WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross recently took to his podcast, The Ross Report, to offer his thoughts on the current goings on in WWE. One topic “Good Ole’ JR” touched on was the return of former WWE Champion Dean Ambrose. Ambrose returned on the go-home edition of Monday Night Raw last week from a lengthy injury layoff. “The Lunatic Fringe” sported a new look as he put on a ton of muscle during his time off.
Many speculated that Ambrose could be turning heel at SummerSlam by betraying Seth Rollins. Of course, that didn’t happen. In fact, the complete opposite happened. Ambrose assisted Rollins in regaining the Intercontinental Championship from Dolph Ziggler.
Also, Ambrose reunited with Rollins and Reigns to reform The Shield on last night’s episode of Raw. Ross commented on Ambrose’s WWE return, and suggested he could be a lot more successful and is more valuable to the company as a villain:
“I thought Dean looked great. I like his shorter haircut. A guy kind of being follicly-challenged and they’re trying to mask it with longer hair that is unruly or will go here, there, and yonder to cover up a [bald] spot, it’s not real flattering to you. I thought his haircut was spot on. I thought the beard was spot on. Obviously, Ambrose has trained religiously to heal and to get bigger, better, and stronger. And really, my hat’s off to him for that.
“But I can tell you, he certainly carried himself like a villain. I felt he is going to be a villain, or a heel, or as Jim Cornette would say, ‘he’s a heel, Goddammit!’ To me, he looks like a heel. Now, the welcome back pop was what it was and deservedly so, but I just see him being able to be a big time player more as a heel than as a fan favorite in WWE right now. And we’ll see.” Ross added, “I still think he could be most valuable for WWE right now, seemingly how the roster is outlined, as a villain.”
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