Ambrose, dressed in his street-fighting gear, brawled with Bad News Barrett. He began the match in charge, thanks to raking his forearms against Barrett's face, stomping on his fingers and kicking him in the ribs.
Barrett managed to slow the match down with a chinlock, but Ambrose suplexed himself free.
They brought the fought outside of the ropes where Ambrose looked to be in control. A spill to the outside changed that, though. The Shield member injured the shoulder Bray Wyatt was working on during their bout on last Friday's SmackDown.
The IC champ then tore at the limb, cracking it against the ring post and bending it awkwardly.
Ambrose fought back, but he did so with one arm. Everything he did, including kicking out, hurt him.
Rollins then climbed onto the apron, looking to distract his old ally. Ambrose chased him out into the crowd as the referee count to 10.
After the match, Ambrose nailed Barrett from behind. He hit Dirty Deeds before exiting.
Barrett wins via count-out.
Memorable Moments and Quotes
Ambrose springs to the outside onto Barrett.
Barrett clotheslines Ambrose out of the ring onto the apron.
Ambrose punches his own shoulder to get the blood flowing to it.
Ambrose dives out of the ring onto Rollins and Barrett.
"He shouldn't be walking the same streets as everybody else."—John "Bradshaw" Layfield on Ambrose.
WWE booked this well. Barrett didn't have to absorb a loss as midcard champs too often do. Ambrose and Rollins' feud isn't built on anything innovative; it's just old-fashioned animosity.
Ambrose showcased his off-kilter qualities and looked like a rabid dog at times.
His chemistry with Barrett was solid, but he was too wild at times. Swinging rapid-fire punches is a boost to his character, but at times they looked more like swats.
It looks clear that WWE is heading for a Ambrose vs. Rollins matchup at Money in the Bank, especially with Reigns getting into the Ladder match.