ambrose has yet to deliver the huge solo match or star-making promo that will define his WWE career separately from Rollins and Reigns, but it seems increasingly clear that he is being groomed for this inevitability. We spoke to the candid, mumbly Cincinnati native about a mess of topics.

You poured so much into the Jon Moxley character over the years. What’s different about Jon Moxley compared to Dean Ambrose? Can you tell me about the relationship between those guys?
Eh, I mean, a name’s just a name. I don’t think that’s all that big of a deal. You could call me an autobiographical kind of wrestler because if you went through my career, looking at me character-wise or by what I was doing at the time, you can kind of see that [my place in] real life would reflect in what I was doing in wrestling. To me, it’s very important that everything I do is real; it always has been to me. Everything I do is real or it’s really a reflection of me. I’ve never been a completely 100 percent fictional character.

That works for some people—and there have been some great ones—but I’ve almost always just been an exaggerated mirror image of what you get when I roll out of bed in the morning. If I’m in a good mood, if I’m feeling arrogant, happy, sad, funny, angry, whatever it is, you’re going to get some sort of reflection of that in the performance. I mean, the guy I was four or five years ago—I’m not really in the same place then as I am now. Giving that same image off wouldn’t be authentic.
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January 31st, 2014

OHIO NATIVE DEAN AMBROSE AT ‘MONDAY NIGHT RAW’
By: Gary Spencer

Most everyone loves a success story about a local boy done good on a national stage. Dean Ambrose’s story is a little different, as he is a professional wrestler – not exactly a profession for which Ohio is famous.

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ambrose cut his teeth on the Ohio independent circuit in the mid-2000s in the Heartland Wrestling Association. Ambrose honed his craft and eventually began drawing offers to work for well-known wrestling promotions all over the world. In 2011, his reputation for cutting mesmerizing interviews and putting on violently entertaining matches drew the attention of the biggest wrestling promotion of all – World Wrestling Entertainment. WWE signed him to a developmental contract, which eventually led to his televised debut as part of the heel faction known as The Shield in November 2012.

Since that time, Ambrose and his partners in crime have left a path of destruction so impressive WWE fans voted The Shield as “Faction of the Year” at the 2013 Slammy Awards back in December. As if that wasn’t enough accomplished in one short year in WWE, Ambrose won the United States Championship and has held the title ever since, putting on some of the best matches on any given pay-per-view or episode of WWE programming.

On Monday, Jan. 20, WWE will be broadcasting its flagship show “Raw” live from The Nutter Center in Dayton, and Dean will be coming back to his home turf to entertain fans both new and old. Dean always pulls out all the stops whether there’s 10 or 10,000 people in attendance, and his track record is a testament to his dedication to his craft as a wrestler and the wrestling business. I got a chance to talk to Dean about his journey to the big time in WWE and here’s what he had to say about it …

I assume you grew up as a wrestling fan. When did you know this was what you were going to do for a living?
My entire life! There wasn’t anything specific or any point in time that triggered that, but I pretty much knew in my head that’s what I was meant to do. I didn’t know how I was gonna get there, but I just had a feeling about it. -Dean Ambrose

What was your road leading up to working for WWE like?
I trained for a year before I even had a match. One of the first matches I ever had was at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton. From there, I started wrestling in Chicago and then Indianapolis and then Philadelphia, and soon I was crisscrossing the country every weekend in a beat up jalopy for like 50 bucks, just getting experience. By the time I got [to WWE], I had wrestled in so many different places. In that time, I had a giant amount of experience to rely on and became very confident in my job. -DA

So, what’s it like working for WWE?
It’s been a whirlwind from the day [The Shield] started on television. We come through the crowd and feel that energy night after night. We’ve worked with all the top stars – John Cena, Undertaker, The Rock, (WWE World Heavyweight Champion) Randy Orton, etc. It’s surreal to be a part of this. You get to travel the world on someone else’s dime and you’re never really home. If you like being at home, WWE is not for you! -DA

