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) WWE Titles Holding: Intercontinental Championship 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! Full Biography:Click Here! Full Statistics:Click Here!
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Unfortunately Dean’s match was moved to the Kickoff show but that didn’t stop him living up to his word and proving to Baron Corbin he’s not to be taken lightly. Dean endured everything Corbin had to dish out, and went on to counter one of Baron’s signature moves and turn it into a Dirty Deeds to pick up the win and retain the Intercontinental Championship. Here’s what WWE.com had to say!
Since the WWE Brand Extension Draft last summer, Baron Corbin has more than lived up to his Lone Wolf nickname, meticulously stalking his prey and ascending the ranks on SmackDown LIVE. However, the hunter will have to wait a bit longer before he becomes the hunted, as Dean Ambrose was just one step ahead of him during the WrestleMania Kickoff.
The path Corbin and Ambrose took to get here was anything but magical, and their bout reflected that same ruggedness. The Lone Wolf and The Lunatic Fringe threw down in front of a capacity crowd inside the Orlando Citrus Bowl, duking it out in a contest that made this portion of The Ultimate Thrill Ride resemble a chaotic freefall on Disney Hollywood Studios’ “Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.”
Evading several major attacks from Corbin, Ambrose managed to connect with his signature elbow off the top turnbuckle onto The Lone Wolf on the outside. Unbelievably, Corbin not only withstood that onslaught, but he also unloaded with a relentless barrage of powerful strikes. Corbin seemed to have The Lunatic Fringe on the ropes, but no one can ever count out Dean Ambrose, who countered The Lone Wolf and connected with Dirty Deeds for the win.
Baron Corbin’s moment in the sun will come. However, Dean Ambrose made sure it wasn’t tonight in Orlando.
Dean’s dreams of becoming a double champion in the WWE were dashed tonight after he eliminated Baron Corbin from the Elimination Chamber. Corbin launched in to a vicious rage aimed at Ambrose and Dean was beaten quite literally from pillar to post, as Baron sent him smashing through one of the Chamber pods. After Corbin finished his rampage, Miz picked the bones and pinned Dean, eliminating him from the match. Corbin.. you just made a very dangerous list.
Bray Wyatt def. John Cena, The Miz, Baron Corbin, AJ Styles and Dean Ambrose in an Elimination Chamber Match to win the WWE Championship
Bray Wyatt stunned the WWE Universe at Elimination Chamber 2017, decimating the competition inside the unforgiving structure to capture the WWE Championship and set up a possible Wyatt Family showdown for the title at WrestleMania with Randy Orton.
The punishing battle inside the all-new Elimination Chamber began with a Royal Rumble rematch of sorts, as AJ Styles squared off with reigning champion John Cena. The 16-time champion had a slight advantage over The Phenomenal One, having fought inside the brutal structure before. However, Styles showed no fear inside the Chamber, going right after The Champ.
Cena had the upper hand as the first five-minute period expired and the first randomly selected pod was opened, sending Dean Ambrose into the fracas. The Lunatic Fringe wasted no time in using the Chamber to his advantage, slamming Styles into the unforgiving floor, then scaling the pod he escaped from, only to dive off and come crashing down onto the WWE Champion.
The New Face of Fear was next to enter the chaotic Chamber, and he unleashed his brand of carnage immediately, hurling Styles into the cold steel chains that make up the structure. The Phenomenal One recovered and scaled the chains alongside Cena, eventually sending Cena careening to the Chamber floor. Styles’ high-altitude warfare continued atop one of the pods, where Ambrose introduced him face-first to the Lexan glass.
Corbin, as the fifth competitor summoned into the battle, went right after Ambrose, planting the Intercontinental Champion into the canvas with the Deep Six. He then slammed Wyatt into The Miz’s pod and brazenly told The Eater of Worlds “I don’t fear you.”. Fear of the Chamber was also not a factor for Corbin, who connected with End of Days on Cena and hurled Ambrose into the chains.
