Although there were no coconuts to the head action on Ambrose Live, Dean Ambrose captivated the ruckus Chicago wrestling crowd with his charm, whit, and abrasive, law-breaking attitude, as he auctioned stolen WWE t-shirts to damn-near for free, and toting around Seth Rollin’s Money in the Bank briefcase, which he had stolen on SmackDown. The segment was such a success, not only did the Chicago fans stop chanting “CM Punk” but it was the number one trend on twitter with the hashtag #AmbroseLive. That, right there, is the start of the rise of Dean Ambrose.
It’s a crazy paradox in the world of professional wrestling when something unfortunate happens to someone else; it opens a window of opportunity for someone else. In this case, it was Roman Reigns being rushed to emergency surgery the night before Night of Champions, which really opened that window for Ambrose. We all knew that he was going to come back eventually for his revenge on Rollins for curb stomping his mug through cinder blocks, but with Reigns out of action, Ambrose is now taking revenge in the main event spotlight, rather than a mid-story level feud.
Seth Rollins isn’t the only obstacle in Ambrose’s way, the former 15-time WWE champion John Cena is being thrown in the mix. However close Cena might have been to dethroning Brock Lesnar for the WWE title, Rollins sabotaged the championship bout with delusions of grandeur of cashing in his contract and becoming the new World champion. So, Dean and Cena both have a common enemy, but Ambrose doesn’t want to share his revenge with someone else, and in turn has gained a new foe in John Cena.
Now, how does that work? Ambrose against Seth Rollins makes him a good guy because he’s going against The Authority’s class pet. But throw in John Cena, the poster boy for the WWE and Make-A-Wish foundation savior to the masses—much respect to the man in that regard—would that make Dean a bad guy? In a young wrestling fan’s psychology of thinking, Dean is still the hero because anyone who has gone against John Cena has automatically been given the green light—CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, now Dean Ambrose…?
When The Shield first came into prominence and WWE tested the waters with these guys, I was always more of an Ambrose fella, reminding me of a young Roddy “Rowdy” Piper, and his singles matches with Randy Orton, Kane, and The Undertaker on SmackDown were a breath of fresh air. While I do wish Reigns a speedy recovery, I’m happy that Ambrose has been given this opportunity to show the world why everyone should be watching him.
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