WWE Battleground happens this Sunday, July 20 on the WWE Network, and Mike & Billy previewed the action with WWE’s own Dean Ambrose, formerly of The Shield.
Ambrose finally set the record straight with the guys on a certain nickname he’d “earned” recently. A trend emerged on Reddit while Ambrose was still in The Shield, when a fan held a sign referring to the superstar as the “Ti**y Master”. The moniker grew to become Ambrose’s unofficial nickname on the internet, but he quickly shot it down, claiming he’d never even heard that before.
“That’s why I don’t do the internet very much,” joked Ambrose, who has tweeted just three times since joining Twitter in 2012.
Ambrose faces former Shield partner Seth Rollins at Sunday’s pay-per-view. The two came up through the ranks together, but since Rollins betrayed the Shield the animosity has only grown. Ambrose promises this is only the beginning of an epic rivalry.
“I don’t think this is going to be the end,” he said. “I think me and him are going to be at each other’s throats and tearing it up and having spectacular matches for years and years down the line, but you’re going to get to see the first ones this Sunday.”
Ambrose made it clear that not only is he not taking Rollins’ betrayal lightly, he may even end up going TOO far in his vengeance.
“If I’m wronged, it gets ugly,” he said. “I hold grudges…I’m going to take it way too far. If you steal my mail, I will slash all four of your tires, throw a brick through your front window, and kidnap your dog.”
Ambrose has earned the reputation of a loose cannon, and he prefers it that way. He likened his in-match strategy to floating down a river, never knowing exactly where it’s going to go, and his lifestyle to “living on the edge of a lightning bolt.”
While he craves danger and enjoys unpredictability, Ambrose would not recommend his style to anyone else.
Listen to the full interview below. Warning: Language is slightly NSFW.