Dean Ambrose got his first opportunity at a championship in WWE tonight (Sun., May 19, 2013) against Kofi Kingston in a U.S. title bout on the Extreme Rules pay-per-view (PPV) at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
And he's now a champion in WWE.
Indeed, Ambrose came to the ring on his own, with his Shield brethren allowing him to do his own bidding without their aid. And that's what he did, working a short but fine match against Kingston that saw some solid psychology lead to a finish that is sure to make the hardcore fan base happy.
Kingston hit the Trouble in Paradise but did so on the apron so Ambrose fell out of the ring. Instead of taking the countout victory, as color commentator JBL was saying he should, Kofi brought Ambrose back into the ring where he failed to get the three count.
He lost his title not long after, JBL all the while driving home how silly he was for not taking the count out win.
Either way, Ambrose is U.S. champion and the scene in the ring after, when Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns joined him to celebrate, was just wonderful.
For complete results and blow-by-blow coverage of the entire Extreme Rules show click here.