The Lone Wolf stood standing among the carnage, staring down a visibly unnerved Miz as The A-Lister’s pod slid open. Unfortunately, the young Superstar took his eyes off Ambrose, who rolled Corbin up to send him packing. That did not sit well with Corbin, who brutally tossed Ambrose through the Lexan glass and planted him into the mat with End of Days. The Miz quickly seized the opportunity, finally scrambling out of his pod to pin The Lunatic Fringe and whittle the field down to four.
Dean entered at #12 in this years Royal Rumble and instantly got James Ellsworth in to strife with Braun Strowman, leading to James’ elimination and a nice little touch of revenge for Dean. He went on to aid Corbin in eliminating Strowman and then battling his way through to the 26 spot, when Brock Lesnar arrived and swiftly thinned the playing field, eliminating Dean and others.
Full Royal Rumble Results can be read over on WWE.com
AJ Styles def. Dean Ambrose in TLC Main Event for the WWE Championship
Any man with two hands has a fighting chance. Those two hands can also change the fate of the WWE World Championship, as James Ellsworth proved in the main event of WWE TLC. Shockingly, the unlikeliest SmackDown LIVE Superstar cost Dean Ambrose the prestigious prize, knocking The Lunatic Fringe off a ladder and ensuring that AJ Styles retained the title. Styles and Ambrose charged each other as soon as the bell rang, with The Lunatic Fringe getting the upper hand. The Phenomenal One was the first to set up a ladder and climb toward the title hanging from the American Airline Center’s rafters, and also the first to feel the ladder’s unforgiving bite, as Ambrose shoved it into Styles’ face. The challenger inflicted punishment on Styles all around the arena until the champion bought himself a breather, catching Ambrose with a dropkick as he jumped off the ringside barricade.
Their battle turned even more brutal from there, as the dangerous implements that give the TLC Match its name came into play. Ambrose launched a ladder into Styles at ringside, only for the WWE World Champion to rebound and batter him with a steel chair. The Face that Runs the Place was driven through a pile of chairs, but responded by suplexing his challenger through a table. The brawl spilled back out to the arena floor, where a crazed Ambrose cleared off the announcers’ tables, stacked a ladder on top of one, then recklessly dove off and elbow-dropped Styles through the other.
The ringside area was a mangled mess of wreckage, with twisted steel and splintered wood littering the arena. And the debris only continued to mount after Styles put Ambrose through a table with a breathtaking 450 Splash from the top rope. Styles looked to have the WWE World Championship in his grasp when James Ellsworth made his way to ringside. The champion sought to cut the unlikely Superstar off and Styles Clash him on the arena floor, but Ambrose saved him, instead sending The Phenomenal One into the steel stairs with Dirty Deeds.
Both Superstars got back into the ring, scaling another ladder toward the WWE World Title. Ambrose knocked Styles off the ladder and looked like he was about to start his second reign as champion, until his ally did the unthinkable. Ellsworth got into the ring and shoved the ladder over, sending Ambrose crashing through a set of tables at ringside. As the WWE Universe stood in shock, Styles scrambled up the ladder and retrieved the WWE World Championship, ensuring he would remain The Face that Runs the Place.
Ellsworth, still wearing a neckbrace as a result of Styles’ attack this past Tuesday, jumped for joy as The Phenomenal One celebrated his victory. He now has a WWE World Championship Match with Styles coming his way this Tuesday on SmackDown LIVE, but at what cost has James Ellsworth ensured that?
With TLC just two weeks away, tensions between Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles have been bubbling away on the backburner as they attempt to work together as a team for Survivor Series. They managed to do just that, working as a pretty good team to take out Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns.. for a moment anyway. Before AJ’s ego got the best of him and he picked a fight with Dean. Dean’s never one to back down and an all out brawl broke out between them. Pulled apart by Shane McMahon, Dean was done and dusted but AJ decided to attack again, and this time it left Dean ripe for Braun Strowman to take out of the match completely. A humiliating first elimination for Dean.
