This was one of the biggest WWE talking points in 2016. The network also cancelled the show afterwards.
I know the narrative is Ambrose looked like a stoned/evasive/lazy champion, but it really doesn't come across that bad.
Austin has that face with everyone, especially around other "alphas".
Dean didn't give a lot of details about his childhood, and he did dismiss the 9to5 lifestyle, but apart from that, why the uproar?
He called Brock lazy, which many would agree with a year later.
And he took offense to the not pushing the envelope, but it was an interesting heated exchange, and they got through it.
Were people expecting a slick, rehearsed question and answer session?
If anything, that interview comfirmed that Ambrose IS his own man, and does have "edge".
Just a shame that the Ziggler title feud became an afterthought at Summerslam, because champion Ambrose was intense, even though the reign was during the height of "Stone Cold was right!!! Dean's phoning it in! Boo! Give AJ the title NOW!"