Gabe Sapolsky Raves About His Experience Working With Dean Ambrose

Paul Heyman’s Heyman Hustle site has a guest blog up by Gabe Sapolsky, who talks about his memorable times working with Dean Ambrose in the Dragon Gate USA and EVOLVE promotions. Here’s a sample of what Sapolsky wrote –

“I’ll never forget the very first moment I worked with the man now known as Dean Ambrose,” he wrote. “There was only one other time I experienced anything like it in my 10 year booking career and that was with Paul Heyman’s current top hustler, CM Punk.”

The first time he got a chance to work with Ambrose, “I eagerly awaited for Ambrose to arrive at the armory for the Peterson Cup. I wanted to see what he was all about face-to-face. Shortly after he arrived, I immediately seized the opportunity to work with him for the first time. I wasn’t sure what we had on our hands, but I was about to find out.”

“Come on,” I said to Ambrose before he had time to prepare for anything, “time to cut a promo.”

“We scurried into a back room, I think a janitor’s closet actually. He asked if there were any bullet points. I purposely told him to just run with whatever he thought the people should know about him. He then cut an amazing, unique and distinctive promo that floored me.”

When he was done my gut instincts were screaming, “PUT THIS GUY IN SOMETHING NOW!”

I didn’t even care if he could wrestle. His charisma, poise and presence was one-in-a-million. The only other time I was sold on a talent before seeing how well he could wrestle was CM Punk, who dazzled me by showing a command of the audience during a simple ring entrance. Fortunately, both Punk and Ambrose are equally great talents in the ring.”

You can read the full blog at the Heyman Hustle. Sapolsky’s next blog for the Hustle will discuss his time working with Seth Rollins.

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  • 7 year old boy

    Now I am even more curious to see what he is like.

  • pwnez

    I have faith that Ambrose won’t disappoint us at all. I can’t wait to see what he does with Rollins, Reigns and Punk.

    • YippeKayYaymothufucka

      Get off they dick.
      Bandwagoners begin..

      • pwnez

        Trolls, smh.

  • WWEMark1995

    WWE is starting to get interesting again!


    I just hope wwe dosent write anything for him. Im sure hes talented enough to work around that but id rather he come up with his own stuff.

    • Peer Pressure

      You know that wont be happening. When you work for the WWE, you do what they tell you to do. This isn’t the indies son.

      • pwnez

        Yeah, because that’s exactly what CM Punk did, right? Nice try.

        • SOBI

          I still think ‘that “CM Punk summer Promo” was a Storyline and almost all the things he said, ‘almost all’ were scripted.

          • pwnez

            I think WWE gave permission for him to say whatever he wanted, they just didn’t know how far it would go. IMO it was a 50/50 thing. Half scripted half shoot.

        • Peer Pressure

          You got worked son. CM Punk’s shoot promo was clearly scripted. Open your fucking eyes mark. Nobody tells Vinny Mac what to do, especially not any of his employees.

          • pwnez

            Only part of his shoot was scripted, genius. They gave him permission to rant; no one knew exactly what he was gonna say. Now the stuff following that promo was indeed scripted. I guess you’re too stupid
            to figure that out.

            No one tells him what to do? Cena was the one who told him he was out of touch with his fans and company. Punk didn’t have a problem challenging him either. Smarten up, son. Don’t be stupid again.

          • Peer Pressure

            How do you know they gave him permission to rant? How do you know Cena told Vinny he was out of touch with the company and the fans? Are you employed by the WWE? Do you work backstage during events? I highly doubt it. You’re just an ignorant immature mark, who believes every bullshit you read off of silly wrestling rumor websites like this one. Grow the fuck up son. Your childish name calling doesn’t bother me, so you can cut that shit out. You’re an Ambrose fangirl, so I can see why you’re all butthurt.

          • pwnez

            It wasn’t just one employee who stated that Cena confronted Vince, several employees have said so. Cena can get away with it, he’s the top star in the company.

            I’m immature, yet you’re the one cursing in ever post you make. Take your own advice and grow up. You’re the typical tough guy who talks alot of crap via internet. Seriously, grow up and knock off the tough guy act. You think you know what you’re talking about but you don’t have a clue. Boy, you have alot to learn.

          • Peer Pressure

            Post the link to the video or the link to the twitter account where several employees are saying Cena confronted Vinny. So I guess every one who curses on the internet are “typical tough guys”. You’re the worst type of mark. Because of marks like you, the IWC will never be taken seriously. I don’t want to learn shit from a clueless mark such as yourself. You think you know what you’re talking about, but you don’t know shit. Keep believing the bullshit these dirtsheets are feeding you.

          • pwnez

            You can look it up on several other sites besides this one. You toss around the word “mark” alot but you don’t even know what it means. The IWC would never be taken seriously, period. Too many idiotic fans like you talking as if they know what’s going on.

