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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Last week on Talking Smack, John Cena got a little too personal when addressing Dean and his career. If you thought Dean was just going to let it slide then you don’t know Dean Ambrose at all. Tonight on Smackdown the three No Mercy opponents get one last chance to confront each other and it’s an opportunity that doesn’t disappoint. Dean first interrupting AJ Styles to remind him he’s cheated in both of his victories against him and while he respects Styles’ achievements out there in the big wide world of wrestling, he doesn’t deserve the title he has now. Just like John Cena doesn’t deserve the title opportunity he has at No Mercy. Cena of course isn’t one to hear his name and ignore the spotlight, he comes out guns blazing but surprisingly, gets stopped in his tracks as AJ Styles tells him to ‘Shut up!’ – Well, never thought we’d be siding with AJ. But it’s time for Cena to hear a few home truths. AJ says Cena doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as an icon like Ric Flair, let alone deserve the chance to match his 16 WWE Championships record. Ouch. Cena goes to fire back but this time Ambrose stops him dead in his tracks, getting in his face with a response to ‘Talking Smack’ last week.
Dean says he already knows what Cena’s gonna say, he’s heard it all before. Cena’s going to play the political game and try and make the guy that got screwed over twice now, look like the bad guy. He says that’s what Cena’s good at, politics, twisting things, in fact it’s the only reason he’s even in this match. John Cena tries to undercut anybody that gets in his way, stab them in the back, he’s been trying to do it to Dean since day one but he can’t. Why? Dean says because Mr Hustle himself can’t out-work him. He thinks he works harder than Dean just because he’s on a private jet to some award show after he wrestles? Dean’s in that ring every single night, blood sweat tears and wars. He tells Cena to check his resume – No days off, no sick days, zero time on the injured list, more matches than anybody this year and last. Dean’s work ethic speaks for itself – but Mr Respect somehow can’t respect Dean Ambrose.
Why? Because Dean wasn’t a guy that came in and kissed Cena’s ass. He never played by his rules, he’s never going to. If being a “fake plastic suckass behind the scenes” is what it takes to be a bona-fide superstar in John Cena’s eyes then he can keep it. Dean’ll be Dean Ambrose, real, authentic. Have fun being the guy that plays John Cena on TV, John.
Ouch. Cena has no response to this, for all of his big talk he decides tonight that talk is cheap and chooses instead to attack. Tackling Dean down to the mat as a brawl breaks out that ends with Cena clearing house of both Dean and AJ. It doesn’t last, AJ Styles retaliating and taking his title, he heads to the ramp only for Dean to jump him and hit him with Dirty Deeds. Dean is the last man left standing on the last Smackdown before No Mercy, holding the WWE Championship above his head. If he has his way, it’ll be his again on Sunday. Here’s what WWE.com had to say!
The three Superstars in the No Mercy Triple Threat main event for the WWE World Championship went face-to-face-to-face just five days before the major Team Blue event. Harsh words and insults were exchanged on all three sides, with each competitor challenging the other’s passion, ability and drive.
All of this led to a tumultuous brawl that, in the end, saw Dean Ambrose stand tall holding the WWE World Championship.
On Sunday there will be No Mercy; on this night there was just no stopping the Lunatic Fringe.
On tonights Smackdown Live, Dean finally gets his one on one rematch against AJ Styles, but unsurprisingly AJ uses less than ‘fair’ tactics to pick up his win. Taking advantage of distraction by Cena, AJ grabs a handful of Dean’s belt and jeans to keep him down for the 1, 2, 3. Dean’s enraged at the title (and revenge) slipping out of his grasp once again, and he places the blame squarely on John Cena’s shoulders. However after a shoving match and an attempt to Dirty Deeds the 15 time Champion, John Cena turns the tables and delivers an AA to both Dean and AJ Styles. The chessboard is most definitely set for No Mercy.
In an explosive SmackDown LIVE main event, AJ Styles and Dean Ambrose battled it out with John Cena looking on from commentary.
Styles and Ambrose held nothing back in their attempts to obtain the most prestigious prize in all of WWE, bringing their absolute best to the Team Blue battlefield. The two went back and forth with several near falls. But when the action moved outside the ring in what would be the final moments of the match, The Phenomenal One opted to engage Cena, decking him on the outside. But, when the visibly frustrated leader of the Cenation climbed up on the ring apron, the referee became distracted. From there chaos reigned with Styles being able to ultimately seize the moment, grab The Lunatic Fringe’s tights and roll him up to retain the championship.
