WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose recently spoke with Scott Fishman of the Miami Herald while promoting this Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown tapings in Miami.
Ambrose talks about filming the WWE 2K16 commercial with Arnold Schwarzenegger, what that was like and how far video games have come, his thoughts on NXT’s rise, and much more. You can read a few excerpts below:
Dean Ambrose Talks WWE 2K16, Co-Starring In The Commercial With Arnold Schwarzenegger:
“That was crazy. I didn’t know anything about it until I got there that day. ‘Terminator’ is one of my favorite movies. To do a complete reenactment of one of my favorite parts in the movie, working with Arnold Schwarzenegger and he is giving me the Terminator eyes. It was so surreal. It was so trippy. The word I use to describe everything with the whole ‘WWE 2K16’ experience. So it was very cool. It’s one of those bonuses you get while living the life of a WWE superstar. The cool stuff you get to do.”
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Ambrose’s thoughts on NXT’s change from FCW to today:
“I kind of miss that whole NXT thing. When I was there it was Florida Championship Wrestling with Seth Rollins and the other guys who were there. I wrestled on like local access Florida TV in front of 30 people. It was a tiny little situation. I felt like we were distanced from the rest of the company. We felt we were on an island that WWE didn’t even know we existed. That gave us the chip on our shoulder.
“That gave us the motivation when we got there and the attitude we needed to take over WWE when we did. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. It’s great for those guys. Now they don’t have to worry about being on an island wondering if anyone knows them. They have their own TV show every week. They get to go on tour and travel. They get to be their own brand. It’s like a whole other brand of WWE. It’s just like a shoot-off of Raw or SmackDown.”
Where does the inspiration for his character come from?
“There is no creative process to come up with a character of Dean Ambrose. Dean Amborse is collective experience of 29 years of life. It’s the good, the bad, the ugly, after 10 years plus of wrestling. Everybody goes through their own life experiences. The good, the bad and the ugly that has formed me, shaped me and created the person I am today. That is what you see on TV. I don’t try to get anybody to like me or hate me. I just do what I do. If you are good at what you do, good things follow. I just happen to be very, very good at what I do.”