Dean Ambrose Credits Subpar Wrestlemania 32 Match To Laziness And Brock Lesnar

Wrestlemania 32's street fight match between Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar had all the talent needed to be something special, and while it didn't hold down the card by any means, it didn't live up to its potential either.

Since then Ambrose has claimed the WWE heavyweight championship, while Brock has recently completed a successful (if not controversial) return match in UFC. Ambrose was on the Stone Cold Podcast on WWE network recently and shared some details that aren't too surprising to fans who follow WWE, but are interesting nonetheless.

First, Austin asked what it was like facing Lesnar in the ring for that match, and Ambrose recalled how frustrated he was at the time (via Cageside Seats).

Dean Ambrose Brock Lesnar
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"It was pretty cool, you know? I went to the ring that night pretty pissed off. And then ... as I walked to the ring I had no idea what was going to happen. Went out there with not much of a plan, so to speak. ... I felt like I was pulling teeth to turn that match into something epic and so forth."

Austin followed up by asking if the disconnect was due to differing styles or methods, but in actuality, it was ultimately due to laziness according to Ambrose.

"Yeah. Artistically, Brock didn't want to do anything. ... Because, you know, Brock's gonna Brock, he's all about Brock. I had a vision for that match to be the craziest thing imaginable. I was trying to pitch everything to everybody and had every idea and I just put so much effort in and so much work in -- and other people did too -- and I was met with laziness. I just kept thinking 'at the end of the day, once we get in the ring it's all going to be okay. We'll figure it out once we get in the ring.' Then we went out there, we whacked each other with weapons, I got suplexed a bunch of times. It's an invigorating feeling walking to the ring knowing that you're going out there with a man that can kill you with his bare hands in front of 100,000 people and you have no idea what's going to happen. It's pretty cool, you know? I live for moments like that. So it was a hell of a day, I tell ya."

It isn't exactly shocking, as WWE has a history of just repeating something until it doesn't work anymore (and well past that point sometimes), and it isn't hard to believe that Lesnar just wants to go out, get the job done, and go home. He's expressed as much in previous interviews, something that has gotten him in hot water with hardcore fans, but at the end of the day, it is his prerogative.

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Hopefully, Ambrose doesn't get any heat for this, as its nice to get an honest answer from superstars now and again.