Dean Ambrose shocked the world on Sunday at WWE's annual Money in the Bank pay-per-view.
The Lunatic Fringe wasn't even expected to win the Money in the Bank ladder match for the briefcase heading a week before the match, his price did lower towards the event, and ended up being alone atop the ladder as he unhooked the case to win the match.
Ambrose then cashed it in less than an hour later, popping the crowd like crazy as his music hit and he hit a pedigree on Seth Rollins to become the third Shield member to hold the title in about 30 minutes.
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With Ambrose as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Vince McMahon and co. have the opportunity to do a lot of exciting things in the coming months - assuming they don't take the title off him immediately on RAW at some point.
And it seems like they have decided on their first direction for the brand new WWE Champion.
It has been announced that Ambrose will be defending his new title against both Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins in a triple threat match at the Battleground pay-per-view.
The match was announced on Monday Night Raw last night as Shane McMahon decided to make the Battleground title defence a triple-threat match after Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins battled to a count-out draw after Reigns speared Rollins over the Spanish announce table - which was supposed to break - from which neither man recovered in time.
Ambrose would go on to hit both Reigns and Rollins with a 'Dirty Deeds' before walking away from the squared circle with his title in hand as the champion received rapturous applause from the Phoenix, Arizona crowd.
We all knew that a Shield triple threat match would be coming sooner rather than later, but nobody thought it would be this soon, at Battleground.
This is such a huge match that it could easily headline something like SummerSlam, which is the next PPV on the calendar.
Instead, the WWE are blowing their load early as they head into the upcoming brand split. Battleground takes place from the Verizon Center in Washington, DC on July 24th, after the brand split, which will be earlier that week on SmackDown Live.
What happens after Battleground remains to be seen. There have been rumours about two world titles and separate PPV's every month for the two rosters. Whether or not Ambrose will still be Champion then remains to be seen.
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