SmackDown Results: ‘Justice’ prevailed as Dean Ambrose overcame Extreme odds
BY Scott Taylor
May 02, 2014
Dean Ambrose def. Alberto Del Rio, Ryback & Curtis Axel in a Fatal 4-Way Match
With his fellow Hounds of Justice banned from ringside and a match against Evolution imminent at Extreme Rules, the odds were stacked against Dean Ambrose retaining his gold in SmackDown’s Fatal 4-Way main event. However, with The Lunatic Fringe’s nearly 350-day reign as United States Champion on the line, an early 3-on-1 assault on the titleholder quickly turned into every Superstar for himself.
At the height of the action, after Ambrose was sent spiraling into the timekeeper’s area, Curtis Axel, Ryback and Alberto Del Rio all attempted to make their claim for the coveted championship. When Ryback hit Shell Shocked on Del Rio, only Axel’s interference stopped The Human Wrecking Ball from reigning supreme. The son of Mr. Perfect then tried to steal the victory, but the lone Hound of Justice remerged in time to pick up the swift pin on his unsuspecting foe.
After the match, RybAxel looked to take their frustrations out on the secluded Shield member, until Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins arrived and delivered swift justice that ended with a Triple Powerbomb on Axel.
SmackDown Results Swarming the Lunatic Fringe
With his fellow Shield cohorts banned from ringside, United States Champion Dean Ambrose was forced to put his title up against Alberto Del Rio, Curtis Axel and Ryback in a Fatal 4-Way SmackDown main event! What would happen as The Hounds of Justice prepare to battle Evolution at Extreme Rules?