Within the past year, Dean Ambrose has come insanely close to winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. At one point, he actually stole the belt, which gave fans a preview of what his reign look like. Unfortunately, the Lunatic Fringe has yet to win the prestigious title. We’re now on the road to Wrestlemania, where Ambrose has another chance to insert himself into a WWEWHC title match, but can he finally pull out the big victory?
Fastlane Main Event
It was announced on Raw that Ambrose, Reigns, and Lesnar would compete in a triple threat match to crown a new number one contender for the WWEWHC. Based on Brock’s current feud with the Wyatt’s, we can eliminate him from the equation. The beast is simply there to help sell tickets and sell WWE Network subscriptions. Also, I don’t think the fans need to see Lesnar-Hunter 4 at the main event of Wrestlemania.
That leaves this match down to Reigns and Ambrose, where one of them will be eating the clean pin to move on. If I was betting man, I’d put my money on Roman to emerge victorious and receive his much anticipated match with Triple H at Wrestlemania. However, this is the WWE’s chance to give Roman some character development, while pulling the trigger on an Ambrose push. We’ve seen Reigns beat his best friend clean at Survivor Series, so do we need to see it again? Dean would be an unpredictable winner, but it would still make sense, as he also has a feud with the Authority.
Road to Wrestlemania
Roman Reigns is over, and there’s no denying that. Yes, there is a group of hardcore fans that despise his presence, but he generates more good reactions than bad. The only unfortunate part for the WWE is that the fans who despise him are the ones that purchase tickets to their biggest events (Mania, Rumble, etc.). After spending a full year on getting most fans to accept him as the top babyface, is it wise to just throw him in a match with Triple H and go over? This is where Dean Ambrose comes in. He might not be the WWE’s chosen one, but he’s definitely gotten over with more crowds than Roman.
Of course Roman still needs to be in the title picture, so why not have him invoke his rematch against Hunter after Fastlane? I know you may think he’ll only receive a negative reaction, but I see it as another way to develop his character. By doing this, we’ll see that Roman needs to make the title his first priority, and distance himself from his Shield brother. One of these days, the two will need to be separated, and there’s no better way than to do it over the title. Obviously all of this can culminate into the WWE building another main event star in Dean. Right now, Roman’s on top of the mountain by himself, and he needs some company. Giving Ambrose a run for the road to Wrestlemania and after could highly benefit him, Reigns, and the company.
As beaten down as this statement may be, it fits perfectly for this situation: This will allow for Roman to turn heel.
Like I said, if I was a betting man, I’d put my money on Reigns winning at Fastlane, which will lead to Hunter vs Reigns at Mania. With that being said, the WWE has the potential to create a story for the long term with an Ambrose win. The company has shown they prefer pleasing themselves for the short term, but maybe it’s time that mentality change. We’re entering a new generation, and it should be built around more than just one wrestler.