WWE News: How Seth Rollins helped Dean Ambrose join WWE
What’s the story?
In case you didn’t know…
Dean Ambrose has informed WWE that he will not be renewing his contract. His current deal expires after WrestleMania 35 and he has made it clear that he will not be negotiating as well.
The Lunatic Fringe is not happy with his character and has told the company that very clearly. However, there has been no change and thus, he is on his way out.
The heart of the matter
Talking to E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness, Rollins said, “I was there and I felt kind of alone and after the first year they actually hired Joey Mercury on as a producer and Joey was like, ‘We gotta switch this man, we gotta change. This culture down here sucks. We gotta find guys who are passionate about the business. That’s how we get better, you know?’ So one of the first people he reached out to me about to ask if I had any opinion on was Dean Ambrose.”
“[Mercury] had seen his promos on YouTube and Ambrose — if you go back and watch some of Ambrose’s promos as Jon Moxley on YouTube they’re just captivating. He had kind of a Joker-esk type thing to him like a Heath Ledger-type thing to him. They were so raw and guttural and his voice — he was one of those where you couldn’t not listen to him.”
“I’m like, ‘Yeah dude, I’ve met him once or twice and he’s great you know full-sized human being he’s not 5’2″ or whatever […] I was like, ‘Yeah give him a shot and let’s do it’ and when they brought [Dean Ambrose] in and he got hired we started working together and you’d think we were in the womb wrestling together like it was so unique and so perfect. It was one of my wrestling soul mates.” [H/T Ringside News]
Dean Ambrose is now set to be in a feud with EC3 and he is likely to put him over before he leaves. Rollins, meanwhile, is out injured for the time being but will be facing Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania for the Universal Title, after winning the Royal Rumble last month.