The more things change, the more the story makes sense. Earlier this week, Dean Ambrose shocked the wrestling world by turning on Seth Rollins and breaking up the Shield again. This came after their teammate Roman Reigns announced that he had to step away from wrestling due to a recurring case of leukemia. Both of these events changed a host of plans, and now we know a bit more about one of them.

According to Wrestling Observer Live, the original plans for Ambrose called for him to call on the Shield, though not until around Survivor Series. As you might have guessed, the plans were sped up due to the Reigns announcement. There were rumors that he had been in line for a heel turn on the team earlier this year, but Ambrose’s biceps injury stalled those plans as Ambrose missed nine months of action.

Let’s see that one more time.

Dean Ambrose unleashes a stunning assault on Seth Rollins: Raw, Oct. 22, 2018

Opinion: You knew the turn was coming at some point and it certainly seemed to be one of the best things that they could have done. Ambrose certainly comes off as a more natural heel than anything else and Monday was a good way to turn him heel. It really wouldn’t surprise me to see him as Universal Champion at WrestleMania 35 and defending the title against Rollins.

What do you think of Ambrose’s heel turn? Did they do it at the right time? Let us know in the comments below.

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