What’s next for Dean Ambrose once he returns from a long hiatus due to injury? Will he be finally turning heel?
Now that Dean Ambrose will likely be out of action up to nine months due to a triceps injury, it looks as if The Shield reunion is officially over. As his former partner Seth Rollins captured the Raw tag team championship with Jason Jordan, and Roman Reigns is focusing on his run as a singles competitor, it seems that Ambrose may need to evolve his character once he comes back from injury.
There’s no doubt that Ambrose is one of WWE’s main premier wrestlers of the company and is one of the most hard-working individuals in the company. However, his career has somewhat taken a downward trend since he broke away from The Shield in 2014, and like many others, I thought that his babyface run as a singles star has gotten stale.
And it’s also worth mentioning that Ambrose has even been criticised on WWE programming for not living up to expectations as the “lunatic” character. While I consider Ambrose as one of my favourite current wrestlers in the WWE, I do personally believe it’s time to turn him heel once he recovers from injury.
It has been rumoured that Ambrose was originally supposed to face Seth Rollins at this year’s Wrestlemania 34. It would’ve made perfect sense on a potential angle to turn Ambrose heel due to payback for what Rollins did to him back in 2014.
This story writes itself and could not only rejuvenate Ambrose’s career, but it could also give compelling material to Seth Rollins in case his babyface run starts to become stale as well.
I still miss the time when Dean Ambrose was a heel as a member of the Shield. He not only carried himself like a big deal, but was able to maintain his “lunatic” character without being involved in countless comedy segments that taint his personality and character.
Many people would want to see Ambrose’s character be similar to when he was known in the independents as Jon Moxley, and it’s only a matter of time before we find out what’s in store him once he returns.