WWE RAW, 8/18/14—Las Vegas, NV
Seth Rollins hopefully donated to the ALS Association after Dean Ambrose helped him complete the ice bucket challenge, and I guess to thank Ambrose for his forward-thinking, he faced his former Shield brethren in a match with a stipulation chosen by the WWE Universe:
A) No Holds Barred
B) Falls Count Anywhere
C) No Disqualification
These two went to war in the night’s main event, fighting all over the ringside and stage area, until things got just a bit out of control thanks to the Director of Operations, Kane. After a chokeslam onto a commentary table and a Curb Stomp right after, that should’ve been it. I mean you made your point, Seth—but apparently Mr. Money in the Bank wanted to fulfill his promise of ridding the Universe of the unstable one with an exclamation point. Kane revealed a stack of cinder blocks near the commentary tables, and Ambrose was introduced to them face-first after one final Curb Stomp.
Seth Rollins def. Dean Ambrose via match stoppage
Commodus: The general who became a slave. The slave who became a gladiator. The gladiator who defied an emperor. Striking story! But now, the people want to know how the story ends. Only a famous death will do. And what could be more glorious than to challenge the Emperor himself in the great arena?
Maximus: You would fight me?
Commodus: Why not? Do you think I am afraid?
Maximus: I think you’ve been afraid all your life.
WWE SUMMERSLAM, 8/17/14—Los Angeles, CA
The movie capital of America hosted many a feud that paralleled some of Hollywood’s best flicks, and none quite as unique and personal as Dean Ambrose versus Seth Rollins. And to add to the chaos that was The Shield’s untimely break-up, these two were surrounded by former foes in a Lumberjack Match.
To reiterate: chaos.
But after traveling around the arena and ending up back in the ring, and Ambrose seemingly pulling the trigger on his former brethren by hitting him with his own Curb Stomp, the match looked to be over until Director of Operations Kane came in to interrupt. Another melee with the lumberjacks ensued, and while Dean was returning his attention back to the match, Rollins whacked him in the head with the prized Money in the Bank briefcase.
Seth Rollins def. Dean Ambrose via pinfall
WWE SMACKDOWN, 8/15/14—Seattle, WA
In a final challenge before Sunday, Dean Ambrose competed against Cesaro, whom we also found out would be one of many lumberjacks at ringside for Ambrose’s bout with Rollins at Summerslam.
Dean Ambrose def. Cesaro via pinfall
Of course Rollins added in his last words after the match, sinking in the fact that Dean was never Seth’s friend or brother, and that he is the future of the WWE. One of those comments is garbage; can you guess which one?