Dean Ambrose finally defended his title this week at a live event in Saudi Arabia.

Ambrose successfully retained his championship after a fatal four way match involving Dolph Ziggler, Cody Rhodes and Kofi Kingston. 

The United States Champion is now just eight days away from MVP's title record of a 343 day reign. If he keeps it for the next week he will then become the longest reigning US champion of the modern era.

That being said, many have questioned why Ambrose even has the title, he rarely defends it because he is always in six-man-tag action with his fellow stable members Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins at most of the monthly events.

The title hasn't been defended on Pay-per-view since October's Hell in a Cell and before that he was forced to defend at Night of Champions.

Dean won the title at Extreme Rules last year when he defeated Kofi Kingston and Rollins and Reigns captured the Tag Team Titles the same night making them one of the most dominant fractions in WWE history.

Ambrose has only had two title defences this year and both times were against Mark Henry and the other members of The Shield helped him retain.

Again he wont be defending his title at next months pay-per-view either as it was announced last night on Smackdown that Evolution will face The Shield in a six-man tag match.

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