Philly.com has a great article online featuring quotes from WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose. In it, Ambrose discusses returning to Philadelphia for Money in the Bank and his past working for CZW. He also puts over his time in WWE’s developmental system.
Below are the highlights:
“I was in a lot of really crazy matches and a lot of stuff that you’ll never ever see on WWE television,” Ambrose said. “I put my body through a lot of abuse for very little money for a long time.”
“I wasn’t intimidated when I got to WWE,” Ambrose said. “I kind of felt like that I had put myself through so much to get here that there isn’t anybody that’s going to take this away from me.”
“I knew what I was capable of,” he added. “I had the confidence in myself to just know that I’m going to be the guy here and that I am good as anybody else here.”
“There was a lot of adjustments and a lot to learn like learning how to work for cameras as oppose to just working for an audience,” he said. “I’ve wrestled in front big crowds for big shows before and I’ve wrestled on television and pay-per-view before, but until you get to Monday Night Raw where there’s 30 cameras, it’s a whole different ball game. Then I had no idea what I was doing.”
“I feel like I’m 10 times better of a wrestler than I was when I first got here,” Ambrose said. “You have so many good brains to pick here in the dressing room with Hall-of-Fame guys. I can pick Arn Anderson’s brain or William Regal’s brain or Jamie Noble.”
“Joey Mercury is a guy that I learned so much from during my time in FCW,” he added. “He’s one of the smartest wrestling minds that you’ll ever find anywhere and me and him had a really good connection and I was able to really learn a lot and step up my game from working with him.”
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