By Rick Velazquez
Part 1 - Dean Ambrose
First off, I know this looks like a lot to read, but to those who have taken the time to read this, thank you very much. I’d also appreciate any feedback. This the first of three parts. Enjoy!
The Shield has been WWE’s most powerful faction since its formation in November of last year. The trio consisting of Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns, have displayed ‘ruthless aggression’ as Vince McMahon likes to call it. They have quickly made a name for themselves and have cemented their legacy in WWE history. As great as this is, one has to wonder if a dismantling of the group is imminent. If so, how will the members’ single careers turn out? Will they blossom into main event status or dwindle down to being a lower mid-card talent? Here’s the way I’d book it:
Dean Ambrose was known for, and still has to this day, having a character that had main Heath Ledger Joker-esque characteristics. One of his most famous promos is his “Sick Guy” promo on Drake Younger. That promo truly displays his ability to portray such a distinguished character. So, why doesn’t WWE use this to their advantage? The Shield currently holds the WWE Tag Team and United States Championships, which is what makes them such a dominant force.
To begin this parting, Dean Ambrose will have to lose the US title to a babyface like Kofi Kingston or The Miz on a pay-per-view. Rollins and Reigns would serve as the reasons for Ambrose’s loss, because of their distraction during the ending moments of the match. The next night on RAW, Rollins and Reigns would lose the tag team championships to a formidable team, such as The Prime Time Players or even The Usos, (kill two birds with one stone, pushes The Usos and progresses the angle). After the match, the trio would engage in an in ring argument over their unsuccessful title defenses.
Later on, in an interview with Rollins and Reigns, they’d go on and say that Ambrose has been acting differently and doesn’t have the same motives he had a few months ago. The next week, Vickie Guerrero announces that The Shield will have an opportunity at redemption in a 6-man Winner Take All tag team match against…say The Usos and Kofi Kingston. In the conclusion, the team of The Usos and Kofi Kingston would result victorious successfully retaining their gold.
After the match, The Shield would continue to argue in the ring. Rollins and Reigns blame Ambrose for his lack of focus, and out of nowhere Roman Reigns would hit a huge spear on Ambrose, followed up by Rollins’ patented Black Out. Dean Ambrose is no longer a member of The Shield. In the coming weeks, we’d see Ambrose slowly transition into his ‘sick guy’ character by cutting backstage promos about how all the people he’s trusted have turned their backs on him. From then on the character can only grow through more of these promos and aggressively wrestled matches.
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