01 October 2014 | (by Bridget Clerkin, The Times of Trenton)

Dean Ambrose will be performing at the Sun Center on Saturday during a WWE Live performance.(picture by John Giamundo)
Dean Ambrose will be performing at the Sun Center on Saturday during a WWE Live performance.
(picture by John Giamundo)
TRENTON — At 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds of pure muscle, there’s little that can stand in the way of World Wrestling Entertainment’s Dean Ambrose. But on Saturday night in Trenton, one man is going to try.

The battle between Ambrose and wrestler Kane will take place at the Sun National Bank Center during a WWE Live performance also featuring a street fight between the Big Show and Randy Orton as well as wrestlers Mark Henry, Gold & Stardust, Kofi Kingston and the WWE Divas.

At the heart of Ambrose’s fight is his struggle against a powerful posse of WWE wrestlers led by Triple H and called “The Authority,” of which Kane is a member.

“Kane is a loyal soldier for Triple H and I’ve been a bit of a thorn in The Authority’s side. He’s a bonafide monster. They’d like to stomp me out and they sent Kane after me,” Ambrose said, anticipating Saturday’s matchup.

And, according to Ambrose, there’s only one way to handle the situation.

“I’ll be swinging, kicking, biting, scratching and clawing everything in my path – and Kane will be in my path. It’s not rocket science what my strategy has to be in a match like this. I have to throw punches until I can’t throw punches anymore. I have to really swing for the fences from bell to bell.”

But Ambrose isn’t always so aggressive. In fact, he says that preparing for a fight is when he’s the most low-key.

“I listen to some Hank Williams before I go out. I tell some jokes. I have fun. I don’t waste too much energy thinking about it – I like to save that all for the ring. The calmest part of my day is right before a match.”

But once he’s unleashed in the ring, he said, that attitude is gone. Ambrose said he especially loves the vibrancy and energy of the crowd, which is usually so loud it makes it difficult to hear anything else, he said.

“That’s what you feed off of. That’s the energy and the electric jolt that will power you through every time.”

And that’s why seeing the WWE live is such a unique experience, he said.

“If you’re a wrestling fan and you watch it on TV, that’s great, but there’s nothing quite like being there live. Even if you’re not a fan, there’s the energy, there’s something for everybody. The energy of a live show can’t be duplicated – you’re feeling the hits, seeing the lights, hearing the music. No matter what you’re into, it’s the best way to experience it.”

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