WWE hypes and teases Dean Ambrose as the new Intercontinental champion in the pre-show to FastLane just to make him lose again because of his temper. This has become an annoying pattern. And the fun part of him stealing the belt from Wade Barrett doesn’t make up for the foul booking.
One of the best promo videos I have ever seen
I wasn’t very ambitious to actually watch FastLane. Like I said in previous reviews there was always a chance that Dean Ambrose would only get this Intercontinental championship at WrestleMania 31. To be honest I didn’t expect it anywhere before the end of March – if he would get it at all.
But then WWE came around with this little teaser in the pre-show of Dean Ambrose talking about honour and pride surrounding the Intercontinental championship in the past. That he wants to take it to new heights and meaning and everything. Really well done, WWE. Because you got me for one last time. I’m saying “one last time” because from now on I won’t fall for anything anymore. How good of a promotion you will do for one of the greatest wrestlers that ever graced your company, I won’t fall for it. How much you will tease that something actually really good will happen to Dean Ambrose – just cut it. I won’t watch your shows anymore. Because this time I did again: watching FastLane just because of the promo by Dean Ambrose in the pre-show because I started to think that maybe – just maybe – this time would be different.
Just to make Dean Ambrose fans stay tuned for FastLane
But it wasn’t. Not even the match itself was really good. The whole show was made from replays of previous SmackDown and RAW, so the actual matches weren’t that long. No time to really tell a story. Nothing to make anything look important or meaningful. So Dean Ambrose and Wade Barrett barely had time to show something special. Most of it looked rushed; Dean Ambrose most of the time only showed routine sequences. At the end Wade Barrett left the ring, got his Intercontinental championship belt and was about to leave the battleground when Dean Ambrose suicidal dived through the ropes, then trying to get him back inside of the ring. Yeah, that’s some kind of a story with the cowardly acting champion, not wanting to defend his belt and basically just sit on it to get a decent run with it. But Wade Barrett for such kind of a character? As much as I want for Dean Ambrose to get this belt, Wade Barrett now turning from the arrogant intellectual who refused to grant Dean Ambrose a championship match because he wasn’t worth it at the beginning of their feud into the coward who just uses the regulations of a championship to keep his belt, is just rubbish and completely illogical.
And of course Dean Ambrose lost his temper at the end of the match again or in other words, he let his temper get the best of him. So he got Wade Barrett cornered, couldn’t get off him when he was on the ropes, so the referee disqualified Dean Ambrose for Wade Barrett to retain. And how ironic that the best part of their match happened after the actual match again. Because this time Dean Ambrose took the belt and left the ring with it. You can call it stealing. But Dean Ambrose certainly thought that he was more worth to carry this belt around than the cowardly Wade Barrett.
And disappoint them again
Now after all these happenings Tom Phillips still had the guts to interrupt Dean Ambrose backstage from throwing stuff around. He even told him that this belt that he still had in hand, actually was Bad News Barrett ones. This was Dean Ambrose’s answer to that:
“Oh. This is – this is Bad News Barrett’s. ‘Cuz I lost that match. I lost that match out there, huh? Because I was standin’ and he’s laid out on the mat. Brother’s laid out on the mat, and I lost that fight. Maybe I don’t know how to win a fight anymore. Maybe I’m a little bit confused. I didn’t go to wrestling school when I was sixteen to learn how to play patty-cake, to learn how to chase people out of the ring, to learn how to force people to get in the ring, to go play tag. I learned how to stand in the ring and fight. If I was the Intercontinental champion, that’s what I would do. But Bad News Barrett won’t stand in the ring and fight and call himself Intercontinental champion. He’s a disgrace. He’s a disgrace to Pat Patterson. He’s a disgrace to Stone Cold Steve Austin, Mr. Perfect, Brett Hart. He’s a disgrace to me because I gave up my life chasin’ after stuff like this. You know what, you can go ahead and call me the Intercontinental Champion as of now. They wanna call me a lunatic so they can sell tee shirts and DQ me every friggin’ two seconds – fine, call me a lunatic. Call me the lunatic champion of the world. I will defend this belt with my life.”
–DEAN AMBROSE. (thanks to Gia for the transcription)
So, Dean Ambrose has got no intentions to get the belt back to its real owner. Knowing the results from RAW I’m already back to fuming, but my words on that I’m leaving for this actual review. Be prepared and stay tuned for that.