I know my friend Sarah had to be fangirling a bit when WWE decided to send Dean Ambrose back to Monday Night Raw. A Monday night roster that already boasted Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins now had the last member of the former faction of The Shield, which I am sure many secretly hope for a reunion in the near future.
That looks like it won’t happen. If WWE has its way, Ambrose came back to where it all started for him and his cronies for one thing – to turn heel and potentially feud with Rollins. Whether the Intercontinental Title is on the line isn’t known just yet.
According to IWNerd, there are no current plans to reunite Reigns, Rollins and Ambrose anytime soon and it might not even happen this year.
The report noted that the WWE wants the three superstars to become more successful as a singles star this year. Reigns is at the top of the world, while Rollins needs more momentum because he is just weeks removed from a knee injury. Ambrose, on the other hand, has become stale and he needs a major boost in character.
Sorry, Sarah, it’s not in the cards.
It’s a brilliant move as Ambrose is still a popular character with the fans, but his move to the red team has no traction other than to stir the pot with The Miz and Maryse – which can only go so far. A potential feud with Rollins does a few things for the company. First, it renews a rivalry that ended way too early, and it also gives Ambrose a different bridge to travel as he finds his footing.
The feud between Rollins and Ambrose after The Architect turned on his bandmates and joined Triple H and The Authority was brilliant. The two had chemistry few opponents had in the ring. The story the two told in the ring and the backstory was well booked. It almost assuredly could be revisited, this time with Rollins playing the role of the babyface.
In recent weeks, it has become more obvious Rollins is more comfortable in the fan-fav role. His feud with Samoa Joe has some depth and could be a well-played program until SummerSlam. But a match between Ambrose and Rollins at SummerSlam could be one of the highlights of the summer classic. Like WrestleMania 33, WWE needs signature matches to hang its hat on when promoting the second most important program of the year.