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Noted Ring Names: Dean Ambrose, Jon Moxley
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Date of Birth: December 7, 1985
Wrestling Debut: 2005
WWE Debut: Survivor Series 2012
WWE Titles Holding: WWE RAW Tag Team Championship (w/Seth Rollins)
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 tore an unstoppable path through the WWE for over a year before going their separate ways and into singles competition. Dean first went after Shield traitor Seth Rollins for revenge, and then on to win Intercontinental and WWE World Heavyweight Gold. Described as “Fearless, wild and always unpredictable” as well as a “world class competitor and infamous troublemaker” – Dean Ambrose is the star to watch!
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Apr 28 14
Published by Jen, Filed in Articles, WWE.com

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Dean Ambrose’s lengthy reign as United States Champion lands him at No. 6 all-time. On Jan. 27, The Hound of Justice surpassed Ric Flair to move into that spot. Since defeating Kofi Kingston to claim the title at last year’s Extreme Rules, Ambrose has survived the challenges of Rob Van Dam, Dolph Ziggler, Kane and many others who have tried to take the title away from him.

On April 28, 2014, Ambrose passed MVP to become the longest-reigning United States Champion in WWE history. The Hound of Justice is now also the third longest-reigning U.S. Champion in the title’s 39-year history. If he plans on becoming the most enduring U.S. Champion of all time, Ambrose still has a long road ahead of him.

As a point of interest only Ravishing Rick Rude (at 378 Days) and Lex Luger (at 523 Days) stand ahead of Dean now. We’d like to congratulate him on this huge milestone, will he go on to surpass Lex? We’re rooting for him!

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Apr 13 14
Published by Jen, Filed in Articles

We’re starting a new feature here on Dean-Ambrose.net with ‘Opinion Piece’ articles written by Austin Skinner exclusively for the site. They should create a bit of a talking point and feel free to discuss the article in comments! Please note these are Austins opinions and not those of the site on the whole, enjoy!

Refacing the Shield
By Austin Skinner

As Wrestlemania XXX slowly creeps into the past, it is obvious that a reinvention has occurred for the collective. As all members appeared on the same page on the grandest stage, they made a very clear statement. This is a shield of new. The cracks have not only been smoothed over, but resurfaced entirely.

Now, before the meat of this plate, a little back story is needed. Prior to Wrestlemania, it was almost expected that the shield break up at anytime. Heck, even I expected the likely story. Reigns breaks the mold, drops his Shield buddies, and heads up the ladder as one of WWE’s newest and most popular babyface guys. Thus, pitting Dean as the heel of the group and causing the inevitable end for the Hounds of Justice. It was elementary WWE fashion, coming off as obvious. Ambrose wasn’t getting along with the group and it almost became a guessing game as to when and where the Shield would sever ties and move on. However, after a few altercations occurring on both Smackdown and Raw, the dust mysteriously settled.

On the March seventh edition of Friday Night Smackdown, major strides were made in the direction of burying the hatchet. Prior, it would be believed by many (including myself) that this would be it. In an absolute one eighty, this confrontation only settled the air further between Rollins, Ambrose, and Reigns. After a walk out by Rollins on Raw previously to this episode, it was made known that from this point on, the Shield would walk in the same line together once again. As the Shield geared up for Wrestlemania, it became obvious that working as The Authority’s person demolition team no longer was in their personal interest. Slowly, the Shield began to distance themselves, thus doubly gearing up for a possible babyface run. Was I skeptical? Well, of course I was. It was the seek-and-destroy Shield I enjoyed. The Shield that would lift up your friendly neighborhood WWE Superstar and triple powerbomb them through the nearest announcement table on a whim of personal justice! None the less, the seeds of Shield’s evolution were planted and they marched on.

The Shield would find themselves in New Orleans soon enough, donning half-face skeleton masks and a brand new attitude. Enter Wrestlemania XXX and it would be Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Deam Ambrose to take on the cronies of The Authority, also known as Corporate Kane and The New Age Outlaws. In a match that can only be described as the closing of one chapter and the starting of a new (which seemed to be the theme at this year’s Wrestlemania), the Shield undoubtedly decimated their opponents. To be frank, they made short work of some decorated, working vets. This opened my eyes to one very important thing, the returning of unity against a common evil for the Shield. Somewhere between the last few episodes of Raw leading up to Wrestlemania and right after the bell rang to signify their victory at the event, the Shield had really changed. Hyped and firing on all cylinders, the Shield rejuvenated its reserves and turned a corner to face a new babyface horizon.

