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WWE News: Reason why Dean Ambrose's feud with WWE legend didn't end up happening

Check out the original plans for Dean Ambrose's main roster debut.

News 20 May 2017, 11:30 IST
Dean Ambrose has been Intercontinental Champion since January

What’s the story?

Reddit user “sensfan101” recently posted a lesser known video involving Mick Foley and Dean Ambrose during WrestleMania Axxess in 2012. It was to set up a feud between the two, but unfortunately, it never materialised because Foley would not be cleared by the WWE doctors to compete in the ring.

In case you didn’t know...

Ambrose has the third longest United States Championship reign in history at 351 days. The “Total Package” Lex Luger holds the record at 523 consecutive days, followed by “Ravishing” Rick Rude at 378. Both of those reigns were when the title was in WCW.

The heart of the matter

The feud would be centred around Ambrose’s disdain for Foley’s hardcore tactics.  An interesting choice for Ambrose’s character considering his history in the indies, especially in Combat Zone Wrestling.

At the time, Ambrose wasn’t a household name to the casual crowd; which led people to think this wasn’t a story line. Check out the video of the confrontation below:

What’s next?

Foley is recovering from hip surgery which is why he had to step away from the General Manager role on Monday Night Raw. It is unknown if he will return to television when he is physically able to, but for now, things seem to be done with him and WWE for a while.

Dean Ambrose is in a feud with The Miz over the Intercontinental Championship. The end for this feud could come at Extreme Rules on June 4th.

Author’s take

I’ve been a fan of Dean Ambrose since his days as Jon Moxley in the indies. I was so excited when I saw this video being posted all across social media. While I wish the Foley and Ambrose feud took place, Foley’s health is much more important.  

On top of that, we may have never seen The Shield if this feud took off.

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