What’s a title defense after you cleanly sweept the former champion at the most extreme PPV the WWE has to offer? Now laced with gold and bronze, the Shield stormed into Smackdown to prepare for the first title defense where Kofi Kingston would be invoking his rematch clause on this week’s Friday night edition. Was Dean successful? Click the read more to be spoiled!
* Kofi Kingston vs. Dean Ambrose for the United States Title is up next. The match ends when Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns interfere. Randy Orton and Sheamus make the save. Teddy Long makes a six-man match.
* The Shield controlled most of the match but the faces turned it around. Orton hits a RKO on Reigns, Rollins takes a Brogue Kick but Ambrose hits his finisher on Kofi for the win. After the match, Team Hell No come out and throw Ambrose and Rollins back in the ring. Orton hits a RKO on Rollins and Ambrose takes a Brogue kick to end it.
After their stunning victories last night, covering themselves in Gold, theres a lot of bitter faces in the backstage area tonight on RAW. Daniel Bryan and Kane trying to come to terms with their painful loss, boo hoo hoo boys. The match is made for later on in the night, The Shield will face Team Hell No and Kofi Kingston in a 6 man tag.
The Shield come down to the ring in a different formation than usual, Roman and Seth down one side, Ambrose going it alone down the other. But it is lovely to hear them introduced as Champions! They take to the mics and Ambrose declares that all the woes of the WWE Superstars these days are their doing and theirs alone. They drove Ryback so far down he snapped and went after John Cena, therefor it’s The Shields fault Cena didn’t walk out of his match. They sent The Undertaker to the grave for good, they put The Rock in hospital. The Shield have changed the landscape of the WWE and the scary part is this is just the beginning. What else do the men in black have in store for us?
With their opponents in the ring the match gets underway with Ambrose starting things out against Kofi, taking control right off the bat the match becomes one of the more frantic of the Shields careers so far, with their opponents bitter and twisted off of their losses, as the match went on it seemed as though The Shield might be in more trouble than they bargained for as Bryan, Kingston and Kane all but dominated them. However back off of a commercial break the tables had turned and Daniel Bryan was isolated in The Shields corner, where they plagued him with torments of being the ‘weak link’ of the team. Beating him down and keeping him where he is, Ambrose eventually mocks him while he’s on his knees, slapping him in the face repeatedly until Daniel finally snaps and headbutts his way out of it. Leaping for Kane to tag in, Ambrose tags in Reigns and the two big men go at it. Kane getting the advantage over Roman, Ambrose makes the save for a pin and is attacked by Kofi. Kofi and Daniel then suicide dive Ambrose and Rollins on the outside. But it’s their undoing. As Ambrose as Rollins take out Daniel and Kofi outside the ring, Reigns battles Kane inside. With Kane’s partners gone, Ambrose distracts the referee and Rollins takes to the air, hitting Kane with his flying knee and rolling out of the ring, leaving Reigns to spear Kane out of his boots and pick up the three count.
The Shield win again, holding their belts over the fallen bodies of their opponents. Scary, innit. Haha.
I’m finding it hard to put together a review right now because I’m an emotional mess but here we go. Ambrose gets his first shot at WWE gold a mere 6 months in to his Main Roster career, after such an impressive year so far including a debut Wrestlemania win it seems the sky is the limit for the trio in black, but will his first Pay Per View Singles match and first WWE Title match end in a victory?
Come on, did you ever doubt him?
While us here at Dean-Ambrose.net chewed on our collective hats in nervous anticipation, Ambrose headed to the ring full of his usual cocky confidence and in an unprecidented move, bid Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns farewell on the steps! His Shield brothers leaving him to fight this battle for himself. And what a battle it was. Ambrose kept up with Kofi’s high flying and frantic style with his own hard hitting and brutal form, soaking up whatever Kofi had to throw at him and handing it back in abundance. He even brought back a submission we haven’t seen since his days on the indies, locking Kofi in to the Crossface Chickenwing and almost securing victory there and then. Kofi was able to wriggle out however and the match continued. Kofi eventually hitting his Trouble in Paradise kick to Ambrose and knocking him for loop, unfortunately for him, out of the ring! Kofi hauled Ambrose back in to the ring and went for a pin Ambrose kicked out of (God help our hearts). Kofi set him up for another of the kicks but Ambrose had it scouted and ducked out of the way, causing Kofi to hang himself up on the ropes and land painfully.
