During his interview with Sam Roberts and Katie Linendoll, Dean Ambrose explained why he wears jeans and a shirt for his matches in WWE. And it's such a perfect explanation.
"I started thinking too, like, look at these... see the trunks on the cardboard cut out on Sheamus over there, like that kind of gear? Traditional wrestling trunks come from like the 1920s, like George Hackenschmidt and Karl Gotch because they were going to get really close and grapple and have like a 90 minute, really tight wrestling match. That's like really old school wrestling. So they wore the trunks so that they could slip in and out of holds, the way an amateur wrestling wears a singlet. It's very old school for old school wrestling. But in today's WWE, and like what sports entertainment is and stuff, it's a whole different thing. It's almost like some kind of like urban combat. It's like what we're going to be doing Sunday. We're going to be climbing ladders, outside the ring, inside the ring, going through tables, you know what I mean? So I'm like, why would you be wearing underwear? It makes no sense. What kind of a man puts on underwear to fight? If we were in a bar and we got into an argument and I was like 'alright, that's it, let's take this outside. Take your pants off, let's go! In your underwear, outside, right now!' It makes no sense."
It really doesn't make sense, not even a little bit. And hey, if John Cena can become a big star and maintain his spot at the top for nearly a decade wearing jorts, Jean Ambrose should be just fine.
Here's the full interview: