Dean Ambrose Speaks on Working w/ The Undertaker, The Shield Separating Itself from the WWE Locker Room & More

Mike Killam

Dean AmbroseWWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose recently spoke with the Poughkeepsie Journal to promote WWE's upcoming arrival in Poughkeepsie, NY this Sunday. 

On "taking over" WWE with the debut of The Shield: 

"A lot of veterans and the office have wanted guys to have that kind of attitude. We’re not afraid and we’re not intimidated. In our minds, we are the main event. Being fresh and being new, no one’s seen our faces before on TV. Maybe they knew me and Seth before we were on TV. Roman is a natural and he keeps getting better every day. We have so much talent and so much confidence in our ability. We came in and we were already on the level and we can already go."

Seperating themselves from the WWE roster: 

"Everything from the moves we do to the things we wear to the things we say, all of them have been on the fly. We’re making it up as we go along. If something feels natural, we do it … Every week, it’s been a new idea. An on-the-fly idea. Coming out of the crowd was not a pre-planned, premeditated idea that someone came up with in a meeting room. Everything has kind of organically evolved. Instead of coming through the entrance way, we wanted to make a statement to people that what you see is not like every other WWE superstar, every other normal wrestler. It was done to separate ourselves." 

On working a match with The Undertaker: 

"You have ice water running through your veins. You’re out of your mind. It’s funny. The music’s playing. The pyro’s going off. It’s The Undertaker’s music. But once the bell rings and you make physical contact, it starts to work and the world shrinks down to a 20-by-20 ring and it’s any other match really and you have to stay on your game once the bell rings."

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