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Dean Ambrose Recalls His Crazy Experiences With Fans, Talks Embracing His Full Name

February 9, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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– Dean Ambrose spoke with the Major Wrestling Figure Podcast about his experiences with fans and more. Highlights are below per Wrestling Inc:

On embracing his full first name: “I’ve been John most of my whole life because people just – it’s easier. When I was a little kid, people just – ‘My name’s Jonathan.’ They just go, ‘John!’ So I just got used to it. Now that I’m getting older and a little more grizzled, what’s the word? Like a Tom Selleck. Now that I’m getting a little bit older, I’m embracing going by Jonathan. I’m gonna start wearing, like, brown dress shoes and calling myself Jonathan.”

On his good and bad experiences with fans: “So I’m always first introduced to this stuff by signing [action figures] at signing events…I’m all about fans, I’ve got all the time in the world for fans. I’ve done every appearance and signing that lasts 3 hours, I always wait until everybody’s done, no matter how long it takes. When being a babyface, I always stay out there and sign all the autographs at the end of the show every single night. It takes an extra twenty minutes. But, some of these people ruin it for everybody. Come to a signing! I’ll sign all your sh– at a signing. One of the worst is when they send the kid. You see them over there and the kid just walks up, ‘Can you sign this?’ And you can’t say no to a kid.”

On an encounter he had with fans at an airport: “One time, when I was first dating my now-wife, she lived in New York and sometimes, on the day off, we’d spend some time at her house, some time at my house depending on where in the country we were. So one time, I change my flight to go to New York. I didn’t change it, I bought a new prime flight completely unrelated to the company travel. And when I landed in Newark, as soon as I got to the gate, there were like ten people there with all this Dean Ambrose stuff for me to sign. And for a second, I just woke up from the plane and I’m like, do I have a show today? What’s going on? I thought I was going home? And I sign all their stuff and then I’m sitting in baggage claim, and I’m like, how do they know I was gonna be here? It was an autonomous decision by myself to buy my own new flight. How did they know? Because you hear there’s leaks in the travel department, but I just did this on my own, so they have leaks in the airlines! And then this dude came up to me in baggage claim with some stuff, and he’s like, ‘Hey dude, I’m not trying to bother you dude, I’ll give you $50 to sign these few things. I went, ‘Keep your money, I’ll sign these things for you but tell me how you knew I was here.’ And he goes, ‘Oh dude, we got like a whole system. Dude, we got a whole system and we got people everywhere.'”

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