If you stuck around to the end of SmackDown Live on Tuesday, you might have caught what Dean Ambrose had to say on Talking Smack alongside Renee Young and Daniel Bryan.
A lot more eyes were on it than usual, mainly because former WWE Champion Dean Ambrose was appearing, having just handed John Cena his first clean loss in singles competition on either Raw or SmackDown in seven years.
DOES AMBROSE RUN THINGS?
One of the things he touched on during his moment in the limelight was how he runs the WWE.
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Now, upon hearing that it may not seem like we need to look too much into that as the assumption is he’s hyping himself up for his title match at No Mercy when he takes on Cena and AJ Styles.
However, thanks to Cagematch.net, an interesting stat has been posted which shows The Lunatic Fringe may be correct. It seems like the WWE have relied on him more than anybody this year, and it’s difficult to argue that he doesn’t run things, with or without a title around his waist.
Ambrose currently sits at number one on the list of wrestlers that have competed in the most number of matches this year.
It's not full of WWE stars either, the list also features wrestlers from promotions such as DDT, Dragon Gate and CNLL.
If the WWE didn’t rate him highly enough, they wouldn’t be using him on a weekly basis, on and off television. He’s obviously doing a solid job in every feud to be used effectively, and that number will only continue to increase as the days go by.
IMPRESSIVE WORK RATE
The fact he called himself the mechanic - although his math was a little off when he sarcastically suggested he main evented 300 matches this year - is backed up by what he’s already achieved this year.
While Roman Reigns was suspended, the WWE had two house shows on the same day. On one show, Ambrose opened the night against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn before getting into a car, embarking on a four-hour journey to the next house show to main event alongside Seth Rollins.
Only two other WWE stars feature in the top 10. Current Universal Champion Owens comes in at number four, having competed in 138 matches, while WWE Champion Styles is in at number six with 134 matches under his belt in 2016.
Ambrose’s work rate is there for all to see, and with that sort of attitude, it’s clear why the WWE value him so highly.
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