The ‘Destruction of The Shield’ DVD has been given the release date (In the USA) of February 17th. If you’re a US resident you can pre order now at Amazon.com. It has a UK release date of March 2nd.
The official write up on the DVD is as follows: “Follow a behind the scenes journey in the life of WWE’s newest and most prolific trio The Shield, on their road to Summerslam. They were the most dominant faction inside the ring, taking the WWE by storm. Now, The Hounds of Justice have disbanded and the road leads to Summerslam. Witness the journeys of the three superstars – Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns from their humble beginnings en route to the biggest event of the summer. The program will include even more exclusive content than originally aired on WWE Network, along with hours of The Shields greatest matches.”
According to WWE.com’s writer John Clapp, Dean Ambrose would have been a perfect fit for The Attitude Era and we couldn’t agree more. Read below what Clapp had to say about Ambrose:
Rebellious, dangerous and utterly unpredictable, Dean Ambrose embodies all the qualities that mattered most in WWE’s Attitude Era. Though The Lunatic Fringe has established himself as a pillar of modern-day WWE, there’s no doubt the unstable Superstar would’ve looked right at home inside the War Zone on Monday nights.
Ambrose’s extreme leanings and proclivity for using weapons in the ring might have endeared him to competing for the era-specific Hardcore Championship. Indeed, it’s easy to imagine a chair-wielding Lunatic Fringe, with his head on a swivel and the scrapyard title around his waist, turning back challengers 24/7 in every conceivable combat zone. The graphic manner in which Ambrose likes to describe plans for decimating competition, meanwhile, would be all the more colorful if applied in the context of the uncensored Attitude Era.
Never mind that The Lunatic Fringe’s wild, outspoken nature would have been an appropriate counterbalance to some of The Attitude Era’s most celebrated personalities. Think Ambrose’s innate sense of independence would have played well with Mr. McMahon’s heavy-handed rule? Or would The Lunatic Fringe have run afoul of his renegade kindred spirit, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin? Either way, it’s clear Ambrose’s brand of anarchy would have thrived during WWE’s most infamous era. — JOHN CLAPP
Putting the final nail in ‘WWE Week’ on USA, Dean heads in to Tribute to the Troops looking for redemption after his loss to Bray Wyatt at TLC. The pair facing off in a ‘Boot Camp Match’ hosted by WWE Legend Sgt Slaughter. With a point to prove, Dean’s quick on the offense as the match gets started and it doesn’t take long for weapons to be introduced, bringing in and setting up a chair against the turnbuckles. However, once again inanimate objects aren’t Dean’s friend as the plan backfires and he finds himself eating a face full of chair thanks to Wyatt. Bray takes control of the match but Dean refuses to stay down, taking the beating and getting back up. Wyatt gets in to a confrontation on the outside with Slaughter, which leads to the Legend taking off his steel toe capped boot and passing it to Dean for use. Dean swipes Wyatt around the head with it then takes to the air, hitting his flying elbow drop through a table on Wyatt, and picking up his redemption in a win.
Whether it was karma or an act of God, Dean’s taking his loss at TLC in his stride and he’s feeling pretty good. Coming on to Smackdown to declare that this war is far from over, he isn’t done and he wont be done until Bray Wyatt is broken in to bits and scattered by the wayside. He says for the first time he saw fear in Wyatts eyes at TLC, because he finally knew he was in the ring with a man that didn’t care what happened to him, and that’s something you can never really beat. As Dean announces the match at Tribute to the Troops, Wyatt chooses his time to interrupt. He returns the words in kind, he isn’t done either, and he wont be until every hero the WWE Universe has, is destroyed. He’ll have to get past Dean first, and he isn’t going anywhere.
TheBayonet.com has an article up on last weeks Tribute to the Troops events, during which all of the WWE Superstars and Divas got to meet with and sign for the troops and their families. Dean had this to say about the experience.
WWE superstar Dean Ambrose said his time on Fort Benning gave him additional respect for what Soldiers go through in their military careers.
“Getting to see all these things that these guys do makes me feel like I should go and get a real job,” Ambrose said. “It makes me feel lazy considering all I have to do is go and travel to some building and wrestle. That’s easy compared to the jobs these guys have and the real sacrifices these guys make. It’s cool to be able to meet them and hear their stories.”
Technology was to be Dean’s undoing at TLC – given his history with phones and the internet, it somehow isn’t surprising. Despite having Bray on the run for a large bulk of the match, an incident with a TV would give Wyatt the opening he needed to sneak the win. Heres the review from WWE.com with all of the action.
CLEVELAND — At WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs … and Stairs, Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt used every implement at their disposal in the night’s main event, a gruesome display befitting the final battle in WWE’s version of the demolition derby. However, after both off-kilter warriors littered the arena with bent steel and splintered wood, it was Wyatt who would emerge as the victor. However, despite liberal use of each of the weapons set up on the ramp and at ringside, “The New Face of Fear’s” conquest would ultimately be decided by another piece of hardware entirely.