What are some of the biggest misconceptions about professional wrestling?
[The] biggest misconception is it’s fake, it doesn’t hurt and everything is scripted in and out of the ring – those are the big ones. Not everything is scripted. Things change on the fly and you have to react to think on your feet. You only get one chance to get it right since it’s live. Nothing about it is fake. It all hurts. I feel the toll of what all I’ve put my body through year after year, but hopefully I’ll come out on the better end of it. -DA

Why do you think people should come to a WWE live event?
The cool thing about a WWE live event as opposed to TV is the energy is totally different. You’re closer to the action and you’re part of the energy of the crowd, free to cheer or boo or do whatever you want to do. You should kick yourself if you don’t see it firsthand. It’s an unforgettable experience. -DA

Are you looking forward to performing in your home state of Ohio at this upcoming broadcast of “Raw” in Dayton?
Yep. Cincinnati, Dayton … it’s my original turf. I know the area really well and I know a lot of people there. It’s neat to come back to the same towns I used wrestle in dingy bars with 50 seats or what have you. It’s a cool thing coming back to Ohio in a huge arena. Looking back on the area reminds me of who I am. -DA

“WWE Monday Night Raw” takes place on Monday, Jan. 20 at Wright State University’s Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets range from $15 to $95. For more information, please visit nuttercenter.com.

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January 10th, 2014

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The Superstars and Diva’s are back on tour after the New Year as of tonight and Ambrose is tackling the media again this time for FairfaxTimes.com. Asked about his rivalry with CM Punk and comparisons to Roddy Piper, he’s as opinionated as ever!

It should be noted that the WWE United States champion does not like fellow wrestler CM Punk. At all. Not even a little bit.

“I will never get tired of beating on CM Punk,” Dean Ambrose said. “I will never tire of seeing CM Punk in pain. I will never tire of hearing CM Punk groan in anguish. I will never get tired of feeling my knuckles colliding with CM Punk’s face.”

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Ambrose, considered one of the “bad guys” in World Wrestling Entertainment, partners with Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins to form The Shield — a group dedicated to fighting what they perceive as injustice within the WWE.

The Shield is set to take on CM Punk in a 3-on-1 handicap match on Sunday at the Patriot Center in Fairfax.

“We feel like we’re the backbone of the company,” Ambrose said of The Shield. “We go out there every night and show off the work ethic that rubs off on everybody we work with. We go out there every night to have the best national show — whether it’s one or two matches, you got to work twice or whatever it is — we never take a night off.”

Ambrose began wrestling professionally in 2004 with the Heartland Wrestling Association and has worked his way up the ranks to the WWE. In May, Ambrose won the United States championship belt when he defeated Kofi Kingston. Ambrose, having defended the title on more than one occasion, said carrying the belt comes with a great deal of pride.

“The United States Championship goes back to greats like Harley Race and Ric Flair,” Ambrose said. “So to be able to call yourself that is, for me, almost too high an honor. It still seems strange to me. I take a lot of pride in it. … No matter how many nights we’ve been on the road or how many countries we’ve been in — we’ve been on four continents and more countries than I can count and more American cities than I can count — I really put my heart and soul and every ounce of effort, every drop of sweat I’ve got into it every single night.”

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, who spent years as a wrestling commentator, recently compared Ambrose to another WWE hall of famer — Rowdy Roddy Piper. Piper was known for his antics, quick temper and, although considered a “bad guy,” always was a fan favorite.

“I don’t see how you could not take that as a compliment,” Ambrose said. “He was a legend and a hall of famer. He was a guy who stirred the pot and drew a good amount of money. I feel like I haven’t really done anything yet. Not that I’m holding back — right now I’m just working as hard as I can in the role that I’m in. I still feel like I have a LOT of stuff in my back pocket that when the opportunity strikes … there’s a lot more to me than people have seen yet.”

Most wrestling fans see the events at home on TV — either during the week or during one of the WWE’s many pay-per-view events.

Although the televised matches still are important to watch, according to Ambrose, seeing the action live takes fans’ experiences to a new level.

