Expect the unexpected when The Lunatic Fringe, Dean Ambrose, challenges WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins at Elimination Chamber.
Despite the champion’s wishes, the maniacal, if strategic, Ambrose secured the title opportunity on the May 18 edition of Raw when he interrupted The Authority’s “Architect of a Dream” celebration. Using the element of surprise, Ambrose managed to take Rollins hostage and threatened to deliver a Dirty Deeds to Rollins through cinder blocks unless The Authority made the championship match official. Left with no alternative, Stephanie McMahon conceded.
Ambrose spared Rollins the cinder block treatment that night, but there’s no telling if the same will be true when these former brothers in arms engage on May 31. The WWE Universe vividly remembers their gritty series of matches last year, in the wake of The Shield’s implosion. After Rollins planted Ambrose’s head through cinder blocks in a particularly vicious attack that Ambrose clearly has not forgotten, The Lunatic Fringe went even further off the rails, terrorizing The Authority’s poster child at every turn for weeks on end.
Though Rollins escaped WWE Payback’s Fatal 4-Way Match against Ambrose, Randy Orton and Roman Reigns as WWE World Heavyweight Champion — thanks, in no small measure, to the assistance of Kane and J&J Security — another win over Ambrose is far from guaranteed. To earn his way into the WWE Payback main event in the first place, Ambrose had to defeat the WWE World Heavyweight Champion in a singles, non-title match on Raw.
With an unusual appetite for destruction and plenty of pent-up anger directed Rollins’ way, will Ambrose repeat his success when he challenges for the top prize in all of sports-entertainment at Elimination Chamber? Or can the ever-resourceful and boundlessly athletic “Future of WWE” continue holding onto his title at any cost?
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