Seth Rollins will have nowhere to run and nowhere to hide when he faces bitter rival Dean Ambrose in a Lumberjack Match at SummerSlam.
The Lunatic Fringe earned the right to name the match stipulation when he won a Beat the Clock Challenge on the Aug. 4 edition of Raw. By selecting a Lumberjack Match, Ambrose has made sure his match against Rollins will take place in a ring surrounded by Superstars. As Ambrose himself noted, many of the lumberjacks, whose stated purpose it will be to contain the action and keep the combatants fighting inside the squared circle, have been on the receiving end of attacks perpetrated by The Shield over the years.
Rollins, meanwhile, has been a marked man ever since he dismantled The Shield and joined forces with WWE COO Triple H. Rollins and Ambrose were slated to square off last month at WWE Battleground, but The Game ejected The Lunatic Fringe from the building minutes before the match got under way. Despite the setback, Ambrose made sure Rollins’ night was a rough one nonetheless, repeatedly ambushing him, even going so far as to pounce on him in the parking garage.
Ambrose’s persistence in targeting Rollins has caused many in the WWE Universe to speculate that The Authority recently sent him on a press tour in a thinly veiled effort to give Triple H’s anointed one, Mr. Money in the Bank, a respite.
Come SummerSlam on Aug. 17, however, the time for sneak attacks and behind-the-scenes machinations will be over, as two of WWE’s brightest young Superstars will clash in a hostile showdown from which there will be no escaping. After many weeks of giving chase in arena-sprawling brawls, how will Ambrose finally make Rollins pay for selling out to The Authority? Or can The Game’s hand-picked legend-in-the-making fend off Ambrose’s gritty and relentless offensive?
To watch the Lumberjack Match live, don’t miss SummerSlam when it airs on WWE Network on Sunday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT!