If you’re an avid WWE fan, then you’ve definitely heard of the lunatic fringed Dean Ambrose. From The Shield to a solo wrestler, Dean Ambrose is more of a B+ type of wrestler. There’s no doubt Ambrose has the ability to wrestle and can compete with the best - including his Shield brother, Roman Reigns. Still, fans are hyping him so much, that they may be disappointed in the long run. For example, he recently wrestled for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Roadblock, and was so close to winning, but couldn’t get the job done. Of course, he puts on a show, but his finishers aren’t that exciting and it clearly shows since he hasn’t held the World Heavyweight Championship belt over his shoulder yet.
Now he faces an even bigger task at WrestleMania, challenging the beast incarnate, Brock Lesnar. If you watched WWE over the past decade, or even UFC, Lesnar is someone you would not want to mess with because he’s so big and dominate. Lesnar was the only person to defeat the phenom, The Undertaker, breaking his streak at Wrestlemania. Ambrose can take a beating, but when he gets in the ring with Lesnar, he is in a world of hurt when as he steps into Suplex City. Sorry, WWE fans if Ambrose is one of your favorite wrestlers, he’ll always be one step short.
WWE may be giving Ambrose somewhat of a push right now, but it doesn't seem like they're ever going to fully embrace him as a top star in the company. Since The Shield split up, Ambrose has been less of a priority to WWE Creative than Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. It doesn't seem like they view him on the same level.
15 He Needs The Shield
14 His Ring Gear
Think about your favorite wrestler, no really think about it. Is he wearing a long diamond studded robe, how about all black trunks and knee braces, maybe he is wearing a singlet with polka dots. You know what he isn't wearing? Jeans and a t-shirt.
13 He Is Like Mick Foley
The sighting of Mick Foley on an episode of Monday Night Raw recently could foreshadow that it’s Dean Ambrose’s time to take up the mantle of WWE's hardcore main event talent. If you watched WWE back in the day, Foley was the guy who could take any bump, whether it was on a chair, ladder, steel cage, or whatever Foley could take the pain. Ambrose portrays similar characteristics like Foley, which is a never quit attitude and keep fighting mentality.
12 Reliance On Weapons
11 Dolph Ziggler Effect
Let’s be honest, Dean Ambrose is another version of Dolph Ziggler. Both are talented wrestlers, but both that will remain in middle of the pack, due to being stagnant. It’s hard to compete in a company that has Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Randy Orton, Triple H and other big names returning frequently.
10 Not Given Great Opponents
If WWE was actually trying to make a push for Dean Ambrose to become a bigger name, then he should have been scheduled to take on The Undertaker at WrestleMania this year. The Undertaker isn’t getting any younger, and his time with WWE is soon to come to an end. Ambrose is not exactly the ideal type of opponent fans would want to see face The Undertaker, but it would lend to the credibility of his character moving forward.
9 His Working Punch Is Horrible
8 Gimmicky Tactics
7 His Theme Music
His theme music is utterly loud, irritating, and annoying when you hear it for the first time. Yes it sounds cool at first, but hearing a motor run on repeat gets old after a few minutes. It’s only a 30 second entrance, but switching up his theme song for something new would help him tremendously. In fact, every iconic wrestler has had an iconic theme (some have had multiple), and something is just lacking in Ambrose's theme music.
6 Dirty Deeds
5 His Mic Skills Need Polishing
4 Heel Turn
3 Roman Reigns Is Next In Line
2 Too Valuable As An Enhancer
1 He's Not WWE's Type
While there's a lot about Ambrose to like, he's not necessarily WWE's cup of tea. While Stone Cold's reckless character worked in the Attitude Era, WWE's not exactly in the type of era where they would allow Ambrose to really thrive in that role. It seems he'll always be somewhat held back and Ambrose having that edge would be his greatest asset in trying to be the no.1 guy.
WWE seems very comfortable with just playing it safe and going with the guy with the look and a wholesome character for kids. While many will always love what Ambrose represents, WWE will keep passing over him.
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