But he didn’t let it go. As the match raged on, Dean eventually charged back down to the ring to assault AJ Styles. As officials tried to pull him away, Reigns and Rollins united to save Dean from security and as payback, Dean helped his former Shield brothers to eliminate AJ with a triple powerbomb through the announce desk. AJ’s angered the lunatic, TLC is going to be a massacre. Here’s what WWE.com had to say.
At Survivor Series, Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton solidified a moment of brand supremacy for SmackDown LIVE, as The Viper sacrificed himself for The New Face of Fear in the 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Men’s Elimination Match.
The stakes could not have been higher. The fierce competitors of Raw and SmackDown LIVE would battle until all of the other team’s opponents had been pinned, disqualified, counted out or forced to submit. It was no wonder that the tension had reached a fever pitch as WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens, United States Champion Roman Reigns, Chris Jericho, Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins represented Raw against WWE World Champion AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton and SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon, with Team Blue’s official “mascot,” James Ellsworth, watching on.
The showdown began with both teams making frequent tags while attempting to find a weak link in the opposition’s collective armor. Eventually, Team Raw took charge and closed off Shane McMahon from his squad, then proceeded to unleash enormous abuse on the SmackDown LIVE Commissioner. Dean Ambrose soon managed to relieve him, but a cheap shot on The Lunatic Fringe ignited an all-out brawl both inside and outside the ring. Shockingly, the melee culminated in SmackDown LIVE teammates Styles and Ambrose to start fighting each other. When The Phenomenal One blasted The Lunatic Fringe from behind, he opened the door for Raw’s Strowman to eliminate Ambrose. At that point, Strowman began to single-handedly decimate Team SmackDown LIVE, which quickly led to an even more interesting staredown against his former leader, Bray Wyatt. The abominable Strowman then proceeded to take down Wyatt, his own teammate Jericho and anyone else who got in his way.
Orton eventually hit Strowman with an RKO outta nowhere onto the announce table, with a battle-weary Shane-O-Mac adding an earth-shattering Flying Elbow off the top of the ring post. Though Shane would have to be carried back into the ring to avoid being counted out, Strowman was prevented from doing likewise, thanks to Team Blue’s mascot. Hiding underneath the ring, Ellsworth somehow managed to hold onto the Raw brute’s leg long enough for the official to count him out. Incensed, the newly eliminated Strowman stalked Ellsworth up the ramp, then hurled him off the stage and through a table. Back in the ring, Shane once again endured a great deal of punishment at the hands of his Raw opponents, yet he refused to give in. Soon, Styles tagged himself back into the action and began to mix it up with Jericho. However, when Styles knocked Owens off the ring apron, The Prizefighter opted to blast him with Jericho’s infamous List — a move that earned him a disqualification. Worse, while a panicked Jericho attempted to pick up the pieces of his disheveled pages, Orton hit him with an RKO, sending the six-time World Champion following his best friend to the back.
The action continued to intensify as only Reigns and Rollins remained to battle Wyatt, Orton, Styles and McMahon. Yet, when Shane-O-Mac tried to go Coast-to-Coast, The Big Dog recovered and caught him with a midair Spear so devastating, the referee ruled that Shane was unable to continue. While officials helped the SmackDown LIVE Commissioner to the back, order completely broke down once more as Ambrose suddenly re-emerged from nowhere and unleashed an assault of pure retribution on “The Champ that Runs the Camp.” When security tried to regain order, Reigns and Rollins came to Ambrose’s aid, and the former Shield brothers temporarily reunited to deliver a Triple Powerbomb on Styles. Rollins then rolled the war-torn WWE World Champion into the ring and pinned him, and just like that, the match was down to two men on each side. Those numbers didn’t last long, though. As Rollins and Reigns turned their attention to Orton and Wyatt, Luke Harper suddenly emerged and gave The Wyatts a brief numbers advantage. Reigns and Rollins continued to battle tough, yet as The Architect climbed up top to finish a staggered Eater of Worlds, he instead ate a midair RKO from The Viper that left him unable to kick out of a cover by Wyatt.
