When The Shield hit the scene, it was clear who WWE thought the mouthpiece of the group was. Dean Ambrose was seated center position for their interviews, anchoring them with that certain something before Seth Rollins delivered some exposition and Roman Reigns growled a closing line.
Reigns and especially Rollins have grown since then, and are ready to sink or swim on their own. But for fans who thought they'd seen the best of Ambrose, we can only point you to what our gif mavens refer to as "The Classic".
Dropping the flak jacket and the paramilitary gimmick has unleashed The Lunatic Fringe, and all the potential as a talker that indy fans saw in him years ago blended with the polish he's learned as part of the sports entertainment machine.
All of that and more was on display in his Raw Post-Show interview with Tom Phillips. Phillips chased Dean down to let him know of the events that happened on USA Network, where Rollins lobbied Triple H to include him in the Money in the Bank ladder match for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship title shot so that he could keep an eye on his old partner and rival.
Ambrose's response? Well, sit back and enjoy...
I knew it, I knew he would. He didn't really have a choice because I was going to show up in Boston anyway. I already kind of made that clear. I would just go ahead and walk up that ladder after pummeling Seth Rollins half to death, grab that briefcase, take it to downtown Boston, sell it at a pawn shop if they didn't go ahead and just put me in that match. So that's what's best for business. Smart decision by Triple H.
You know what was a bad decision by Triple H? Getting on my bad side and making an enemy for life of Dean Ambrose. I never liked Triple H. I always had respect for him as a competitor but I never really liked him... He was in Evolution, I was in The Shield. But now, he's got an enemy for life; Seth Rollins has an enemy for life, and that's bad. Your life changes when I am your enemy. It's just going to keep getting worse for them.
I'M GOING TO MONEY IN THE BANK, TOM!
How's Triple H going to explain this? How's Triple H going to explain to the WWE Universe, to his investors... how's Triple H going to explain to his wife that scumbag Dean Ambrose is holding a contract for a world heavyweight championship shot. God, that really looks bad for the company doesn't it. I'm sure he'll figure it out because he's our boss and he knows what's best for buiness.