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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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 on Sunday, Dean’s got everything to play for and on this final Smackdown pitstop before the big event, he takes an opportunity to rejuvenate his ‘talk show’ The Ambrose Asylum. His special guest? James Ellsworth of course! I mean who else would he have on there right now? James has been an integral part of Dean’s recent battles with AJ and weather or not he ever meant for his pint sized pal to become such a big part of the plan is up for question. But like it or not, here he is with three victories over AJ and a title shot of his own.. which leads to one of Dean’s main questions. Who does James want to win at TLC and go on to face for the title? James says it’d be an honor to wrestle Dean, but he has three wins over AJ already, so maybe…
Hm, we’re with Dean when we say we think the fame might have gotten to his head a bit! At any rate, AJ interrupts the discussion to tell James once again he doesn’t belong in the WWE and Dean that he’s going to get respect beaten in to him at TLC. Dean counters this saying most battles are fought and won or lost in the mind, and AJ’s been so easy to crack he’s already lost. We tend to agree, AJ has let Dean get under his skin and into his head so much so, he’s starting to make foolhardy decisions like his match against Ellsworth last week. Does Dean have him mentally out of the game already?
I guess we’ll see. But Deans insinuation is enough to tip AJ off of the deep end and he lashes out, attacking Dean and knocking him out of the ring, then smashing him with steels steps before turning on Ellsworth, who he beats with a chair and then delivers the Styles Clash on the steel steps. Ellsworth is whisked away in an ambulance and Dean vows to make it right, swearing revenge. A revenge he takes in the closing moments of Smackdown as he assaults AJ backstage, delivering a beat down that no doubt continued after the cameras stopped rolling. You never want to make it too personal with Dean Ambrose. Big mistake, AJ. Related Links:
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After the events of Survivor Series, we knew Dean might be in for a little retribution from the powers that be, but we didn’t think they’d try and kick him out of the building! Well, a cranky Shane McMahon at least. He tries his best to order Ambrose to take the night off and leave the arena, but like a boomerang Dean just keeps coming back. First to bring Shane Pizza, then dressed as The Mountie and finally.. he stops by as a Hockey team Player and crashes the Ellsworth Vs Styles match for Ellsworths Smackdown contract. Dean keeps James from a defeat, but is then knocked out of the ring by AJ’s Phenomenal Forearm. Ellsworth goes on to win the match on his own merit. Well who knew! Dean’s there to celebrate with his little pal.. in the building. Sorry Shane.
SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon met in the ring with Dean Ambrose and a very worse for wear James Ellsworth (after Braun Strowman threw him off the stage and through a table at Survivor Series) to seemingly award Ellsworth a SmackDown LIVE contract. However, things escalated quickly when, after Shane told Ambrose that because of recent actions he would be given the night off and had to leave the building, WWE World Champion AJ Styles arrived to make a mockery of the entire gathering.
“The Champ that Runs the Camp,” aghast at the idea of sharing the same locker room with Ellsworth, proposed that he and Ellsworth face off in a Ladder Match tonight with his SmackDown LIVE contract suspended above the ring. If Ellsworth wins, he would become a full-fledged member of Team Blue. If he loses, Styles claimed that he would rip up Ellsworth’s contract in front of his face.
Shane-O-Mac was totally opposed to the idea, but it was Ellsworth who bravely accepted and even upped the ante, saying that if he could beat Styles tonight he wants a future WWE World Championship opportunity.
With everything on the line, James Ellsworth took on WWE World Champion AJ Styles in a Ladder Match. If he could somehow win, he would be awarded a SmackDown LIVE contract and get a future WWE World Championship opportunity. However, if he lost, he would lose out on it all. The Phenomenal One was in control for virtually the entire contest. Unfortunately for Ellsworth, an altercation between Styles and Dean Ambrose earlier in the night left The Lunatic Fringe barred from ringside and unable to help him.