“[Seeing it live] you’re close to the action and it’s a more intimate experience,” Ambrose said. “Especially a non-televised show because you don’t have to wait through all the commercials and there’s not as much talking. It’s just straight action. The whole show is directed to the audience in the building …

“There’s nothing quite like the energy and intensity of being there so close you can hear the contact and feel the physicality. … It’s not something you want to miss.”

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January 3rd, 2014

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CM Punk will get his chance to bust through The Shield at WWE TLC, though it won’t be on a level playing field. The Straight Edge Superstar has the deck stacked against him, as he’ll be taking on United States Champion Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns all at once in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match.

Though The Shield made an impact upon their WWE debut one year ago by consistently helping Punk extend his historic WWE Championship reign, the relationship between The Hounds of Justice and The Second City Saint has been anything but friendly in recent weeks.

CM Punk had been focused on helping Daniel Bryan vanquish The Wyatt Family, but that all changed on the Nov. 25 edition of Raw. After a brutal clash with The Wyatts, the eerie trio walked off with a dazed Bryan in tow. Punk, visibly exhausted, tried to chase after the bizarre clan, but was stopped dead in his tracks when Roman Reigns appeared seemingly out of nowhere, viciously spearing Punk to the arena floor. The Hounds of Justice pounced on their weakened prey, throwing him back in the ring for their devastating Triple Powerbomb.

The Second City Saint thought The Authority might have been behind the sneak attack. But while Kane said The Authority’s investigation found no collusion, Kane came up with a way for Punk to release his frustrations, announcing the 3-on-1 bout. Though Punk likes having the odds against him, having to face all three Shield members at once may be too high a mountain to climb for the former WWE Champion. He’ll be facing the United States Champion, the crafty Seth Rollins and a man who single-handedly defeated four Superstars at Survivor Series in Roman Reigns.

Despite the incredible disadvantage he’ll be facing, will CM Punk be able to survive, or will The Shield serve their twisted brand of justice at the final pay-per-view event of 2013? Find out at WWE Tables, Ladders & Chairs, live on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 8 ET/5 PT

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December 3rd, 2013

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WWE.com have taken a look at the rookie years of all the newcomers in 2013 and have put it to the vote, The Shield coming out on top in their estimations as having the best debut year of any! You have your chance to cast vote on who you think deserves the Rookie of the Year title, but we’re inclined to AGREE with WWE on this one!

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December 2nd, 2013


12 Months and 1 Day ago Dean Ambrose was still cooling his heels down in FCW while the rest of us wondered if he’d ever make his long speculated over debut on the Main Roster. He was the subject of hundreds of Memes and internet articles begging for his call up, every time it seemed like someone new might be brought in to the picture, the internet would explode with rumors of it being him. But it just never happened. 12 Months ago today, Dean and his 2 cohorts Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns were flown to Survivor Series to smash apart the WWE, costing Cena and Ryback their opportunity at the WWE Championship and keeping it in the pocket of CM Punk. The Shield were born and the next night on RAW they stood watch over the proceedings, casting the same ominous shadow over the other Superstars as they would for the next full year.

In a single year they’ve made the biggest impact of any trio or faction in wrestling history. For Dean, he’s experienced his first ever Wrestlemania as well as his first taste of WWE Gold, winning the United States Championship at Extreme Rules which he still holds today. Here’s a few highlights of their year in celebration of the history making Hounds of Justice. Congratulations Boys!

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After weeks of tearing through the roster The Shield were finally put to the test in their first match at the TLC Pay Per View – a bout that pitted them against 3 of the top stars in the company. Team Hell No and Ryback. Many thought the odds were stacked against them and they couldn’t come out on the winning end of this, not after their sneaky underhanded tactics getting there. But they would steal the show in a match nobody could follow. With Rollins risking his neck and Ambrose taunting Ryback, it was one of the most entertaining matches of the past year and one of the most stellar debut matches in history. Reigns eventually picking up the win after he and Ambrose all but destroyed Daniel Bryan. It left the naysayers speechless, truly time to Believe In The Shield.