Ever since denying Ambrose a victory over his “brother”-turned-rival Seth Rollins at WWE Hell in a Cell, Wyatt has been utterly obsessed with The Lunatic Fringe, delving into the unstable Superstar’s troubled past to unearth painful memories of an absentee father and a childhood wracked with turmoil as a result. This kind of psychological warfare would break other Superstars, but Wyatt’s mind games have apparently only shaken loose Ambrose’s already-tenuous grip on sanity. Even after The Eater of Worlds caused severe injury to Ambrose’s throat during the Dec. 5 SmackDown, the unhinged former United States Champion rallied back just days later on Raw, emerging from the back of an ambulance and vowing to eat Wyatt alive at WWE TLC. Based on the look in Ambrose’s eyes as he strode into battle, Ambrose was ready to feast.
Just as he viciously destroyed Wyatt’s rocking chair at the beginning of the month, The Lunatic Fringe set out to tear the backwoods preacher apart in the night’s main event. Wasting no time, the 2014 Breakout Star of the Year Slammy Award winner kicked off this cacophony of carnage by tossing a ladder right into Wyatt’s face. Ambrose followed up by pummeling his foe on the entrance ramp with a furious barrage of punches, kicks and headbutts. After briefly battling in the ring — a locale that hosted only a handful of moments in this wild clash — both Superstars took the fight into the WWE Universe as the Cleveland fans took out their smartphones to capture Instagram-worthy snapshots of the arena-spanning brawl. In just one of his many gravity-defying feats in this match, Ambrose astonishingly leapt off the WWE TLC Kickoff Panel desk, an attack that left Wyatt vulnerable to a rapid succession of steel chair blasts.
Utilizing a variety of weapons the way an artist might work in oil or watercolors, Ambrose added one of his favorite tools to the fray when he teed off on his nemesis with a kendo stick. As Ambrose continued to take great pleasure in creative ways to punish The Eater of Worlds, Wyatt waited for the opportune moment to strike, nailing The Lunatic Fringe with a stiff shot to the jaw that sent Ambrose flying off the top rope and through a table set up at ringside.
Now, Wyatt would have his fun.
Repaying Ambrose’s aggression with some cruelty of his own, Wyatt battered Ambrose with a kendo stick before nearly sealing a victory when he splayed Ambrose’s body atop a ladder and hit his foe with a wince-inducing splash. Regaining control after his near-defeat, Ambrose attempted to finish off Wyatt with Dirty Deeds, but Wyatt escaped and nearly took Ambrose’s head off with a sickening clothesline.
Somehow, Ambrose not only withstood Wyatt’s onslaught, but seemed to enjoy it. Like a kid on Christmas, Ambrose took the fight up the entrance ramp yet again, setting Wyatt up on a table and driving his adversary through the pine with an elbow drop off a ladder. Then, like a real-life instant replay, Ambrose performed the exact same maneuver again! The unstable Superstar seemed to have the match sewn up after these two incredible and potentially self-destructive feats, but he’d have to get Wyatt into the ring and score the pinfall on The Eater of Worlds to win the match.
Bringing Wyatt back into the ring to put an end to the chaos, Ambrose shockingly fell victim to Wyatt’s Sister Abigail, which came without warning. Through sheer force of will, Ambrose kicked out and, frustrated, Wyatt scooped up his prey and attempted Sister Abigail yet again, but the wily Ambrose escaped and sent Wyatt flying face-first into a ladder and then hit the backwoods preacher with Dirty Deeds! Wyatt kicked out. Knowing he had to get a bit more creative and a whole lot more vicious, Ambrose shoved the ring skirt aside in search of new treasures. He found a small TV monitor, gazed into it with unsettling focus and saw all the “unwrapped toys” by the entrance. He’d gotten an idea, and it wouldn’t be pretty.
Marching up the entrance ramp, Ambrose selected the tallest, strongest ladder in the bunch like a proud father selecting the family Christmas tree, and hoisted the massive hardware to ringside where Wyatt lay prone. After warning the Spanish announce team to disperse, Ambrose used the steel stairs to send a chair into Wyatt’s windpipe — the same attack that Wyatt used to send Ambrose to the hospital one week earlier — then hit The Eater of Worlds with an incredible elbow drop off the towering ladder that obliterated the Spanish announce table.
Rolling Wyatt back into the ring, Ambrose blew his enemy a macabre kiss goodbye before attempting to smash the TV monitor he’d found earlier over his foe’s face. However, when the cord snapped, a shower of sparks temporarily blinded Ambrose, leaving him vulnerable to yet another Sister Abigail and the pinfall.
We’ve seen Ambrose bounce back from injury before, and he undoubtedly has a lot of unfinished business with Wyatt after WWE TLC. What retribution does The Lunatic Fringe have in mind?
Noted Ring Names: Dean Ambrose, Jon Moxley From: Cincinnati, Ohio Date of Birth: December 7, 1985 Working For: WWE Debut: Survivor Series 2012 WWE Titles Held: United States Championship 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. The Shield have torn an unstoppable path through the WWE and at Extreme Rules 2013, Dean laid claim to his first taste of WWE gold, capturing the United States Championship. 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!
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