Dean Ambrose Talks To Rolling Stone; Says It’s ‘Strange’ Being A Babyface, On Wrestling Being Formulaic, Is He Worried About Losing His Spot?

Bill Pritchard

dean ambroseWWE Superstar Dean Ambrose recently talked to Rolling Stone’s Kenny Herzog, and he spoke about a plethora of topics, including what it’s like being a babyface now, wrestling so it’s not as formulaic and predictable, guys like Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan taking his spot, and much more. You can read a few excerpts below: 

Ambrose on being a babyface: 

“It’s still a bit strange,” he admits. “I never pictured myself being liked by anybody. I’ve always fed off negativity and wanting people to hate me. That attitude really fueled me for my entire career. So being a guy that people like and want to cheer for is the weird part.”

Ambrose on wrestling being a bit predictable:

“I think we’ve trained the audience that it’s, ‘Good guy does down, good guy starts shaking, crowd starts clapping, good guy claps his hands three times, hits his move, finish,'” he laments. “Everybody’s got a formula for their comeback. And no offense to anybody, but John Cena has his comeback, Kofi Kingston has his comeback. I’ve got a little formula too, but I keep it much shorter. I’m like, ‘Why does everything have to be so locked into a box?'”

Is Ambrose worried about his ‘spot’ on the card?

“I’ll be fine,” he says reassuringly. “There’s no, ‘Oh my God, somebody else is gonna come back and take my spot.’ I wanna have a spot that’s my spot, that nobody can take away, because nobody else is me.”

Dean Ambrose will face Seth Rollins this Sunday at Hell In A Cell in one of the co-main events of the night; click here for the entire interview where he talks about planning matches, comparisons to Terry Funk and Dusty Rhodes, and more. 

Kenny Herzog is a regular contributor to Rolling Stone and writes a weekly RAW review column, which you could check out here

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