WWE News: Update on Dean Ambrose's Potential Return to WWE Programming

Elliott Binks@https://twitter.com/elliottbinks92Senior Writer IIISeptember 9, 2014

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WWE Raw. June 2. The Shield is no more.

Disbanding one of the greatest factions in WWE history was always going to be a bold move. Night after night, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns were stealing the show, so it was only natural for many—myself included—to fear that the ending of their alliance would be harmful to the overall product.

In some ways, though, the former allies were even more exciting once they’d gone their separate ways.

Reigns became a fresh face in the main event picture, while Ambrose and Rollins commenced a rivalry of the very highest intensity.

But with Ambrose away filming for WWE Studios' Lockdown, his rivalry with Rollins has unfortunately been placed on hold. Though the kayfabe injury that wrote him off TV will enable the feud to be rekindled, it’s hard to argue that the promising storyline has lost a large chunk of its momentum.

Fear not, however, as that could all be about to change. As reported by Nick Paglino of Wrestle Zone, Ambrose is once again being advertised for WWE programming:

WWE has added Dean Ambrose to the September 22nd Raw taping, which is the night after the Night of Champions PPV on the 21st.

There was speculation that Ambrose might be done filming “Lockdown” in time to return at the PPV, and while that is still possible, WWE has officially added Ambrose to Raw the next night, which takes place at The FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee.

So it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing the former United States champion on the go-home Raw for Night of Champions. That doesn’t mean that he won’t feature at the pay-per-view in some way or another.

Remember, Reigns, Rollins and Randy Orton still aren’t booked for the upcoming event. If recent developments are anything to go by, those three could well be set for a two-on-one handicap match come September 21.

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What better way to even the odds and reintroduce Ambrose than to add him to the mix at the very last minute?

We’ve already seen him adopt guerrilla tactics to ambush Rollins in the past, so it would be entirely in keeping with his developing character to have Ambrose interfere and make the save for his former Shield cohort.

Failing that, he could be announced as Reigns' surprise partner, making the clash a straight-up two-on-two tag match.

Zanier theories could exist, such as a double-cross from Ambrose, but for now my money would be on him making the save at Night of Champions and coming to the aid of Reigns. His addition to the post-PPV showing of Raw would likely be to address the aftermath of such an occurrence.

Of course, I’m getting ahead of myself here by assuming that Reigns will face Rollins and Orton.

But with three of the company’s biggest stars still not yet booked for the PPV, surely we’ll see something materialise there. And with Ambrose possibly available for the show, this is an opportunity that should not be missed.

Please feel free to sound in with your own opinions on this one, though. Will Ambrose return at Night of Champions? If so, what should be his role? Or perhaps the writers should just hang on with this one and bring him back the following night.

Comment below with any thoughts you may have on both the situation with Ambrose as well as the article itself.


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