Two great matches, one fun match and a main event I couldn’t care less about. Most certainly, NXT isn’t on the same level again that it had been before. William Regal introduced us to all new title belts and there are even more indie wrestlers (back) in NXT. I’m not really looking forward to that aspect. But I’m looking back to NXT TakeOver: Orlando. Right here, right now. Enjoy!
There is no problem making Dean Ambrose into the underdog of the Triple Threat match at Fastlane. He actually already was. But will he appear stronger in the actual match? Where is the tiny part for his Intercontinental Championship? And will Dean Ambrose finally part from Reigns? Plus: a few words on the retirement of Daniel Bryan.
Once again WWE threw some bones at us: Dean Ambrose successfully defended his Intercontinental Championship in a highly entertaining Last Man Standing match plus make us wonder if Dean Ambrose is actually considered to main event WrestleMania against Triple H for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. But after all, it’s WWE and these bones just might be bones. At least, we have some great Royal Rumble moments to remember.
Since I’ve last written about WWE / Dean Ambrose, a few interesting things happened. And because Dean Ambrose’s third on-screen Intercontinental Championship defense is lurking just around the corner, I’m sitting down to write a little recap about these interesting things, the continuing feud between Dean Ambrose and Kevin Owens with my assumptions what might possibly happen at the Royal Rumble and what I hope will happen beyond. Enjoy.
Dean Ambrose already has got nine Intercontinental Championship defense matches under his belt. This week on SmackDown was only his second shown on TV. Time for me to write another article about this very match, the new voice of SmackDown, Mauro Ranallo, and my annoyance about people being annoyed with the Pendulum Lariat done by Dean Ambrose.
Dean Ambrose had his first title defense on live television earlier than I had expected. I actually expected this very match, a triple threat against Kevin Owens and Dolph Ziggler. Anything else than a win for the new Intercontinental champion would have been stupid. But since we’re in the middle of the Christmas holiday season, there were also lots of red items, including Dean Ambrose’s head.