It was on the April seventh edition of Monday Night Raw when that horizon would officially be reached. Corporate Kane would tell the Shield that they were blatantly used as a corporate hit team and as Triple H’s personal pawns. With the light now firmly in their face, the Shield was pushed to their final breaking point. After witnessing a brutal beating of Daniel Brian at the hands of Batista, Randy Orton and Kane, the main event was started. Daniel Bryan’s opponent for the match, Triple H, now had him ripe for the picking until the Shield said otherwise. They would make their way down to the ring and after a moment or two of last minute decisions, Roman Reigns would spear Triple H. This would start a battle between the Authority camp and the Shield, but also mark something far more important. The Shield was finally ready to be considered full-fledged good guys. Standing by Bryan’s side, they were able to fend off the opposing threat and solidify their place in the scheme of things.

All things considered, from when there Shield had been not too long ago and where it is now, they are the team to watch. After pulling a complete one-eighty story wise, the face run for the Shield is shaping up with a lot of potential. For a long-time watcher such as myself and others to expect one thing and have something polar opposite be delivered is a rarity to say the least (especially in a fairly predictable business like wrestling often is). It is this fact alone that solidifies my trust in the Shield and the booking for them moving forward. They haven’t broken up yet and after a brief tease, it doesn’t seem like their going to any time soon. As they don not only new face masks but a new outlook in favor of guys like Daniel Bryan, what is it that exactly lies ahead? Will I and others be fooled again into thinking that this will be a lengthy run when in reality it is only a matter of time before the unpredictable Dean Ambrose flies off the hinges? Or will it be Reigns that tells his boys to basically go fly a kite, as he leaves them in the dust to flounder about the midcard (which unfortunately is a legitimate fear of mine)? Could Rollins become fed up with the bickering and walk away from the Shield for good next time? It is only exactly that, time that will tell… So, keep your eyes peeled and remember, if the Shield has taught us anything thus far, it is that the unexpected can be expected.

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Apr 11 14
Published by Jen, Filed in Articles

IGN.com unveils a new interview with Dean conducted over Wrestlemania weekend, he talks Mania, being a ‘good guy’ and more, check it out!
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During WrestleMania weekend this past week, I had the chance to speak to several WWE stars – more than I was able to post before the big event itself on Sunday. I’ll be presenting some of those additional interviews in the next few days, beginning with Dean Ambrose.

Over the past couple of years, Ambrose and the stable he’s a part of, The Shield, have found tremendous success in the WWE. I spoke to Ambrose about The Shield’s recent switch from heels to faces and when he felt like the group was really clicking in.

IGN TV: The schedule for you guys is a grind, but once you get to WrestleMania, does it give you that extra boost of energy because it is the event that it is?
Dean Ambrose:
Yeah, once you get within a few weeks of the show and it becomes WrestleMania season, the energy starts picking up, and the energy feels different. You can feel it in the air, and every show means a little bit more, and everything is a little more focused and directed. Everything’s directing toward that day of WrestleMania. So there’s definitely a certain energy in the air when it gets to WrestleMania season. It’s impossible to deny or ignore. Everybody’s competition steps up a little bit, and little switches in your brain that you didn’t even know you had start turning on. You start digging into new ideas, whatever you can do to step your game up, because nobody wants to be left in the dust during WrestleMania season.

IGN: It’s been an interesting few months for you guys, with The Shield. People were starting to back you more and more and now you’ve made the switch to faces. Does it feel different to have the crowd with you, instead of against you, or is it all just variations on the same thing?
Ambrose:
You know, we never went out of our way to do anything that is… We’re doing the exact same thing that we’ve always done; we’re just focusing it in a different direction. Our destruction is now pointed at the same place as fans — our enemies that are in our sights are the same people who fans might see as enemies. Look, we haven’t changed anything we’ve done, and we don’t do anything any differently; it’s just positioned in a different way, so people might feel a different way about it.

IGN: Right. You already had supporters and now the floodgates have opened.
Ambrose:
There is a noticeable difference from a crowd surging against you and a crowd surging with you. A crowd urging you on to do well can be very encouraging. It’s very fun. It can be a really cool feeling. I’m a guy though where — I can’t speak for the other two — deep down, I feed off negativity. You know, those moments where just everybody in the building — and it’s a little bit more rare to get that real kind of heat nowadays — but where people just really hate you, just hate you. To me, that’s much more powerful. It drives me a little bit more; I feel a little bit better. I’m much more comfortable being hated than being beloved. But, you know, having a crowd of 12,000 or 15,000 people chanting your name or cheering you on is a very cool, positive experience. Who gets to experience that in their lifetime, you know? That’s the kind of stuff you dream about, an arena cheering and chanting for you. It’s really cool.

