5 years of The Shield: Dean Ambrose's best and worst moments in WWE
On 18 November 2012, CM Punk successfully defended his WWE Championship in the main event of Survivor Series against John Cena and Ryback.
However, the pay-per-view is best remembered for the debut of three up-and-comers from NXT who rushed through the crowd, dragged Ryback out of the ring and sent him crashing through an announce table with a thunderous Triple Powerbomb.
The three men were revealed to be Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, later known as The Shield, and they would go on to become one of the most dominant and popular factions in WWE history.
To mark their five-year anniversary on the main roster, we decided to look back at the five best and five worst moments that each Superstar has had during their time in WWE.
In this article, we focus on Ambrose – a man first known to us as the unstable, unpredictable member of The Shield who is now a former WWE champion and two-time holder of the Intercontinental title.
#1 Best: Undertaker match
Between 2011 and 2015, The Undertaker only had seven televised matches for WWE – five at WrestleMania, one on Raw and one on SmackDown – and Dean Ambrose was involved in two of them.
The most memorable for Ambrose fans will be the singles match he had with “The Deadman” on SmackDown in April 2013. Just four months on from his main-roster debut, the Shield member went close to beating the iconic former WWE champion on a couple of occasions before submitting to the Hell’s Gate submission.