Rassling Ragbag 15/03/31: There is only so much you can take

Not a long time ago I’ve said that I would stop writing these WWE reviews. Dean Ambrose’s promos for the Intercontinental Championship made me change my mind. But now I’m ending this for good. It was a slow process of being disappointed and then not caring anymore. So this is my final say on WWE and all around WrestleMania.

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RAW 15/03/16: Dean Ambrose gets the win for his team but still has the best moment of RAW after the show

I’m back again. Dean Ambrose is made strong again. And Wade Barrett is made strong again. But still Daniel Bryan will get the IC title at WrestleMania. And still WWE tries in quite desperate and ridiculous ways to make Roman Reigns popular. All of this you can read in my latest edition of RAW.

"That's two wins, two in a row for the team of Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler and Dean Ambrose. That's 'cause we're winners. So, when the bell rings, we're putting everything aside and doing what needs to be done to get done because we're all winners. That's the attitude we bring to the table. Seven guys in that ladder match with a winner's attitude. Seven guys are gonna be in that ladder match, hungry to become the Intercontinental Champion. Not just take away the title, walk away with the title, have the title... quite frankly, I'm getting a little sick of it! Now it's time for someone to become the Intercontinental Champion. It's funny, 'cause you know, after all this playing patty cake and playing hot potato, now... now everybody really wants to be the guy to make the Intercontinental Championship something... something bigger than it's ever been before. It's funny how that works, right? Seven guys in that ladder match and I've beaten them all at one point or another. But it doesn't mean anything. It's just like some strange, cruel Japanese game show, this ladder match – anything can happen. It's just a race of climbing ladders and stuff. So, you know, we got two weeks to prepare. But there's no preparation! Anything could happen! See, you just gotta be ready. And I can't speak for the other six guys of that in the ring tonight. Look at me right now – do I look ready to you? Yes, I'm ready! I'm ready to become the Intercontinental Champion – once and for all!" --DEAN AMBROSE.
“That’s two wins, two in a row for the team of Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler and Dean Ambrose. That’s ’cause we’re winners. So, when the bell rings, we’re putting everything aside and doing what needs to be done to get done because we’re all winners. That’s the attitude we bring to the table. Seven guys in that ladder match with a winner’s attitude. Seven guys are gonna be in that ladder match, hungry to become the Intercontinental Champion. Not just take away the title, walk away with the title, have the title… quite frankly, I’m getting a little sick of it! Now it’s time for someone to become the Intercontinental Champion. It’s funny, ’cause you know, after all this playing patty cake and playing hot potato, now… now everybody really wants to be the guy to make the Intercontinental Championship something… something bigger than it’s ever been before. It’s funny how that works, right? Seven guys in that ladder match and I’ve beaten them all at one point or another. But it doesn’t mean anything. It’s just like some strange, cruel Japanese game show, this ladder match – anything can happen. It’s just a race of climbing ladders and stuff. So, you know, we got two weeks to prepare. But there’s no preparation! Anything could happen! See, you just gotta be ready. And I can’t speak for the other six guys of that in the ring tonight. Look at me right now – do I look ready to you? Yes, I’m ready! I’m ready to become the Intercontinental Champion – once and for all!” –DEAN AMBROSE.

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The Wrestling Week That Was, no. 1: Dean Ambrose’s chances to get the IC title at WrestleMania are further shading

I seriously wasn’t really in the mood to write anything about WWE shows this week. But I have somehow watched the whole RAW episode – mainly because I’ve done a comparing survey with NXT of how much wrestling actually is in WWE shows – and this makes me write this summary of all past three WWE shows of this week. Plus, the very infamous subject that happened, too.

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SmackDown 15/02/26: Dean Ambrose hopefully is part of a persiflage by WWE on WWE itself -OR- The wee bits of everyday racism in WWE summarized by R-Truth

If WWE meant their treatment of the Intercontinental title as a persiflage of their own recent bookings of the very title, then well done so far. But we will only really know when WrestleMania 31 is done and dusted. Until then I think it was just another stupid booking to make Dean Ambrose look ridiculous. And this way it wasn’t even funny – and kinda racist.

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RAW 15/02/23: Dean Ambrose gets far more time in dark matches and post show promos than on the actual show

Dean Ambrose having stolen the Intercontinental championship belt from Wade Barrett on FastLane could have been the upbeat to a really fun chase between these two, culminating in a great one-on-one match at WrestleMania. But naturally the WWE had other plans. Or do they actually have a plan?