Yet, just as the fairytale looked to be coming to an end, Styles was met with an unbelievable surprise when Ambrose, disguised as a hockey player, appeared and neutralized Styles. This allowed Ellsworth to topple a discombobulated Styles off the ladder and hit him with a pinpoint superkick to climb the ladder to success (like, for real) and grab the contract, then celebrate his miracle of a victory along with Ambrose.
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.
WWE Hall of Famer Edge returned to host his always memorable talk show “The Cutting Edge” on the 900th episode of SmackDown LIVE, and boy, did it not disappoint. The cornerstone of SmackDown LIVE was in rare form and the WWE Universe could not have been more excited to see The Rated-R Superstar.
This particular episode of “The Cutting Edge” had a little bit of everything — an attempted 5-second pose with Edge and Team SmackDown LIVE mascot James Ellsworth, Edge questioning his former partner Randy Orton, and Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles almost got into it … but then, GONG!
The arena went dark during “The Cutting Edge” and to the ring came the legendary Undertaker. He stared down all those on Team SmackDown LIVE, including (and especially) Shane McMahon, his WrestleMania 32 opponent. The Undertaker first pronounced that there was no better choice for a Commissioner of SmackDown LIVE than McMahon. He then claimed that he was back, “taking souls and digging holes.”
The Deadman then forewarned the entire team that SmackDown LIVE had always been his home and that if Team Blue failed at Survivor Series then the fear of failure would not be their chief concern, but, instead, they should then be fearing the wrath of The Phenom.
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Yes, you read that right. Dean’s back on RAW for one night only as Team Blue arrive to defend their GM’s on RAW’s turf. Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, AJ Styles and Randy Orton (along with James Ellsworth) arriving by surprise after Stephanie McMahon sets Team RAW on Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan. It led to a verbal showdown between the two brands teams, that ended when Dean decided less talk and more action was the way to go – attacking Chris Jericho. The two sides brawled until eventually team Smackdown had to retreat, but they got their message across and rescued their bosses from a beatdown, so I’d call it a successful night.
Dean’s been around the world in two weeks (or close enough). Hitting up Riyadh in Saudi Arabia for two nights on the 3rd and 4th, before flying overnight to start the UK leg of the tour in Manchester on November 5th. Ouch! The crazy schedule didn’t stop there, he went on to battle AJ Styles in Main Event matches from Manchester to Aberdeen to Cardiff as well as taping Smackdown in Glasgow, before hopping over to Europe for a 3 day stint in Spain. I don’t know about you, but I’M tired just looking at the schedule. Huge kudos to Dean and the gang for keeping the energy going and entertaining every night. He even had time to stop by Manchester GAME and Cardiff Sports Direct to sign for fans. Below you can find WWE.com Digitals from (almost) every event, we’ll have a fan candids post to follow.
As part of the November European Tour Dean and the WWE Superstars have the opportunity to grant Wishes to kids across the pond, on this tour Dean was able to grant several and you can check out digital photos from a handful of the meets in the Gallery below. There’s also a short video from a Wish in Madrid.
The full SmackDown LIVE 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Men’s Elimination Match roster — WWE World Champion AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton and Baron Corbin (along with a few extra guests: Luke Harper and the apple of Scotland’s eye, James Ellsworth) — continued to struggle with team unity. This culminated with Styles and Ambrose getting into a war of words, Corbin walking out and The Wyatt Family simply stoically standing in the ring.
SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon came out to try and rally the troops and then, per the mind of Ellsworth, named the underdog the official mascot of Team SmackDown LIVE. Then, in an attempt to get the team to work out some of their aggressions against one another, set up a Six-Man Tag Team Match between The New Wyatt Family of Bray, Orton and Harper against Ambrose, Corbin and Ellsworth later in the night in Glasgow.
After Baron Corbin rejected his spot in SmackDown LIVE’s match in Glasgow, a replacement was found — resident enemy of The New Wyatt Family, Kane.
