Dean Ambrose shocked the world at WWE's Money in the Bank event when he cashed in the briefcase that he had only won around an hour previously to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Reports now stating that Roman Reigns has been suspended for 30 days following violations to WWE's wellness policy now put Ambrose's title win under a microscope and have many of the WWE Universe convinced that it wasn't originally supposed to happen.
This wouldn't be the first time WWE had rescripted a title change thanks to a wellness violation, back at WrestleMania 22 Randy Orton was supposed to win the World Heavyweight Championship in a triple threat match between the Champion Kurt Angle and Rey Mysterio but after officials found out about his violations the title was instead passed to Rey Mysterio and Orton was suspended.
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Whilst it is entirely feasible that Ambrose won the WWE Championship on his own merits and the fact that he has been in and around the title picture for the past two years, it is also more likely that WWE literally didn't have any other options.
Seth Rollins could not be considered 100 percent yet and ready to reclaim the title he never lost, especially since Sunday night was his first match on WWE TV since his injury back in November. Rollins needs to get back into the swing of things before he will be ready to be Champion and WWE are aware of this, add this to Roman's recent violations and the thought it that WWE obviously re-scripted this cash in last minute.
Maybe Reign's punishment was the fact that he was allowed to lose clean to Rollins at the event and now if Rollins is the one to reclaim the title at Battleground, he will equal his three time record.
Roman returns from his suspension just three days prior to Battleground and a few days after the WWE draft which means WWE will be an entirely different landscape when he steps back through the curtain.
As of yet the announced triple threat match for Battleground will still be going ahead, but it is hard to see Ambrose retaining in a match where he doesn't actually need to be pinned.
Many thought Ambrose would drop it on Money night Raw so he has already managed to defy these expectations. Whether it was an accident, an error or a re-script that led to his first ever world title reign, he has the title now and Ambrose looks like he is fully prepared to make an impact.
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