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COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF SETH ROLLINS' TRIBUTE TO DEAN AMBROSE, AMBROSE FAREWELL SPEECH AFTER RAW WENT OFF THE AIR IN BROOKLYN

By Mike Johnson on 2019-04-09 01:31:00

After Monday Night Raw went off the air at the Barclays Center, WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins noted that he knew Brooklyn was mad and said he was too, blaming it on The Bar ruining his match against WWE Champion Kofi Kingston.  He said Kingston was a pioneer and a trailblazer and put him over.  The crowd applauded and Kofi left.

Rollins said that he had one more thing to do before he left and asked Roman Reigns to come to the ring.  Reigns came out in street clothes.  Rollins then said that Dean Ambrose appeared earlier tonight, but he didn’t want Dean to go out that way.  He said he loves Ambrose and asked Dean to come out so he can say it to him in person.

What follows is a transcription of the speeches that closed the Raw taping:

SETH ROLLINS: That title being around my waist tonight doesn’t happen without Dean Ambrose.  No one prepared me for Brock Lesnar more than Dean Ambrose.  No one prepared me to come out here and do what I do, every single night more than Dean Ambrose.  I learned so much from this man and it breaks my heart to see him go, but I love you so much my friend.

The crowd begins chanting, “Please don’t go.”

ROLLINS: I tried that one guys.  It didn’t work, I promise….I just wanted to tell you I love you.  I wanted to tell you thank you.  If you wanted to say anything to these fine people in Brooklyn, the stage is yours.

DEAN AMBROSE: One of the sweetest sights that I have ever seen as a guy who busted his ass for this company, for this locker room, who has dragged his broken, dead body through every highway, through every single building all across this country and the world right alongside my brothers, my best friends, The Shield…the sweetest sight I ever saw was Seth Rollins stomping Brock Lesnar’s big dumb lunchbox head into the mat, pinning him and holding that Universal Championship over his head, bringing it back to the boys.   

[The crowd cheers.] 

One of the other sweetest things I’ve ever seen was just recently when we saw Roman Reigns kick the sh** out of cancer and come back on Monday Night Raw.  [Crowd cheers.]  I love this building.  I know some of you probably aren’t even from New York City, you know.  You came here from all over the world.  

[Crowd cheers.] 

I love this building.  I love the Barclays Center.  We opened up the Barclays Center.  The very first WWE ever show, first ever pay-per-view, TLC whatever year that was.  I’m getting very old.  I can’t remember.   My very first WWE PPV match, TLC, we got thrown to the wolves.  Arn Anderson called us two indy schmucks  and a football player.    Like  Seth said, we walked that aisle and we tore it up and we took our spot.  I have a lot of great memories in this building.  That match is probably my favorite match I’ve ever had.  Winning the Tag Team Championships with Seth Rollins at Summerslam right here in this ring, in this building.  But, here’s the big thing you’ve got to remember… a building is just a building.  It’s just brick and mortar and it’s wood and nails.  What makes the building is the fans and there are no fans in the world like you, the fans who come all over the world to be here on Wrestlemania week to come watch, to come to all the different shows and to stay and sit through three friggin’ hours of Monday Night Raw and sit here and be here tonight and listen to us talk.  So, without you, there isn’t any us.  Screw this building.  The important thing is the people who fill it and that’s you, so we want to thank you once again. 

[Crowd chants, “Thank you Dean.”]

The Shield’s music played and they did the pose before exiting the ring, slapping hands and heading to the back.

Roman Reigns did not speak on the mic.

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