WWE World Champion AJ Styles sat at the commentary desk and what a match he was treated to. All six Superstars absolutely threw down on the primetime stage. The battle was aggressive and brutal with several momentum swings.
The match dynamic changed completely when Kane and Harper brawled to the backstage area, in effect making it a virtual tag team contest with Wyatt and Orton battling Ambrose and Ellsworth (who had yet to be tagged into the match).
With the crowd going absolutely berserk behind him, Ellsworth could not help himself and tagged himself in while a worn down Ambrose was attempting to recover. Ellsworth came in and began to tune up the band for “No Chin Music,” however it was to no avail. As soon as Ellsworth attempted the move, The Eater of Worlds caught him and immediately transitioned the counter into Sister Abigail for the victory.
Moments after SmackDown LIVE’s main event, Dean Ambrose looked as though he was about to be ambushed by The New Wyatt Family with Styles was also lurking. However, before things could get crazy, Shane McMahon rushed to ringside to try and break it up.
This prompted the arrival of SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan, who after trying to find a replacement for Baron Corbin on the Survivor Series SmackDown LIVE Men’s team all evening, realized that there was now only one choice — Shane McMahon! The Glasgow crowd chanted “YES!” and, soon after, so did Shane himself.
After last weeks big time blunder by James Ellsworth, he opens Smackdown this week to beg forgiveness from Dean Ambrose. Might be a tough ask from a man that specializes in revenge, but he’s open to hearing what James has to say and comes to the ring to hear him out. Once there, he decides that even though he’s imagined smacking him around for what he did, he can’t look at his face and not forgive him. Dean tells him it’s all good, but just never ever ever get in his way again. James continues to try and apologize when AJ interrupts and tells James that Dean’s just been using him. Dean doesn’t take kindly to this and James tries to break it up as Dean and AJ get face to face, only for AJ to shove James in to Dean and then take him down with a kick to the head followed by his ‘Phenomenal Forearm’.
Backstage a little later on, Deans fuming and as James once again tries to apologize, Dean says he’s done. Until Daniel Bryan tries to calm things down and promises Dean another shot at becoming #1 contender, tonight. And under no circumstances is James to come to ringside. It seems like Ellsworth can’t hear too well as later on in the night as Deans interviewed about his match, he turns up again to plead with Dean to let him come to ringside. Dean laughs in his face, telling him absolutely not, go eat some candy.
Before his match, Dean decides he’s not taking the risk and packs Ellsworth off out the back exit, telling him any man with two hands can call an Uber and skidaddle. Thinking hes in the clear, Dean heads in to his match. He takes the fight straight to AJ and it quickly becomes an outside brawl. The two men now so adept at wrestling one another they’re coming up with counters to each others counters, making for a breath taking ride. Until once again.. Ellsworth gets involved, running in through the crowd and almost costing Dean with another distraction. Security chase Ellsworth all around the arena, and eventually AJ Styles gets so ticked off he shoves James over the announce desk. It gives Dean just enough time to regroup and as AJ goes for his Phenomenal Forearm off the top rope, Dean kicks him in the gut on his descent and nails him with Dirty Deeds. Picking up the win.. and a new #1 Contendership!
Maybe Ellsworth is just as crazy as Dean is.. somehow it worked out. Here’s what WWE.com had to say.
Following his accidental disqualification of Dean Ambrose in The Lunatic Fringe’s high-stakes matchup with AJ Styles last week on SmackDown LIVE, a clearly distraught James Ellsworth came to the ring to make a public apology to Ambrose.
A perturbed, but sympathetic Ambrose listened to Ellsworth’s sincere request for forgiveness, and accepted, but also told Ellsworth to never get in his way again. Both were then interrupted by WWE World Champion AJ Styles, who was quick to disparage both Ellsworth’s WWE merit and his relationship with Ambrose.
