Dean Ambrose recently did an interview with Alternative Nation, and he spoke on a number of topics, including picking his entrance music on the indies, working with Triple H, WWE’s signing of KENTA, and more.
You can read a few excerpts from the interview below:
Ambrose On Entrance Music Choices:
A couple of them, I might have thought out beforehand, and came in with the idea. But a lot of the time I would show up and put no forethought into the music I’m coming out to. I would be like, ‘What have you got?’ They would be like, ‘We’ve have 4 CD’s, pick between these. And [it would be like] uh, use that.’ Sometimes there was no forethought into it at all, and then sometimes it stuck and they always kept bringing me out to that song. Some of them I picked, like Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” because it’s a classic, it’s got such a good vibe that I felt it fit me really good. L7 same thing, just a song [“Sh*tlist”] that pumps me up, and puts me in the right frame of mind. You want a song that puts you in the right frame of mind, so when you hear it, it is part of the performance. If the song doesn’t match your attitude when you’re walking out, then you’re off to a bad start already.
Ambrose On Working With Triple H:
[We ended up being able to] work with Triple H, and [I would] go up to him with what [I thought] was a brilliant idea, because I tend to think I’m pretty smart. I’ll go up and say I have a brilliant idea, and he’ll shoot 10,000 logic holes in it, and I’ll go, ‘Oh yeah I am stupid, that’s way smarter the way he put it.’ Seeing how Triple H thinks is very educational. Kind of the same thing with Piper, seeing those guys go through their process and think about things, and bring logic to what is often an illogical form of entertainment, is pretty cool.
Ambrose On KENTA coming to WWE:
When it comes to KENTA, I saw him in Japan and talked to him a little bit. Him coming in just shows you the difference in the Performance Center. When I came in it was a totally different story than what it is today. I slipped in the back door of developmental, the only guy I was even vaguely familiar with was Seth [Rollins], and I never wrestled him before. I may have crossed paths and maybe said hello to him once or twice over the years, but we were in different circles. We were always kind of on parallel paths on the indies, so I never really crossed paths with him much. But he was the only guy I had even remotely heard of, it was just a bunch of other guys. For instance, to give you perspective, the top guy in developmental when I got there was Lucky Cannon. If you don’t know [him], just Google it. That will show you the difference in the talent that is in developmental now.
For the rest of the interview, including his Battleground match with Seth Rollins turning into a brawl, working with other WWE legends on his character, and more, click here.
BP: Really good in depth interview with Ambrose and he does a good job answering a lot in detail. I especially enjoyed his explanations of working with agents like Arn Anderson, and what it was like getting on the same page and traveling with Reigns and Rollins. I laughed at the shot at Lucky Cannon, too. If you didn’t watch NXT back then, he’s right, google it.