After defeating Jericho at Payback, we thought we were finally free of the showboating Highlight Reel host, and so did Dean Ambrose. Who takes a minute out of his schedule to stop Stephanie McMahon in her tracks and ask her about her new found ‘smile’. He’s not buying it, though Stephanie insists a person can change. She invites herself on to the Ambrose Asylum and gives Dean an open forum to ask her whatever he wants. A challenge Dean takes up gladly. But he can’t help but rub salt in Stephanie’s wounds, reminding her of all the sacrifices shes made for the business while her brother Shane has stayed home and not contributed anything for seven years. It must sting to be overlooked now, right? Perhaps Dean shouldn’t have poked the hornets nest, because Stephanie fires back by cancelling the Ambrose Asylum. Dean admits that stings too, but he had a good run, he’ll just take his plant ‘Mitch’ and leave. But as he goes, Stephanie reinstates the Highlight Reel, Chris Jericho returns.
Dean isn’t pleased to see him, and the staredown on the ramp way quickly turns in to a brawl that ends with Jericho nailing Dean with a codebreaker and trashing the Ambrose Asylum set. As Dean staggers to his feet, Jericho grabs poor Mitch and uses him as a weapon, smashing his pot over Dean’s head! Now it’s personal. Mitch shall be avenged! Here’s what WWE.com had to say!
You know what they say: You can’t introduce a potted plant in Week One of a talk show without it smashing it over someone’s head in Week Four. Blame Stephanie McMahon for Mitch the plant’s untimely demise, though. After guest-starring on “The Ambrose Asylum” — and enduring a harsh line of questioning in the process — her first order of business was to undo one of her brother’s more controversial edicts, canceling the show and rebooting “The Highlight Reel” on the spot.
The Lunatic Fringe didn’t mind his show getting shuttered all that much, but Chris Jericho’s return got him riled up good. Still, Jericho got the upper hand in the ensuing brawl, Codebreaking Ambrose and smashing Mitch square over his head, sending him to sidekick heaven alongside Francesca I.
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.
Dean Ambrose took a moment before hosting the “Ambrose Asylum” to deliver a heated warning to Chris Jericho before their matchup this Sunday at WWE Payback. But the unstable Superstar’s emotional message was just the tip of the iceberg of what was to come on his new talk show.
WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte — flanked by her two-time WWE Hall of Famer father Ric Flair — and No. 1 contender Natalya engaged in a highly personal and tense war of words just days before their title clash at WWE Payback. The Queen of Harts — who will have her WWE Hall of Famer uncle Bret Hart in her corner this Sunday — took aim at The Nature Boy, calling him creepy and claiming he helps his daughter cheat because he knows she isn’t good enough to win without it.
The Hart Dungeon graduate quickly found herself in a spirited back-and-forth with The Dirtiest Player in the Game over his storied past against the “Hit Man.” Needless to say, any sour feelings between champion and challenger only worsened after this impassioned meeting.
Will Natalya back up her prediction and make Charlotte tap at WWE Payback en route to becoming the new WWE Women’s Champion? Plus, what will happen if Ric Flair attempts to interfere in the contest and Bret Hart is waiting on the other side of the ring? If SmackDown’s “Ambrose Asylum” is any indication, it will be an explosive encounter.
After his run in with Jericho on RAW, theres only one more stop before Payback, and thats Smackdown! With Jericho not around for the taping, what other trouble does Dean find to get himself in to? Click on to find out!
Another busy whirlwind tour for Ambrose that saw him make a pit stop in Dubai for two nights, where he faced Sami Zayn, The Miz & Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship (Miz retained) and The Miz & Dolph Ziggler on night two (Miz retained). Then it was a hop across the sea for a live event in Leeds (Vs The Miz & Dolph Ziggler, Miz retained) and RAW and Smackdown in London England, followed by dates in Newcastle and Brussels where he faced and defeated Triple H. They finished off the tour with tag team matches that saw Dean team with Sami Zayn to take on Triple H and Kevin Owens in both Paris and Malaga. Dean and Sami were victorious in both matches, all in all a good tour for Dean! You can catch the Paris Tag Team match above and the other matches below.
I was also able to catch up with Dean in London for a chat about the site, he signed our most recent layouts and organized a few things for the future, so watch this space for those!
Dean and WWE return to Europe in November, tickets are on sale for RAW and Smackdown in Glasgow now!
Hot on the heels of a whirlwind European tour, Ambrose returns to the US and straight on to RAW where he calls out the man he’s been feuding with for the past few weeks. Mr rockstar, Chris Jericho, doesn’t take kindly to being called out by someone he considers ‘beneath’ him, but Dean’s never cared much for opinions. Or things like expensive shoes and fancy (stupid) haircuts. Dean also doesn’t attack people from behind, he confronts them face to face. And boy does he have some stuff to get off his chest, telling Jericho exactly what he thinks of him before attacking him in the middle of the ring and sending him sprawling to the outside. Dean has bad intentions and starts to strip down the announce desk, but Jericho thwarts his plans and sends Dean face first in to a monitor, stunning him enough for Jericho to lock in the Walls of Jericho, torturing Dean on the announce table until officials are forced to break it up. Jericho leaves with a smug look on his face.. one Dean will gladly smack clean off of him this Sunday.
Bad news for fans of “The Ambrose Asylum”: A steaming-mad Dean Ambrose opted out of hosting another edition of the hottest new talk show in WWE after Chris Jericho cheap-shot last Monday on Raw. Good news for fans of rage-fueled brawls: Ambrose called Jericho out instead, and The Ayatollah of Rock ’n’ Rolla answered, if only to demand Ambrose apologize for failing to show him the proper deference before their match Sunday at WWE Payback. The Lunatic Fringe punched Jericho in the face instead, though their brief fight ended badly for him when Jericho tripped him up on the announce desk and managed to lock in the Walls of Jericho atop the table.