This unnerved the unstable Ambrose, which led to him to get into a brawl with Styles, which Ellsworth nobly attempted to break up before being shoved by The Phenomenal One into Ambrose. Styles then took advantage of the staggered Ambrose by hitting him with the Phenomenal Forearm. Styles then promptly exited the ring, laughing at the comedy of errors that Ellsworth had just produced, while the underdog looked on, completely mortified.
Daniel Bryan announced earlier in the night that, much like last week, if Dean Ambrose could defeat AJ Styles in the main event, he would be named the new No. 1 contender for the WWE World Championship. This time, however, James Ellsworth was not to be at ringside.
Continuing their string of incredible matches, Ambrose and Styles wowed the WWE Universe with incredible action that saw the momentum shift several times over. As the action picked up though, Ellsworth could just not help himself and made his way out to the arena.
The two Superstars kept going at it, and then, in the match’s pivotal moments, despite Bryan’s warning, Ellsworth snuck out to ringside! Security began to chase Ellsworth all over the arena before Styles finally got ahold of him. The WWE World Champion did not think twice about pouncing him over the announce table before returning his attention to Ambrose. However, the tides turned on The Phenomenal One quickly when, going for his signature Phenomenal Forearm, Ambrose caught him with a kick to the gut as he descended from the top rope which he then transitioned into Dirty Deeds for the victory to become the new No. 1 contender.
After the match, security finally got their hands on Ellsworth, but Ambrose snatched him from their grasp and began to celebrate with him.
A complicated night for Dean, as he learns the hard way sometimes being nice doesn’t get you anywhere. After bringing in his ‘little buddy’ James Ellsworth to help make AJ Styles’ life hell, the fun backfires as Dean looks to earn a new #1 Contendership spot. Ellsworth says that after everything Dean’s done for him, he wants to repay the favor and be in his corner in the match tonight. Dean isn’t keen, and initially turns James down. However later on in the night as Dean heads to the ring, he finds Ellsworth sulking and once again the newbie begs Dean to let him be in his corner, layering on the guilt by saying he always felt like a loser until Dean helped him be a winner. It’s a big guilt trip to swallow, and perhaps tugs at whatever little heartstring Dean might have left. He agrees to let Ellsworth come out, on the condition he stays out of trouble.
Unfortunately, James doesn’t listen to instruction very well. Instantly becoming a target for AJ, who uses him to distract Dean and throw his concentration off. An eventual dropkick through the ropes to Ellsworth sees things unravel, as Dean gets his bearings back in the ring, James takes the opportunity to repay AJ for the dropkick.. and hits him with a superkick! Bad move. Dean instantly realizes what James has done and pleads with the referee, but it’s too late. Dean’s disqualified because of James’ actions, and his shot at the WWE Championship slips out of his grasp. Sometimes.. its better to stay a loner. Tonight, Dean learned that the hard way. Tsk, I mean, you try to help people! Here’s what WWE.com had to say!
James Ellsworth shocked the world again. This time though, it wasn’t necessarily so joyous.
Ellsworth accompanied Dean Ambrose to the ring in a major SmackDown LIVE main event. Though WWE World Champion AJ Styles was out for retribution after Ambrose’s involvement in his match with Ellsworth last week, if The Lunatic Fringe could defeat The Phenomenal One, he would then subsequently be named No. 1 contender for the illustrious championship.
Both Superstars went hard in the paint in efforts to triumph over the other. After a thrilling series of exchanges, it appeared that Ambrose was on the verge of victory … but then James Ellsworth happened.
Ellsworth accidently cost Ambrose the match when, after Styles viciously dropkicked Ellsworth, the No Chinned Wonder later got his revenge by Superkicking the champion on the outside. However, the sweet feeling of retribution would be short-lived when Ambrose was disqualified because of Ellsworth’s hasty actions, awarding Styles the victory and eliminating Ambrose’s chance at becoming No. 1 Contender.