Dean Ambrose Interview: Talks The Shield’s Role, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper Comparisons, Holding The United States Championship

Chris Cash

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The Fairfax Times recently posted a new Dean Ambrose interview promoting this Sunday's live event at the Patriot Center. The United States Champion will wrestle CM Punk on the show. 

Ambrose said the following when asked about The Shield and their role in the WWE. 

“We feel like we’re the backbone of the company. We go out there every night and show off the work ethic that rubs off on everybody we work with. We go out there every night to have the best national show — whether it’s one or two matches, you got to work twice or whatever it is — we never take a night off.”

Dean Ambrose won the U.S. title from Kofi Kingston in May of last year and said he takes great pride in carrying the belt. 

“The United States Championship goes back to greats like Harley Race and Ric Flair, so to be able to call yourself that is, for me, almost too high an honor. It still seems strange to me. I take a lot of pride in it. … No matter how many nights we’ve been on the road or how many countries we’ve been in — we’ve been on four continents and more countries than I can count and more American cities than I can count — I really put my heart and soul and every ounce of effort, every drop of sweat I’ve got into it every single night.”

Some have compared Ambrose to wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper. Ambrose said that he absolutely takes it as a compliment even though he doesn't feel like he's accomplished enough to earn that comparison just yet. He said that he still has a lot left to prove in his career. 

"[Piper] was a legend and a hall of famer. He was a guy who stirred the pot and drew a good amount of money. I feel like I haven’t really done anything yet. Not that I’m holding back — right now I’m just working as hard as I can in the role that I’m in. I still feel like I have a LOT of stuff in my back pocket that when the opportunity strikes … there’s a lot more to me than people have seen yet.”

You can read the full Dean Ambrose interview on FairfaxTimes.com

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