Just a few short months after making the main roster debut, The Shield terrorized Wrestlemania in the opening bout against Randy Orton, Big Show and Sheamus. It was a bold statement and testament toward the impact the group had made in such a small amount of time and not only did they start the show with their usual hyper adrenalized antics and get the crowd psyched for the rest of the night – they WON their debut bout. An almost unheard of fete for any Superstar coming in, let alone a faction. Ambrose picking up the winning pinfall on the Grandest Stage of them All. They’re just getting started!

A mere month later and Ambrose and The Shield were making more history. Hot off of their impressive Wrestlemania bout they headed out on a ‘European Infiltration’ tour. On Monday night RAW they arrived to the show in a Helicopter, landing outside Londons 02 Arena and speeding to the show in which they’d take on Undertaker, Kane and Daniel Bryan. The Shield facing off against the Legendary Undertaker was a bout nobody thought they could win, but once again they proved the naysayers wrong and took home the victory in this classic 3 on 3 battle. Ambrose went on to take on The Undertaker by himself the next night on Smackdown. While he didn’t win the bout, The Shield struck the Deadman with a devastating blow, Triple Powerbombing him through the Announce table. The Undertaker hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Arriving back from their European Tour the Hounds of Justice tore in to Extreme Rules and would yet again make history. Dean facing Kofi Kingston for the United States Championship while Rollins and Reigns took on Kane and Daniel Bryan for the Tag Team Titles. Their first WWE Title shots and it was nothing but victories. Ambrose cleanly pinning Kingston with no outside help to lay claim to the gold, followed by Rollins and Reigns ending Team Hell No’s impressive streak with the Tag Titles. All three members of The Shield holding Gold in their first year.

The Shield have kept their Vice Grip around the neck of the WWE for one full year and we believe they’re nowhere close to done. Even if the cracks may be showing in some places, they still have a lot of history to make. Ambrose’s future is bright, he couldn’t have gotten off to any better a start. If you don’t believe by now.. just go home.

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November 18th, 2013

WWE.com are comparing new superstars to old in their latest set of articles and guess what, Ambrose is included! Who is he reminding them of? Why the late great Brian Pillman of course. A little crazy goes a long way, here’s what they had to say!
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A big part of what makes The Shield’s Dean Ambrose so captivating is the feeling of not having a clue what he’s going to do or say next. Maybe even he doesn’t know sometimes; the wild gesticulations, the bodily convulsions and guttural yells just come out of his soul without warning. Among a roster full of Superstars who appear to have their identities all neatly ironed out, there twitches Dean Ambrose, embracing the “loose cannon” side of his psyche and all the danger that comes with it.

The WWE Universe got the same edgy vibes from watching Brian Pillman at work in the ’90s. Whether he was verbally lacing into the mic at the announce table or threatening “Stone Cold” Steve Austin with maniacal anarchy, the unconventional and wildly unpredictable performer captured the essence of The Attitude Era.

It’s no surprise that few Superstars – and off-kilter ones at that, such as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Goldust – were bold enough to mix it up with Pillman. Similarly, Ambrose has not encountered any persistent contenders for his United States Title in the first 180 days of his reign. Hey, would you want to start a rivalry with a champion who has the looks of a madman?

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November 17th, 2013

World Wrestling Entertainment returns to Birmingham for the second time this year Tuesday night. The card will be television taping for Friday Night Smackdown, which airs each week on the SyFy Network. One WWE superstar who is prepared to make an impact at the event is United States Champion Dean Ambrose, one-third of The Shield faction, which has dominated the wrestling world for the past year.

“We go out there and try to outwork everyone else,” Ambrose said of himself and his Shield teammates, Seth Rollings and Roman Reigns. “We do what we have to do every night. If I have to defend my U.S. Title, wrestle in a six-man tag match and then go out for another match that’s not televised, that’s what I do. That’s how The Shield competes. We get the job done.”

Ambrose said he knew The Shield would be a force in the WWE from the first day they were put together. He said the group is still evolving.