Reigns was left to face both Orton and Wyatt all by himself, with Harper still lurking in the wings. Nevertheless, The Big Dog was able to overcome the odds, and in fact was primed to take down Wyatt with a Spear. However, at the last second, Orton pushed the Wyatt patriarch out of the way, taking the full force of the Spear himself – and in turn, allowing The Eater of Worlds to hit Reigns with Sister Abigail for the huge victory. Indeed, SmackDown LIVE picked up a crucial triumph on a night that was arguably Raw-dominant. However, considering that it was The New Face of Fear and The Viper who delivered the victory, will it be Team Blue that ultimately pays the price? Find out Tuesday night at 8/7 C on USA Network.
Seems like AJ doesn’t ever want to play fair or win a match without stooping to certain levels. Thats fine, but we think it’s time Dean stopped playing nice in return – A comeback for the Asylum Match maybe? Or Hell in a Cell? Or TLC? It’s time Dean showed AJ Styles just who he’s playing dirty against, we’re not sure he’ll like the outcome! Tonight at No Mercy Dean had the championship within his grasp, as he as well as John Cena made AJ Styles tap. Unfortunately the double submission meant there was no clear winner and the match was continued. Dean then struck Dirty Deeds on John Cena and was again a breath away from regaining the Championship when AJ Styles dragged him out of the ring by his foot a whisper from the 3 count. In the end, AJ struck Cena with a chair and pinned him while Dean recovered from an AA from the top rope – AJ wins again via nefarious (but at least legal this time) means. Like we said, time to show him who he’s messing with. Here’s what WWE.com had to say!
WWE World Champion AJ Styles def. John Cena & Dean Ambrose
AJ Styles tapped out in the Triple Threat Match that opened WWE No Mercy, but he still managed to leave Sacramento with the WWE World Championship, defeating John Cena and Dean Ambrose to retain the title in controversial fashion.
The blockbuster main event, which, for the first time in history, kicked off a WWE Network special event, saw all three competitors approach the ring with supreme determination. Cena was out to tie WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair’s record by claiming a world title for the 16th time. Ambrose was set on regaining the championship taken from him last month. Styles was determined to cement his place as “The Champ that Runs the Camp.”
All three Superstars wasted no time in trying to end the proceedings, going for their finishing maneuvers before taking each other out with clotheslines. Cena showed off his incredible strength, catching a flying Ambrose and driving him into the ring post, then German suplexing both Styles and The Lunatic Fringe simultaneously.
Ambrose and Styles neutralized each other after a hard-hitting exchange, leaving Cena an opening to hit a double Five Knuckle Shuffle. The 15-time world champion followed up with Attitude Adjustments on both Superstars, but could not pin Ambrose. Styles found himself in a rough spot, locked in Cena’s STF and a Calf Crusher from Ambrose at the same time. The champion had no choice but to tap out, but with two submission holds applied simultaneously, the referee could not declare a winner, instead ordering the match to continue.
Now with a second chance, The Phenomenal One put aside his flashy moves and took advantage of the anything-goes rules of a Triple Threat, clobbering Cena with a steel chair to get the three-count and hang on to the WWE World Championship.
Backlash became a low blow to Dean Ambrose fans everywhere as AJ Styles used the illegal maneuver to take down the Champ at the end of a brutal bout, and pin Dean for the WWE Championship. Dean’s unlikely to let the title slip from his grasp without a further fight, and he’s certainly not going to let it finish on a kick to the family jewels. Here’s what WWE.com had to say:
AJ Styles def. Dean Ambrose to win the WWE World Championship
AJ Styles beat Dean Ambrose at Backlash to become WWE World Champion. There’s no question about that. It’s how Styles beat Ambrose, however, that will be questioned for a long time to come.
The two Superstars may have checked all the boxes of an instant classic in this heart-pounding title showdown. Styles couldn’t help but resort to a low-blow to put the champion down and take his title, though. Before that unfortunate ending, this wild melee saw Styles topple over both the announcer’s table and the barricade, and both men came literally less than a second away from snatching the victory. The Lunatic Fringe connected with Dirty Deeds and The Phenomenal One locked in the Calf Crusher, but neither was able to secure the win.
