Dean Ambrose: How He Will Emerge as the Top Star from the Shield

Sebastian MaldonadoFeatured ColumnistDecember 2, 2012

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Dean Ambrose will emerge from The Shield as the top star.

Ambrose is everything the WWE needs for the future. His charisma has led him to become the leader of The Shield, the new wrestling stable. He debuted at Survivor Series, attacking Ryback. Ever since that match, not much is known about this wrestling cluster.

Ambrose, Seth Rollins (current NXT Champion) and Roman Reigns revealed little in their interview with Michael Cole. 

But what they revealed was a taste of the future.

It’s too early to pick out Rollins and Reigns. Rollins has a similar look, practically resembling CM Punk when Punk debuted on WWE programming. Reigns is seemingly booked as the strong, silent type and is effective.

Ambrose stands out for his unique look, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

If you’ve viewed his work in FCW/NXT (the WWE’s developmental league), then you know how charismatic Ambrose was before Cole’s interview.

Ambrose can get a crowd invested in his match whether or not he is playing the face or heel.

In fact, fans at FCW ended up cheering for Ambrose, regardless of what side he was on. If truth be told, this shows that fans really appreciate his work.

Ambrose feuded with Rollins and Damien Sandow for the FCW 15 Championship, where each match for the title lasted 15 minutes. He and Rollins also battled for the FCW Title, but Ambrose never became FCW Champion.

Despite the lack of the championship crown, Ambrose was turning into a star in that league.

Amborse’s best work, or most revered, in FCW was his feud with William Regal. Regal and Ambrose began a vicious feud, not based of weapons, but of pure wrestling psychology.

It’s the little things, such as consistently working on the arm or stall tactics, that made their matches memorable. They are so similar in their wrestling approach, it’s almost seeing the exact same man in both Regal and Ambrose.

The obvious difference between the two is that Regal never had a start in a wrestling faction.

Ambrose’s presence in The Shield has been felt and, coincidentally, that promo is only a slither toward the WWE Universe.

Ambrose has emerged as The Shield’s leader, and rightfully so.

He can lead this group into a new era for the WWE. It was poignant when Ambrose told Cole (and the WWE fans) that The Shield is not the second coming of the New World Order. He’s already separated The Shield from the factions of old, and they haven’t even wrestled yet.

Can you imagine the feuds Ambrose could have with the likes of CM Punk, Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler?

If booked right, they could be some of the best matches we’ve seen. Ambrose can have a good match with most. He might even have great showings against big wrestlers, such as Sheamus and Antonio Cesaro.

He could even resume his feud with Sandow again.

Regardless, Ambrose will become the top star from his faction. He’s got the charisma and the wrestling ability to do so.

It’s not a matter of if Ambrose can be the next top star, it’s a matter of when.