However, the action was far from over after the match, with Cena laying out both Ambrose and Styles out with Attitude Adjustments, clearly making a statement toward claiming his 16th World Championship at No Mercy.
Dean Ambrose Def. John Cena
After the harsh insults they exchanged and the Dirty Deeds that Dean Ambrose struck John Cena with last week, the two held nothing back in trying to push their ascent toward the WWE World Championship this week. The two went back and forth, sweeping the WWE Universe up and pushing themselves to their limits in the process until, finally, The Lunatic Fringe caught Cena sleeping with a rollup for a huge pinfall victory.
After the match, AJ Styles, seeing an opportunity, dashed to ringside and got shots in on both Cena and Ambrose before immediately beginning to celebrate his “accomplishment.”
His celebration would not last long though, as SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan announced that Ambrose still was owed his promised one-on-one rematch for the WWE World Championship and he would get that next week on SmackDown LIVE!
Styles then got a taste of next week when he was met with a surprise Dirty Deeds from Ambrose, setting the stage for the colossal championship match.
Hell hath no fury like Dean Ambrose cheated out of a Championship. As he informs AJ on Smackdown, titles come and go and wins and losses happen, but when you cheat to win and kick him in the family jewels to take his prize away from him, you become his enemy. That’s something he isn’t about to forgive and he’s now cursing AJ with the same hex he put on Seth Rollins. And ask Rollins, Ambrose on your tail isn’t a fun hell hound to have as a shadow. However, John Cena for some reason takes exception to this and chooses to butt in and tell Dean he cheated too back on Smackdown when he hung AJ by his groin off the ropes (that wasn’t a championship match, John. AJ wasn’t even in the match, John… I digress) and further insults Dean by telling him he doesn’t have the balls to step up. Dean laughs in his face and lets him know what he thinks of him.. that he doesn’t care what he has to say, the opinion of a washed up part timer doesn’t mean much. Thems fighting words, and as it seems like they might come to blows. Shane McMahon intervenes. Telling them there’ll be a triple threat at No Mercy (Cena gets a title shot for what reason? Its a mystery!) and Dean will get a one on one shot later on down the line if he’s not victorious. Well, I guess it’ll have to do. Leaving Smackdowns main event a tag match with Dean and John having to co-exist.
Co-exist they do, quite well actually. Picking up the win against AJ and The Miz, John Cena is all smiles and seemingly forgetting that he insulted Dean at the start of the show and their beef isn’t over. Dean takes Cena by surprise and drives his face in to the mat with an out of nowhere Dirty Deeds. Plenty more where that came from. Dean might no longer be the ‘face that runs the place’.. but he’s definitely the face ready to tear the place apart. Ooh, we like it. Here’s what WWE.com had to say!
Following the controversial close to Backlash, which saw AJ Styles defeat Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Championship by sneaking in a low-blow, the new titleholder opened SmackDown LIVE with nothing but celebration on his mind … but then John Cena shockingly returned, claiming he only had one goal in mind — becoming a 16-time World Champion. Meanwhile, Dean Ambrose stormed out wanting retribution on Styles, but was also quickly met with a tongue lashing from Cena himself.
SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon soon completely halted “the champ that runs the camp’s” victory lap and called time on Ambrose and Cena’s personal war of words, stating that thanks to The Phenomenal One’s actions at Backlash, he would now defend his newly-won crown at SmackDown LIVE’s next exclusive event, No Mercy, against both Dean Ambrose and the returning John Cena!
Shane then also informed all three competitors that, in addition to the No Mercy main event, SmackDown LIVE’s main event would be Cena and Ambrose against Styles and a partner of his choosing! The SmackDown LIVE Universe instantly said “Yes, please” to No Mercy.
AJ Styles struggled to find a partner for this main event match against John Cena and Dean Ambrose all evening until finally Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan appointed him one – local competitor James Ellsworth.
The WWE World Champion looked as though he would have preferred no partner to the slender-framed Ellsworth. However, the champion’s problem would not remain a problem for long, as The Miz soon came from behind Ellsworth and attacked him, screaming out that he was the “main event” and signaling to Styles that he would take his place in the match. The WWE World Champion and Intercontinental Champion would now team together to take on Cena and Ambrose.
These four mega-Superstars did not hold back, all busting out with their best to put the other side down. The action in the match’s final moments was furious with Ambrose taking out Styles with a Suicide Dive and Cena finishing off Miz with an Attitude Adjustment for the win.