“No one really came up with The Shield. It’s an organic thing,” Ambrose said. “We’ve never said, ‘This is what The Shield is going to be.’ We just go out and let things flow. We do a lot of stuff off the cuff. We are unpredictable, and that’s what makes us so dangerous.”

In recent weeks, The Shield has worked closely with WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H and his wife, Stephanie McMahon.

“We are basically paid mercenaries,” Abrose said. “If someone needs a job done, they pay The Shield. Lately, we’ve been in the middle of this power struggle that’s going on. Triple H has paid us to do a job, and that’s what we will do. I’m sure we will be called upon in Birmingham. If The Shield is in the building, we are going to make an impact.”

Other wrestlers advertised for Tuesday’s Smackdown taping include, Daniel Bryan, Big Show, Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton, The Wyatt Family, Dolph Ziggler and Damien Sandow. The event is set to start at 7 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door. For more information, visit WWE.com.

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October 21st, 2013

Yet another article from the media rounds, this time for TheMonitor.com.

Current United States champion, Dean Ambrose, gets a little prickly if you ask whether he and The Shield are the good guys or the bad guys. In the end, he leaves it up to the fans to decide. He recently defended his title against Dolph Ziggler, and he’ll have to do it again when he takes on R-Truth this weekend. The wrestler joined WWE last year and almost immediately teamed up with Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns to fight what they see as injustice within the company. Ambrose took a few minutes to talk to Festiva about how he got started with wrestling, what he sees as the next step for The Shield and who he thinks he might meet in the ring in the future.

What can we expect from you (this weekend) when you come to Hidalgo?
You can expect the whole crew hitting on all cylinders and doing right now the best product possible. We know the fans of Hidalgo, Texas, being such a big wrestling town, they expect the best. And we’re going to deliver the best. You get to see it up close and personal. It’s much more intimate and much more intense being there live as opposed to being on TV and you’re sitting there in your living room. You feel all the impact, the energy from the crowd, the rumble and roar from the audience and you feel how it’s affecting the match.

What was it about wrestling that first appealed to you when you first discovered it?
The appealing thing is it’s drama you can get sucked into. It’s like any other entertainment like a book or a movie that takes you out of your real life for a while and puts you in the fantasy world because you believe these are real people — and they are real people and they are going through real struggles. You feel the triumph and you feel the failure of these people … the athleticism, the endurance, the creativity of the maneuvers, and the realism … And then there’s the high-flying stuff that makes your jaw drop. And not to be cliché, but it’s larger than life. It’s kind of like mixing your favorite rock ‘n’ roll show with your favorite sport … there’s so much wrapped up into one exciting package and I don’t think you could ask for more.

What is the goal of The Shield within the company?
Our goal, from a personal standpoint, is to work harder than everyone else day in, day out. Get up earlier, train harder and work harder in the ring. This business is ours for the taking and we can take it and we’re going to. And if anyone has a problem with that, then, too bad. Also, I wouldn’t call us cheaters, I would call us winners. We’re not mercenaries, we’re not thugs. We just do what’s best for business by whatever means possible. That’s all kind of up to you to make your own decision about whether that’s good or bad.

Do you still kind of find it amazing that you used to watch wrestling from home and now you’re (a part of it)?
It’s still very hard to wrap my brain around. I was in a main event overall last night, and that doesn’t sink in. I always expected to be here, from day one … it was just a question of when, but it was going to happen. And from the minute I got (to WWE), I expected to be in main events (I’m not in main events all the time, I’m still climbing the ladder). I try to stay pretty humble. Just being in the locker room with guys that I watched on TV; getting advice from Arn Anderson or William Regal, that kind of stuff is really cool to me; getting to work really closely with Triple H, it’s, no pun intended, a trip. It’s weird because you dream of being in this world one day and then you are and then it’s just everyday life … and it’s like, 7-foot (Big Show) walks into catering and it’s like, “What’s up, Show?”

If you could meet anyone in the ring?
I’ve had the opportunity to wrestle pretty much everybody, a huge litany of stars … and in my crystal ball, I see myself and CM Punk crossing paths and colliding. … It’s not anything that’s boiling right now.

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September 20th, 2013




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