At Money in the Bank, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose will compete for the WWE World Heavyweight championship in a ladder match. A match, which last year consisted of four additional competitors, but never the less resulted in Ambrose and Rollins battling at the apex of the ladder for the Money in the Bank briefcase. So it is apropos that these two will meet at the same event to fight for the prize that the briefcase yielded. But the question on everyone’s lips: will the story end differently, or will the stronghold of The Authority continue?
Somewhere along the way to WWE Payback, Dean Ambrose afforded himself an opportunity to compete for the WWE World Heavyweight championship. The opportunity was mere happenstance, but when Ambrose was unsuccessful, he refused to go to the back of the line. Instead, he forced The Authority’s hand to grant him another opportunity at Seth Rollins and the WWE Title.
Then a funny thing happened at WWE Elimination Chamber, Dean Ambrose pinned Seth Rollins in the center of the ring after connecting with Dirty Deeds, was declared the winner but not the new WWE World Heavyweight champion. Why? Because the original referee convinced the referee who called the 3-count to recant the decision to award Ambrose the championship and call it a disqualification victory seeing as Rollins forced the referee to take a flying elbow from Dean Ambrose.
So what do you do when you are up against the wall in the face of adversity? Well, if you are Dean Ambrose, you take the championship and you leave. Why anyone is surprised by this, seeing as Ambrose played hot potato with the Intercontinental championship throughout all of WrestleMania season, I do not know.
But it makes for a great catalyst of renewed interest in the ongoing rivalry of Ambrose and Rollins. At Money in the Bank, how will the story unfold? Will Ambrose make his dream a reality and officially be named the WWE champion? Or will Seth Rollins invoke the aid of The Authority and continue his questionable reign as champion?
When it comes to Dean Ambrose, he goes by the beat of a different drum and the people love him for that. They love how unpredictable and weird he is, and how he blatantly reacts to Authority. Some are starting to call him the next Steve Austin. Although there are some similarities, Austin was a badass redneck, and Ambrose is simply a lunatic on the fringe. Chicks dig that.
Ambrose, champion or not, has an opportunity to make a lasting impression on the WWE Universe for years to come. And however this rivalry unfolds, before they were The Shield, Ambrose and Rollins were two indy guys, who were told would never make it to the top, yet here they are.
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