There would be no mutual respect shown between partners, however, as Ambrose did not hesitate to strike with Dirty Deeds on Cena after their victory.
After humiliating AJ Styles at the end of last weeks Smackdown, Dean’s pretty pleased with himself and not sweating his opponent too much. Heading in to a main event showdown, he first takes a stop at catering to teach people how to make real coffee, and then a pit stop at the make up girls table to get his hair done. Yes, he’s very particular about that mop. With all of that taken care of he heads to the ring with a gift for Mr Styles. A trophy, an old bowling trophy he got for participating in a tournament. He generously gifts this to AJ and tells him it’ll be the only trophy he ever gets from him. The WWE Championship is going to stay right where it is. AJ challenges Dean to continue making a joke of this and taking him lightly, after all John Cena took him totally seriously and ended up getting pinned at Summerslam. AJ says Dean’s no John Cena, and Dean says he’s damn right. He’s a far more vicious competitor, that likes to drag his opponents kicking and screaming to the brink of their endurance and take them over the edge. He reminds AJ the last time they met in the ring, he beat him. Theres no trophies given out in WWE for the face that comes in second place.
Visibly burned to a cinder by Dean’s acid tongue, AJ responds the only way he can. A swift kick to Dean’s family jewels. Well, that’ll take down any man. But it’ll also make him mighty angry. Don’t kick the hornets nest, AJ, you won’t like what happens. Here’s what WWE.com had to say!
WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles went face-to-face one final time before their Backlash main event and the situation was as tense as could be.
No words were minced as the two sparred verbally as each tried to gain the mental advantage. Styles was quick (as usual) to rattle off his accomplishments, though Ambrose simply retorted by giving him an old bowling participation trophy to “celebrate” all of Styles’ accomplishments.
Ambrose also was quick to poke fun at the precarious position Styles found himself on the ropes during SmackDown LIVE last week. It was a decision he would ultimately regret when, after some more verbal warfare, Styles kicked Ambrose low, leaving the WWE World Champion in a heap of pain ahead of their clash on Sunday.
With Backlash on the horizon, Dean Ambrose squared off against Baron Corbin – with his No. 1 Contender AJ Styles lurking in the shadows. Plus, reverberations from The Miz and Daniel Bryan’s explosive Talking Smack exchange on WWE Network carried over to SmackDown Live and the SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament continued with two more teams advancing onto the second round.
If you wanted to see The New Era encapsulated look no further than Ambrose vs. Corbin — two rugged Superstars simply looking to make a statement. And make a statement they did with a hard-hitting contest that certainly delivered for the WWE Universe.
After an impressive showing from Corbin where he certainly appeared to have the WWE World Champion reeling several times, Ambrose had Corbin reeling. However, Styles, who was on commentary, could not help but interject himself into the match both verbally and physically, ultimately doing so one too many times, accidentally kicking Corbin when aiming for Ambrose, causing a disqualifcation victory for The Lone Wolf.
Ambrose wasted no time in pouncing on Styles after the match, with the two immediately going at it, both on the floor and in the ring. A total melee ensued, also involving Corbin, that resulted in Ambrose getting the better of both Corbin and Styles, leaving The Phenomenal One in a rather precarious position on the ropes as the show concluded.
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With Dolph defeated at Summerslam, Dean strolled in to Smackdown the confident champ. After a few games of roulette its time for him to find out who he’ll be facing at Backlash, and it’s a match between AJ Styles and an extremely ticked off Dolph Ziggler to decide that fate. Dean heads to ringside commentary to get a front row seat for the action, and what a match it is. He’s glad he didn’t put money on it because it would have given him several heart attacks. In the end, it’s AJ Styles that comes out on top. Dean will face AJ one on one at Backlash for his precious gold, and it’s going to be a hell of a fight! Here’s what WWE.com had to say.
WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose sat in on commentary as The Showoff and The Phenomenal One dazzled the WWE Universe in the main event.
The study in contrast between the two was evident during the contest – Styles, coming off the biggest win of his career – was confident and loose. Meanwhile, Ziggler, reeling from quite possibly the most critical defeat of his WWE tenure, was aggressive and possibly pressing a bit too hard.
The end result was not kind for Ziggler, with Styles surging to victory by connecting with the Styles Clash after using the middle rope to assist him with a low-blow when the referee was not looking in the contest’s closing moments. Ziggler would once again show, yet not win, eliminating him from the WWE World Championship picture at Backlash.