"I try to do things on the up and up. I climb the mountain on hands knees step by step. And every time I get a few steps up I slide a few steps down. See, things are getting really confusing in WWE these days. Get The Authority making matches, you got non-title matches, you got people running in in other people's matches, sticking their nose in other peoples' business, I'm getting DQd every two seconds 'cause I can't follow the rules! It's a lot to handle. So I’m gonna dumb things down real, real low for everybody. I wanted the Intercontinental championship, so I took it. It's mine now. I am the Intercontinental champion. Bad News Barrett could have been a great Intercontinental champion. Bad News Barrett is one of the toughest guys in this industry if he'd get his head out off his own butt. Now he's too busy playing wrestler. Little bit of money, little bit of gold makes you soft. Around Bad News Barrett's waist this is paper. This ain't paper. This is my title. This is my title. And I'm gonna make things real simple and easy to understand for everybody. If you want this, come and get it!" --DEAN AMBROSE.
“I try to do things on the up and up. I climb the mountain on hands knees step by step. And every time I get a few steps up I slide a few steps down. See, things are getting really confusing in WWE these days. Get The Authority making matches, you got non-title matches, you got people running in in other people’s matches, sticking their nose in other peoples’ business, I’m getting DQd every two seconds ’cause I can’t follow the rules! It’s a lot to handle. So I’m gonna dumb things down real, real low for everybody. I wanted the Intercontinental championship, so I took it. It’s mine now. I am the Intercontinental champion. Bad News Barrett could have been a great Intercontinental champion. Bad News Barrett is one of the toughest guys in this industry if he’d get his head out off his own butt. Now he’s too busy playing wrestler. Little bit of money, little bit of gold makes you soft. Around Bad News Barrett’s waist this is paper. This ain’t paper. This is my title. This is my title. And I’m gonna make things real simple and easy to understand for everybody. If you want this, come and get it!” –DEAN AMBROSE.

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FastLane 15/02/22: Dean Ambrose loses at another Pay-Per-View and I’m wondering if that’s his new gimmick

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.

"The Intercontinental Championship isn't looked at the same way it was when I was a kid. It used to be the championship that guys like Ricky Steamboat, Mr. Perfect, Brett Hart held – Macho Man Randy Savage, going into the Hall of Fame this year. These were guys that went out there every night and delivered every bit of their mind, body, and soul, and left it all in the ring. You know, that was like the workhorse championship. It used to be a stepping stone to greater things, to the World Championship. I'm the real thing, and I'm the kind of guy who should be holding the Intercontinental Championship. I been out here getting pounded on every night, and taking risks that most guys will never be willing to take every single night. Even in The Shield – with my best friend Roman Reigns – you know, I was like the goon doing all the dirty work and a lot of times he was the one getting all the glory. And, uh, there's no sour grapes there – he's my best friend – but, you know, sometimes it's nice to be put in a position, like I'll be at FastLane, where, you know, I can take home the gold. (...) This is the time of year where, you know, it's playoff season. You start to gear up and work out just a little bit – that much harder, and everything just gets intensified. And, you know, it’s the time of year where you don't make mistakes. I don't believe that the championship make the guy. I believe the guy makes the championship. There hasn't been a guy who's wanted to make that championship in a long time. It's a reward to be able to say I'm WWE Intercontinental Champion because what that's meant in the past, and what that can mean in the future. I'm gonna bust Wade Barrett up. I'm gonna beat Wade Barrett. I'm gonna win the Intercontinental Championship. I'm gonna bring that championship back to where it belongs – back to prominence. I'm gonna take it to WrestleMania, and I'm gonna take that championship to heights it ain't ever been." --DEAN AMBROSE.
“The Intercontinental Championship isn’t looked at the same way it was when I was a kid. It used to be the championship that guys like Ricky Steamboat, Mr. Perfect, Brett Hart held – Macho Man Randy Savage, going into the Hall of Fame this year. These were guys that went out there every night and delivered every bit of their mind, body, and soul, and left it all in the ring. You know, that was like the workhorse championship. It used to be a stepping stone to greater things, to the World Championship. I’m the real thing, and I’m the kind of guy who should be holding the Intercontinental Championship. I been out here getting pounded on every night, and taking risks that most guys will never be willing to take every single night. Even in The Shield – with my best friend Roman Reigns – you know, I was like the goon doing all the dirty work and a lot of times he was the one getting all the glory. And, uh, there’s no sour grapes there – he’s my best friend – but, you know, sometimes it’s nice to be put in a position, like I’ll be at FastLane, where, you know, I can take home the gold. (…) This is the time of year where, you know, it’s playoff season. You start to gear up and work out just a little bit – that much harder, and everything just gets intensified. And, you know, it’s the time of year where you don’t make mistakes. I don’t believe that the championship make the guy. I believe the guy makes the championship. There hasn’t been a guy who’s wanted to make that championship in a long time. It’s a reward to be able to say I’m WWE Intercontinental Champion because what that’s meant in the past, and what that can mean in the future. I’m gonna bust Wade Barrett up. I’m gonna beat Wade Barrett. I’m gonna win the Intercontinental Championship. I’m gonna bring that championship back to where it belongs – back to prominence. I’m gonna take it to WrestleMania, and I’m gonna take that championship to heights it ain’t ever been.” –DEAN AMBROSE.

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SmackDown 15/02/19: Dean Ambrose is finally back on commentary and it was hilarious

A special Dean Ambrose segment needs a special review in here. So be prepared for the words only – nothing but the words – just the words. Make yourself comfortable, get some cookies and enjoy.

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