5 Dean Ambrose booking decisions that should have happened differently
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Dean Ambrose is one of the most popular superstars in the WWE, unfortunately, this star has diminished over the years through no fault of his own. Ambrose burst onto the scene in a riot vest, but lately, the way he has been booked has incensed riots among fans.
Despite being a three-time Intercontinental Champion, the longest reigning United States Champion in WWE history (not counting the title's run in WCW), and even a former WWE Champion, the youngest ever Grand Slam Champion has not been used to his full potential.
Ambrose has been used as comedic relief. He has been made to pull pranks and look like a complete joke. Humiliated and jobbed out, Ambrose will forever be known to some as the guy that carried ketchup and mustard in his holster. Here are the five booking decisions that should have happened differently for the Lunatic Fringe.
#5 Making him take a backseat to Reigns and Rollins
Dean Ambrose debuted on the main roster as part of The Shield. Three black-clad Hounds of Justice that will go down in history as one of the greatest factions of all time. When The Shield broke up, many felt that Ambrose had the most potential as a singles competitor, the IWC was very high on him but the WWE saw more in Reigns and Rollins. Rollins became the on-screen "chosen one", Reigns became the backstage "chosen one", and Ambrose became.....Reigns' sidekick.
After a riveting rivalry with Rollins, Ambrose was delegated to "Reigns BFF". They were still brothers, they never turned on each other, Ambrose never left Reigns' side. They fought together, traveled together, stuck together.
When Ambrose returned from a devastating injury in 2018 it was as Seth Rollins' enforcer. When the Shield reunited, Reigns won the Universal Championship, Rollins won the Intercontinental Championship, and Ambrose was left with merely battle scars as Dolph Ziggler pointed out in a promo on Raw. Ambrose has always sacrificed himself for his Shield brothers.