Dean Ambrose retains the U.S. Title
This match happened as a result of “an injury to Curtis Axel”, though, considering that the match jumped from the Kickoff show to the main show it seems like there was a logical reason behind the switch. You’d have to think that logical reason was “we think that Dean Ambrose is better than Curtis Axel”.
And while they may not be totally right about that, this match did exactly what it was supposed to do: put Big E. Langston — who seems to be on his way to a biblical push — in the “Authority” storyline, allowing him to logically be in inevitable Survivor Series match. This match, while not anything to write home about — other than maybe that DISGUSTING cut on Big E.’s face/Dean’s chin — did exactly what it was supposed to do, and featured one truly fantastic spot: the spear through the ropes. All in all, a perfect spotlight for a guy with as bright a future as anyone in the business.
Match: +.3 | PPV: 1.6