WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose recently talked to IGN.com about Wrestlemania 31 and his role in the Intercontinental Ladder Match, his new movie Lockdown, and more.Ambrose was shuffled into the ladder to give him a spot at WrestleMania.
The Cincinnati scrapper began his path to WWE with a fearless career on the independent scene, notable for his ability both to absorb and to distribute punishment in equal measure. Through his years toiling away in obscurity, Ambrose competed in some of the most vicious environments imaginable, sacrificing his body and blood in the pursuit of inflicting as much damage on his opponent as humanly possible. Victory was incidental. What mattered to Ambrose was always the message. Here are some highlights.
Ambrose talked about Wrestlemania 31 and its importance.
“All of my opponents in this match, it’s the greatest crew of guys you could ask for because it’s a lot of good egos and no bad egos. All six of those other guys are guys that I would love to share the ring with on any other night of the week. All guys that are hungry and have a little bit of competitiveness between us all because we all want to one up each other. Like if Dolph does a nice dropkick. I want to do something else to top that. That’s what really creates magic is when we all start pushing each other a little bit. All guys who want to win the Intercontinental championship but also want to be great Intercontinental champions. Everybody wants to have that WrestleMania moment I guess, so to speak. It’s the perfect crew of guys and it’s cool because it’s such an eclectic mix. We’ve got big dudes, nasty dudes, mean dudes, violent dudes, high-flying dudes. We’ve got a little bit of everything. There’s not anything missing in this match from personality wise to style wise. You could see anything happen on Sunday in this match.”
Ambrose discussed The Shield’s split last year and what that meant for his solo career.
“From day one, The Shield was a vehicle. It wasn’t, “This is what we’re doing for the rest of our lives.” It was this is the vehicle we’ll use to bust into WWE, to ride to the top of it and then we fight each other. That was always the plan. Get to the top of WWE, kick everyone else off the top of the hill and then fight each other. That’s what we did. All of our routes are a little bit different. I’m in a situation where I’m going to have to kind of fight and scratch and claw and earn and scrape my way to the top of the hill kind of thing but that’s fine with me. That feels better for me anyway because the story of Dean Ambrose isn’t a story about riding the express elevator to the top of the penthouse so I really wouldn’t want it that way. We all are going to have our different routes and our different trials and tribulations, so it’s cool.”
Ambrose on his role in Lockdown and is his character different than his WWE persona.
“Pretty different. That’s the thing too because I don’t know what it would come out like, but as far as how I portrayed a character — the character is a cop. I wouldn’t say he’s un-charismatic but he’s different from Dean Ambrose on TV. One thing I wanted to do for sure is I didn’t want it to be like WWE movie where “Dean Ambrose plays a cop.” I wanted to try to be a completely different person. The character’s name is John Shaw. I wanted to be this guy. He’s more of a stoic, calculating, Clint Eastwood kind of thing which isn’t necessarily me in real life, so having to try and become that… We’ll see if I did a good job or not when it comes out, you know?”
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Dean Ambrose On The Shield Split, Intercontinental Ladder Match At WWE WrestleMania 31