It was not until Styles snuck in a low-blow — while the referee was temporarily down — and then hit the Styles Clash that was he able to capture his first WWE World Championship.
As Styles celebrated with the championship — his first since arriving at Royal Rumble earlier this year — the feeling in the air seemed different than past champions’ crownings. Styles was as phenomenal as always and his spot atop the mountain was well-earned, but the manner in which he won the most prestigious championship in all of WWE certainly may prove to be, pardon the pun, a low-blow to his legacy.
A winning night for Ambrose, retaining his Championship against Dolph Ziggler – although he may have regretted winding him up QUITE so much, as Ziggler definitely put up a fight. Dean’s cocky and brash tactics designed to really get under Zigglers skin and throw him off didn’t really work. So as per his fallout video, Dean apologizes for his bad behavior this past week or so. It’s okay, Champ. You’re forgiven. Here’s what WWE.com had to say!
Dolph Ziggler certainly made every moment of his WWE World Championship opportunity count, but despite an incredible effort, he ultimately fell to Dean Ambrose in a tense, heart-pounding contest. Channeling his NCAA career as Kent State’s winningest wrestler, Ziggler started the bout by keeping the champion grounded and attempting to score an early pinfall. The Showoff maintained incredible momentum until Ambrose countered a suplex and threw Ziggler from the ring.
Battling on the outside, the WWE World Champion took control of the bout with high-impact maneuvers that kept his opponent on the defensive. Confident in his strategy, The Lunatic Fringe took to the top rope but was taken out mid-air with an expertly planted dropkick. The well-documented perseverance of both Superstars was on full display after a cringe-worthy double clothesline brought the action to a screeching halt. Ambrose managed to recover and unleash another offensive that Ziggler weathered long enough to apply a sleeper hold and spill the action to the outside.
Ziggler narrowly missed a chance to score a pinfall following a huge superkick, and nearly won the championship after countering Dirty Deeds with a Zig Zag. Regaining his composure, Ambrose ascended to the top rope again, but was met by Ziggler where they engaged in a tense exchange of blows and counterattacks. Thinking he had the upper hand, Ziggler tried to execute his patented facebuster from the top, but Ambrose countered, landing on his feet and planting his opponent with Dirty Deeds for the victory. Despite his defeat, Ziggler definitely made the most of his opportunity. Nevertheless, the unorthodox and unhinged nature of the WWE World Champion won the night.
This wont be your conventional results post, because before I get to results, as a webmiss I have something to say. 6 years ago I started dean-ambrose.net because I believed this guy had everything it took to be at the top of the game. He’d entertained me for years with his cutthroat acidic attitude and off the beaten path promos. As a wrestling fan I’d always sought out the quirkier characters. The Undertaker and Jake Roberts were and are my standard bearers for what I want to see out of a wrestler. Jon Moxley cut his own path with a crazy but incredibly technical style and those promos that just ripped your ears off and left your senses tingling. I thought a guy like him deserved the most exposure, the coverage, that people that might happen upon him should have a source of information to go to. Dean was signed to WWE and his journeys been a rocky, bumpy, pothole filled one with more frustrations than I can count. But we never wavered in our faith in him and he never let us down. At Battleground, tonight, he showed everybody what we knew all along. That he’s the heart and soul of the business and living proof that perseverance, hard work and pure passion pays off. It’s been a crazy few weeks, when he won the Championship the naysayers had plenty to say. Tonight he shut them up, we couldn’t be prouder. Dean retains the WWE Championship, defeating his former Shield Brothers and taking the title back to his new home of Smackdown. It’s been a hell of a ride, and it’s just going to get wilder! Congratulations Dean! Here’s what WWE.com had to say.
The main event of WWE Battleground was two years in the making, one the WWE Universe had been waiting to see ever since Seth Rollins stabbed his Shield brethren Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose in the back.
In a high stakes battle that changed the face of WWE, Dean Ambrose retained the WWE Championship, pinning Reigns after connecting with Dirty Deeds and taking WWE’s top prize to SmackDown Live.
Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Winner – Dean Ambrose
The greatest Money in the Bank pay-per-view of all-time featured one of the most action-packed Money in the Bank Ladder Matches since its inception more than a decade ago. As is standard procedure, bedlam ensued and the high-stakes competition reached new heights of lunacy. For some it was too much, but for Dean Ambrose the setting was perfect as he became the new Mr. Money in the Bank. The moment the opening bell sounded, the battle quickly became a brawl as each competitor selected a target and went on the attack. It didn’t take long for the action to spill to the outside of the ring and match innovator Chris Jericho to immediately go for a ladder. Of course, it was all for naught this early in the contest and the pendulum of momentum swing six ways between Ambrose, Jericho, Cesaro, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and Alberto Del Rio. Appearing in his fourth Money in the Bank Ladder Match, Jericho is no stranger to the physicality needed to compete effectively in the contest. While highfliers like Zayn took to the skies, leaping over the top rope to the outside, Jericho used the ladder as a weapon trying to maintain an edge.
Assaulting his rival Ambrose, Jericho’s momentum was stopped by Del Rio — the only Superstar in this contest to have won the Money in the Bank. Advantages are few and far between in this particular contest, however. Cesaro managed to derail Del Rio and executed multiple uppercuts before being stopped — and thrown face-first into a ladder by Kevin Owens. With the battle intensifying and the brutality of the contest taking center stage, Zayn was the first to ascend the ladder before being pulled down by Del Rio. What followed was a thesis statement as to why Del Rio won the match in 2011. The Mexican Superstar’s offense was an incredible sequence of kicks and ring awareness capped off by a Cross Armbreaker on top of the ladder at Cesaro’s expense. Del Rio’s incredible tactical display was stopped by a superkick by Owens and once again the match devolved into a chaotic cavalcade of momentum shifts and bodies being pulled off the top of the ladder. Some of the most brutal highlights came in the form of Jericho being Cesaro-swung into a ladder, Ambrose leaping off the top of the ladder and taking down Cesaro and The Lunatic Fringe on the receiving end of a cringe-worthy frogsplash on top of a ladder from Owens. Still, arguably the most jaw-dropping moment came when Zayn tried to break KO in half with a Michinoku Driver on a ladder.
Although nothing could prepare the WWE Universe for what came next. With one ladder in the center of the ring, two additional ladders were set up as bridges, and at one point, all six Superstars were vying for the briefcase, battling on top of four ladders. Eventually — arguably inevitably — they all fell except Zayn, who nearly grabbed the coveted contract before he was stopped by Jericho. The final battle on top of the ladder came down to Owens and Ambrose — a flurry of desperate but impactful blows were landed by each Superstar hoping the other would fall. Owens took the tumble, falling through one of the ladders set up as a bridge earlier in the contest.
At that moment, the WWE Universe inside Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena rose to their feet and watched as Dean Ambrose unlatched the briefcase and secured his opportunity to challenge for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship anytime he wants.
Seth Rollins def Roman Reigns – Dean cashes in
Dean Ambrose’s music roared to life in the middle of The Architect’s celebration, but The Lunatic Fringe, rather than face Rollins head-on, took a page out of his old brother’s book and struck him from behind with the Money in the Bank briefcase he had only won hours earlier. Ambrose cashed in the contract on the spot. Despite Rollins’ frantic protests, the bell rang, and tolled, in quick succession, as Ambrose obliterated the new champion with Dirty Deeds and pinned him to claim the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Up is down. Black is white. Dogs and cats live together in harmony. The Roman Empire has crumbled. Seth Rollins must reclaim again. The lunatic runs the asylum. And those hard times? They’re long gone, daddy.
Everyone expected the Asylum Match, which sprang from the depraved mind of Dean Ambrose, to be brutal. Few expected it to be so brutal that it would end with Chris Jericho screaming in pain as hundreds of thumbtacks pierced his flesh. That was the gruesome scene that played out in the final moments of this gory war between two rivals who would go to any depths to destroy the other. How else do two men end up locked in a cage with dangerous weapons like a two-by-four wrapped in barbed wire and a kendo stick hanging high above them?
Jericho accepted Ambrose’s challenge to face him in the Asylum Match, vowing he was WWE’s true lunatic, but the veteran attempted to escape as soon as the bell rang. Unfortunately for Jericho, there was no exiting the Asylum. The only way he was getting out was by going through Ambrose. Of course, the nine-time Intercontinental Champion may be conniving, but that doesn’t mean he’s not tough. Jericho took some of Ambrose’s best shots early in the bout, and answered with more than a few of his own. And when he finally snatched the two-by-four wrapped in barbed wire from above the Asylum, it seemed like he could back up his big talk. Ambrose, however, grabbed a pair of nunchucks and began to wield them like Bruce Lee in “Game of Death.” Desperate to escape The Lunatic Fringe’s fury, Jericho again tried to leave the Asylum, which worked in his favor. Although Ambrose caught him at the top, Jericho managed to grab a Kendo stick and batter his opponent. Next, he obtained a leather strap and used that to leave long, red welts across Dean’s flesh.
Jericho came seriously close to victory when he nearly wrapped Ambrose up in a straitjacket, but The Lunatic Fringe fought his way out and clicked into second gear. The madman began to brutalize Jericho, even blasting him with an insane elbow from the top of the cage. Then Ambrose grabbed an innocuous plastic bucket from above the ring. It was the least dangerous looking of the bout’s assorted implements of destruction, but there was something hiding inside — a small, black bag filled with thumbtacks. Ambrose proceeded to pour hundreds of the sharp tacks all across the canvas and then set about trying to slam Jericho on top of them. The crafty master wormed out of Ambrose’s hands every time The Lunatic Fringe grabbed him, but he couldn’t run forever.
After blinding Ambrose with a fire extinguisher, Jericho went for a Codebreaker, only to be caught in midair by his opponent. Jericho was then slammed back first into the pile of razor sharp steel tacks. Jericho’s screams of pains echoed through the Prudential Center as rivers of red poured down his exposed flesh. His nightmare wasn’t over yet, though. Ambrose grabbed Jericho and sent him into the thumbtacks again, this time with Dirty Deeds. A merciful three-count followed as paramedics rushed to Jericho’s aid. As for Ambrose? He walked away battered, but with a smile on his face. The question of who WWE’s true lunatic had been answered.
Chris Jericho’s quest for vindication after the cancelling of the “Highlight Reel” fell short at WWE Payback, as Dean Ambrose bested “The Best in the World at What He Does” with Dirty Deeds.
Ambrose earned Jericho’s ire when Shane McMahoncancelled the long-tenured “Highlight Reel” in favor of the “Ambrose Asylum.” Days before their WWE Payback showdown, Jericho demanded an apology from The Lunatic Fringe for not showing him the proper reverence a six-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion deserves. When the bell finally rang, though, Ambrose wasted no time in disrespecting Jericho further.
The Lunatic Fringe controlled the early going and mocked Jericho at every turn, screaming “Come on, baby!” before stomping his opponent and later attempting one of Jericho’s signature cocky pins on the outside.
The rivals had each other well-scouted, reversing nearly everything the other threw at them. When Ambrose eyed a Dirty Deeds atop the German announce table, Jericho countered by catapulting him into the timekeeper’s area. When Jericho attempted to follow up with the Code Breaker, Ambrose blocked it and drove him to the canvas with a clothesline.
But after Jericho blocked Ambrose’s top-rope elbow, he took full control by locking in the Walls of Jericho. Ambrose refused to submit and rolled Jericho into a schoolboy pin that nearly sealed the match.
Jericho continued to throw his best at Ambrose, but he started to lose his composure when The Lunatic Fringe wouldn’t stay down, as he began to pound the mat after his opponent kicked out again.
As Jericho looked for the knockout blow with the Lionsault, Ambrose managed to block it with his knees and plant him with Dirty Deeds for the victory.
Inside Allstate Arena, the same building Jericho made his game-changing WWE debut in 1999, “The Best in the World at What He Does” was left fuming in the ringside area while Ambrose celebrated a marquee win in his career.