We have a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion – or do we? WWE fans were ecstatic as Dean Ambrose beat Seth Rollins at the ‘Elimination Chamber’ event. But, in a shocking twist, Seth kept the title even though Dean won the match!
Former friends Seth Rollins, 29, and Dean Ambrose, 29, squared off for the WWE Championship at Elimination Chamber on May 31. Fans hoped Dean would defeat Seth and win the title — he almost did! At the end of the night, Dean was named the winner, but a surprise disqualification left the WWE Universe stunned!
The American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, could barely contain the absolute war between these bitter rivals. Dean and Seth hit each other with everything they had! There were also plenty of people caught in the crossfire. During the brawl, Dean took out Seth’s personal bodyguards, J&J Security. And when Dean attempted to dive onto the WWE Champion, Seth pulled the ref in front of him, using the official as a shield! Bam! A second ref came in and the match continued.
Dean eventually hit his finishing move, Dirty Deeds, on Seth and pinned him for the 3-count! The crowd EXPLODED, thrilled that Dean was the new champion! Unfortunately, the first ref — the one Seth used as a shield — recovered and disqualified him! You’re not supposed to touch the officials! Dean was awarded the victory, but according to the WWE rules, a wrestler can’t win a title via disqualification. Dean won the fight, but Seth was still the champ. Seth’s devious ways struck again!
Dean didn’t seem to care about the rules. He grabbed the title belt and said that since he won the match, he’s taking the championship! He then ran into the crowd and celebrated his win!
These two bitter rivals were once the closest of friends. Along with Roman Reigns, Dean and Seth were part of The Shield, a group that ruled the WWE. But Seth betrayed the others, siding with The Authority to eventually win the WWE Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania.
Seth and Dean weren’t the only WWE Superstars in action at the Elimination Chamber event. Stardust (aka Cody Rhodes) made short work of Zach Ryder, beating him in the kick-off show prior to the event. Stardust must be practicing for his possible match with Arrow’s Stephen Amell. HollywoodLife.com had the EXCLUSIVE scoop on how Stephen and Stardust plan to take their feud off twitter and into the ring at this year’s SummerSlam!
What do you think about the crazy ending to Elimination Chamber, HollywoodLifers? Who do you think is the REAL WWE Champion?
— Jason Brow