On Monday, Dean Ambrose will become the longest reigning United States Champion of the modern era when he surpasses MVP's 343 day title reign.
Since he didn't defend the title on Smackdown there is now nothing stopping him from taking this new accolade, even if he is forced to defend the title on Raw, he will have still held it a day longer than MVP.
Whilst Ambrose is perhaps one of the most entertaining champions in a long time, he is also one of the most controversial. He has only defended his title twice this year and is still yet to defend it on Pay-per-view in 2014.
Both times he defended his title were against Mark Henry and he had help from his team mates Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, leading many into believing that he wouldn't still be champion without them.
Ambrose has been in six man tag action for the last two pay-per-views including the match of the year candidate between The Shield and The Wyatts at The Elimination Chamber. He will not be defending his title again at next Sunday's Extreme Rules because he is a vital part of the main event pitting The Shield against the reunited Evolution.
People will debate it for months to come, but now The Shield have another reason to prove their dominance and Dean may now have a reason to turn on his team mates as a way to prove he is the best.
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