            Sit back and learn a little about wrestling and the business. You’re just some little whiney kid who doesn’t understand certain things. Do some research, boy and like I said, smarten up.

          • Peer Pressure

            “Sit back and learn a little about wrestling and the business”

            Typical smark response. I’m done. Notice how this dude tells me to go read more bullshit on several websites. This dude gets all his info from the dirtsheets and he thinks he knows the ins and outs of the business. HAHAHAHA! I swear, some wrestling fans are too funny.

          • pwnez

            Hey, you can go watch interviews on youtube and learn something if ya want. You just think everything out there is bullcrap which makes you look like a bigger moron. I love putting idiots like you in their place. Anyways, thanks for the entertainment, boy. Smarten up and go do your homework on wrestling, ha. Ya have lots of learning to do!

          • Peer Pressure

            HAHAHA! You’re an idiot bro. Send me the link to the video on YouTube where WWE agents are telling CM Punk he can go out and speak his mind the night he cut his “Shoot Promo”. Send me the link to the video on YouTube where Cena is telling off Vinny Mac. You probably think you “pwned” me. HAHAHAHA! This moron is so gullible. The dirtsheets live off fools like him. What’s sad is, he actually believes the bullshit he is spewing. You have a lot of growing up to do buddy boy. Oh, and if information about the WWE comes from a person or a website that has no ties to the WWE, then yes, it’s bullshit to me.

          • pwnez

            No, you sir, are the idiot. When did I say anything about videos? I see you’re just pulling things out of the air to try and support yourself. Getting just a little desperate, aren’t we?

            I’ve been schooling you but you’re too slow to understand facts. Your knowledge of the business is laughable, and the sad thing is that you really believe what you’re saying is true. I can tell you haven’t matured yet so i’ll go easy on ya. Do your research before making fale statements, just a word of advice. It will help ya alot when you go out and get a job.

            The info came from employees within the company. So much for your theory.

          • Peer Pressure

            HAHAHAHA! “When did I say anything about videos?”

            “You can watch videos on YouTube and learn something”

            I don’t even have to reply to this moron. He makes himself look bad.

            When did I make any comment that would imply that I know anything about the wrestling business? I’m not a know it all smark. You’re the one that’s pulling things out of the air. LOL! You’re making yourself look like a moron kid.

          • pwnez

            Yeah, I did say that. I meant watch videos of wrestling interviews in general so you can actually learn about the business. Documentaries, interviews with wrestlers, employees etc but I see you clearly didn’t understand that. All of these things can be found online, it’s not difficult. I never said anything about videos of employees giving backstage dirt on what happened with Punk and Cena. Nice one, moron.

            You once again just made a complete idiot outta yourself. You’ve been implying this entire time that you’re a know it all about how things work in the business. You think what you say is true but it’s not. Their is no way you can be this slow, seriously. Now that a just owned you yet again, run along and try and back yourself up with another idiotic statement.

          • Peer Pressure

            I can watch those videos pwnez, but would those videos prove that Cena told Vinny he’s out of touch with the business? Would those videos prove that WWE agents told Punk he could go out and rant on the WWE the night of his infamous promo? No they wont! That’s what this discussion has been about all along pwnez. This has nothing to do with learning about the business. I couldn’t care less about how the business works. I’m not a know it all smark. I don’t pretend to know everything about the wrestling business like you. I’m just a good old casual wrestling fan little buddy. You’re pwning yourself pwnez. The only moron here is you. Didn’t I tell you guys this moron was gonna say he pwned me. HAHAHAHAHAHA! Typical internet wrestling fan. You’re an idiot pwnez. Can you please quote the comment I made that implied that I know anything about the wrestling business?Is it because I said in the WWE, Ambrose has to do what they tell him to do? Isn’t that how every job works pwnez? Your boss tells you what to do and you do what you’re told to do. LOL! You’re the funniest idiot I have come across on the internet pwnez. Like I said, if inside information about the WWE comes from an anonymous source and is reported on a bullshit website like this, until somebody who has or had ties to the WWE comes out and proves that the information is true, it’s bullshit to me.

          • shhhh

            quit it pwnez

          • pwnez

            Get lost, troll.

          • HLR

            Rise Above Hate

  • Mr_Shrimp_Vendor

    Ambrose, Rollins, Bryan and Punk are among the several young guys that are the change that WWE needs. Gabe Sapolsky is the change TNA needs.

  • ItsProgressNow

    like we’ve never heard THAT before, all hype and zero return. we already got the “all hype”, now let’s see how the “return” goes. I surely won’t be holding my breath.

  • stone cold 4 life

    cant wait for Bray Wyatt debut

  • morrisonfanone

    I’ve seen Ambrose live, and it was boring. The match was dumb, it lasted about five minutes, and the crowd was dead. Maybe he’ll be better on TV. I don’t know.