On July 20, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins will wage war, as the two former Shield teammates will meet head-on in singles competition at WWE Battleground, WWE.com has learned. The match has been in the making ever since Rollins turned on his Shield brethren on June 2.
That betrayal sent shockwaves throughout WWE. The look of hurt in Ambrose’s eyes moments after Rollins swung a chair to the back of the third Hound of Justice, Roman Reigns, was soul-crushing. The reverberations of what it meant to his psyche broke Ambrose down long before the first strike of steel even connected with his flesh.
Yet, he wouldn’t stay down for long. As Rollins began his new life of privilege alongside The Authority, Ambrose was beginning the process of transforming his fractured spirit into an unrelenting rage — a rage targeted squarely at Rollins.
Since then, the eccentric Ambrose has smothered his former Shield cohort, pouncing on him any chance he gets, not allowing him to breathe. Rollins and The Authority have done their best to stop Ambrose in his tracks, but seemingly no matter how bad the beating, nothing will cease him in his mission to ruin Rollins. And now, with The Lunatic Fringe making it clear that his new objective is to make sure Rollins never successfully cashes in his Money in the Bank briefcase, the cataclysmic conflict between these two has reached yet another tipping point.
So with the stage for battle finally set, will Seth Rollins be able to eliminate Dean Ambrose as he continues his ongoing evolution or will Ambrose’s wrath trump all else and allow him to do what he has been craving for months — smash Mr. Money in the Bank’s face in? Find out at WWE Battleground, live on WWE Network and pay-per-view on Sunday, July 20, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.