Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins in a Hell in a Cell Match
There will be no escaping for Seth Rollins at Hell in a Cell. Mr. Money in the Bank will be locked inside the terrifying structure with the man who has been hunting him down for months, a man who once considered him a brother: Dean Ambrose.
The unstable Superstar has been fuming at Rollins since he stabbed him and Roman Reigns in the back, shattering the seemingly unstoppable force known as The Shield. The Lunatic Fringe is hell-bent on getting retribution, but has rarely been able to get his hands on his former “business partner” in a fair fight. In fact, Ambrose was nearly taken out of action permanently when Rollins Curb Stomped him headfirst through a pile of cinder blocks.
Ambrose had a roadblock in his road to retribution – John Cena. The 15-time World Champion was furious with Mr. Money in the Bank after Rollins cost him the WWE World Heavyweight Championship by clobbering him with his golden briefcase during his match against Brock Lesnar at Night of Champions. The Lunatic Fringe and Cena were unable to come to an agreement on who got the first crack at Rollins.
Instead, The Authority forced the two to face off on Monday Night Raw in a Contract-on-a-Pole Match, with the winner earning the right to enter the Cell with Rollins. In a vicious match, the unstable Superstar emerged victorious, earning the match with Rollins he’s been hungry for.
Seth Rollins won’t have The Authority to back him up, nor will he be able to run away once he’s locked inside the treacherous structure with The Lunatic Fringe. Will Mr. Money in the Bank be able to put Ambrose behind him, or will the unstable Superstar get the justice he’s been seeking for months? Find out at Hell in a Cell on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 8 ET/5 PT, live on WWE Network!
WWE.com — This Sunday at Money in the Bank, the WWE Universe will witness not just the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match, but also a traditional Money in the Bank Contract Ladder Match featuring seven of WWE’s premier Superstars.
In addition to Seth Rollins, who was the first Superstar announced for the bout, WWE COO Triple H named Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett, Dolph Ziggler, Rob Van Dam, Kofi Kingston and Jack Swagger to the Contract Ladder Match, just days before the pay-per-view event. Rounding out the pack is Dean Ambrose, whom The Game agreed to include in the contest at Rollins’ behest. Seemingly concerned about the possibility of The Lunatic Fringe interfering and ruining his chance at glory, Rollins demanded that his former Shield teammate be among his opponents so that he can keep an eye on him.
The objective of the Contract Ladder Match is to capture the Money in the Bank briefcase, which contains a contract for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match. The first Superstar to claim the briefcase suspended above the ring will then have the right to “cash in” the contract and demand his title match anytime, anyplace, for up to one full year.
But which Superstar will ultimately earn the career-changing opportunity? Among the field are three former Money in the Bank winners — Ziggler, RVD and Swagger — all of whom successfully cashed in their contracts. Barrett is no stranger to the match format, having competed in two such matches, nor is Kingston, a four-time Money in the Bank competitor and human highlight reel who has consistently dazzled WWE fans with his athletic antics but has never won the all-important briefcase.
Not to be forgotten are the warring former “brothers,” Ambrose and Rollins. Ambrose fought in his first Money in the Bank Ladder Match last year, whereas Rollins — seemingly Triple H’s preferred choice to win — is the only participant in this Sunday’s match to have never before competed in the rung-climbing classic.
A major piece of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship scene will be determined this Sunday, in one of the most physically grueling contests in all of WWE. Don’t miss a second of the hard-hitting Ladder Match action when WWE Money in the Bank airs live on WWE Network and pay-per-view on Sunday, June 29, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT!
WWE.com — Since being hired as Director of Operations by The Authority, the always volatile Kane has struggled at times to act in a manner befitting an impartial administrative figure. When challenged, he has often unleashed Big Red rage on any Superstars who refused to respect the rule of WWE COO Triple H & Stephanie McMahon. And now that The Shield has stopped following the company line, The Devil’s Favorite Demon will partner with The New Age Outlaws at The Showcase of the Immortals to attempt to put The Hounds of Justice in their place.
In a little more than a year’s time, the black-clad trio of Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins & United States Champion Dean Ambrose has laid waste to the likes of The Undertaker, The Rock, Daniel Bryan and Big Show. All the while, their unique brand of justice has often brought them into an unspoken alliance with The Authority along the way. However, after infighting and jealousy caused The Hounds to suffer heartbreaking defeats to The Wyatt Family, an intense “Shield Summit” on SmackDown brought Reigns, Rollins & Ambrose into a renewed unity that would spell destruction for anyone in their path — including, as it turned out, high-ranking Authority brass.
When Kane began talking down to The Shield and order them to administer beat downs to Big Show and Jerry Lawler respectively, the triumvirate refused to comply, instead turning their assault on the Director of Operations.
In response, Kane enlisted the services of the six-time Tag Team Champions, The New Age Outlaws, to help deliver a retaliatory strike to The Shield during a WWE Tag Team Title No. 1 Contenders Fatal 4-Way Match. It’s hard to ignore that Road Dogg & Billy Gunn have longstanding ties with The Authority’s Triple H, which date back to their days of running roughshod over Superstars as part of DX.
Will the Attitude Era stalwarts make The Shield regret ever crossing their “Authority”? Or will The Hounds of Justice prove on The Grandest Stage of Them All that, when united, the WWE Universe is indeed still their yard? Find out when WrestleMania 30 airs live on WWE Network, Sunday April 6!
Although heated rivalries like The Rock vs. John Cena and The Undertaker vs. CM Punk are already setting The Road to WrestleMania 29 ablaze, a newly created and extremely volatile contest could very well steal The Show of Shows’ spotlight and prove to be the most intense and personal match of all: Randy Orton, Sheamus & Big Show vs. The Shield.
After weeks of vicious attacks and fierce reprisals, the infamous Shield threw down the gauntlet on the March 15 edition of SmackDown. Unhappy with not being part of The Showcase of The Immortals, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns interrupted the post-match celebration of two Superstars who have been locked in their crosshairs of late: Randy Orton and Sheamus. The treacherous trio told the two former World Champions to find a partner to face them in a Six-Man Tag Team Match on The Grandest Stage of Them All on April 7.
Never ones to back down from a fight, The Viper and the Irish brawler immediately declared the blockbuster match was on, and quickly set out to find a powerhouse third Superstar who is just as hungry to defeat the “Hounds of Justice” as they are. Although their initial selection for a third member was Ryback, the “Human Wrecking Ball’s” found himself removed from the bout by Raw Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero, leading Orton and Sheamus to select Big Show (who had expressed a previous interest in joining The Celtic Warrior and Apex Predator) as his replacement.
The move could swing the contest either way. The monstrous Big Show has a huge score to settle with The Shield, following the trio’s repeated attacks against him over the span of several weeks. Pairing with two former World Heavyweight Champions in Sheamus and Orton, Show certainly has been spoiling for a fight against Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns. This could be his chance. Continue Reading