IGN: Was there a moment where you guys felt, “This is working, the three of us. It’s resonating”?
Ambrose:
I don’t know that I can remember a first moment with us, but it was really early on when we could tell… Actually, you know what? I say that, but it was probably TLC 2012. That was our first real match together, and it was our first match in WWE. For myself that was my first match in WWE, so it was nearly a decade buildup to this one match. It took me that long to get here. For the other guys, they have their own personal journeys and stuff. Whatever it took to get there, that was the first time we were really going to find out — you know, the crowd was going to see, and we were really going to find out ourselves just how well we could work together, because we were all on the same page. We knew we could trust each other, and we all had faith that we could deliver, but that was the first time any of us I think probably really felt that chemistry between us. It was so seamless and so easy, probably easier than we thought it was going to be. That was probably the moment where we were just like, “Yeah, this is a thing. This works.”

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Mar 24 14
Published by Jen, Filed in Articles, Images

With a big thanks to Tia we have this fan report from yesterdays signing at Adventureland in New Jersey, along with her donated photos in the Gallery. If you have a report you’d like us to add, send it along to JenVonLee@yahoo.com! I’ll get it added to the article asap! Here’s Tia’s report..


I’m going to try my absolute hardest not to be long-winded here, but being as excited as I still am, I may not be able to contain myself from rambling forever. Fair warning! Why so excited you ask? Because today, I met THE SHIELD, and some 6 hours later typing that, I’m still fangirling. The waiting in line, I cannot lie, was pretty brutal. But by the time I got in the store to meet the guys, that was quickly forgotten.

I came bearing gifts and cookies, and got to passing those out first. Seth, then Roman, who admittedly I was a little transfixed on before Dean snapped me out of it with a loud “Hey!”, as if I could forget him. His bag was a bit heftier than the others and he immediately questioned its contents. “Is this a watermelon?” Then he smacked the bag against the table. …O-kay. No, not a watermelon. “Is it jelly beans?” Another smack against the table. Nope, not jelly beans either. One of the staff at the store jumped in to ask if there was anything fragile inside and I told him no, except for the cookies, so I hoped that Dean enjoyed crumbs. Then he spotted the infamous Cincinnati Bengals stripes inside and goes, “Ooh, Bengals. Cool.”

Meeting all three guys at once is a little bit intimidating, and very distracting and you never really know where/who to focus your attention on. I eventually focused back on Roman, who is every bit the statuesque God of a man he appears to be on TV for the record (and those eyes?!), and told him how nervous I was. And I was. And he looks at me, as if it’s the craziest thing in the world for me to be, and asks why. To which I reply, “Because you’re so gorgeous and you’re HERE and I’m just kind of freaking out!” And Dean, who was clearly in rare form today, literally shouts at me, “CALM DOWN!” And I shout back, “I’m trying!”. And HE shouts back, “PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER!”, and by this point Roman and I are cracking up. Seth has been super quiet the entire time after thanking me for his gift which he’s all into. I’m talking cookies on the table, full on kid at Christmas digging through his bag and pulling everything out. (If you’re curious, I’m the one who got him the GlamourKills hat he posted on his Twitter. :)) And I’m so wrapped up in the beauty that is Roman Reigns in front of me I almost didn’t notice the flash going off behind me from the camera. So I actually turn around to pose for the next one and struggle, with a capital S, to come up with something more to say to any of these guys when I turn back around but it’s all so hectic and I’m so flustered that I came up with nothing except a ‘thank you’, which I got in return from all three guys for coming out and for the gifts, and I was on my way.

Unfortunately, as per a last minute rule change by the WWE (evil glares here), there were no phones or cameras allowed inside the signing area which was a major bummer as I missed having some pretty golden moments with the boys captured. But even though all of us are never looking at the camera in the same shot, I’m still thrilled with what I walked away with. Not to mention an amazing autographed poster. Beware of WWE and their tricksy rules about signings (they wouldn’t even let peeps behind the table), but by all means if you get the chance to meet The Shield, take it! They’re amazing.

OH, and if you should happen to see the most amazing sight ever of Dean Ambrose in a pair of Cincinnati Bengals Zubaz pants? You’re welcome. 😉

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Mar 21 14
Published by Jen, Filed in Articles

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.

Read Full Article: HERE!

Thanks to Carley, we’ll have an addition to the article coming soon!

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Jan 31 14
Published by Jen, Filed in Articles

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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Jan 10 14
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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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Jan 3 14
Published by Jen, Filed in Articles

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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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Dec 3 13
Published by Jen, Filed in Articles, WWE.com

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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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Dec 2 13
Published by Jen, Filed in Articles, WWE.com

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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!

Check out the Article and Vote below!

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1. Rookie Of The Year
2. Cast Your Vote!

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