SmackDown Live went off the air with Ambrose and Styles locked into one another, knowing the stakes that they were now presented with at Backlash.
Summerslam’s less than a week away and the fight for the WWE championship has reached fever pitch, with Dean crawling underneath Dolph Zigglers skin to both light a fire and plant a seed of doubt, Dolph Zigglers had to retaliate with nothing short of guerrilla warefare. Tonight, firing back at Dean’s accusations that he doesn’t have what it takes to hold the championship, never has and never will. Dolph distracted Dean with words, then struck with an out of nowhere superkick to the jaw. Okay, Dean didn’t see that one coming. But the problem with Dean Ambrose is, if you show him your hand, he’ll bite it off. Dean’s seen the trick up Dolphs sleeve and now he’ll be ready for it. However, its enough to put Ambrose in to the mood of a lifetime and he goes in to a match with Erik Rowan intent on working off some of that aggression. He takes down the big guy with relative ease, hitting Dirty Deeds to put Rowan down for the three count. Next stop, Summerslam. Here’s what WWE.com had to say!
In the immortal words of Lil Wayne and Christina Milian, “Let’s start a fire.” After weeks of both verbal and physical jousting (and more than a little turbulence from the likes of Bray Wyatt), WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose and his SummerSlam challenger Dolph Ziggler’s conflict finally devolved from being rooted in some level of mutual respect into a full-on firestorm on “Miz TV.” Ambrose continued his attempts to break Ziggler mentally in anticipation of their WWE World Championship clash Sunday, but The Showoff would have none of it, firing back with a passionate reply and then a scorching superkick square to the jaw of The Lunatic Fringe.
Is it Sunday yet?
Having to shake off the superkick he ate earlier from Dolph Ziggler, Dean Ambrose now had to refocus his energy and walk into the darkness against Erick Rowan with Bray Wyatt at ringside in his signature rocking chair.
The WWE World Champion did not show many ill-effects from the mouthful of Ziggler’s boot he ate, prevailing in a brutal contest over the bruiser Rowan with Dirty Deeds.
In an eerie scene after the match, The Eater of Worlds was seen now rocking opposite of the ring in his chair. After a moment, Wyatt ominously stood up and left the sheep mask that Rowan often wears in the chair and simply walked away.
Following the conclusion of SmackDown Live last week that saw Bray Wyatt and Erick Rowan putting a major beat down on SummerSlam opponents Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler, The New Face of Fear and his faithful follower kicked off SmackDown Live by proclaiming that the war was not over. Good thing, because Ambrose was ready to fight.
It did not take long for both Ambrose and his SummerSlam No. 1 contender Dolph Ziggler to interrupt and charge the dark and twisted Superstars. Just as it appeared that the temporary allies might eliminate their dark adversaries, The Showoff (accidentally?) struck the WWE World Champion with a superkick, paving the way for Wyatt to hit him with Sister Abigail, further complicating the ever-evolving conflict between the SummerSlam opponents.
“Good friends, better enemies?” How about, “Great partners, but still want to smack each other in the face.”
WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler teamed up in SmackDown Live’s main event to gain a measure of retribution on Bray Wyatt and Erick Rowan’s savage attack last week while they simultaneously attempted to block out the superkick that Ziggler accidentally (we think) landed on Ambrose earlier in the evening.
The results? Success … well, mostly.
Ziggler and Ambrose triumphed over The New Face of Fear and his faithful follower after Ziggler pinned Rowan. However, the feels between the two did not last for long as Ambrose struck Ziggler with Dirty Deeds as a measure of payback for the superkick.
Week 2 of Smackdown Live and Dean’s fitting right in to his role as the Kingpin of the blue brand. Starting out the show by heading to the ring and reminding everybody just how hard he’s fought to get where he is, and that he won’t be giving it up any time soon. Which leads us to his latest challenger, Dolph Ziggler. Dean calls him out and while Dolph tries to make nice and say that he thinks they’re a lot alike. Dean begs to differ, he thinks they couldn’t be more different. Dolph Ziggler cares too much what people think, cares about his image and peoples perceptions of him. Dean only cares about winning, and doing whatever it takes to get that win. He tells Dolph his main problem is he’s just not as good as he thinks he is. Planting the seeds of personal doubt in Zigglers brain? Or firing him up for the real fight we all know Dean will want at Summerslam. He’s not relinquishing that title, but he doesn’t want any easy targets, either.