Ambrose quickly grabbed him and hit him with his Headlock Driver.. the world held their breaths.. and then collectively screamed as Dean Ambrose picked up the three count and his first ever taste of WWE Gold. Ladies and Gentlemen your NEW United States Champion!
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns rushed the ring and leapt on their partner in a rare ‘aww’ moment, the celebration kicking off, Dean hoisted in to the air by his Shield brothers. A moment that will live in our hearts and memories forever. Congratulations, Dean, you deserve every second of this. Enjoy it.
Later on in the night Rollins and Reigns took on Team Hell No for the tag Team Championships, Ambrose did not accompany the pair to the ring and they emerged victorious after a stunning finisher from Rollins and Reigns. Ambrose raced to the ring to celebrate with his Shield Brothers, all members of the greatest faction in Wrestling today holding gold. Congrats boys!!
Even their first ever loss as a team cannot bring down the Shield. One day before the Extreme Rules pay-per-view, where all three members will be fighting for gold, the Shield clocked in on this week’s Power Rankings at #8 once more. With a loss on RAW and Main Event, and a victory at Smackdown, the Shield still proved to be strong this week.
Perhaps after gaining the Tag Titles as well as the coveted United States Championship will shoot them into the top 5, finally? Only time will tell!
Notable Ring Names: Dean Ambrose, Jon Moxley From: Cincinnati, Ohio Date of Birth: December 7, 1985 Working For: World Wrestling Entertainment WWE Debut: Survivor Series November 18th, 2012 Mini Biography: Dean Ambrose started his career back in 2004 under the name of Jon Moxley. Earning high praise from independent companies around the world, he became a household name for the hardcore, holding championship gold in companies such as Combat Zone Wrestling. With his name capturing the attention of wrestling fans across the globe, Jon soon earned a developmental contract with the WWE. He then took on the name of Dean Ambrose and began the process of cementing his name in stone. Feuding with William Regal and Seth Rollins most notably on NXT, Ambrose went on to make his much anticipated main roster debut at Survivor Series 2012, coming in alongside Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns to make a massive impact in the main event, aiding CM Punk in retaining his WWE Championship and taking out the monster Ryback. Described by WWE as "Fearless, wild and always unpredictable" as well as a "world class competitor and infamous troublemaker" - Dean Ambrose is the rising star to watch! Full Biography:Click Here! Full Statistics:Click Here!
Show: RAW May 13th, 2013 Match: The Shield Vs Team Hell no Cena - Elimination Match Match Result: The Shield Disqualified Summary: The Shield head down to the ring to enter an Elimination Tag Team Match against Team Hell No and John Cena. The match starts out with Ambrose taking on Kane. Ambrose is typically cocky at first, but after a brutal uppercut in the corner from Kane, he’s dragged over to the wrong side and Daniel Bryan’s tagged in. Bryan proceeds to torture Ambrose with a twisted arm submission before Ambrose elbows his way out of it and tags out to Rollins. Rollins charges in and is met with a quick tag out to Cena. And a commercial break. Back from commercial we find Daniel Bryan holding Ambrose in a surfboard before tagging out to Kane. The match continues with a series of fast tags and neither team able to get the advantage, eventually with Ambrose in against Kane, Kane’s rage seems to get the better of him and as he attempts to hit a chokeslam on Ambrose, Rollins rushes the ring too but finds himself caught. Kane hurls both Ambrose and Rollins out of the ring then gets out and proceeds to assault The Shield on the outside, slamming Ambrose in to the guard rail, Rollins in to the ringpost and Reigns on to the announce table before ripping the top off the table and knocking Ambrose over the guard rail with it. The referee declares Kane eliminated. Back from commercial to see Ambrose plant Cena with his trademark DDT. While John Cena refuses to stay down, Daniel Bryan is tagged in and goes on a whirlwind assault on The Shield, but ends up eating a Headlock Driver from Ambrose for the 3 count. Bryan eliminated, leaving Cena alone. The three on one assault begins and Cena eliminates Rollins with an AA. Ambrose is quickly in but Cena scoops him up to hit him with an AA. Reigns distracts the referee and then spears Cena, but the referee disqualifies Reigns! It’s down to Ambrose Vs Cena and Ambrose makes a quick pin attempt only for Cena to kick out. Cena fights back and locks Ambrose in to the STF, but before Ambrose can tap Rollins and Reigns attack, the referee disqualifying Ambrose! Unsatisfied with their DQ loss, The Shield round on Cena and hit him with the Triple Powerbomb to stand tall over the Champion. Full Review: Click Here! Digitals:Click Here! Screencaptures:Click Here!
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