The arrival of Bray Wyatt once Dean’s left throws a wrench in to things. Wyatt challenging Ziggler for his #1 contendership, a match that happens later on in the night. Dean stops by to talk with Renee Young and he isn’t surprised Wyatts stuck his nose in, however he is surprised Zigglers actually giving him a shot at taking his contendership. Who does that? Maybe Dolph really is self destructive. The match rolls around and despite Wyatts best effort, Ziggler pulls out the win. Newly fired up off the back of Dean’s words.. we see a different, more vicious side to Dolph. This is a Ziggler Dean likes.. and one he’ll happily defeat at Summerslam.
As the two showdown over the title, Wyatt once again makes his presence felt. Rowan attacking Ziggler. Dean attempts to make the save but Bray and Rowan take him out. Leaving Wyatt standing tall over both Dolph and Dean. What does he want? I guess we’ll find out soon enough. Here’s what WWE.com had to say.
Mutual respect does not equal friendship. Example: WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose and his new No. 1 contender Dolph Ziggler. The Lunatic Fringe kicked off SmackDown Live, wasting no time in calling out The Showoff in order to try and get the mental edge leading to their pay-per-view showdown. The two engaged in a war of words with Ambrose targeting everything from Ziggler’s appearance to his infatuation with ”stealing the show.”
Refusing to back down, Ziggler fired right back at Ambrose with a passionate plaea promising to beat him at SummerSlam, one that Ambrose simply debunked and then walked away. As, Ambrose made his exit, Ziggler was left to question whether he was as good as he thought he was alone … until the lights flickered ominously and then suddenly the No. 1 contender was met with a Sister Abigail from Bray Wyatt. With The Showoff at his feet, Wyatt got on the microphone and claimed that Ziggler was not deserving of the title opportunity at SummerSlam, challenging an out cold Ziggler to a match tonight where if Ziggler lost he would relinquish his No. 1 contendership to The New Face of Fear.
Dolph Ziggler Def. Bray Wyatt: Accepting Bray Wyatt’s challenge from earlier in the show, Dolph Ziggler put his SummerSlam No. 1 contendership up for grabs in the SmackDown Live main event. The Showoff and The New Face of Fear went at it full tilt from start to finish in a knockdown, drag out brawl, until, in the final moments, Ziggler exposed the steel underneath the top turnbuckle, which he eventually smashed Wyatt’s head over, allowing him to connect with a superkick and pick up the hard-fought victory to secure his chance at glory.
After the match, Dolph’s celebration was short lived as Erick Rowan attacked the No. 1 contender out of nowhere. The Lunatic Fringe, watching from the commentary desk, refused to stand for the ambush and attempted to help his now confirmed SummerSlam opponent. However, the darkness of Wyatt and Rowan proved too much to handle, as they threw Ambrose out of the ring and Wyatt struck Ziggler with Sister Abagail. When the smoked cleared, the horrific contingent stood triumphant over a prone Ziggler and Ambrose.
Is the New Era officially in full swing? Why “YES!” it is. SmackDown Live Commissioner Shane McMahon and his General Manager, Daniel Bryan, kicked off the first post-WWE Draft episode of the blue brand by addressing the entire roster in the ring.
Shane-O-Mac and Bryan announced a Six-Pack Challenge WWE World Title No. 1 Contender’s Match between John Cena, Bray Wyatt, Dolph Ziggler, Baron Corbin, AJ Styles and the winner of a Battle Royal. The victor of the Six-Pack Challenge would then be first in line for a chance at Dean Ambrose’s WWE World Championship at SummerSlam.
Oh, and one last plot twist? The Battle Royal would begin immediately.
The New Era has proven to be full of twists, turns, zags and, now … Ziggler.
Action was at a premium as six Superstars vied with valor in a one-fall to a finish Six-Pack Challenge, where the winner would take on Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Championship at SummerSlam. Prophesizing during the WWE Draft last week that a change of scenery to the blue brand is exactly what he needed to reignite his career, Ziggler’s passion burned bright on SmackDown Live as he outlasted John Cena, Baron Corbin, Bray Wyatt, Battle Royal Winner Apollo Crews and pinned AJ Styles to advance to the championship match at SummerSlam.
After the match, Ambrose made his way to the ring and he and Ziggler stared each other down, giving the WWE Universe just a slight taste of what is to come at SummerSlam. As Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon came out to congratulate both Ziggler and Ambrose, the exclamation point on the start of SmackDown Live’s New Era had been made and Ziggler’s statement could not be clearer — The Showoff is now not just here to show the world … he’s here to literally take it.